i have a list of things that i regret and this is not on it

things i wish i’d known in my first year of university

I’m reaching the end of my time at university and it’s got me all sentimental. and regretful. There are a number of things that I had learned during my time at university that I wish I’d known during first year. 

  • Read everything. The only valid excuse for not reading everything on the reading list is that you didn’t have time, not that you found it boring, or that it wasn’t useful. Because there’s nothing scarier than trying to write an essay on something you studied a month ago, and you have no notes on the topic. 
  • Revise constantly. I wish I’d revisited everything I did a week after I did it, just as a recap. I tended to focus on what I was doing in the moment because it felt the most important thing at the time. Well, during exams, everything is equal. And it’s so frustrating not quite being able to remember something. So, revise. Even just for ten minutes.
  • Don’t spend all of your money on impulse. I’ve bought so much rubbish that I really don’t need. And if I’d saved that money, I could have gone on holiday. Save every last penny you can. 
  • Eat well. I just said that you should save all the money you can, but I think that food is one exception to that rule. Try and save money where you can, obviously, but don’t go for days and days without fresh vegetables because you’re saving money for a holiday. Your mind, as well as your body, needs food.
  • Go and talk to professors in their student hours. I used to find this so awkward. To be honest, I still do. But if you’re going sending them an email and asking for clarification on a topic, consider maybe popping into their office when it’s open to students. And tell them if you’re struggling! If you don’t let them know, then they can’t help you.
  • Take hot drinks with you, to your lectures or to the library. Don’t spend all your money in the library cafe. Bring a flask of tea, and loads of study snacks in a packed lunch box. Trust me on this.
  • Make time to meet up with friends you haven’t seen in ages. Don’t wait for them to ask you. I make sure to socialise with my friends at least twice a week. And by socialise, I don’t mean getting blind drunk and going clubbing. Sit down and have lunch together. Chat. Get to know each other properly. Friendships formed over alcohol never last as long as friendships formed through actual conversation.
  • Do stuff that the university puts on for students. Join societies. Get involved. One of the best nights I ever had at university was a masquerade ball that my college put on. And for some reason, I’ve never done anything like that since then? And I don’t understand why! University is for making memories, and I don’t really have many!
  • Travel around your university town. If you’re university is on a campus, don’t let your life revolve around that one place. If you’ve travelled away from home to go to university, then make it worth your while! See the sights, be a tourist, get on a bus and go to a random town and buy ice cream. 
  • Experiment. This is the time. Dye your hair blue, join a weird and random society and take up a hobby you’d never dreamed of.  If you want to try drugs, make sure it’s a safe environment and do your research before hand. If you don’t want to do that kind of thing, then don’t judge other people for doing so.
  • Give yourself a day off per week. When you’re at university and you’ve got loads of work, it’s tempting to just work constantly - or at least, to work every day, if not all the time. But it’s so much better for your mental state to take a day off to just relax. 
  • Keep up with your chores. When you’re stressed about an assignment, you don’t want to be also stressed about that pile of washing up accumulating by the sink. Keep your room tidy too - clear space, clear mind.
  • Be kind to everyone. You’re going to meet a lot of people at university, some you’re going to hit it off with immediately. But there will be some who really rub you up the wrong way. Don’t worry about it, it’s completely fine to not like someone. But don’t be mean to them. This isn’t high school, you’re all here to learn and there’s just no need to make them feel bad about themselves. It’s just petty and childish.
  • Think about the future. I know that you’re completely wrapped up in your university life right now, but you’re going to have to venture out into the real world at some point. Do things that might help your future career: volunteer, get a job, join a sports club, make connections. University isn’t, sadly, forever.

There you have it! The advice that I would have given myself in the first year of university. Whether you’re just about to start university, or whether you’re just about to leave, I hope this is useful to you.

