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anonymous asked:

Any scripts or experiences on how to explain to my mom why im sensitive my family talking loudly but not my music? When they get too rowdy I play music and my mom thinks I'm just being a brat

“The conversations that happen in a large gathering like that aren’t just loud, they’re chaotic and unpredictable and I find that unpredictability stressful.  Listening to my music helps me regulate that because it’s something predictable and something I can control.”

It’s also worth noting that it’s possible part of the reason your mom is bothered by it is because listening to your music at a social gathering is viewed as rude, so if you were able to offer alternatives (such as getting to set a playlist for background music for events your mom hosts or being able to disappear to your room/the bathroom/the car for ten minutes when things get too rowdy) that might also help your mom be more accepting.



folkin around // panic! at the disco

careforashow  asked:

Screenplay question: How do you avoid a predictable twist?

I’d say this is less a screenplay question and more a story question. I tend to park my twists around the midpoint and the end. Why two?

To that I’d reply, “Why not two?”

Okay. So let’s do a little exercise.

First, why do you feel it’s predictable? Make a list of reasons and get those out of your head.

Now, can you group those reasons into categories like characters, plot/structure, and general self-loathing, do it, because you might notice some trends.

Once you’ve got those trends noted, that’s when you can do one of my favorite things as a writer: screw with people’s expectations! 

Structural stuff, I think, is the hardest. Movies in general are formulaic to the point that it makes me want to vomit, but they’re so formulaic because it’s works, so you walk a delicate balance. Too far in the other direction and people won’t understand or be able to follow along, and that’s no good either. Regardless, play with the pacing.  Try moving up some events or drawing them out. Worst thing that happens is you try some stuff out and it doesn’t work. 

Pro Tip: Write your plot points on index cards and rearrange till your heart’s content. Snap a picture or something, then rearrange it again. Repeat.

Sometimes you have a great structure, but the characters are taking the shine off it. Do you have any Mary Sue/Gary Stu’s running around being the character equivalent of Wonder Bread? Ditch ‘em or re-work them. I can’t tell you how many great plots–and twists!– I’ve seen ruined by shit characters. One thing that has helped me is to always know the character’s motivations and to think in terms of verbs. It’ll make your life easier and make your actors happy.

Also, don’t forget to think about the overall environment in the scene, too. You can contrast or highly things effectively with the surroundings as well, and not enough writers do it.

Hope this helps,


gaydragonwizards  asked:

An entirely random question: in a modern au, what sort of music would Vlad, Nathan, and Ursula like, respectively?

Oh boy I love asks like these cause it means I get to pull up my obscure character notes.

In the modern human AU, Vlad’s mother was a classical pianist and taught him how to play, as well as the violin. Ursula once remarked that he plays with a beautiful kind of heavy sorrow. His taste in music is predictably, somewhat moody and more than a little bit eclectic. He went through an emo goth phase in high school and never really left and still listens to things like JJ72 and Staind when he’s working, but draws the line at “The Sound of Silence” because he’s actively trying to stay sober these days and he still remembers the way his mother’s voice would crack on certain notes while listening to the original. He still can’t really listen to Joni Mitchell because of this, and God help anyone who tries to play Don McLean without warning him first cause you’re going to have to pick him up off the floor afterwards.

When he wants to be angry but upbeat while he works he has things like Muse and Awolnation on a loop. He’s more than a little in love with Hozier and refers to him as “my other boyfriend” in conversation. You’ll also hear a lot of Jefferson Airplane coming from his art studio, something he’s managed to reclaim from his mother’s collection without breaking his heart listening to it, more recently however it’s been this song on a loop, for obvious reasons. It makes him happy despite the gently melancholic tone of it.

If he were a Queen song he’d be Under Pressure.

Nathan is a total mess when it comes to music, it doesn’t matter what is playing, he’s here for it and ready to dance whether it’s Brittany Spears Toxic or Electric Six’s Danger! High Voltage. That said his phone is primarily loaded with theme songs from films and video games. The battle themes from Elder Scrolls makes great running tunes on the treadmill as far as he’s concerned. As does the main theme for Pacific Rim. Ursula got him addicted to Florence and the Machine sometime around the first week they started dating and he apologetically listens to Howl all the time while wearing his “do you even shift bro” werewolf t-shirt. Ursula likes to joke that his love song for Vlad is Jace Everett’s Bad Things. And not just because it was on True Blood and he’s never gotten over his vampire fixation from early adolescence and Vlad is absolutely 100% his Type in that regard, aka romantic sad goth in skinny jeans who looks good in fangs, nope, nope, nope, how very dare. (He feels attacked. This is slander. But yea, actually, no that’s…fair…)

He’s also got about 20 nieces and nephews at this point (or is it twelve, feels like a hundred) so he’s also got a million and one Disney songs stuck in his head at any given moment and can sing them all on command. Right now he’s had Shakira’s Try Everything from Zootopia on a loop in the kitchen for the last six months and the other two are on the verge of forming an intervention. Again. 

