i just read them and then do it the easiest way

Haikyuu!! Couples as Parents Gifs

Gifs and small headcanons about what some of the Haikyuu!! pairings would be like as parents. This could be considered an addition to my headcanons about the Haikyuu!! couples as parents (which you can find here). 

Thank you for this request and I hope these are good!

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I’ve noticed that since beginning high school, there have been an abundance of reading-based tests/assignments that a lot of my classmates just don’t get. That’s not saying, by any means, that they aren’t capable of doing the work, but they just don’t know how to actually interpret the information. Along the way, I’ve found a few way that help me prepare for tests, and I figured I would share them with you all!


summarizing


I’ve found that one of the easiest ways to comprehend information from a textbook/document is to summarize every few paragraphs. A lot of time things seem to get lost in translation, so rewording it into a way that you understand can be v helpful. 

“At the time, the people of Rome faced many struggles that eventually led to the fall of the empire.”
“Struggles in Rome caused the fall of the empire.” would be a very generic and vague example. 


taking notes

Although this one seems very self-explanitory, sometimes the notes we take aren’t very helpful, especially if we aren’t sure on what to take notes on.


things to look for-

  • important dates, people, and places
  • direct quotes that might give clues to the perspective of a person (if that makes sense. pretty much things said by the author/subject that might show how someone believes on a certain topic.)
  • things that genuinely seem important
  • cause and effect senarios


methods that may be helpful-

  • summarize each section (add the section title followed by bullet points or a paragraph stating key points)
  • simply take notes using bullets and definitions (highlight the really important stuff)
  • review the notes before your test/while trying to complete assignments


general things that’ll probably be helpful-

try to stay focused. now, I know that is much easier said than done, but sometimes silencing your phone makes all the difference. try not to get distracted by the ever appealing Instagram or Tumblr, or that text message from you best friend that seems absolutely urgent.


don’t rush. you won’t retain nearly as much information if you are just trying to finish as quickly as you can.


I hope this is helpful! :)

-flower girl, Emily

The Signs as John Green Books (& quotes from them)

Fire: Paper Towns

Aries: “When did we see each other face-to-face? Not until you saw into my cracks and I saw into yours. Before that, we were just looking at ideas of each other, like looking at your window shade but never seeing inside. But once the vessel cracks, the light can get in. The light can get out.”

Leo: “Isn’t it also that on some fundamental level we find it difficult to understand that other people are human beings in the same way that we are? We idealize them as gods or dismiss them as animals.”

Sagittarius: “It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.”

Earth: An Abundance of Katherines

Taurus: “Do you ever wonder whether people would like you more or less if they could see inside you? But I always wonder about that. If people could see me the way I see myself—if they could live in my memories—would anyone, anyone, love me?”

Virgo: “How do you just stop being terrified of getting left behind and ending up by yourself forever and not meaning anything to the world?”

Capricorn: “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”

Air: Looking for Alaska

Gemini: “I wanted to be one of those people who have streaks to maintain, who scorch the ground with their intensity. But for now, at least I knew such people, and they needed me, just like comets need tails.”

Libra: “Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia […]. You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”

Aquarius: “It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn’t the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things.”

Water: The Fault in Our Stars

Cancer: “Much of my life had been devoted to trying not to cry in front of people who loved me, so I knew what Augustus was doing. You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile.”

Scorpio: “That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.”

Pisces: “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”

Hate is the easiest way to overcome undying love for that particular someone. But what if they don’t do anything that could make you hate them? Do you stay fixated on them and wait for it to pass? Do you stay fixated on them and wait for them to inculcate and reciprocate? I don’t know about you, but I don’t have that kind of patience. So then, what do you do when you hopelessly fall in love with someone who tells you ‘you’re just a friend’?
—  the-cat / break down or guard up?
Do you know what annoys me?

The “dangirls” that pretend to have existential crises. They are ALWAYS like “Omg guyz but what if the universe wasn’t real! now my head hurts. xp ow!” or something to that effect. I have been questioning the universe and where we came from since before I could remember. A big man in the sky never cut it for me. I would spend hours looking at the refrigerator (Idk why it was that, but it always was(looking back, it was probably dissociation)) wondering about life. I developed an anxiety disorder a couple years ago (like 2 ½) so now the existential crises will send me into full on panic attacks. I will actually hurt myself just to ground, because that’s the quickest easiest way of doing it.
So, please don’t have these fake existential crises it’s mocking the people who actually have them.

