i apologize for the lack of originality

Use the phrase "My understanding was..." instead of "I assumed..."

If you use the phrase “I assumed…”, you’ll be viewed as having hastily jumped to a conclusion based on insufficient evidence.

If you use the phrase “My understanding was…”, people will merely think you misunderstood something, and will be far kinder to you (and in instances where what you misunderstood was something they said, they will often apologize, or fault themselves for not being more explicit).

This is especially useful in a professional/workplace environment. Telling your supervisor you “assumed” something typically results in a reprimand; saying “My understanding was…” will instead be attributed to a miscommunication, or a lack of clarity in their original instructions.

anonymous asked:

Anything featuring a darker/kickass Caroline and an in awe Klaus. I need to cleanse my brain of mommy Caroline

Edit: JFC, I don’t know that the hell happened here. Stupid posting from my phone and eating text. Apologies for those who say the original two sentences and the wonky lack of paragraphs!

This didn’t go as dark as I’d hoped, but I hope you like it anyway, anon!


“Well now, aren’t you a surprise?”

Caroline looked up at the amused, British drawl. The fall sunshine was still warm, and she was taking advantage of her Fall Break to do some SAT studying. The warm afternoon was utterly still, and so she’d spread her study material along her back porch. She tensed as she took in Klaus, bare toes pressing against her calves.

She hadn’t seen him in person, but she little doubt of who he was. Elena had described him to her while sobbing after they’d found her alive, and Stefan had offered the occasional clipped detail. Blue eyes, pretty dimples, angelic curls bright in the sunshine, and lips that promised sin. But no one had told her he was handsome, and his looks hit her low in her belly.

He smiled, as if he knew it.

“Why?”

An arched brow, hands slipping into the pockets of his dark jeans as he moved up the steps of her pour her to lean against a beam. “Why?”

Mouth dry, but unwilling to cower, she twisted her pen and met his gaze. “What could possibly be surprising about me?”

A hint of teeth as he studied her. “I hear you killed Damon.”

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#5daysofstudying | first week of may

HELLO I feel like I’m forever apologizing about my lack of original posts (probably because I am HAH), but I had really just been super busy preparing for my last AP exams/finals (bless that they are all over now), and also just trying to enjoy my senior year ^-^ hope everyone has been doing well and pls take some basic pics of my super simple bullet journal spreads as my apology for not being v active

Flashback Friday!

All of my New Zealand pictures flashed up on my memories today. It’s been four years since I came back from my 6 week road trip and it’s still one of the best experiences of my life.

As it happens, my new job that I started this week is a NZ originated company and I have the pleasure of working with a bunch of awesome Kiwis Monday to Friday.

My first week at the new job was great, and I’ve been very focused on learning and settling in so apologies for the lack of posts.

I feel proud of my decision to make a big change in my life and so far, things are looking up! 😊

For what it’s worth I do want to apologize for the lack of fanart in the last few months. I’m grateful for everyone who’s enjoyed my stuff in the past, without the Pokemon fandom I wouldn’t have improved as much as I have in the last few years. 

I am constantly drawing, in private, in preparation for my original story which is still my main goal for this year. I’m extremely passionate about this, and I feel pride in having something completely of my own to work on.

I HAVE tried thinking of some ideas for Pokemon, but I guess I just need that spark for it, the inspiration. I hope Sun&Moon will give it to me soon, because admittedly I’m starting to feel a little anxious about not putting anything out there. I feel like once I do no one will care anymore. xD (a team drawing for Ash should at least happen soon, I did a pretty good sketch for that)

But yeah, I am passionately working towards something and at the end of the day I can’t really ask for much more as an artist. Please understand~

I’m going to delete this post later, but I’m really struggling to cope right now. Nothing has helped my situation, and the things that used to calm me down and bring a smile to my face feel all but lost. I’m dealing with some extreme emotional abuse from fellow family members, and alongside that there’s an added factor of animal abuse that’s been going on for several months. I can’t do much about it without someone turning the blame on me, despite the fact that the animal in question isn’t even mine and is directly harming the other pets in the household.

I don’t like asking for help, but if anyone has the time to sit and listen I could really use it. I need someone to talk to. (Also, I apologize for the lack of original posts lately, I’ll try to rectify that soon. I just need to take care of myself first.)

anonymous asked:

Would you please stop re-posting other people's gifs? It's not okay to do that. Make your own or reblog the original but NEVER re-post. It's against the Tumblr rules by the way. You're being reported!

Hello there! I’m sorry that my actions have made you so upset. I will be honest and tell you that this entire time, I have thought that the GIFS were posting with their source information attached. I see that some of them have, but others have not.

