how do i reblog my own posts

BERNARDTASK002: It’s been a while, so how about a task. As per usual, these are not mandatory. This one has two options for two different kinds of people, but you can choose to do both if you’d like. Here are your choices. 

  • Make aesthetics/graphics. As many as you’d like. They can be about Bernard as a whole, about Greenmount, about your own character or about a relationship with someone. If you’d like, you can post them in BERNARD:EDIT and I’ll reblog them on my personal/muse blog to show off the talent that we have here at Bernard!
  • If you’re not so great with graphics or you also want to do this as well, make a character playlist! Use Spotify or whatever you have available. Even just links to YouTube videos are fine. It’s up to you how you do it. You can also make playlists for the university, town or roleplay as a whole. You can even make them about character relationships, as well! Go wild. 

Tag these with BERNARD:TASK002. I’d love to see your work. 

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It’s time for another giveaway~

I have a LOT of dice hanging around this house doing nothing–doubles of sets I already have, doesn’t fit my aesthetic, whatever the reason, they’re perfectly good but didn’t make the collection cut. So, I want to share them with someone who’ll appreciate them! The winner of this giveaway will receive one full pound of random dice! (I’ll pay shipping.) The actual number will vary depending on the mix, but that’s somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 dice

Rules:

  • Must be following me! New followers count too.
  • Likes and reblogs both count for an entry! You may reblog as many times as you like.
  • You can get a THIRD entry by submitting a picture of your own dice to my blog! (One entry per person this way.) Depending on how many submissions I get, not all may be posted, but every single one I receive will count for an entry.
  • Do not tag your reblog as “giveaway,” it can lead to the notes getting messed up and no one wants that.
  • Winner will be chosen by RNG on October 1st, 2017.
  • You MUST have your askbox open and MUST be comfortable giving me a shipping address.

**This giveaway is not affiliated with tumblr in any way**

you know, when Marvel did that shitty plotline about Cap being a Hydra agent (aka a Nazi) I wasn’t pleased, but I saw a ton of activity on my dash about it. People were angry. I think it was trending on Twitter.

personally, as a Jewish girl, I was a lot more hurt when the MCU had Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, two Jewish and Rroma children of Holocaust survivors, whitewashed and volunteer to join Hydra. And when that happened, I never saw a single post about it. No one cared, even though the thing with Cap was a gimmick, and the thing with the twins was outright ignorant anti-Semitism.

I understand that Steve Rogers is everyone’s favorite white guy. I understand. but if you care more about that than the Romanoffs, then I’m not sure you understand much of anything.

I see that the same writer who did Captain America is a Nazi has written Magneto is a Hydra Nazi too. and I see exactly one person on my dash posting about it.

now, maybe it’s my own fault for following the wrong blogs. maybe I expected too much of people, to care about things like this, things that affect Jews.

when I made a post about the Cap thing a few months back, I was yelled at by a Holocaust denier and whined at by a white German who was “tired of being blamed” for history, as though history is not our responsibility, as though history is not always right beside us.

so here is my post about the Magneto-Nazi-Hydra thing: the political climate has been harshly anti-Semitic lately. it’s been anti- a lot of things obviously. but my people’s cemeteries are being destroyed, my people’s places of worship and community are being threatened, I have seen more swastikas this year than I have in the past five, and Marvel just put their single most iconic Jewish character in line with their fictional Nazi order. and one fucking person on my dash is talking about that.

I expected better. I don’t know why I expected better. no one in this modern world seems to know how to treat Jews. are we people of color? are we a minority? are we white? are we all Zionists? what are we and where do we fit?

you don’t need to have all the answers. I know I don’t. it would just be nice to know that someone gives a shit, now of all times, about how my people get represented and treated in the media. there’s been so much anti-Semitism in the news lately, maybe you don’t know what to say. to say about the real news or this Marvel plotline or any of it.

so you know. if you even care at all about something that harms my community much more than everyone’s favorite white guy getting a stupid plotline, could you say something? anything? don’t just “like” a post, it’s useless. if you don’t know what to say, reblog this, reblog something else, I don’t care how you do it, just say something. anything.

please. please say something. we can’t drown out their voices on our own.

The Etiquette of Herb-Gathering

As a practicing Witch and small-scale herbalist, I often find that when I’m out and about I’m also absentmindedly on the lookout for any new, interesting or useful herb species that might help me in my practice. I even carry a small clean jam jar and a sharp penknife in my handbag at all times for if I spot a herb I just can’t resist and need to take a cutting of it for my collection back home. However, while I’m avidly seeking out roadside feverfew or happily snipping cuttings of a rare cultivar of lavender or sage, I’m always acutely aware of why I call the etiquette of herb-gathering.

These are a few simple rules by which I suggest all foraging Witches, alchemists and herbalists should abide that dictate the correct course of action for those who seek to collect herbs from places other than their own gardens. They are mostly fairly common-sense, but a few are ones that might be overlooked, but which can actually be of profound importance!

I will list the rules below, but bear in mind that it’s not like this is some onerous obligation that must be fulfilled, and nor is it some sort of “Witchcraft commandment” or infallible and unchanging list of sacred laws. These are a few things that I created for my own usage, and nobody else is under any obligation to use them. If you choose to do so, I’ll be thrilled; if you find a way to improve them, please do reblog this post with your corrections! 