1. Things change really fucking fast.
2. Home doesn’t have to be the place you grew up. Home can be the friends that picked up the pieces when you packed your bags and left.
3. Time means nothing. People you met six months ago can mean more to you than people you’ve known for eight years. That’s okay.
4. If they have to tell you that they’re an honest person, they probably aren’t.
5. Sometimes, you need to go for a five hour drive to see the stars better and sometimes you need to make this decision at eight p.m. without packing a bag. It’s refreshing.
6. You can’t fix your anxiety with impulsivity. But it’s kinda fun and worth a shot anyway.
7. If you have something to say, say it. You’ll probably regret things you didn’t do more than things you did.
8. If they only text you when it’s dark outside, they don’t really want to talk.
9. If they say sorry and continue the same behavior they apologized for, they’re not sorry. This goes for friends, crushes, and your parents.
10. It’s okay to do things on your own. It’s okay to go for drives to clear your head and get food by yourself and hang out in cafes by yourself. Nobody thinks you’re weird.
11. There are things you want and things you need. Know the difference.
12. Watching the sunset on parking garage rooftops with your friends serve as cheap therapy appointments.
13. Smile at people because the world is hard and it’s so beautiful to just be kind.
14. Espresso will never ever cure a headache. Just take ibuprofen like a normal person.
15. If you hate what you’re doing, quit. You’re not giving up. You’re making better choices for yourself. Leave jobs, people, situations, or classes that make you want to die.
16. You can only mess up a finite amount of times in your life. You’ll make messes and you’ll learn from your mistakes and you’ll grow and that’s probably the whole point.
—  16 Things I Learned in 2016
I may have written a ghostbusters musical

So I wrote a ghostbusters musical with 50+ songs (including Hamilton, heathers and crazy ex girlfriend) and it has holtzbert, mental health issues (because I apparently take my problems and reflect them onto fictional characters) and Jonathan groff as Kevin’s boyfriend. And so far the people I have messaged the song list to have loved it. Honestly I could talk about this thing all day so if anyone wants a chat I’m here

Batbros at the amusement park 2

-Eventually they compromise and create a sort of list of the order they’ll go on rides
-Dick does get first pick because they decided that it was his idea in the first place and it’s a silent test of whether they’d enjoy this whole experience
-they start on the Tilt-a-whirl (basically a spinny car thing. It’s probs my favourite and the most amazing) and they are immediately regretting this decision.
-the carts they sit in are barely, just barely, big enough for the four of them to squeeze into but they manage to fit
-the order is Dick on one end, Damian next to him, Tim on Damian’s right, and Jason on the other end
-luckily for Tim they’re squeezed together so tight that Damian can’t make an attempt to hurt him
-with their combined weight this cart is spinning faster than imaginable. They’re a blur and are literally plastered to the back of the seats with the sheer force
-they get off and nearly fall over because everything is spinning until Jason starts dragging them off to the next ride-his pick-a towering ride that spun upside down and left you hanging in the sky
-Dick and Damian sit across from one another and Dick makes faces at Damian while trying not to accidentally kick him because his legs are too long for the gap between them
-Jason and Tim sit across from one another and Jason keeps joking (maybe) that he’ll spit at Tim as they’re spinning (“you won’t even be able to tell. It’s like a raindrop” “Jason it’s 85 degrees and sunny. There’s no rain and if you spit on me I swear to all things holy”)
-Jason did not spit on Tim but Dick did accidentally kick Damian
-Damian picks a calming ride that’s basically a giant swing set. It offers a scenic view of the fairgrounds and is overall enjoyable (“now we know the escape routes if necessary.” “Dami it’s a day off we don’t need escape routes” “that’s what you think Grayson”)
-Tim keeps reapplying sunscreen and cursing the others for being naturally more resilient to the sun
-for lunch they stop at a pizza stand and sit at a rickety picnic table that Damian insists is not sanitary at all (Tim agrees)
-Jason buys a massive fried dough that’s so covered in sugar it could give an elephant diabetes
-he shares it (mostly). Dick gets powdered sugar everywhere and when the boys laugh at him he pulls them into a bear hug that ends up getting them covered in sugar too
-when they go on the teacups Jason warns Tim and Damian to go in a different cup and takes Dick with him
-if they were going fast on the Tilt-a-whirl, they rivalled Wally on speed right now
-Dick legitimately needed five minutes to breathe and not puke. Jason needed five minutes to catch his breath from laughing too hard
-Dick and Tim realise that the coloured lights are amazing for selfies and getting so many amazing photos
-adorable batbro selfies where they’re all grinning or half smiling (Damian is trying to maintain his reputation and Jason is 2 Cool 4 Smiling but does the typical ‘I have to smile to be polite and not hurt people’s feelings’ smile)
-basically just all of them being happy and brotherly and everyone is getting along and being a family

