i am so glad that is over

Heyyyyyy guys so like I didn’t do too well on that midterm I think lmao maybe if we all collectively hope for a miracle, it’ll be okay. Honestly how am I supposed to write a dissertation on if sovereignty is the root of the state?? Like I don’t know lol anyways I’m just glad it’s over ❤️sending positive vibes x

anonymous asked:

can i ask your opinion on self diagnosing? on one hand, i think it can be too easy to diagnose yourself without enough knowledge or research. but i also know people who have diagnosed themselves with disorders that are not easily diagnosed for many people (such as adhd and autism, especially for women and adults) and found that it's helped them enormously on a personal level

people self-diagnosing as bipolar to give themselves an excuse for being terrible and cruel was part of the reason it took me twenty years to seek care. it’s why i felt like my life was over when i was diagnosed. the illness was so completely demonized to me that i wouldn’t have recognized the actual symptoms until i nearly destroyed my life. 

i understand that self diagnosis can be freeing for some people, and i am glad for them, but personally it is pretty hard for be okay with it without a follow up diagnosis with a professional. i understand that’s sometimes very difficult, but i would much rather advocate for rapid change in the psychiatric system than support self diagnosis

i’d honestly rather not discuss this further, or have anyone reblog this, because i understand self-diagnosis is important to people. i am well-informed on the gender bias in the diagnosis of neurodivergencies. i want that issue to be resolved. but i still have an enormous amount of disdain for self-diagnosis seeing as it fucked up my life pretty damn bad. those two facts exist in a fragile truce in my mind, so my opinion is not one you should probably seek.

anonymous asked:

Hi friend! My finals are over and I'm not sick anymore (thanks Lance 👌) How would the paladins celebrate finishing finals? (Or something similar like liberating a solar system from the Galra?)

[ this is from forever ago I am so sorry- but I’m still glad! ] 

Back during their Garrison days, getting through finals testing was a time to be reveled in. 

During his first finishing of finals, Keith took off on his bike for almost a week on an adventure around the area. Lance invited Hunk out to his family’s home in Cuba and they had what they remembered to be one of the best vacations of their lives. Pidge wasn’t exactly under the best circumstances, but the one she did experience there, she spent with Lance and Hunk in a nearby city where they all went to go roller skating and to an arcade. 

Meanwhile, a little further back, Shiro was the kind to sleep for almost a day straight after finals, and then he and Matt would go ride hover bikes out in the desert and go camping! 

vimeo

Part 2 of Yoi but with bad writing and computer generated text to speech voices.

Part 1: Computer is the Future // Part 2: Viktor’s Lament // Part 3: Pip Pip Yurio

Getting to know you was the most wonderful adventure… It was like suddenly discovering the love of my life and my best friend all in one. There were moments when I was almost afraid that this couldn’t be real…. That YOU couldn’t be real… Everything about you was just too perfect and we were so compatible it just didn’t seem possible. But I surrendered to the feeling… let it take me where I knew I was fated to go and I’m so glad that I did because it allowed me to get to know you and in getting to know you I was getting to know myself because YOU are other half of me. It was discovering new things about myself I never knew and remembering things about myself I thought I’d lost like my childlike joy and ability to laugh loudly and love deeply.
Finding you brought a magic and a joy into my life unlike anything I have ever known…. and there is not a day that goes by I am not grateful that on a planet of over 7 billion people, I was lucky enough to find you.
—  Ranata Suzuki Despite our outcome this will always be true

This is Disney Channel’s biggest mistake yet. That company is so unbelievably scared of showing this generation the TRUTH about the world that they are willing to give up one of their most successful programs of all time. Girl Meets World taught REAL lessons. Taught lessons about divorce and loss of a parent. Taught lessons about mental disorders. Taught lessons about violence, about war, about discrimination, about feminism, equality, it taught lessons that all of these other bullshit shows NEVER touch on. It’s unbelievably frustrating. This generation deserves the love that Girl Meets World has to give and I am so heartbroken to hear that it is over. 

I am glad that Sabrina and Rowan along with the rest of the cast can move on to bigger opportunities and I know they will all do beautiful things, I just wish this could have lasted.