The Etiquette of Herb-Gathering

  1. Remember that all plants are living things, and if you harvest them too severely, they will die. This seems obvious, but you’d be shocked how many people forget! This is especially important when what you’re harvesting is the plant’s leaves - always remember that leaves are how plants make their food, so leave enough of them to enable the plant to keep growing strongly.

  2. Never forget that you may not be the only one foraging. Make sure that, when you harvest a wild growth of a herb, there may be others in the area who would also like to harvest that plant. Take only a little from a lot of patches, rather than using only two or three patches, but taking almost all of what is available at each one. This will not only ensure that other foragers can use that patch too, but will mean that when the patch regrows, you’ll know where to go back to in order to find it again instead of needing to hunt down a new patch each time.

  3. When foraging on another’s land, ask their permission first! This seems so straightforward, but sadly people forget that plants growing in other people’s gardens (yes, even their front lawn) are that person’s private property! Taking cuttings or fruits from plants on that property without the owner’s permission is legally theft, and can be punished just like shoplifting or stealing a bike from a railing. It also means that the owner will know that their plant is looking smaller because it’s been harvested, rather than them thinking it’s died or been eaten by some wild herbivore.

  4. Always cut stems at a diagonal angle. Never snip a stem so that it forms a circular, blunted end, because this can allow rainwater to build up on the surface of the cut. This rainwater can trap fungal spores, and cause the plant to get a serious fungal infection that may damage or even kill that whole patch. Instead, cut the stems at a roughly 45° angle, so that water beads up and rolls off more easily. 

  5. When collecting flowers, remember that other people like to look at wildflowers. Never take ALL the flowers from any wild plant, both because it prevents that plant from reproducing as it naturally wants to do, and because it means others who walk past the plant don’t get to see it’s beautiful blooms! If you own the plant, that’s another matter - you may WANT to snip off all flowers to prevent it from bolting, like with parsley. However, with wildflowers, always leave at least half the flowers on the plant so that it can continue to reproduce as nature intended.

  6. Never pick a plant you can’t identify with total certainty. Yet another seemingly-obvious one that is nevertheless often ignored. This is often quoted for fungi, because some fungi can be quite poisonous, but if anything it’s even worse for plants. The medicinally fabulous plant known as yarrow, Achillea millefolia, is a very useful plant and a common component of herbal medicines. However, it looks almost identical to spotted water-hemlock, a species of plant so deadly that one bite can kill you in 20 minutes. Make completely certain that all plants you collect are positively identified, and that you flag all plants with commonly-confused poisonous cousins for further identification later if you’re not 100% sure.

  7. Never harvest flowers from plants around beehives. Bees are one of the most important families in the natural world, being responsible for the pollination of tens of thousands of species of flowering plants all over the world and on every forested continent. Whilst most species of bees are solitary, and don’t form the large hives we assume are common to all bees, those that DO form vast colonies need similarly vast numbers of flowers to support themselves. When you come across a beehive, especially a boxed hive that’s clearly domesticated by humans, try to avoid harvesting any flowers from within 500 metres (about a third of a mile) around the hive(s). The hive needs all the nectar and pollen it can get, and due to the rising threat of colony collapse disorder the life of every single hive is a precious thing that must be preserved at all costs. It might be inconvenient for you, but it’s worth it.

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These are just a few of the major rules that I personally suggest all foragers and herb-gatherers take to heart. Remember that you’re not the only Witch who needs their supplies! Thank you for reading :)

– Juniper

hi, hey, hello it’s me, emma, here again! i decided it was once again time for me to host a new studyblr awards as i recently discovered that i have a total of 10k friends. yes, 10,000 people are enjoying my blog and can you even imagine how weird that feels?

okay now on to the rules:

— be mostly a studyblr
— there is no need for you to follow me but it would be nice if you do
— if you are a side blog, please mention your main in the tags
— you must reblog this post at least once

categories:

— fave small blog( under 1k)
— fave medium blog(1k- 3k)
— fave large blog( 3k+)
— best overall
— best theme
— best original content
— sweetest blogger

prizes:

— mentioned in a post that shows up on 10k+ dashes
—  a genuine follow from me ( i follow from @humina )
—  you can request shout outs and subtle promos 3 times
—  if you want you can request moodboards, name aesthetics or anything similar

disclaimer - this is not indicative of how good a student, blog, or person you are! these are merely my own opinions and favourites okay?

the deadline is july 31st so you have plenty of time to enter! please enter and don’t let this flop lol.

Hi everyone! I’ve seen a few floating around, but I wanted to make my own April Study challenge! Below are the questions, which can be answered in the caption of a photo post or as a text post. If you answer any, please tag me, #nkbstudies or #heynay, or @ me so I can reblog it! Have a fun month of April <3

The tag for this challenge is #aprilsc, so as not to interfere with the tags of other challenges.

Questions:

1 (Sa). How do you stay motivated?

2 (Su). Do you prefer to study alone or with friends?

3 (M). What’s your favorite spot to study (outside of your usual study space)?

4 (Tu). What’s your least favorite subject to study? How do you keep yourself motivated to study it?

5 (W). What’s your preferred method for planning?

6 (Th). How do you keep your work organized?

7 (F). What is your favorite subject to study?

8 (Sa). What’s your favorite book?

