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30-Day OTP Challenge!

Behold, a 30-day OTP challenge! There may or may not be more of these challenges in the future, but for now, have fun with this one.

Your challenge is to create pieces inspired by 30 prompts in this challenge, one every day if you can. Create drawings, write short stories, or do any other form of creation. The prompts/inspirations are below the cut. If you’re thinking about doing this, be sure to reblog and share it!

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Day ?? - Interacting with your crush

Would you believe me if I said I drew this first out of all the prompts in the challenge? LOLOLOL I wanted to post them in order but I realized the fatesona child thing was also a prompt so… oh well. 😂😂😂

I Calculated And (Part 1)

I figured How Long Has It Been Since Candy And Her Boyfriend Started Dating. Did That Make Sense? I Don’t Know.  @chinomiko Please consider this! I Just Wanted To Make It Clear!

This Post Will Have More Parts When I Finish Episode 34 and When New Episodes Come Out! This Is Until Episode 33′s End.

IF YOU DON’T WANT TO READ IT ALL IT’S BEEN A MONTH SINCE THEY STARTED DATING!

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here’s the casual and formal wear challenge for rosamund ✌️️im totally at my friend’s house havin a smirnoff and finishing this. i might post again with better quality pics.

i kinda took some liberties cos i don’t know what most nohrian casual clothes look like… but i stuck to the color scheme at least 🙃 she definitely likes her everyday dress more than fancy clothes. since she was a noble of sorts, she went to a lot of parties when she lived with her family. the formal dress she’s wearing was from a gathering where she was able to see the royal family in person. she didn’t get to personally meet them, but she was intimidated all the same.

HAPPY BELLARKE FAM SELFIE NIGHT.

OMG WE MADE IT TO SHOW DAY!!!  This is my pregame picture. I’ll be celebrating with champagne and peach nectar bellinis for the actual show, but my icloud sucks so I had to get ready for the pic ahead of time. So I HAD to have a drink. Nothing to do with being anxious. Oh, I’ve got a new chapter in my prompt fics up. This is my last Polis prompt and I had to get it out before we saw Polis. Just finished it and I think I like it, especially the ending. 

I’m putting anon back on for my asks. Sorry about that. There were people buggng me with fake leaked scripts and I didn’t want to play. I won’t be here much until the show anyway, because I have some things to do. Partly I have to finish watching Perverse Instantiation part 2. Can you believe I didn’t finish my rewatch yet? I have 30 minutes left.  Which will take me an hour+ prob. I’ll try to get it posted so if you want a refresher on what happened, it will be both parts 1 and 2. More transcription than I should do, and a healthy dose of commentary. 

Also, putting kids to bed. EARLY DINNER. EARLY BEDTIME. MAMA’S GOT AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE APOCALYPSE.

tagging @junebugninja @forgivenessishardforus @jane-doe07 @the-ships-to-rule-them-all @ginalou16 @insufficient-earth-skills @pixydustedviewfinder @falafel14 @ravenreyess @pixydustedviewfinder

well, i`m always trying to smile and be positive, everyday with everyone, but  the truth is that i am really pissed of today.

A fanart take ONE day to be finished ( i`m slow, i know ). But you need less than 30s to tag my name when u repost it. I`m writing this because there are TOO MANY PPL that just care about stupid things like getting followers or more likes posting without permission or credits another person`s work.

I hate those people.

 WE are a fandom, and because we`re loving the same manwha we need to respect and support each others.

so remember to TAG or credit when you repost something that isn`t yours. 


For all the others, thank you very much for supporting my art~ please, if u see somewhere my drawings posted without credits, DM me here, on my Instagram ( t0shi_sart , not toshi_sart )or twitter (toshi4ki)

have a nice day~

About a month ago I realized I was going to be busy, but wanted to throw together one or more fandom based 30 day challenge posts.  In the end I didn’t have time for that but I did finish these two and they have been sitting on my tablet so I thought I’d throw them up here.  I don’t remember their day numbers but I do know the first one was for least favorite character.

In the first game I really liked Keira.  She was this sassy, tech savy, cute sexy girl-next-door type. There weren’t a ton of MAIN characters in the game, but I couldn’t say I picked favorites Between Jak Dax Samos and Keira.  They all just worked really well off of each other. 