If he were a Queen song he’d be Don’t Stop Me Now

Ursula identifies with Florence Welch on a spiritual level because she too is both the aesthetic of Here Comes The Hurricane To Fuck Up Your Life and Ethereal Early Morning Light Glinting On Still Waters.

On the flipside of this she’s pretty certain Hozier is her patronus and also refers to him as “my other, other, boyfriend” in unity with Vlad. Him and Jeff Buckley, who she’s not unconvinced wasn’t a celestial being who decided to grace this world with his voice before he was called back to beyond the ether.

Like the other two she’ll listen to pretty much anything, but tends to avoid the more melancholy choices Vlad makes. She’s more of a “burn the sadness out of your veins with rage” sort of person than a “I need to sit down and have a good cry”. You always know when she’s annoyed at something because she likes to scream along to the opening of Immigrant Song regardless of the time of day or night. It’s best to just let her get on with it. (Their neighbors are mercifully old and deaf.) If the boys hear Martha Wainwright’s Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole coming from the crafting room however it’s usually a good idea to go in armed with chocolate and a blanket because she’s probably under the desk not crying. She never cries. Vlad finds it unnerving and wishes she would. He thinks it’d help.

There’s a lot of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks in there too, as well as  Loreena Mckennitt and the occasional insertion of Bill Hicks (yes the comedian) singing his song, The Moon Is Smiling.

She also likes the  Yeah Yeah Yeahs and listens to Sacrilege fairly often. It’s the song she left on her ultra conservative adopted family’s voice mail when they found out about both Nathan and Vlad and called her a sinner. Immediately followed by Millie Jackson’s Fuck You Symphony. They haven’t tried to speak to her since and their voicemail appears to be deactivated. She can’t imagine why.

At the moment her personal anthem is What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes and you’ll often find her gently singing it to herself while she works. Vlad tends to join in, not even realizing he’s doing it. It’s easy for them to harmonize together and Nathan enjoys listening to them both.

If she were a Queen song she’d undeniably be Killer Queen.

Regardless of their differing tastes, no matter where they are in the house if The Killers Mister Brightside comes on they’ll all bust into the same room singing it. They’re aware the lyrics are ironic for them but it’s impossible not to sing along. 

If the trio were a Queen Song it’d probably be Bohemian Rhapsody. They take turns singing all the parts. Nathan’s family have banned the song on long car rides for this reason. No. Once is enough. Don’t put it on a loop. Stop. Don’t make us split you up between cars. Again.


Klebold: We’re hoping. We’re hoping. I hope we kill 250 of you. It will be the most nerveracking
15 minutes of my life, after the bombs are set and we’re waiting to charge through
the school. Seconds will be like hours. I can’t wait. I’ll be shaking like a leaf.
Harris: I hope people have flashbacks. [making shooting noises while aiming his shotgun]
Isn’t it fun to get the respect we’re going to deserve? We don’t give a shit because we’re going
to die doing it.

It’s getting late; Eric looks at his watch and says it’s 1:28 am on March 15. Dylan says people
will note the date and time when watching it.

Klebold: [predicting his parents’ feelings of regret] If only we could have reached them sooner,
or found this tape.
Harris: [also predicting] If only we would have searched their room. If only we would have
asked the right questions. [talks about his mother being thoughtful, bringing him candy and Slim Jims] I really am sorry about all this.
Klebold: They gave me my fucking life. It’s up to me what I do with it.


Only in a world this shitty could you even try to say these were innocent people and keep a straight face. But that’s the point. We see a deadly sin on every street corner, in every home, and we tolerate it. We tolerate it because it’s common, it’s trivial. We tolerate it morning, noon, and night. Well, not anymore.

Fire of Soul
Fire of Soul

“Fire of Soul” - by Hiroaki “TOMMY” Tominaga 

And last but not least we have Avdol’s theme. Another great work by TOMMY, representing so well Avdol’s character.

If you can see these flames, I shall tell you
There is nothing to fear, it’s all part of destiny

‘Magician’s Red’ Burning Justice! 

Forget about what you lost
Just take back your lost pride

‘Magician’s Red’ Crimson Hurricane

Don’t get too hot
A calm flame has no place in the scorching heat
We’ll definitely reach our destination
Our journey ends with your scream
I’ll get you back, for sure!