9 (Su). What’s your study space like?

10 (M). What are some of your general study tips?  

11 (Tu). Do you like to snack while studying? If so, what sort of snacks do you like?

12 (W). What sort of goals do you like to make and focus on? (i.e. long term/short term, incentives, etc.)

13 (Th). What’s your aesthetic (or your ideal aesthetic)?

14 (F). Who’s the best teacher/professor you’ve ever had, and why were they the best?

15 (Sa). Who’s the worst teacher/professor you’ve ever had, and why were they the worst?

16 (Su). Do you prefer binders or notebooks and folders?

17 (M). What are some of your favorite studyblrs?

18 (Tu). How do you like to take notes? What method is your favorite?

19 (W). What’s your must-have piece of stationery?

20 (Th). Where are you hoping to be 5 years from now? 10? 15?

21 (F). What are some of your subject-specific study tips?

22 (Sa). How much noise do you like when you’re studying? Do you like to listen to music/white noise, or does it need to be silent?

23 (Su). What gets you out of bed in the morning?

24 (M). How do you like to study for tests? What methods are your favorite?

25 (Tu). Do you get nervous for exams? If so, how do you combat this?

26 (W). What’s in your pencil case?

27 (Th). What is your favorite thing to do outside of school?

28 (F). April is Stress Awareness Month! What tips do you have for balancing school and mental health?

29 (Sa). What is your favorite kind of weather for studying? What’s your favorite kind of weather in general?

30 (Su). How has the month of April been for you?

Tips for Online Classes

I have been taking online classes every year for the last 5 years, at both the high school and university level, so I thought I would make a post with some quick tips for succeeding in online classes! 

  • Make sure you know what time things are due. Obviously, knowing the date is important too, but when you are using an online dropbox, knowing the time it’s due is crucial. The link will disappear on you. I once almost failed an online class because I thought my assignment was due at 9PM, but it was actually due at 9AM! 
  • Email the prof with your questions. It’s a lot harder to a prof to know you or like you with an online class. You can’t get their attention by just showing up, because they can’t see you! This is what saved my ass in the above story… I had contacted the prof many times throughout the semester, so he accepted my assignment late anyways. 
  • Schedule a time to complete each module. There is no specific lecture time, obviously, which is nice but also makes it easier to fall behind. I recommend choosing one day a week that you use to complete the week’s activities, and can then forget about it for the week. 
  • Participate in small activities, even if they are only worth 1-2%. If something is easy marks, you should always do it, especially in online classes where sometimes participating in a discussion can take 3 minutes and get you a 1% mark. 
  • Remember what the prof can see. For example, don’t get heated on a discussion board that is moderated by the prof. Remember that the prof can see what you have completed on your checklist (what links you have clicked on) and how much time you spent online. In high school, I knew a girl who lost 10% of her mark because her teacher found out she was completing weeks of material in one sitting. 
  • Start by signing up for one online course to try it out. I really like online classes and try to take one each semester. It definitely has it’s benefits, but some people hate it. Don’t decide to do an entire semester or half your classes online if you’ve never taken an online course before. See how you like it first!
  • In the same vein, for your first online course, take something you are comfortable with. If you struggle with math, maybe don’t go with math for an online course. You are already dealing with a new learning environment and an unfamiliar interface, so piling “extremely confusing content” on top of that is probably going to be a bit much.  
  • Still buy the textbook and do the readings. Just because it is online, doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do readings! Also, because you can’t ask questions in real time, the textbook is a great resource if you don’t understand lectures. 
  • Know who/how to ask for help. I mentioned above that the textbook is a great resource, but you may need more than that. Figure out who your specific content is for questions, if there is a discussion board for questions, if there are secondary texts, and/or if there are any linked websites the prof said would be helpful! 

Hope this helps! Feel free to reblog and add your own. :)

cartoonphysics  asked:

in response to the "why you know so much about everything" post, i would like to inquire about the aforementioned banana famine

Ah, yes, the great Banana Famine. Dark, dark days indeed. Gather round my children, I am going to tell you a story of great tragedy.

Eons back, in a strange far away land, in a world now long gone (circa 1950), the Gros Michel reigned supreme. It was the one Banana to rule All bananas. Gros Michel (literally Fat Michael in French, also known as “Big Mike”) was the main banana cultivar grown in Central America and sold around the globe. A noble specimen, it’s thick peel and dense bunches made it resilient, easy to ship, and yes also fat. Look. Look at it. This banana is thiiiiiiiicc

hard to find good photos. it would have also resembled the goldfinger banana. looooook et it, it so thicc

so thicc. 

Ahem.

And all was well and good and peaceful.

Everything changed when the Panama disease attacked.

Ah, the Panama disease. The great banana plague. The Banana Blight, if you will. Songs were written in elegy to the terrible destruction it wrought. Like, actually. Here’s the “Yes we have no bananas” song:

It was Chaos.

Vast tracts of plantation banana trees, noble warriors, slaughtered, cut down in their prime. Ah! the grief. Ah! the loss.

But, amid the havoc of what wikipedia and I refer to as the Gros Michel Devastation Era, an unlikely hero arose. You know it as simply a humble banana. But our hero has a name:

cavendish, it’s named cavendish. 