Then with Jak 2 and 3 Keira sorta wasn’t written well.  In Jak 2 the writing for characters wasn’t great in general but Keira as a character pretty much just argued with Jak (Jealous over Ashelin, the thing with Errol, Jak working for Krew, “People say you get angry and… CHANGE!” does nobody talk to each other in this game?).  I know she hadn’t seen him in 2 years and he’s waaaay different now but jeeze. That’s all they do is bicker.

In Jak 3 Keira does even less.  She’s barley there.  Nuff said.  Actually most of what made me like her in J&D:TPL was given to Tess at this point, Just switch cars for guns.  And… y’know Tess does the one thing Keira doesn’t…


(I know there’s still JakXCR and Lost Frontier but better or worse the games still suffers from bad character writing in my opinion.  The fans write the characters better than NaughtyDog… maybe that’s part of why they don’t want to make Jak 4)

30 Day Challenge 04★ Serge

Chrono Trigger without a shadow of a doubt one of the GREATEST RPGs of all time - especially on my list. That said, Chrono Cross was and is still one of my favorite RPGs to this day. Next to FF9 it’s probably had the biggest impact on me!

Notes:
I got this one done late last night. I went 30 minutes over on this one but I wanted to finish anyway! Have to get faster at deciding on composition/pose! Doing this helps you discover potential weakspots in your planning and execution process. I decided to post it after I woke up today. 26 Days to go!

OverlordJC’s 30 Day Challenge posts so far
Day 03
Day 02
Day 01


Rules if you wanna try

Thanks for viewing!

30 Day Challenge: Day 7

Prompt: Beach
Character: Percy Jackson (PJO/HoO)

AN: I read Impossible Year by @bananannabeth and needed to write some happy Percabeth fluff to distract me from my broken feels, and my irl (is that even the right term to use here?) friend happened to choose Percy for this prompt, so it was perfect :D. Impossible Year is an amazing fic, read it and weep (literally) people. 

Anyway, enjoy the fluff!


Percy woke up to an unfamiliar weight on his body. His eyes snapped open and he tensed, expecting a monster and getting ready to throw whatever it was off, but was stopped by a familiar voice: “Seaweed Brain, if you move I will stab you.” Her voice was deadly serious and Percy froze immediately.

 He blinked in confusion and tried to find Annabeth. But she was hidden somewhere behind the… castle… that was built over and around him.

 “Annabeth…” he said, his voice small and filled with awe, “What…?”

“You fell asleep and I got bored.” She answered matter-of-factly.

“So you decided to build a giant sandcastle on me.” Percy deadpanned.

She peeked out at him from behind the massive sandcastle, that Percy’s sister’s dolls could have a party in without feeling even the slightest bit cramped, and smiled sheepishly at him.

“To be fair, I did start building it next to you, but I got a little carried away.”

“You don’t say.”

Annabeth giggled, “I’m sorry, but I’m almost finished and if you move now it will be ruined before I can complete it!”

Percy sighed long-sufferingly, she didn’t sound sorry in the slightest bit. But her happy smile melted him in seconds. He didn’t get to see that smile very often anymore.

“Alright, alright. Finished your castle,  Master Architect of Olympus.”

Annabeth’s grin grew, “Thanks, Seaweed Brain!” and with that she disappeared behind the castle again.

Percy took the opportunity to study the castle that was built over his lower abdomen and, from what he could feel, most of his legs. He had no trouble admitting that it was amazing. Annabeth’s genius when it came to architecture was clearly seen in the attention paid to each and every little detail.

“Hey, Annabeth,” he called, “Just how long was I asleep?”

“Oh, I don’t know… Probably around 2 hours or so?”

Percy’s eyes widened in surprise. First because he hadn’t realised that he was that tired. And second: “Holy Hephaestus, Annabeth how did you build something so huge in only 2 hours?”

Annabeth giggled again, “Oh I had help. There were a few nice kids who helped out. They went home a little while ago. You were so exhausted that you slept right through it.”

Percy sighed, so much for their date on the beach! What kind of a boyfriend falls asleep during a date? No wonder Annabeth had decided to punish him by building a massive sandcastle on top of him!

“Sorry.” he said.