MBTI at New Year's
  • ENFP: HDJDKDJSHXHSKSKSJ
  • INFP: *stares with glazed eyes at the clock, falls asleep*
  • ENTP: YOOOO IM GLAD THIS YEAR IS OVER *dances wackily*
  • INTP: *sighs as people scream and turns back to whatever they were doing when the clock hits 00:00*
  • ENTJ: STOP PUTTING STREAMERS ON THE FAN
  • INTJ: I hate New Year's. The date just changed...it's not a big deal.
  • ENFJ: PASS THE CHAMPAGNE
  • INFJ: *sipping the champagne, looks stressed out*
  • ESFP: *dances and spazzed and puts streamers on the fan*
  • ISFP: I have so many ideas for resolutions but can't decide what I should actually do! *doesn't change anything about their life*
  • ESFJ: I am going to COMPLETELY turn my life around this year!
  • ISFJ: I'm so tiredddddd
  • ESTJ: *snoring on the couch*
  • ISTJ: *falling asleep, jolts awake when the countdown begins*
  • ESTP: *partying somewhere like a hooligan*
  • ISTP: *Watching everyone get excited with a bored look on their face, pretends to be excited when the countdown begins*

Let’s chat: Raphael & Magnus, regarding Camille.

I see a lot of people talking about how great it is that Magnus finally stood up to Camille, one of his abusers, and put her in her place. I too, am so so so glad for that. It’s very difficult to stand up to someone who manipulates you for long periods of time. I’m proud of Magnus Bane. But I am also so proud of Raphael. His desperation was a life or death situation, yet not once did he treat Magnus with disrespect or demanding. He completely and totally understood that what he was asking for was a very hard and complicated request. He didn’t pressure Magnus to choose him over Camille. He didn’t give him an ultimatum. He stressed that he would die, but he didn’t show entitlement over Magnus’ help. This is so important, because it shows how healthy and deep their relationship is with one another. Raphael’s respect for Magnus as a person, for everything he’s done for him, is finely showcased in his neglect to use any force in getting him to give Camille up to The Clave. He trusted him to make the right choice, while not pushing him to do it. For that reason, Magnus was able to make the decision on his own. He did it for Raphael and himself. He saved both of them.

on editing & repetition;

i’m such a firm believer in the shit first draft. i used to be one of those people who would madly edit as i went and labour for hours over one sentence, just to get it right. spoilers: that is a waste of everyone’s time. the trick to writing is becoming good at editing, but like, in that order, editing after you’ve written it. it can be hard to know where to start with editing, so i’ve written up this post on what i consider to be the first step in a successful self-edit.*

here’s what i do: ctrl+f. this might seem like a weird, slightly obvious thing, but one of the biggest problems with underdeveloped writing is excessive repetition. there are some words you can only use once in an entire novel, and some words that carry less weight but which you wind up using too much anyway. the real trick to a first draft is to stop giving a stuff about repetition. then, ctrl+f.

my biggest plague word is just. i’ve already used it once in this post. the first thing i do when i finish something is to search for instances of the word just and delete/rephrase every second one or so. i allow myself to keep it when it’s absolutely necessary to the meaning of the clause, but that’s about as far as i’m willing to push it.

here are a few words to look for in this first stage of repetition-fixing:

  • adverbs: the most common ones will be things like basically, actually, suddenly, really, very… but if you want to do a quick check for any words ending in -ly, that helps too.**
  • unusual conjunctions: it’s perfectly fine to use a lot of and, but but needs to be kept in check. too many negative clauses can break immersion! similarly for so, also, although, still, etc.
  • swearing. (and this is coming from someone who swears like a sailor IRL.) as with any strong and emotive language, it has more power when you hold it back and only use it for similarly emotive occasions.
  • any phrases you know you use a lot.

once that’s done, reread the work. the moment you find a word that carries a lot of weight, or a phrase that sounds incredible to you, ctrl+f it. because if you’re having that thought now, chances are you’ve had it before, and you’ve used that word or phrase more than once within the work. when something stands out to you that much, it’s worth saving it up for a special occasion.

there are a few other subtle things worth looking out for in terms of repetition, which i’ll list quickly:

  • overusing character names when pronouns will suffice, i.e. “It was still dark when Bob’s alarm went off. Bob was so tired that he had to physically force his eyes open.” that second Bob can easily be a he and no-one will get confused!
  • italics for emphasis. while you’re in the midst of writing, it may seem like you need to remind your reader that certain words will be stressed in a sentence, but it’s more likely that your reader will understand that intuitively. save italics for moments of heightened emotion and humour.
  • similar sentence structure. if you have two sentences in a row that look the same, like this: “Bob’s alarm went off, but it was still dark outside. He was unbelievably tired, since he’d stayed up too late the night before.” … then change the structure of one of them! experiment with moving clauses around until you get enough variation. this helps hold your readers’ interest, and maintains flow so that your writing doesn’t get too clunky.

there! now you’ve got a cursorily-edited first draft, just (oh, yikes, there i go) by focusing on one issue at a time. at this stage, you can go back and read it again (yes, again!) and see where you might be able to use repetition as a powerful device to draw attention to a particular concept, or to create emotion or humour.

one more thing: i started this off by cautioning against editing as you go. but when you start becoming aware of repetition, and your own personal plague words/phrases, you’ll start doing all of this like second nature. but that doesn’t mean you should stop using ctrl+f!

~

* obviously once you’ve done a self-edit, a good idea is to send your work off to a beta reader/critique partner. they’ll pick up on anything you might’ve missed, as well as talk you through bigger issues than are covered in this post.

** my general stance on adverbs is that they should be used sparingly (which is an adverb :P), except for comedic emphasis, in which case adverbs will do a lot of the heavy lifting. (see above: physically forced, unbelievably tired.) as with everything that frames itself as a writing “rule,” don’t trust anyone who tells you never to use adverbs.

Smart Mouth

Pairing: Alexander x Reader

Requested?: Yeah buddy!

Prompt: “owo what’s this?- I mean can I request a Alex x Reader where they argue A LOT and Alex ends up confessing to R in one of the arguments pls??”

Words: 2.4k+ (my longest one so far)

Dedications: Huge thanks to my best friend @helplesslylins and my twin @secretschuylersister for helping through this long process and proofreading for me! I love you both <3 Also, @fragmentofmymind I know you’ve been waiting for this so here you go ;) Lastly, @shinymarbles I think this was your request but if it wasn’t then sorry for the tag!

(A/N: So glad this is finally done, I hope you enjoy!)

Originally posted by thetrashcannot


“You’re impossible, Alexander!” You groaned, rubbing your temples and turning away from the short-tempered man. It was barely 9 am and he was already at your throat over your choice of cereal. Well, the cereal wasn’t for you, it was for the guy who was currently lounging in your bed after a rather fun hook up.

“I’m just saying. Anybody who willingly asks for Cheerios must be clinically insane.” Alexander shrugged, sipping what was probably his 5th cup of coffee.

“You know, maybe if you didn’t chug coffee so much, you could reach the top shelf of a bookcase.” You brushed past Alexander, going down the hall towards your room.

“I’m not short! I’m vertically challenged!” He yelled after you, grumbling as you disappeared into the room.

Your relationship with Alexander was…complicated, for a lack of better words. You were friends, though based off the amount you guys argued anyone would think you hated each other. The bickering between you two was at an all time high as of recently and it was confusing you. Something as simple as a movie selection ended up in a 20 minute debate that only came to a conclusion thanks to Herc grabbing the remote and picking something. Alex’s usual light teasing tone was now masked with another emotion that you couldn’t decipher. There’s a clear shift and you weren’t sure how to go about it.

Soon after he finished his cereal and got your number, the man who’s name you now knew as James left your apartment. The door could barely shut before Alex was speaking again.

“Sex was probably mediocre at best.” He called over his shoulder, eyes on the computer as he typed away furiously. You sighed and rested your forehead on the door before turning to face him.

“It was actually great, want a play-by-play?” You sauntered over to him, standing in front of his computer and crossing your arms. Alex made a show of gagging before covering his mouth.