The Cavendish banana, a cultivar that had been mass produced since the turn of the century, but only just then got it’s Time to Shine. For whatever reason, Cavendish bananas grew just fine in the same Panama disease-ridden soil that destroyed Gros Michel trees. So yeah, we planted them, fought the blight, won the war, got bananas back. 

But every war has casualties. 

Never again were bananas so tasty. Never again, were bananas so thicc.

I warned you this was the story of a tragedy. A moment of silence for our fallen comrade, please. Raise your wands to our late, great hero, Gros Michel.

(You can still get em in some places tho. Or like hybrids? idk. ) 

And kiddies, that’s the story of the banana famine as i know it.


Other deets:

BANANAS HAD SEEDS HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THIS

LOOK AT IT

bananas were cultivated over time to be seedless. 

Bananas were deboned. dwell on that.

unnfff yeah

feels so wrong but so good

unnnfff

misc stuff 

  • cavendish bananas may or may not be dying. We may or may not see the dark days of plague descend again. idk, look it up.
  • There’s a story (not proven) that the reason artificial banana flavor tastes weird is b/c it was based on the flavor of the Gros Michel. If so, it might be cause Fat Mike had a stronger taste (due to higher levels of isoamyl acetate). idk.
  • the “Yes we have no bananas” song was written in 1922 during an earlier outbreak. src.  like any good plague, panama disease has a history of hovering over it’s fearful victims, sometimes for years, before striking the final blow.
  • sources are in the links above, also see the links on these wiki pages
  • i swear if i get hate mail on a banana post i don’t even know what i’ll do, probably stab a wall with a fork and eat it.


I want to share one more thing with you.


I saw this with my own two eyeballs. now you have too. we never speak of this again. we take this to our graves


shhit I’m tired. 

you guys owe me a reblog on this one. Honor system, don’t mooch.

-BGP signing off

“Um, ok, you’re the Coach..”

Is something you shouldn’t always say…

Or y’know, end up like this blank, hypnotized, good boy here.

Maybe I should reintroduce myself, if you’ve forgotten who am I already, or just visit and access the story before this one: “Sorry, What?” Link

This piece of meat is an exchange student from Canada, carrying some sort of scholarship that gave him a free ride along with all facilities paid for. School System has him bearing the name William Red, which kind of has a nice ring to it. And for you to get the whole story, we will start at the top.

It was 6PM, and there weren’t a lot of guys and gals in the gym, possibly because it was crunch time. The gym barely had 4 users, which was sort of disappointing. 

“DING!”

It was an email from the Admissions and Facilities Department, and left me sort of curious.

Subject: Admission of Mr. William Reddison [StudID: 12938]

Dear Braxton, 

We will be admitting a Canadian Exchange Student today, and he has specified that he wishes to use the gym regularly on a regular basis. His details, records, and additional documents have been saved on the Staff Drives along with photographs in digital format. Please grant him access to the gym, and introduce him to the facilities we have.

We can always rely on you for everything Brax,

Sincerly, Judith.

Head of Admissions

I immediately clicked into the Shell and accessed my drive, but stopped to think.

It’s probably another nerdy scholar, with a funny accent”

I shrugged, and inputted my log-in

//  University Staff Drive  \

Welcome Brax,

ACCESS?> J:\BraxFiles\SharedFiles

COMMAND?>list

[Ellis, Jonathan] <-OPENED->

[Bain, Raymond] <-OPENED->

[Johnson, Max] <-OPENED->

[Reddison, William] <-SHARED BY judith.samson@admissions.system

COMMAND?>DOWNLOAD [Reddison, William] X:\PersonalFiles\ControlledBoys\NewTargets

The command has been completed sucessfully.

COMMAND?>OPEN

My dick immediately hardened, and knew that he needed to get under one of my training programs!

Name: William Reddison

Notes: After interviewing Mr Reddison, he seems to be a shy guy, with minimal social connections to close friends, family and mates. Does not seem to like spending long periods of time with a stranger, but favors the gym. Reddison has also indicated to us that he feels more free in the gym, and may serve as a exploit in getting at least a conversation with him 

- Judith

Date of Birth: REDACTED

Place prior transfer: Montreal, Canada

Scholarship: Jason Cox’s Excellence In Athletics Scholarship

[New Notification: New Student Logged In - William R.]

There he was, wearing his Red Calvin Kleins, with a white tank top, and Nike shorts”

I already made plans with Jonathan, (you may remember him from a previous encounter) to err, make it easier for me to, umm, compel the new guys. Jonathan quickly made friends with the Canadian hunk, and called me in.

Jonathan: Coach, this is William, he’s new here

William: “Errm, umm, hey. I’d like to train please”

Me: “Yeah, sure thing. Follow me to my office”

The office was upgraded to have blinds, to ensure no one on the outside knew what I was doing to fuckable fuckboys.  

So, Mr Red. Take a seat. I need to verify a few things before we get you started…

Welcome to GymOS!

COMMAND?>LOAD GRAFX X:\MindSnap\CONTROL.exe -unsuspecting

This command is now running…

William, take a look at the screen here, do these records look alright to you?

William was groaning, grunting out yesses at every page, each yes getting longer.

Fuck, he looks so good going under..

I signaled Jonathan to slowly and gently hold the hunk on the chair, as William was staring at the screen. It was a spiral, though it was transparent so he wouldn’t suspect, but enough to be visible by the subconscious.