Annabeth popped her head out from where she was working behind the castle again and frowned at him.

“Don’t apologise, Seaweed Brain, you needed the rest. Besides, I had fun with my new friends. They were extremely helpful and much more competent than some of the kids back at camp. In fact, I’m pretty sure at least one of them will be joining us at camp in a few years.”

Percy’s eyes widened in interest, “Really?”

Annabeth nodded, “Yeah, she’s intelligent and she has my eyes and hair colour. She’s also never met her mom.”

Percy smiled, “A mini you! I’m sorry I missed that.”

Annabeth smiled fondly, “She was really sweet. I hope she makes it to camp soon.”

Percy nodded gravely, “Me too.”

They fell silent for a while after that, Annabeth went back to finishing up the castle and Percy lay back, folding his hands underneath his head, and just listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore.

He smiled as he heard Annabeth’s murmurs of concentration mix in with all the other sounds of the beach, content to enjoy this rare moment of absolute peace for as long as possible.

27/06/2017 - Exercise & Nutrition

Hey - just a quick post (accountability and all) about my eating and exercise today. Eating wise, I’ve not done too bad but had one or two too many ginger nuts at my pal’s house with like a million cups of tea - woops! Did, however, manage my rice krispies without sugar for the first time in however long - yay!

Exercise wise, just finished 30 sweaty minutes on the bike! I’m roasting now and just need to lay in a pile cos I was pure caning it for a good 25 mins of that - phew!

Mood wise, it’s been a really REALLY good day, tbh. I’ve been hugely inspired by weight loss stories online and I’m just really hoping I can keep on track this time. Early days though, hey?

Here is the finished product… I was done around 1.30 am. Gonna let it dry all day tomorrow, then I’ll put it in the shadow box and hang it on the wall. Of course, will also post a photo of the final look. Btw, big thanks to @beadwife for giving me a great advice about which kind of glue to use - I used E6000 and it was all smooth sailing. This was so much fun and I will start working on my second one soon - planning to make 2 more. Good night y'all, off to bed to see shiny stuff in my dreams!!!

See the full story: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 , 8

Real-life type descriptions

When I first became interested in MBTI, I spent hours pouring over descriptions from different websites in an attempt to type the people around me. But internet descriptions tend to have subtle stereotypes embedded within them, and often generalize in an attempt to make the description seem more accurate to all individuals who identify with the type. It dawned on me today that the number of individuals in the MBTI community who are knowledgable enough to know their type is high enough that it should be possible to compile actual descriptions of each type. These descriptions would be written by the types themselves, ensuring their accuracy over the more generalized internet descriptions. 

Here is the information I need in the descriptions:

  • How do you behave alone?
  • How do you behave among others?
  • How do you behave at work/school?
  • What strategies do you use to accomplish certain tasks?
  • What are your interests and why? 
  • What are your ambitions and why?
  • Your age?
  • How you became interested in MBTI?
  • Your enneagram type?
  • How do you deal with romantic feelings (how do you flirt and behave in relationships)?
  • How do you handle friendships? 
  • Which country you live in, and the countries you have previously lived in, and when?
  • Your gender?
  • A brief summation of your ethics/political views and why? 
  • How you react to stress?

Ideally, these descriptions would be at least 2 pages in length (1 is the bare minimum, I suppose, but 2+ is much better). Please include which function or functions you believe are causing these behaviors (back your descriptions up with theory). Feel free to use enneagram to single out what actually pertains to individuals of your type and what does not.  

As I am writing this, there are no descriptions. I would like to get descriptions from the two cis genders of each type, because I feel that societal values may impact your description (for instance, female thinkers tend to use more of their feeling function and do this from an earlier age than male thinkers). If you identify as a non-binary gender, feel free to submit, but please include what you identify as. 

ENTJ: male, female, additional
INTJ: male, female, additional
ESTJ: male, female, additional
ISTJ: male, female, additional
ENFJ: male, female, additional
INFJ: male, female, additional
ESFJ: male, female, additional
ISFJ: male, female, additional
ENTP: male, female, additional
INTP: male, female, additional
ESTP: male, female, additional
ISTP: male, female, additional
ENFP: male, female, additional
INFP: male, female, additional
ESFP: male, female, additional
ISFP: male, female, additional

The above will be filled in with links to posts overtime. Naturally, I will be accepting more than one description per gender per type. 