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Some thoughts after episode 7

-a legitimate, realistic, healthy gay romantic relationship is on screen in a show that is not yaoi/BL/shounen ai

-while the incoming US government threatens to institute explicitly anti-LGBT legislation I feel like this ray of hope will get me through however long the fuckwad is in office

-for once queer people didn’t get fucked over and I am so fucking ecstatic

-this show is so personal to me in a way that really doesn’t compare to other shows, and I’m so glad that the creators chose to portray a queer romance positively yet nuanced and believable

-I recommended this show to my mom gushing about how much this show means to me and she’s going to watch and I’m so thankful that my mother is so accepting supportive of me and my gay ass

-honestly what a wonderful time to be alive

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(this post is for @speckletail, as part of the ryck drive to help pwr bttm! they requested “drake and sufjan host a birthday party for their child.”)

sufjan: Okay One Two Three… Happy Birth Day To You!

drake: happy birthday to you!

sufjan: Happy Birth Day The Untitled Stevens Graham Project!

drake: happy birthday to you!

sufjan: How Does It Feel To Be A Whole Year Older

tusgp: IDEALS ARE REPLACED BY CONVENTIONAL GOALS AT A CERTAIN AGE

drake: wise words as always, tusgp.

sufjan: What Would You Like To Do For Your Birth Day Celebration Dear

drake: hey, how about we invite over blue ivy? you two can have a tea party!

tusgp: OLD FRIENDS ARE BETTER LEFT IN THE PAST

drake: what? i didn’t know that you and blue had a fight :( what happened?

tusgp: DRAMA OFTEN OBSCURES THE REAL ISSUES

sufjan: That Is So True Sweet Heart I Am Just Glad You Have A Healthy Mind Set About All This

drake: okay, so we can just have a family day. that’s fine. 

tusgp: EVEN YOUR FAMILY CAN BETRAY YOU

drake: …sufjan, parental team huddle.

sufjan: Okay

drake: i thought i told you to throw out her copy of Jenny Holzer 4 Kidz!

sufjan: I Did As You Asked Perhaps That Is Why Her Feathers Are So Ruffled

drake: well, how is she still reading all these jenny holzer truisms?

sufjan: I Do Not Know Maybe She Is Accessing Them On My I Pad I Do Not Know How To Use That Thing But She Is A Computer Whiz

tusgp: TECHNOLOGY WILL MAKE OR BREAK US

drake: okay. sweetheart. we’re sorry we threw out your jenny holzer pop-up book. we’ll make it up to you. we’ll do anything you want for your birthday.

tusgp: IT’S CRUCIAL TO HAVE AN ACTIVE FANTASY LIFE

sufjan: Shall We Go To The Aquarium And Cavort About While Pretending To Be Sea Creatures

tusgp: IT’S VITAL TO LIVE IN HARMONY WITH NATURE

drake: all right! that’s a yes!

sufjan: TUSGP Will Be A Blue Tang As Per Usual And I Will Be A Sea Lion And Aubrey Will Be An Orca Whale

drake: sounds like a plan

tusgp: BEING HAPPY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING ELSE

sufjan: We Are Such Good Parents

drake: we really are

So I saw this in the comments of the “Chocolate” ending, and I wanted to go back and see if this was actually true. And OH BOY, Mark wasn’t kidding when he said Dark likes to lure you in and use you for his own purposes.

If you shoot the Mark on the right (Dark), Mark approaches you with a hug and tells you that “you made the right call”. When you get to the ice cream place, he says:

“Oh man, I am so sorry about that. You literally had to kill somebody! But I’m glad you’re taking it in your stride, so let’s get back to the date, and relax with some nice ice cream.”

Y'know, the drama’s over, let’s get back to the date I had originally planned.

HOWEVER, if you shoot the Mark on the left, (the real Mark), Dark approaches you with a hug, reassuring you that “it’s okay”. Once you get to the ice cream place, he says:

“Oh man, I am so sorry. Are you okay? You had to kill somebody! I feel so bad… But, hey, it’s okay, we’re here now, we can continue the date with some ice cream.”

Dark wants to make sure you feel completely calm and relaxed before he takes full advantage of you to get what he wants.

It’s small details like this that just fascinate me with this whole project. It really shows just how much thought and effort was put into it. ❤

Do you realize how important this scene is?
It’s basically saying that Naruto’s loneliness is Sasuke’s as well. The swing always represented Naruto being alone, sitting there and growing up by himself. And it’s Sasuke who comes up to him, standing next to him, staying by his side. Showing that he will share his pain, that he is there for him even though he doesn’t admit it and it doesn’t even need words because this gesture is enough. I’ve always wanted to have a scene like this because it has such an important meaning. It might not be done by Kishi, but I am so glad the studio put that in. Because if you compare these pictures, the second one doesn’t look all that lonely anymore. Sasuke is watching over him.