He started to resist, and jiggle aggressively 

“WHAT ARE YOU DOING? LEEET MEEEE GOOOOoooo…”

His body started to sloooowly slump.

Good boy.

At 7:30PM tonight boy, you will come over to the addressed supplied to you, and you will strip down to your underwear lie down on my bed, and wait further instructions.

His glassy eyes simply flickered, with his head nodding, saying ‘Yes’



I walked into my room at 7:45PM to find him like this. I smirked, and started feeling him up. Another blank muscle boy added to my collection. He needed more work, but nothing I could fix.

I put my hand on his crotch, and told him the following:

“You are no one else now, but mine. You will still go to University, train hard with me in the gym, aim for the best in your studies, and get a job, and you will come home to me, mindless, obedient, and waiting to serve.”

“Yes”

I asked him to strip off his underwear and start playing with it mindlessly.


“Yes”

He was mine to use. Mine to control. Mine to fuck. Mine to do whatever I want.

Kneel while standing up boy!

“Yes”

Now, you are no longer a shy muscle man. You are now a cocky, arrogant and playful subject. You know you are controlled, and you like it. You love it. You need it. Being controlled is what defines you now. You love me. You need me. You can’t live without me. Understood?

His voice shifted to a more playful and cocky tone

“Yes”

He liked having his photos taken now, with or without clothes, and enjoys his regular fucks, and submissions. 

He thanks me regularly for freeing him of his own control, now that I control him. We are now processing his visa, so he can stay here with me, forever, as my Canadian muscle puppet boy.


Please leave a like, a follow, and a reblog along with a message on how you thought of this story with maybe some comments on how to improve it.

The Stash is now READY to be distributed. Follow the instructions above, and reblog some of my old posts. Message me, and you will receive a Magnet Link for a torrent client. Seed over your downloaded file size ratio! Do not download if you cannot seed!

There are also just a few spaces left in my fitness hypnosis program!

So make sure you shoot me a message on Kik/Tumblr, and get ready to finally gain muscle and mass (and not just your right hand!) 

Also looking for guys, to put under hypnosis on casual sessions!

So hit me up!

how to start a studyblr

what is a studyblr?

  • studying + tumblr
  • its a community of people documenting their academic journey and helping others with study tips and motivational things

why should i have one?

there are a lot of reasons but here are a few:

  • keeping yourself accountable
  • sharing your success with others
  • lotsa support from the community
  • learn how to be a better student + more effective life in general
  • inspiring aesthetic
  • get motivated
  • so many helpful masterposts and tips
  • make friends
  • get more focused
  • so much more aahh i love studyblr

essentials:

  • a name
    • get a cool url, most people just put down their name then add “studies” at the end
    • but you can do whatever you want, just make it your own
  • a goal
    • know why you’re doing this. 
    • is it to help others with content you make?
    • remind yourself to keep going?
    • take care of yourself? etc.
    • whatever reason you have, its a good reason to start a studyblr
  • a theme

what to post

  • masterposts
  • studyspo pictures
  • your academic achievements
  • study tips
  • quotes
  • etc.
  • basically anything related to general studying stuff

what if i’m not good enough to be a studyblr?

  • you are
  • i am a mess and i am doing fine as a studyblr
  • anyway, people don’t make studyblrs because they are perfect
  • they make them to be better students and/or to help others succeed
  • you do not need fancy stationary or anything either, all you need is a dedication to academics (or the goal to eventually be dedicated)

blogs to follow

there are so many great studyblrs out there! but if you want some to start with to follow:

getting followers

  • i’ve noticed that i get a lot of new followers after posting a good masterpost
  • join in for studyblr awards and blogrates! great and positive exposure! in fact, I have one going on right now! // here’s the link //
  • reach out to the community! some blogs (like me) will maybe even make a post about you if you ask
  • message or ask me anything, i will likely check out your blog and follow you
  • lots of us follow back
  • more content = more followers, as long as it is good content
  • excessively tag your posts (below)

hashtagging your posts

you have to tag your posts for exposure!

  • popular, general tags:
    • #studyblr, #studyspo, #studying, #school, #studivation, #studispiration, #study motivation, #study inspiration, #productivity, #organization, #onmydesk
  • individual studyblr tags (these tags belong to a studyblr that created the tag, if you tag one of your posts with them, the studyblr will see it and usually reblog/like it)
    • #studisimpli, #elkstudies, #heysareena
    • there are tons of others, most have their tag in their description

getting motivated

  • search the above tags and find some aesthetic goals, some motivational quotes, and all that great studying stuff and keep it in mind in terms of your own goals

tips

  • don’t make your studyblr a side blog. mine is and i hate it
  • if you have trouble with finding ideas for posts, ask your friends what things they have trouble with in school, then write about how to fix it
  • enter studyblr contests! they are great for exposure
  • post regularly
  • make a good first post introducing yourself, i got tons of followers from just my first post
  • if you have a friend on studyblr, like and reblog each other’s posts, it helps get them out there
  • believe in yourself, you can do it

other masterposts by me

(apologies for the awful graphic omg
EDIT: oh gosh i just realized it says “our” instead of “out” why do i embarrass myself like this !?)

hey loves!! ♥ i haven’t posted any printables in a while, but i had some lying around in my google docs, so here are four great printables that aim to improve different aspects of your life!!