When you are ready to submit your description, please message me. I will provide you with an email address and you will be able to send it to me. Please do not submit through reblogging, the messaging system, or the submission system. 

Finally, I would like to note that I truly want this to be comprehensive; every type should be heavily featured. Aside from spreading this post and submitting descriptions, please tag any sensors (particularly ESXXs) that you may know, as the smaller population on tumblr makes it difficult to find them.

This will be a fairly long-term project, but I am hoping that it can be finished within 30 days (On April 22). This isn’t a strict deadline. However, if I have collected one description per gender per type at that point, I will stop collecting submissions. 

I look forward to taking on this project and to reading all of the self-descriptions. Please reblog in order to spread the word! 

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[7/11/16] + 9:20PM + ~1/30~
Hello everybody!!
Sorry for not been posting lately, but school is taking away all of my time!:(… well here’s my bujo spread for this week!!

☞Also I’m going to attempt the 30 days of productivity challenge for this month and I’ll try my best to finish it! I don’t want to do the 100 days because it is almost the end of the year, and the school semester….. and i procrastinate a lot and I don’t think i would be able to complete it so for me 30 days works great!! 😂⭐️

So I started to do a 30 Days OTP Challenge like a month ago but I never got around to finishing it. But I have a few little things written for it, and I figured why not just release them all in one post so you get your dose of McKirk while I suffer through fever & college :( :( :(.

These are all slightly NSFW (because I was doing the dirty otp challenge instead of the sweet one. Enjoy!


Cuddles.

Bones is beautiful. Jim has always known that, but it’s somehow more obvious when he’s lying in bed. He’s staring out the window, stars passing by in a blur as the Enterprise travels in Warp Speed. Bones is asleep through the beauty of it. His back is turned to Jim and the comforter doesn’t travel up past Bones’ waist, a dim blue light cast over his naked skin. Jim’s fingers softly trace Bones’ spine. He’s unable to sleep yet, despite being ever so comfortable in relaxed in his post-sex mind. Instead, his attention is either on the view outside or the view right next to him, and eventually, the view next to him is winning. He shifts to his side, slowly moving closer until Bones’ back is pressed to Jim’s chest; his arm sliding around Bones’ waist; his naked skin warm and comfortable.

Jim’s fingers move over his chest, slowly admiring how toned Bones is. Something he never paid attention to until recently. And Bones leans in to Jim’s touch, his back pressing a little more comfortably against Jim’s chest. Bones is such a quiet breather when he’s asleep, and when his breath gets heavier, Jim knows he’s woken up. “Did I wake you?” Jim asks softly, and Bones shrugs softly.

“No more than usual,” Bones replies, his voice still tired, and he’s not budging at all when Jim’s arms stay around Bones’ waist. “How are you not asleep?”

“I’m not tired,” Jim says, and Bones huffs. Then, he slowly turns around in Jim’s arms.

“Not tired?” Bones asks, raising his eyebrows. His hair’s a mess, Jim notices, total disheveled from sex and sleeping. He slowly pushes himself up, though staying in Jim’s embrace, and his lips brush over Jim’s cheek to his jawline. “Let’s work on exhausting you a little more, then.”

Kiss.

Jim is such a great kisser. That’s not something Bones would easily admit, and he’s sure Jim is actually aware of his own skills. Jim just has a way of using his mouth to make Bones melt. Somehow it’s even better when they’re both in bed, sharing each other’s warmth underneath the comforter. Jim is on his back, legs spread for Bones but his attention is on Jim’s lips. Jim parts his lips slowly, his fingers curl into bones’ hair and he’s keeping him close. Bones is just more than happy to oblige. His hips are slowly rolling against Jim’s, loving the sound of soft moans leaving the other man’s throat.

Just as great are the silent gasps escaping those parted lips as Bones’ mouth follows Jim’s jawline, kissing and nipping on his skin long enough to leave a fading mark. And every time Bones’ lips move down an inch over Jim’s neck, they also find their way back up to kiss those reddened lips breathless again.