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips for those who've never been to the parks before? :D

  • research!! make sure to look up everything from food to shows to rides etc. i made a bucket list of things i wanted to do when i first when to disneyland, and i had it divided in to “food/places to eat”, “characters”, “rides/attractions”, “shows/parades” and make sure to do the things you want to do first! Don’t leave it until the last day because you never know what might come up - a ride could be down, characters might not be out etc (to some degree). save your last day for everything that you wanted to do a second time or for things your missed your first day. 
  • also take pictures of everything! even if it’s as basic as taking a picture of your ice cream in front of the castle etc. you can never have too many pictures! you will never regret taking a picture but you might regret not taking pictures. 
  • you can bring your own food in to the parks, so dont be afraid of bring food and water! 
  • meet your favourite characters, even if you’re shy. they’re trained to interact with you and they’ll lead the conversation and make sure you’re comfortable! 
  • if you’re at wdw, check out the hotels around property if you just want a relaxing day but something beyond sitting around the pool. the hotels have some really great food options and the themeing is on POINT!!
  • visit disney springs/downtown disney! you dont need long there a couple hours max, but disney springs has all this new stuff and a great place for a day off! 

hope this helps!! 

send me any questions, unpopular opinions, anything you want advice for/things to get off your chest, i’m here for y’all!

The Summer Olicity Fic List 2016

(AKA The Great Olicity Fic Rec List)

So as you guys can probably tell with my lack of presence on Tumblr these days, I’m a little disillusioned with this season of Arrow right now.  But instead of rehashing all the things you guys have said more eloquently than I ever could, I decided to give those of you who may need it, the great list of balm I’ve been using to deal with these wounds:  fanfiction.  Namely, excellent fanfiction that you will hopefully enjoy.  Mostly on AO3 because that’s where I prefer to read these days.

There’s a reason this has a cut in it.  It’s massively huge.  (Seriously, I’ve tagged, like, half the fandom.)  You’ve probably read some of these before.  Some, maybe you haven’t.  These are on the list because they are perfectly awesome in some way, shape, form, or fashion.

Also, I don’t know everyone’s tumblr, so if you see someone mentioned, please tag them on it.  I’m trying, but I’m a little out of touch, sadly. :/

In alphabetical order because I’m ridiculous like that, here we go:

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*screams at ya’ll*  well slap me silly  its january 9th  & do you bros know what that means ?? it means my lovelies that one year ago today i picked up this here scoundrel as a muse !!   &   i honestly have no regrets.   i was never a star wars fan i will be honest   i wasn’t raised with the franchise i was never into it.  i saw the originals for the first time maybe five years ago & than the first prequel than i stopped.   well my dad took me to tfa when it came out   & let me tell you i fell in love  LIKE MADLY.      soon after i posted in my main fandom asking if i should do the thing  &   honestly i never expected such response & or the outcome of this blog.     i have a really hard time holding onto a muse outside my main fandom   well i did take many breaks from han here —- hes still been with me for a long year & i’m just  *flips around*   i am honestly in disbelief.   so here i am to say thanks for making me year on han brilliant & amazing & for being my escape when my main fandom goes to shit.  this fandom is my safe haven & i will forever be grateful to that.   i opened up a year ago under spacexpirate  & now here i am after a year with scoxndrel  & its been a wild ride.      

