huge nerds don't do this

I started reading Game of Thrones. It was really good idea and i got a lot of ships, like:

Jon x Ygritte, Jaime x Brienne, Arya x Gendry, Theon x Robb, Tyrion x wine, Starks x happiness, Joffrey x poison, Ramsay x maximum security prison, Theon x happienes…

Guess who saw a toy phoenix and decided to recreate a scene from her own fic like some kind of huge nerd?

ZMD15 - Caught

OR: I Want to Write Her Name in the Sky

Rating: G

Word Count: 348

It’s the second time today Zuko finds himself free-falling through the air, and he resigns himself to the fact that whatever coincidence allowed him to crash onto that air ship before, there’s absolutely no way it can hold now.

This time, he’s going to die.

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Hawkeye please…

I love that he’s a muppets fan.

Honestly marvel should put these two together more in the a+X series going on.

anonymous asked:

I have a question- I think a really hard one- how the heck do you get to be where you are?? Internships, 600+ hours of volunteering... do I just have to know someone to get in? Not sure whether to give up or not. Whenever I see keepers at their jobs I get insanely jealous! I'm a huge nerd and science/biology geek, don't mind getting dirty.. etc. How do I get someone to give me a chance?

Ah, the eternal question faced by nearly everyone in the animal care field!  Seems like the world’s cruelest catch-22, doesn’t it?  Need a job to get experience, need experience to get a job… trust me, I know.  I have been there.

Here are the facts:

1. Zookeeping is a competitive field.  There is no way around that.  It’s almost a guarantee that you will face a lot of rejection if you’re trying to become a keeper.  I know I did.  (For perspective on that: after college, I applied for over 100 keeper jobs.  Fewer than 10 even sent me so much as an automated “thanks but no thanks.”  The rest ignored me, except for the one interview I got, which ended up being my first paid zoo job.  This is not an exaggeration; I kept track in an Excel spreadsheet.  Many of my colleagues have similar stories.)

2. You need to be persistent, patient, flexible, and willing to start at the bottom of the ladder.  If you can be all four of those things, you will find a way in eventually, I promise.  To break down those terms for you:

PERSISTENCE: Apply for every single internship and job that you think you’re remotely qualified for.  Do not stop applying, no matter how many times you get rejected or ignored.  I repeat: DO NOT STOP.  Keep trying.  The people who get jobs are the people who apply for them.  It won’t help you to stop, regardless of how many times you’ve already tried.

PATIENCE: It might very well take awhile.  I started my first paid keeper job 9 months after I graduated from college.  Don’t be discouraged if you need to wait that long, too, or even longer.  Just try to spend your time in the meanwhile building your resume however you can.

FLEXIBILITY: The less picky you are, the better your chances of landing a job.  This includes location as well as the job itself.  You might not want to move far away from home, but you might have to choose between moving and not getting a job.  You might have your heart set on working with certain species, but you might need to choose between starting with something else and not getting a job.  Once you’re in, somehow and somewhere, it’s much easier to move around and settle into your preferences.  Don’t shoot yourself in the foot by being too picky at the beginning.

START AT THE BOTTOM: If you don’t have experience, then you don’t have experience.  Try for an internship first, and work your way up.  Accept that it will take time and a lot of hard work to earn your way up the ladder.

As for knowing someone, I won’t deny the power of networking.  Volunteering and attending conferences are two ways to do that.  But plenty of people get hired without that magic connection.

Honestly the most valuable advice I can give you, again, is to keep applying for jobs and don’t be discouraged by tons of rejection because most keepers have experienced that, too.  It’s part of the deal when you’re trying to break into a competitive field.  

Good luck to you!