  • daily reflection [ download it here! ]
    sometimes, we’re so busy with school or extracurriculars or part time jobs that we forget to take a step back and just reflect. this is a simple, quick sheet you can print out whenever you want to think about your day. it’s meant to make you think about the positive aspects of your day, as well as how you hope to improve yourself!

  • sweet dreams [ download it here! ]
    one of the problems with working so hard is that you don’t always remember to take that much-needed break. this is a simple sleep tracker you can use for three weeks to make sure you’re meeting your sleep goals. try to get at least eight hours of sleep every night!

  • priorities [ download it here!
    the famous time management quadrants: urgent and important, not urgent and important, urgent and not important, and finally not urgent and not important. this printable allows you to set your daily tasks in order of priority so that you are getting the right things done!

  • make or break [ download it here! ]
    everyone has habits that they want to curate or break. with this simple, 30-day challenge, you can set yourself up for success! mark down every day you complete the habit successfully, and every 5 days you can write an adjective about how you’re feeling. whether it’s “excited” because of your progress or “discouraged” because you seem to be lacking motivation, keeping track of how you feel during your journey is important!

anddd that is it for today!! i hope you like these printables and find them useful! please send me mail with critiques if you have any so that i can offer better printables in the future ♡ aLSO if you post a picture using one of my printables, tag #heyacdemic so that i can reblog it! :)

hannah’s printable terms of use ;; please do note that i make all of these by myself and each one does take a bit of time! i don’t watermark them: please do not claim them as your own or redistribute without permission. ♥ i make these to help you study, and they’re meant for personal use only!

it’s wild how on this here website every single time i make a post about lesbians – our identity, our history, our struggles – i 100% expect nasty responses, esp from w/in my own community. i literally have gotten to a point where once one of my posts abt lesbians/being a lesbian/the lesbian identity breaks 1k notes i avoid the reblog notifications like the plague

when i finally do have the emotional energy to check the responses and reblogs there’s always some awful, cruel, or just plain old lesbophobic responses. at least one, sometimes more than a dozen.

if i’m lucky they’re just coming from bitter homophobic straights, but most of the time they’re from non-lesbian lgbt ppl

at some point y'all are gonna have to realize that demonizing lesbians and our identity and community on our own gd damn posts is fucking bigoted. it’s cruel. it’s exhausting. i get that lateral aggression can be a massive issue in the LGBT community and that some of these responses come from a place of bitterness and hurt, but lashing out at lesbians (and sometimes this happens on my wlw posts coming from non-wlw, or wlw that are bitter OP is a lesbian or whatever) who are making not only helpful but also completely harmless posts about their identity and community

its lesbophobia. obviously the most violent and pervasive lesbophobia comes from cishet ppl outside of the LGBT community, but if non-lesbians in our community have any respect for our experiences and struggles yall really need to stop being unnecessarily vicious, argumentative, and lesbophobic on fucking blog posts we make about our lives, experiences, and identities. it’s getting to a point where it’s outright embarrassing you don’t realize this behavior is bigoted and uncalled for.

I saw a post by @bryborg with the idea of other artists doing side-by-side draws where you all draw [characrer] in your own style and put them together so there’s a line of [character] in different styles.

They did Rick from Rick n Morty and it looked FUN and I wanted to do one with Jasper! So like, if you wanna join me, copy my Jasper and draw your Jasper next to her, reblog with a full view of your own and then the line up under that and we’ll see how many Jaspers we can get on the cheeto train :0

@ or inbox me if you do it because I want to seeeee

On Reposting Art

Hey y’all,

Re: conversations lately surrounding attribution and reposting other people’s work (that is, posting someone’s content on your own – even with credit – and not reblogging, retweeting, etc. the original post by the creator) — PLEASE DO NOT REPOST MY ART WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.

I grew up on Japanese art forums where reposting is seen as a huge taboo, and I very much maintain that perspective. Copyright laws are scrambling to keep up with things like Instagram and Tumblr and how attribution should work via social media, and I get that it’s complicated and unclear sometimes. I would prefer that no one repost my work and just reblog/retweet my stuff (and there’s no other choice on Instagram except reposting, so please just don’t on there), but if you are dying to, just ask for my permission first.

There’s a lot of good discussion out there on why attribution to the original creator is important (google it!); we literally make our money this way. You’d be amazed how many people don’t click through even on posts with credits/links to find the original creator, where links to a store, portfolio, etc might exist.

This is also why I hate “edits,” because it’s altering my content without my permission. But. Sigh. What can ya do.

I appreciate y’all’s understanding. Thanks! Three cheers to online etiquette.