MY SOLO FAM.

@rebelgeneralleia  / @shercbels     &  @sandspeeding / @generoyal      &    @bestfitted  aka @dxrkforce

the four of us are our friendship is one of the most cherished things this fandom has ever given me.  we all may jump from fandom to fandom.  but our little group chat keeps us together connected & i can’t be more thankful for you all <33    to think all this amaziness started from me rebloging one post about wanting rey solo & it became this family — this close knit connection that i am so forever grateful for.   so huge thanks to trash queen tricia  !!   duckling son skylar  &  loveable sister ali  !!    ya’ll are amazing  *smooches you all*  &  one day guys one day we will actually so something with this verse — someday !!

SMUGGLING SQUAD  

where i have known you for ten minutes or ten months you make my time on han special so i want to thank you all !!

@thecursedson  / @stcrredeyes   & @galaxyslasthope  & @herooftherebellion  &  @skysaunter & @capturedgrace & @saviorheart  & @devilishlyhxndsome  & @arrogancekiing  @wookiekissed / @theprincessladyswan  & @liightside & @ncrfherder  & @thecursedspinner  / @homeisthestars  

TRAILS OF LIGHT 

we may not write a whole lot or at all but you truly brighten my dash & i want to say thanks !!

@awakenedrey  & @sergeantstardust  & @starhaze  & @rebelsacrifice  & @senthope  & @lvkexskywvlker  & @yourxworship  & @sunworn  & @smugglerson  & @cxnfliicted & @manichaeisms  & @lighttempted  & @neverthedark  & @jedifarmboy  & @ocaptaiin  & @spacehated  & @felledstar  & @jedhapilot  

IF I FORGOT YOU I AM SORRY.   BUT I DO LOVE YOU ALL DEARLY & THANKS FOR GVING ME A KICK ASS YEAR ON HAN !!! HERES TO MANY MORE !!

1. You shouldn’t have apologized. You should just stay away from now on.

2. You are the closest I’ve come to loving someone and the closest I’ve come to hating someone.

3. We were a mistake I had to make.

4. The least you could’ve done is finish the apology you started. You can’t leave a message unopened for forever.

5. Miss me. That’s my last dare to you.

6. I hope you have to watch me fall in love with him. I hope you start to regret everything.

7. When I see you, my heart doesn’t jump anymore. There’s nothing here for you.

8. I’m trying not to be angry, because I haven’t figured out what I’m angry at yet.

9. I miss two things about you. You probably know what one is. Is that cruel?

10. I don’t care if it’s cruel. I haven’t been selfish enough.

—  The last ten things I will write to you– Lily Rain

@ddraconian-love tagged me to do this, thank you very much :D

5 things you’ll find in my bag:

  1. My keys
  2. Tissues
  3. Lipbalm
  4. Pens
  5. My wallet

5 things in my bedroom:

  1. My bass and amp
  2. Concert tickets on the wall
  3. Posters as well
  4. Books
  5. The Clothes Chair™

Things I’ve always wanted to do in life:

  1. Follow Edguy on tour, like, in France or in Europe. (it depends of how rich i get someday y’know)
  2. Meet my Internet friends
  3. Go to Sweden
  4. Get a duck :’)
  5. Get tattooed

Things that make me happy:

  1. Concerts
  2. Edguy
  3. Hugs
  4. My cats
  5. Birds
  6. When people seem to appreciate me? hahaha
  7. Watching wrestling

Things I’m currently into:

  1. German classes on Duolingo? :’)
  2. Twilight Force
  3. Writing
  4. What am I even into. The metalhead from college. Nope nope.