I deeply apologize for my lack of attention and my oversight. I will start working on removing the uncredited GIFS as soon as possible. 

Have a great day, anon!

Am I the only person who thinks it’s a bit odd to congratulate Disney on their modern lack of whitewashing? I’m super happy that the live action Mulan, Lion King, and Aladdin films will have actors of the appropriate ethnicity, but Disney has never apologized for its previous whitewashing through the use of White voice actors in the original films.

If they were apologetic and openly saying that their casting efforts were because it’s what is right rather than then just avoiding people getting pissed at them, I’d be on the bandwagon. However, until these conditions are met, in going to see it as hollow.

Sundry Curses Part III - Witchhunt

Part I - The River is Always Running

Part II - Dead-End Possibilities

I apologize again about the lack of Winchesters in this part, but I promise they’re coming soon! And if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, anything, please, please, please don’t hesitate to send me an ask! I love this story and I will talk about it all day if given the chance!

 Rating: T, for mild language and gory descriptions, nothing above show level

Gen

Words: ~5k

Original Characters, Missouri Moseley


The sky is a flat slate grey, letting loose a continuous deluge of cold autumn rain. The red and green of traffic lights are smeared across the wet asphalt, the only spots of color in a desaturated world.

She tries to avoid the worst of the puddles, but it’s already a lost cause. With each step she can feel water squeezing out the holes in her soaked shoes. At this point the rain seems like adding insult to injury. She’s tired and sore and hungry and cold, and now she’s wet too.

It’s been about a month since she left Marion’s roadhouse. The money she took has long since petered out, and now all she has left in her wallet is six bucks and some assorted change. And now, with the rain, she doesn’t know where’s she going to sleep tonight because she was planning on crashing on a park bench but that’s no longer an option.

She pushes the thought from her mind. Worry about sleep later. Worry about food later, even though the small coffee she had this morning is gone and her stomach is rumbling. Worry about money and a job and all that later. She’s here for a reason.

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anonymous asked:

dude say it any other way you want that's ok but i think you would be the sort of person who wants to know the "uses (x) to cope" meme has ableist roots, somebody was making fun of adhd people drinking caffeine to cope with their illness

(On mobile bc I blocked tumblr on my computer until Sunday in my attempt to Actually Get Things Done, so apologies for lack of tagging)

Anon, thanks for telling me this!! Yes, I am 100% the kind of person who cares about this kind of thing and would like to be informed where possible, and I’m actually really happy someone thought to tell me this. I did look up this meme just now, though, to check on its source.

https://memedocumentation.tumblr.com/post/157801233190/explained-cope-meme

The original meme actually comes from a post making fun of an anime fandom’s piss kink, apparently. (I have no idea what the fuck is going on in Haikyuu fandom but i am not surprised.) people have used the meme regarding the ADHD thing like you said, but that’s not where it originates from. So like, obviously it’s been possible to use the meme in ableist ways, but the meme itself doesn’t have ableist origins, imo.

(Also yes I’m garbage and I love memedocumentation. Shush.)

Use the phrase "My understanding was..." instead of "I assumed..."

If you use the phrase “I assumed…”, you’ll be viewed as having hastily jumped to a conclusion based on insufficient evidence.

If you use the phrase “My understanding was…”, people will merely think you misunderstood something, and will be far kinder to you (and in instances where what you misunderstood was something they said, they will often apologize, or fault themselves for not being more explicit).

This is especially useful in a professional/workplace environment. Telling your supervisor you “assumed” something typically results in a reprimand; saying “My understanding was…” will instead be attributed to a miscommunication, or a lack of clarity in their original instructions.

The Hill
Aislynn Price
The Hill

Happy Bagginshield, as promised :D

This was inspired by this absolutely gorgeous painting by littledozerbaby. It’s so so beautiful please go check it out. 

Lyrics here

Also I fucked up my own lyrics at the end but it was like my fifth time recording the song and I couldn’t do it anymore. I apologize for the lack of professionalism. 

Thawing Out | 4/26/2015

I promised myself I would start reading again, 

to think of new ways to describe how I hate myself. 

You said you’d  listen 

if it were easier on the ears.

I spent all day apologizing 

for my lack of worth. 

Robbed at gunpoint, you 

brandish guilt like a weapon. 

Pressed against my forehead.

This is a reminder of 

my failures. 


My father told me that no one

deserves to know all of my secrets. 

“Some things you live with

and never speak of.”

I spent twenty four years stitching and restitching

my lips. It’s been so long since I’ve spoken, 

I forget how I sound. 


Locked up beneath the alcohol 

and shame, you tear at the seams. 

Ripping out the phrases too painful to say. 

Stepping away before I finish, 

you lose interest in 

my lack of poetry. 

Jordan Alan Brown