Irene

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Mai and Zuko parallels and contrasts:

  • Both were victims of abuse 
    • Zuko fell victim to both physical and emotional abuse and manipulation at the hands of his father, while Mai fell victim to her parents’ emotional abuse and manipulation
    • Both Zuko and Mai share a secondary abuser (Azula) who has tried to emotionally control and manipulate them
    • Zuko was closer to his mother; when he strayed away from his father’s expectations of him he was verbally and/or physically punished by his father
    • Mai wasn’t close to either of her parents due to their emotional manipulation of her; when she strayed away from her mother’s expectations, she was shut down, or her privileges were taken from her
    • Zuko reacted to his abuse by becoming even more determined to gain  his father’s love and acceptance while Mai distanced herself emotionally to keep herself from being hurt further
      • This difference in reaction is primarily due to the end goal of each respective victim’s abuse, or the end goal of the abuser:
        • Zuko: I just want my father’s love, so I’m going to do everything in my power to win his acceptance.
        • Mai: There’s no use in me fighting for my own independence. or for what I want, because my parents and my secondary abuser are very controlling and manipulative, so I’m going to wall myself off and just not care. After all, courtesy is a lady’s armor. 
    • Gender norms and abuse 
      • This is more theoretical given how little we know about Mai, but this theory is inspired by a little reblog I saw on on of my posts. Anyway, my theory is that, had the show given us more background on Mai, the following parallel would have been made evident (although we kind of get a little hint of it actually being the case):
        • Ozai is very masculine, believing in tradition ideas of masculinity (honor, mercilessness, brute strength, power, etc). He attempted to instill this traditional sense of masculinity on both of his children
          • While this worked on Azula, it did not work on Zuko, who was always more in tune with more traditionally female traits (compassion, empathy, mercy, love,being emotional)
            • Ozai punished Zuko for his more feminine characteristics, wanting him to embody more masculine traits 
            • While Zuko tried to adhere to his father’s idea of manliness during his exile, he ultimately could and would not do it, staying true to his roots
        • As for the more theoretical part of this theory, I think it can be argued that Mai was meant to be brought up as a proper lady, and that Ukano and Michi tried to sculpt her into what they thought a proper lady ought to be 
          • While she had been girlish and openly emotional as a child (as we see in the Zuko Alone flashback), she eventually began to exhibit more masculine traits by becoming more stoic and not caring about her emotions the way she used to (She is, however, emotionally open with people who have not abused or manipulated her: Ty Lee, her uncle, Zuko, Kei Lo) 
          • Ultimately, however, Mai chooses love and emotion (a traditionally female trait) by saving Zuko (”I love Zuko, more than I fear you) 
            •  Funnily enough, however, the trope of the guy saving the girl and then later showing up at the girl’s doorstep alive and well is flip-flopped, with Zuko being the one who needs saving, and Mai being the one to save him  (thus keeping up with the “Maiko has its gender norms reversed” theme)
    • Coping mechanisms for abuse
      • Mai became stoic and walled herself off, while Zuko would become angry and began to act out (Book 1 Zuko) 
        • Mai learns to become emotionally open, while Zuko learns to reign in his anger 
  • Both have been trained in the use of melee weapons. Zuko has his dao swords, and Mai has her knives 
  • Both are closer to their uncles than their fathers
  • Mai’s arc is about her reclaiming her agency from Azula, while Zuko’s arc is about him realizing that he doesn’t have to be what his father wants him to be 
  • Zuko stands up to Ozai in “The Day of Black Sun,” while Mai stands up to Azula in “The Boiling Rock”
    • Ozai uses lightening against Zuko in an attempt to kill him, only to have Zuko redirect it 
    • Azula tries to use lightening against Mai in an attempt to kill her, only to have Ty Lee chi block Azula
  • While both Zuko and Mai have changed significantly since Zuko’s banishment, both learn to embrace who they were prior to Zuko’s exile (even if they’re still fairly different people than whom they had been at that time) 
don’t be an asshole, reblog instead.

okay so, this a quick little tutorial on how to REBLOG posts instead of stealing them! it’s actually quite simple, follow along~

now first, what you wanna do is find a rlly nice post (it can be a gifset,a text post, anything). Then, you wanna tell yourself “hey, since this is a rlly nice original post i should reblog it onto my blog”

good job! you’re almost done! third thing you wanna do is: click this little button right here:

once you click that good ol’ button, then you see this window pop up like this:

wow! would you look at that! here in this window you can add your own little comment in the ‘caption’ section if you would like. you can also add ‘tags’ in the post! that way you can get more followers by using tags instead of stealing original content that isn’t made my you! :-)

after those quick steps you can hit that big reblog button in the bottom right and BAM–now its on your blog!! and gives proper credit to the poster that it rightfully deserves!

I hope this tutorial helped anyone that seems to be confused bc i’ve seen quite a few people not understanding this concept?? 

anonymous asked:

So I was referring to your behavior and how excessive it is. Simply advertising and saying "Oh hey guys my fic is out!" is a lot different than going around on twitter, Tumblr and other social medias like "For anyone who's still reading my fic :((" or "No one comments things anymore" or "Kudos kudos kudos" it's extremely obnoxious. To top it all off with the kind of toxic personality and sense of entitlement you have? No thanks.

Aww I’m so sad you feel this way, here’s a refund of - oh wait. Zero fucking dollars.

So I stress a lot about how people perceive me ESP in fandom whwre it’s the only thing I enjoy. Unfortunately this also means that I’m even more anxious about it, eg fic reception. So actually I am very aware of how many times I reblog my own post, or talk about comments etc - which is almost always in response to an ask. For the record, I don’t think I’ve ever asked for “kudos kudos kudos” so I appreciate your artistic licence there.

Now: I’m the first to say I have a toxic personality so I don’t dispute that one. I’ve tried to tag all my shit so people can block or mute.