Jim’s arms wrap around Bones’ shoulders, and he’s pressing him in closer; like he’s craving more contact. It’s definitely something Bones is happy to give to him, but his lips stay against Jim’s; his tongue pushing past Jim’s lips to kiss him absolutely breathless. Jim slowly pulls his way, tilting his head just lightly and letting out a loud gasp. “Bones,” Jim breathes softly, his hands sliding up in Bones’ hair, “Leonard.”

“Yes?” Bones replies, equally breathless. Jim’s legs tighten around Bones’ hips and both of them groan at the intimate contact between the two of them. Jim swallows; his cheeks are slightly flushed, but his grin is cocky as ever.

“You gonna do me or what?”

First time.

Jim is drunk when he pushes Bones down on his bed for the first time. That’s okay, because Bones is drunk, too. Neither of them are thinking about the consequences of their actions. Instead, Jim’s hands push up Bones ‘shirt until it’s off completely, and he tosses it aside without care. Straddling Bones’ lap, the other sits up straight to wrap his arms around Jim’s waist, and to help a drunk Jim get out of his shirt, too.

Jim’s not even sure how they get out of the rest, but by the time he’s somewhat conscious of his actions again he’s on his back. He’s completely naked, he’s kissing Bones until he’s gasping for air himself, and Bones’ fingers are working a kind of magic that makes him curl his toes in pleasure. No matter how drunk they both are, Jim knows he definitely doesn’t want this to stop.

It doesn’t stop. Because Leonard turns him around on his stomach and presses his shoulders down in the mattress. Bones fucks him - slowly at first, and Jim enjoys Bones’ lips pressing continuous, breathless kisses against the back of his neck and his spine. Most of Jim’s moans disappear in the fabric of his pillow, and when his eyes fall shut it’s because Bones knows just how to roll his hips - not because of the alcohol.

Come morning, Jim’s head is as sore as his body. Bones is asleep right next to him, an arm lazily draped over his own eyes. His other hand is resting on his stomach. His hair’s a mess and he’s fairly sure Bones is as hungover as he is, but Bones somehow looks stupidly gorgeous doing so. And Jim knows, he just knows, this isn’t going to be the last time they end up naked together.


Masturbation

Jim has never been subtle or shy, and Bones really should know better. When he walks into the bathroom to go through his evening rituals. Usually, he falls in bed naked and drunk, but occasionally he has the time to prepare for the night. He wants to shave, but the moment he walks into the bathroom, it’s already occupied by Jim. He’s taking a shower, and he’s also taking care of himself. Standing under the hot water, his head’s resting against the cold tiled wall, and he’s shamelessly stroking himself. “Jesus- Jim,“ Bones grunts, turning his head away even though he has seen Jim naked so many times. This shouldn’t impact Bones as much as it does. "Can’t you lock the door when you’re… busy?”

“When do I ever lock a door?” Jim counters with a smile. Bones can only agree to that, and he’s still looking. Jim’s very aware of that, too. “You gonna join me?”

Bones doesn’t know how Jim does it, but he finds himself in that hot water, too. Jim lifts up his free hand, sliding around Bones’ shoulder, and he kisses him. Bones kisses him back, after all, Jim’s lips are something worth chasing. Pretty soon Bones’ hand trails down over Jim’s abdomen, replacing the other’s hand with his own. Jim pulls him in for a kiss, and Bones can hear Jim’s breathing even heavier than usual. Jim’s arms are around his shoulders, hands are in Bones’ hair and he moans against his lips the longer Bones’ hand continues to work its magic on him. “Bones,” Jim mutters against his lips softly, and Bones groans when Jim’s fingers tighten in Bones’ hair. “Bones,” Jim repeats, a sense of urgency definitely in his voice.

Pretty soon, Jim collapses in Bones’ arms with a sharp moan that echoes in their small bathroom, and Bones wraps both his own arms around Jim’s waist to keep him up. “Why do I feel like you were waiting for me to walk in on you?” Bones asks with a grin, and Jim matches that grin with his own lopsided smirk. “I have no idea what you’re talking about,” he says, “just know I’m never locking any door ever again.”


Wedding Night (?)