Things on my to - do list:

  1. Get my ears pierced a third time
  2. Get my bachelor’s degree (is that even what it’s called lmao school systems aren’t even the same anywhere anyway)
  3. Get accepted for my master’s in translation
  4. See Vexillum again (and tell them how much I love them)
  5. Learn how to actually play the bass someday

5 things you may not know about me:

  1. I tend to develop crushes or whatever you want to call them on any person I find cute just because I apparently have that need to have someone who is the centre of my attention or something.
  2. But I never dated anyone irl and only really fell in love once with a guy who lived 400+ kms away from me L M A O (only 90s kids remember how cheesy I was about C. ayyy)
  3. I am always 100% legit convinced I am the most annoying person in the world and that I shouldn’t even be allowed to communicate with anyone because I’m a loss of time. (I’M A HAPPY PERSON.)
  4. I started going to concerts when I was 12 and since then I’ve been to at least one concert a year. Usually more than one, but you see what I mean. Maybe.
  5. I tend to name everything either Amadeus or Ludwig. OH MY GOD I WONDER WHY. (Because of Rock me Amadeus and Jens Ludwig, don’t think of me as anything but an Edguy fangirl tbh.) SO OH BOY THANKFULLY I DON’T WANT CHILDREN RIGHT?

I’ll tag @avangaysia, @dragon-on-the-sea, @seashell-eyes-and-windy-smiles, @the-funerary-dirge-of-a-teenager, @wynill, @d-e-r-n-h-e-l-m and @vedrividia if they want to/haven’t done this yet!

@midnite-ride
@saltwaterskies

i think you misunderstand somewhat with that post. I wish I could explain. but thank you for the replies and especially for telling your story @midnite-ride, i’m always down to hear a story yo. I am glad you shared it.

as i said before in the post before here (link) i can list the things about it easily. and I don’t think nobody cares exactly, the “who cares” is more complex and I regret putting it that way cause I don’t want people to worry about me in any way.

i don’t really have a problem with death, at least i don’t think so, but something about my grandmother’s and the events about it prevents me from telling it like I want to and so I have not done it yet. I don’t want to put my family, or other people I’ve cared about, in a negative light and I worry about that constantly. i only want to show how human they are and I do not know how to do that yet. I don’t want to sound like I am complaining about my life, or for people to take pity on me, as I don’t feel like I am ashamed about it. If there’s anything I’m ashamed about it’s only myself.

hopefully that makes sense?

i only want everyone to see how beautifully fucked everything is, and until I am capable of doing that I can not tell the story of the death of my grandmother yet.

hopefully one day though, for sure.

(i accidentally tagged @seawolfesea instead of @saltwaterskies, sorry guys.)

I got tagged by @justjojoking

Rules: Tag 10 people you would like to know better.

Tagging: no one. i declare anarchy.

i. how old?: not your business

ii. current job?: yes

iii. dream job?: it involves earning money

iv. what are you talented at?: bad memes

v. what is a big goal you are working towards/ achieved already?: i aim to be a hamon user. wikihow isn’t very helpful so far

vi. what is your aesthetic?: haha too many things. i like red tho

vii. do you collect anything?: regrets

viii. what is a topic you always bring up in conversations?: b-bringing up topics?… conversations? oh no

ix. what is a pet peeve of yours?: i have too many pet peeves to list them. the general population annoys me, woops

x. good advice to give?: nope. i yolo everything i do

xi. recommend three songs or more: Cut chemist - There is no spoon - Incredible Bongo Band - Apache - Blockhead - Coloring book - RJD2 - The Horror

i love bitter things:
poems that punch me in the gut,
and coffee without sugar;
movies that leave me feeling like the babylon burned at my feet;
hard, dark chocolate you have to melt on your tongue to taste;
vodka from my grandfather’s shot glass;
flowers about to die;
the moment of regret after the sun sets;
chipped nail polish
and blood-bitten lips.

i love bitter things.