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Requested: Can you write a story, in which Derek watches his girlfriend reading and he is smiling because he realise how happy he is for the first time because he loves her and just starting at her makes him happy! He feel safe and home for first time?😊 

A/N: Sorry to the Anonymous that requested this that it’s short but I found it the easiest way of doing it (I mean, I assumed you wanted it as a one-shot but I couldn’t figure out enough to make it long enough for that) - hope that’s all right though! And yeah, as normal gif credit goes to their respective owners, I just found them on Google.


The rain was pounding against the windows, making Derek glad that the two of you were huddled up in the loft. He wasn’t paying much attention to the sound though, or the calls from people in the building as they squealed at the weather or shouted for friends to pick up umbrellas. His full attention was on (Y/n).

She was sitting across the armchair, reading another one of the books that she always had in her bag. There was a small smile on her face, her eyes zooming across the page as her favourite characters went about their normal adventures, her muttering comments occasionally or gasping if something dramatic happened.

And, in that moment, Derek realised how happy he was having met her. The normality of the situation struck a chord with him. He assumed this was how people felt when they were with their loved ones, the ones they cared deeply about, the people who made them happy. He realised that he felt safe, despite knowing that a new threat would soon find its way to Beacon Hills.

He grinned, turning away from her for a moment so as to try and hide it.

‘What’s up?’ she asked lightly, making him jump. He hadn’t expected her to look up just yet.

‘Nothing,’ he said, not able to hide the smile as he shook his head.

She raised an eyebrow at him, causing him to move to sit beside her.

‘Come on, you’re not known as the sourwolf for no reason. Why’re you grinning like an idiot?’ there was a lightly teasing tone to her voice that made his heart swell, made him feel as though he was home because of the sound. It was comforting – and she was the only one he’d want to share that with.

‘I just… I’m really glad that you’re here. I don’t know when I’ve been happier than I am right now, just sitting here with you there. I feel…’ he paused, took a deep breath before linking his arm through hers, making sure that he was close to her. ‘I feel almost normal.’

She smiled shaking her head slightly though. ‘Normal’s overrated, as long as you’re happy that’s all I care about.’

Derek nodding, his smile brightening again. ‘I’m really happy,’ he said, before opening her book again for her. ‘You get back to reading, I’ll make us drinks in a little while.

She grinned at him, nodding slightly before moving her hand to scratch him at the side of the head and resting her forehead against his temple.

‘Sounds perfect, thank you, Derek,’ she said, before kissing him lightly on the cheek and turning her attention back towards her book.

Derek sighed contentedly. He was really happy, not that he’d really noticed it happening before now. He was glad that he had (Y/n) in his life, making him remember how it felt to feel safe, to feel glad to be at home. For that he was truly thankful, he just wanted to find a way of telling her that though.  

Maybe before leaving a review you’d stop and think, would the author benefit from this? That is what a good criticism does. Evaluate. You have to understand fiction is an expression of art, and not everyone will like it, sure, but I am tired of seeing nasty ass reviews when the easiest thing you can do is not read. Chapter after chapter of negative remarks, after the first few you can just stop.  I will not read a story that is anti-Michonne. If I start a story and I hate the way it is going, I will stop, but I won’t shit on someone else’s hard work. You should be able to respectfully say to someone that I do not like this characterization of the character or this plot because xyz, but to call in to question the integrity of the author, to rip them for their creative choices based on nothing except, I don’t like this… thats not criticism thats just being a jerk. Now if you hate the way things are going, but you are still intrigued, maybe write something positive among the things you hate. Maybe, at least say, I don’t think this character would react this way, but I enjoy the writing style, or whatever. Not every review will be positive, but you do not have to be unnecessary.


Fanfiction is free, you did not buy it. For some its a big step to even muster up the courage to share ones imagination. Let’s maybe not be horrible behind anonymous. 

The Lip Habit

I knew how to read her just from her lips.

Toddlers feel a multitude of emotions but due to their limited understanding of them, they tend to be expressed under three or four categories. Only when you really know a person can you read their facial expressions properly, see the nuances of a frown line, the quiver of a lip and the formation of a dimple.

The easiest way to tell when Amy was happy, and I mean truly happy, was her dimples. When she was mildly amused, her smile would spread and her nose would occasionally scrunch a little. When she was laughing, her smile would be big and her gums or teeth would be shown. When she was genuinely happy and not being provoked to be so by a tickle or a funny noise, her smile would grow to the point where it pushed her cheeks to the side and the deep grooves either side of her lips would form. She was by far the cutest baby out of the five Shepherd children, and it had everything to do with those dimples.

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