Jim never thought he would ever get married. It just wasn’t his thing. Neither was commitment or relationships in general, but Bones tore those walls down before Jim even realized they were there. Popping that question was the most nerving thing he’s ever done in his life, and a part of him stayed nervous up until Bones finally pushed that golden ring around his finger almost a year later.

They’re both drunk and tired when they arrive in their hotel room. Jim pushes Bones down on bed and climbs on top of him, lips chasing the other’s in deep and passionate kisses. “They say the wedding night is supposed to be the best sex ever,” Jim mutters with a grin, eyelids heavy because of the liquor, the stress from the entire day, and the exhaustion from partying afterwards. “Where did you read that, Cosmo?” Bones asks. He sits up a little, hands sliding just under Jim’s jacket to push it down over his shoulders.

They don’t really get much further than that, because both of them are asleep minutes later.

Jim panics when he wakes up, though. He’s still fully dressed and Bones is, too. “Bones,” Jim mutters, shaking his Bones’ shoulder, “Bones, wake up.”

“What?” Bones asks, peeking one eye open to look at Jim.

“We slept through our wedding night,” Jim says, sitting up straight and running a hand through his hair. His shirt is only half unbuttoned, though by now it’s wrinkled and messy and smells like alcohol.

“So?”

So, we missed our wedding night,” Jim presses. Bones rolls his eyes, pulling Jim down next to him again.

“Lots of couples miss their wedding night. It’s not a big deal,” Bones replies. “Wedding nights are overrated. You’re drunk and you’re tired. Probably nonperforming.” Jim looks like his entire life has been a lie, and so Bones sits up, sliding one leg over Jim’s hips, and he sits down on his lap. “The wedding morning, however…” Bones continues, and Jim’s mouth tugs up into a small smile when Bones kisses his lips and his chin, slowly kissing his way up to Jim’s ear.

“I like your thinking, Mr. Kirk,” Jim says, and Bones just stops his actions right there and then.

“I’m not taking your name,” Bones mutters with a smirk, and Jim laughs, reaching out to finally take that shirt over Bones’ head.

“Really? Because Doctor Bones Kirk sounds so nice,” Jim says. Bones rolls his eyes and shakes his head.

“Not happening. Also, now that we’re married, I feel like I should tell you that my name is not actually Bones,” the other replies, pushing his own pants down before resuming his position on Jim’s lap. Jim’s hands run up over Bones’ legs, to his hips, and Bones smiles. “So, are you gonna let me ride you or are you gonna try and lower that chance from happening by continuing to call me by your last name?”

“Ride ‘em, cowboy,” Jim says, laughing when Bones rolls his eyes at him again. 

“Sherlock, can I come in now?”

“No.”

“Why not?”

“Not finished.”

“With what?”

“Surprise.”

“Oh dear God, couldn’t you have prepared your surprise a few days earlier? It’s cold out here.”

“Nope. I only had the idea last night.”

Day 30 of the Seasonal Fucking Cheer 2016 Ficathon. I’ll try and post one drawing for each day, and tag them #sfcficathon. Today’s prompt was: 30. I’ve left all of my holiday decisions to the last minute; what could possibly go wrong?

day 9/30: photo of your desk in use

actually I don’t have any pictures of my desk in use because I have a new phone since two weeks and I’m doing my summer cleaning (which means everything goes to my desk and when I finish I have no other than sort all the stuff lol), so instead I post some art notes that I did today

hope you like it :)

Hai y'all I'm goin on a hiatus

I’m goin’ back to yifan’s hometowwwnnn on fridayyyy, aka china. Since the chinese government literally blocked every other network including google, so I can’t go on tumblr.

I won’t be back until the 18th of july, soooo yea. I will have to survive without tumblr + google for 10 days.

I know that I’m doing the 30 days otp challenge, and I’m gonna miss 10 fuckin days. I’ll draw all of them and post when I’m back.

Ofc I’ll finish some requests an artrade before I go, I cAn’t let ppl wait.

I WiLL in fact go to shanghai and maybe check out how it is goin with the qzgs cafe.

well, I’ll be here til friday.. sooo… yea

Hippo’s Creativity Challenge: Day 30

goal: 500

actual: 546

MTD: 21,191

Met my goal of 15,000 words and then some. Actually finished two things, the Reyes/Mia Ryder one shot and the final chapter of “In the Absence of Light”, the one where evil Anabel and unreformed Sebastian have all the sex.