—  marina v., a poem about a boy with voice like fire.
Masstterrliissttsss!~

Alright so there’s just been a ton of people asking for my masterlists, and I know that being on mobile makes it difficult to find the lists, sooo I decided to put all of my scenarios here on this post for all the groups I’ve written for just to make things easier. 

Also, just for future reference, if you’re on mobile, you can go to the “search” on my blog & type in the member’s name you’re looking for + “scenario” and all the things I’ve written for that member should come up [ex woohyun scenario”]

And if you’re ever looking for this masterlist, it should come up when you search “masterlist”

Alright, have a nice day, and I hope you enjoy reading~

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Inspirational Quotes from the Pokédex Holders

The other day I was looking at this poster on my wall that has a bunch of inspirational quotes and I noticed that some of them sounded like things the Pokédex holders would say. Then I noticed that I could imagine all the Pokédex holders saying something that was on that poster…so here’s my list of inspirational quotes each Pokédex holder would say.

Red: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

Blue(m): “Don’t be your own worst enemy.”

Green(f): “Do it with passion.”

Yellow: “Laugh about it!”

Gold: “Just be awesome.”

Silver: “Create your life.”

Crystal: “Be compassionate.”

Ruby: “Live without regrets.”

Sapphire: “Have a heart.”

Emerald: “Listen to your intuition.”

Diamond: “Just be happy!”

Pearl: “Show your enthusiasm!”

Platinum: “Say what you want to say.”

Black: “Dream wide awake!”

White: “Dream big.”

Lack-Two: “Keep your word.”

Whi-Two: “Be supportive.”

X: “Be there.”

Y: “Speak up!”

I’m really regretting not taking the day off tomorrow. Back before the election and my job switch, I fully intended to. The plan was I’d spend the day crying while looking back at pictures from the Obama Administration then cry some more while proudly watching Hillary take the oath. Probably get day drunk and wrap things up with some West Wing. But with the new gig, I didn’t really feel like I could take the day, now it’s too late, and I would really prefer to mourn what we’re losing and dread the shitshow we’ll be forced to endure until the inevitable impeachment and resignation at home with my bottle of Pinot Grigio. Instead I have to settle settle for crying and photos tonight, trying to knock out some of my massive to-do list tomorrow, and getting slightly sloppy with my old team after work.

SPECIAL “JEN FORGOT YESTERDAY WAS FRIDAY ADDITION!” 

Anyways! 

Here’s a list of wonderful pieces of writing that I have had the pleasure of being tagged in or have read this past week and one day.

If you would like to be a part of the Fanfic Friday post, please tag me and I will check it out. If I don’t like/reblog and send you a message (because lets be real, feedback is awesome) then I didn’t get the notification. 

If you don’t want to be tagged, please let me know!

Here we go! 

One Shots/ Imagines:

Series:

The purpose of this is to share the love to all the fantastic writers who spend hours, days, weeks and even months on these. Please send them messages telling them how much you loved their work because its amazing. 

I would also like to that each and every one of you for 7k! It means the world to me that y’all follow me and read the stories I post. It wasn’t that long ago that I was terrified of anyone else other than myself, reading my writing. 

Please don’t be shy, I don’t bite. You can tag me in anything and I will read it! All my love. xoxoxox

i changed @sarahocult ‘s name on their facebook to “dinkeldoo” bc heck im funny bc they actually trusted me (why???) and let me be on their phone and like, i just, changed it. and then they wanted to get back on me because they cant change their name back in 60 days so.., theyre stuck with dinkeldoo for two months adsad so i agreed to let them change mine and,

my name is currently quiznak on fb and the funny thing is?? no one reacted?? like my sister asked but literally /no one else/ from my friend list??? (ok nat did but they know about voltron so not fair) because they dont know about voltron so they didnt really.. care? and sarah is annoyed and regretting their decision because theirs is “dinkeldoo” and mine is just a weird alien word and ppl dont even question it? theyre just like, well ok another weird name, im just!!! scream!!!! i succeeded!!