Re entitlement: assuming you’re still talking about fic, I feel I’ve sufficiently presented my rebuttal. I don’t think wanting feedback and social reaction for something u do for free is all that entitled.

I’ve made so many new friends through watercast and it’s probably going to be the most feedback I’ll ever get in fic writing and it means a fucking lot. Doesn’t mean that I can’t comment on fandom behaviour and disparity in stats. I can deeply appreciate the readers and their responses that I have - whilst being anxious about the future of my writing, because I am human, not a fucking machine here to churn out free shit and adhere to your template of what is appropriate self promotion or what to post on my blog.

Did you get lost on the way to the door?

Okay so. It’s  5:20 am and I can’t sleep. I can’t stop thinking about a post that I had accidentally ran across this- …yesterday morning. And, for the record, this is why I currently avoid discourse now; last year discourse had fed my mental illnesses to hard-to-believe amounts and I can’t begin to explain how horrible it was…. But anyway, with only one post, I’m here, 5:22 now, thinking about it.

It was a typical mocking post. Saying how they couldn’t understand what an aro or an ace person was suppose to get out of pride- how, do they just see a bi person waving a bi flag and think “that’s me!” or how they see two women kissing or something and go “I’m with my people!”? And the only notes on that post were only people laughing at aces and aros.

It has gotten easier for me to not reblog discourse posts within the past year of trying my best not to- but that didn’t stop me from wanting to. I didn’t know what I was going to say exactly, and I still wouldn’t know. I suppose I’d draw from my own experience, and lecture and scold.

But here I am, trying to go to sleep, and with everything that has happened today, my mind comes back to this. This idea that aces and aros shouldn’t have pride because we’ve got “nothing really in common” with LGB people, apparently. …Heh, which is funny thinking about how just yesterday, I read on that Jughead post, how so many gay people thought that having made Jughead officially ace was homophobic, due to him being “gay coded” for… you know. Not showing attraction to women… So yeah, super homophobic, super homophobic, etc. Ah yeah, we’re so different… ….

But like. When I see a gay person waving the rainbow flag (I can’t use the bi flag example because I am m-spec), I don’t think “This is me!” and, well, honestly, despite my romantic orientation what it is, I don’t ever, and will probably never “relate” with two women kissing… But what I do see when I see a gay person waving a rainbow flag or two women kissing is “family”, or a sort of kinship.

Ignoring how transphobic and intersexist (not to mention aphobic) it is to frame pride by the narrative that you have to be “sga™” to have anything to do with being at pride or to be a part of the larger community, after a while, a few words just kept repeating in my head again and again- For you see, it’s apparent that if they don’t understand- if they don’t understand what we get out of pride then, do they understand us at all? We’re too “different” for these people. We’re being singled out by being “different” and, I mean, we’re already too different for straight people, but like, the LGBT+ community, it’s just full of people from all different communities, and we unite together by our differences, and we teach each other about our differences, so that we may make things easier for each other when straight cis perisex people refuse to listen. And, then we work together to make them listen. But like….. If we’re getting stopped at the door, and we’re like, too different from them, and too different from straight people, then, we’re like…. going back to the words my brain keeps repeating to me now, “not normal”.

And that sucks, you know? That my mind has on repeat that I’m not normal, because of other people in our community. Other people who starts off their example about how we can’t connect by having a bi person wave a bi pride flag. My pan(???)romantic ass will still never be normal enough to those shits. I’ll never relate to two people kissing regardless of who they are. It sucks that straight people never think they’re “not normal” for being straight, but aces and aros feel like they’re not normal all the time because of how society forces us all to be, but to a lot of LGB people, we’re “practically straight”, or that our ace or aro identity is just a quiriky addition or subtraction to what our other, “real” orientation is.

Dude. I am normal. Thankfully, when I discovered just exactly who I was capable of having crushes on, as early as 12, and, while I was scared of telling a lot of people, I never had trouble accepting myself- which I understand isn’t the most common of reactions, especially for a time like 2002, but, it’s taken my lifetime to accept and be comfortable that I am ace, and goddamnit, I shouldn’t be awake at- 6:03am because exclusionists wanna think me too different to enjoy a parade with them! I am different! I am very different! But I belong and I am normal!

Even if I wasn’t just different because I’m ace, my romantic orientation makes me different as well! Am I bi? pan? Who knows! But it’s different than gay! Do you see yourself when you see me wave a bi flag? I’m also different because I’m trans! It’s not the LGB community no matter how hard some of them try to make it out to be (until they want leverage).

Damn. Okay. So.

What do aces get out of pride?

We get to see ace people wave ace flags. We get to see people we’re fighting alongside be happy. We get to feel like we belong, that we’re normal, that we exist. We get to feel safe, to say who/what we are, and to live how we want. With pride, pride in ourselves, pride because we’ve been made to feel not proud, some of us can live happier, to accept ourselves in spite of what has got us here today, and hopefully some of us can be less suicidal. And, with pride, some of us can be role models, and inspire others, and make our identities more acceptable, and, honestly, keep this ball moving for the future- this ball of progress. I’ve watched progress happen, and all of these things are important.

So, I hope, even though I know for a group of people who hate people who are “different”- like asexuals and aromantics, in the future, when they see an aromantic or an ace person wave an aro flag, or an ace flag, I hope they see it how I see someone waving the rainbow flag; “Family.”