That’s right, I’m ending the Challenge with a bang, not a whimper.

Thanks to the lovely @thievinghippo for doing this challenge, for getting my writing for 29 out of the 30 days, and for helping me make the writing a habit. 

I’m going to make every effort to keep on this way.

I’m doing a final lookover on the chapter and will format and post it on AO3 tomorrow.

IB Survival Guide: PART ONE

As someone who’s been through the IB program and finished with horrible mental and physical health, here are some tips and tricks so that you guys don’t end up like me :)

Disclaimer: subject specific tips vary for SL/HL students, go to the bottom of the post to see what HLs and SLs I took

IAS

  • Please please start your IAs early! Split it out across multiple days! Honestly each section takes around 30 minutes for IAs
  • GET ALL YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT PAPER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR ANY IA.
  • Even if it’s the worst rough copy in the history of the planet, get all your words on there, THEN start editing, formatting, and adding pictures. Trust me, this is much less stressful and your final copy will probably be much cleaner
  • Science IAs- START YOUR EXPERIMENTS EARLY get as many trials as you can in!
  • Be sure to talk to your teachers about ideas for your papers beforehand!
  • Geography/English/French IAs- start early for these too. If you’re like me and you have “oh shit” moments when you suddenly get really good ideas half way through your work and have to restart, starting early for these is a good idea. Especially for geo, writing the IA is relatively easy, spreading it out over 4-5 days works well.
  • Peer editing is always a good idea, people may catch things you didn’t

EEs

  • CHOOSE A TOPIC YOU LIKE- Interest plays a big part in how well you do, choosing a topic I was interested in made me not mind spending so much time on my EE
  • Choosing a topic you don’t like may increase your chance of leaving it to the last minute
  • START YOUR EEs EARLY and have at least 3 drafts. I split mine up over the course of 4 months, and came out with an A on my Geography EE.
  • Like the IAs, do one section a day, for example, start with introduction, then methodology, etc. etc.
  • DO NOT LEAVE YOUR EE TO THE LAST MINUTE PLEASE
  • I highly suggest doing a geo EE because even if you don’t have results you’re okay, you just have to explain why there was no correlation
  • Geo EE protips: have lots of pretty handdrawn maps, you can have an ok data analysis and still get a good grade, have good methodology, 
  • discuss your EE with your supervisor often, make sure you udnerstand what you’re studying

EXAMS

  • Oh boy this is the scariest part of IB for any student
  • REVIEW REVIEW REVIEW as much as you can!
  • Study each subject for at least 5 days!
  • DO AS MANY PRACTICE EXAMS AS YOU CAN
  • Seriously, doing practice exams helps you get used to IB’s way of asking you things and you have an idea of what to expect
  • Do the practice exams guys
  • Just do them
  • If your school has mock exams, study really hard for them so you get an idea of how you need to study for the actual examsLook back on mistakes you’ve made on tests/mocks
  • While studying, focus on your weak points, but don’t ignore your strong points– forgetting things is easy
  • SLEEP EARLY DURING EXAM WEEK 
  • Being refreshed and ready to go is important because youll be able to focus better and your brain will work better– I did this and it was good
  • If you’re allowed to take snacks into the exam, take snacks into the exam (but not loud snacks, gummies and stuff)
  • take water into the exam but don’t drink a lot of water– pee breaks are a waste of time
  • if you need to pee during an exam try to hold it in
  • just try to avoid having to pee
  • ENGLISH/FRENCH EXAMS:
    • You can study for your English Lit and French A lang lit exams in like a day if you’re not too keen on getting above a 5. Be familiar with the material
    • Memorize 5-7 important quotes– preferable really short ones
    • Even if it’s not mandatory to memorize quotes, sticking quotes in is an asset
    • Spend 10-20 minutes planning your essay out, get your ideas down on a paper before writing your essay
    • Remember: quality over quantity, even if you have lots written down, it’s your ideas that get you most of the marks
    • Use highlighters, highlight important words, quotes, etc in the passages you’re given
    • annotate your passages
    • Have a colour coding system for your passages when you highlight, each colour should be an important point, but have 3-4 main important points, so 3-4 colours (this helps with planning as well)
    • If your prompt is like, discuss 2 OR MORE something something, discuss only 2, it’s easier, and you waste less time planning/writing, and you can have more ideas
  • SCIENCE/MATH EXAMS:
    • Practice problems are good, on top of practice exams
    • Understand the material!!!!!!!!!!! Memorization is not understanding!!! IB asks a lot of questions that require application
    • If you suck at calculus, try to understand it better and don’t be like me and assume there isn’t going to be a lot of it.
    • Seriously study the calculus @all you SL students
    • Study the calculus
  • GEO EXAMS
    • Yeah for this you need to memorize really well, see how well you know the material by going out on walks pointing at things and seeing how you can relate it to what you’ve earned
    • Study from multiple sources for geo, sometimes there are details that are missed
    • Memorize lots of case studies and stats!!!!!!!
    • memorize graphs and maps too, drawing them to support your points in your answers shows how well you understand the material

STUDYING

  • REVIEW OH MY GOD REVIEW E V E R Y T H I N G as much as possible throughout the year!!!!!!
  • Tips to force yourself to review:
    • Take shitty notes in class
    • This way you have to retake good notes– wow you’re going over material that was previously taught!
    • Make cheatsheets! Even if you don’t use them during tests, cheatsheets are a great way to have all your material on one page and ohmygod look at you you’re reviewing your notes again to condense them!
    • Flash cards work too
  • Find a way to enjoy writing notes–  for me, I like using fancy pens and highlighters, that way I looked forward to doing it
  • Find a study environment you like! A cafe, the library, the park, even a different part of the house
  • Changing your study environment can also help you focus– a change of scenery helps sometimes and you won’t get bored!
  • Talk to yourself
  • Seriously just explain concepts to yourself talk to yourself hearing yourself say it makes the info sink in better
  • Make really weird mnemonics idk it worked for me
  • Group studying can help for courses that need discussion in order to better understand concepts– Geo, English and French
  • Explaining things to people also helps
  • Do your homework kids– even if your teacher doesn’t check it, always find time to do your homework
  • Do things based on a level of priority
  • example: I have a test and a big project worth lts of marks due tomorrow (I would focus on the project, but still study for the test enough to have a good grasp of the material)
  • I know tests don’t count for IB but this is what your teacher bases your predicteds off of, so study hard for them kids. It is also a method of review
  • Most teachers understand how students can get extremely stressed out with the amount of work we get, if you need an extension for a non-IB related thing, you should be able to ~politely~ ask them
  • Time management is key, set up schedules for yourself
  • If you’re studying something you hate, go hard at it for a limited amount of time, then go and study for something you like, or take a brain break
  • TAKE BREAKS MAN
  • seriously taking breaks while studying is good
  • Use apps like forest to keep you focused
  • reward systems are good too, I do it with chocolate (one piece everytime I finish a chapter)

TOK

  •  lol good luck
  • The essay and the presentation are tough– but you can do it.
  • The nice thing about TOK is it’s mostly a thought dump, so dump your thoughts before organizing them into an essay
  • Discuss TOK things with your friends a lot– you’ll understand better, trust me, you’ll also get good ideas for presentations and stuff!
  • Get an interesting topic for your TOK presentation ok
  • discussion is the best advice I can give you guys
  • TOK is a special course
  • be prepared to get very angry because all your thoughts will contradict each other
  • existential crises are fun

That should be about it for Part 1 really, this is mainly academics based, I might add to this as time goes on.

If you have questions!!!! I took Chem HL, Bio HL, Geo HL, English Lit SL, French A Lang Lit SL, and Math SL, and did my EE in Geo. I’m happy to help any young ones out :))

Good Luck all you IB Students! You guys are brave, you can do it :)

So, my original plan for this Sherlock AU was to write the whole thing (which I anticipate will fall somewhere in the 20,000-30,000 word range), split it into two or three parts for more manageable reading, and then post it all at the same time. However, it’s less editing for me if I post each part as I finish it, so I’ve decided to do that instead. I’m almost done with the first part, so I’ll try and have it up within the next few days. I’m almost positive there will be two parts in total, but it does depend upon how long I waffle on about the Ripper murders and the history of the East End; it may extend into three.