The nightmare I saw that day, the fear that invites me closer
Next time I won’t run away, we’ll fight together 

‘Magician’s Red’ Crimson Bind

In order to advance, this is the best promise
To the men that fight, I give the Ankh’s blessing

‘Magician’s Red’ Crimson Hurricane

Aren’t you 10 years early? 
Experience guides my prophecies
If I were to fall…
…just keep going forward  
This is the noble way of life

Don’t get too hot
A calm flame has no place in the scorching heat
We’ll definitely reach our destination
Our journey ends with your scream
I’ll get you back, for sure!


: This of course refers to when Avdol met Dio in Egypt.
: Avdol says this to Polnareff when they are fighting (”You’re 10 years early to fight me, a fortune teller, with your predictions”).
: Again, the words he says to Polnareff when they’re about to venture into Dio’s mansion.

Smirk Pt. 3 - Luke Hemmings

Pairing: Luke and Y/N

Word Count: 5.1k+

Requested: Yes!!

Warnings: PG-13 (Swearing?)

I REALLY don’t know how I feel about this so any feedback would be so appreciated. I also wouldn’t mind taking this and turning it into an actual fanfiction so let me know your thoughts on that. :)

Part One HERE // Part Two HERE

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First off! I’m not the first one to do this. @icarusninja23​ made a great post about it a while ago, and managed to predict a lot of Missing Milo. I think a lot of the notes make more sense now than they did a year ago, which is why I’m still posting this. I didn’t realize that their post existed, so all of the notes have been ‘deciphered’ by me and @tuthemurphy​.

I was watching the We’re Gonna Do It Again video, and I came across this.

‘Act One’ and ‘Act Two’ look like (very) rough drafts for Missing Milo and Fungus Among Us.

Obviously there’s a big chance that they’re incorrect on purpose (so we don’t get any real spoilers) but it’s still quite interesting. I’ve written out what I think the notes are below the cut along with conclusions, so you can all avoid potential spoilers. (Although I really think a few of these were made up for when someone decides to try to read them.)

Please note that this video is over a year old, and will be a year and a half old when season two comes out - a lot can change! It’s also important to note that there are gaps in between the notes, where it looks like one or two have been removed.

Some thoughts on this are the bottom of the post!

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Predictions for the rest of Steven Universe Season 5

Note that these are just predictions, most of which may not actually come true. That said…

Lars of the Stars: We can practically piece together everything that happens at this point, based on the preview/promo, the Crewniverse Zine, and the episode descriptions.

We get the events of the SDCC preview, Stevonnie happens, Emerald attacks, Stevonnie has a space dogfight of sorts, they get shot down and crash on the planetoid below.

Jungle Moon: I don’t think we’ll get any major revelations or anything (no new alien civilization, no colony in-progress, no secret Diamond base, no Yoda-esque Gem exiled there that has all the answers). Just Stevonnie in an extraterrestrial jungle.

I’m thinking Stevonnie is stuck on that moon for a good amount of time, like a week perhaps, and Lars is unable to rescue them on account of Emerald.

Also, I believe this is when we get that Stevonnie song that was hinted at recently, and it could very well be “That Distant Shore,” the song from the end credits leak.

My major prediction for this episode is that it ends on Stevonnie discovering that Lapis had moved the Barn to said Moon, giving us that cliffhanger until the next episode (which will either be the following week or after another hiatus)

Lapis Episode: Basically, I’m expecting Lapis to either be wallowing in her own misery at this point, or just barely holding it together due to not having Peridot to keep up the Good Vibes. I’m thinking it’ll be the latter, but at the end of the day, she ain’t gonna be doing so hot.

While I do think this could potentially be too soon to see Lapis again, this is the only way I can imagine following up with her that’s not “And now I’m back sorry bout that”

Could potentially feature Escapism.

Basically, I believe that Lapis is going to be Steven and Connie’s ticket off that Jungle Moon, and her desire to help them get home is what’s ultimately going to get her involved in the Homeworld conflict again.

At the end of the episode, Steven and Connie (or just Stevonnie) are flown off in a bubble by Lapis. Part of me wants the group to take the Barn with them, but I also kinda want Lapis to leave it behind as symbol of her stagnation.

Journey Home Arc: Now, I’m going to presume that the credits leak was for all of season 5, meaning that any characters not listed won’t get major roles, if only so I’m held back a bit in my predictions.

So, for this hypothetical arc we won’t meet many more new Gems, but rather focus more on the ones we’ve already met. For instance, we could potentially run into Aquamarine and Topaz, or even come across Yellow and/or Blue Diamond again, as well as their Pearls.

The arc ends with Lars and the Off Colors rejoining the picture to save the day, and the Barn (if Lapis does bring it with them as a pseudo-spaceship) possibly being destroyed while in use as a massive projectile weapon.

Also somewhere in there I would want the Roadrunner Gem to come into play.

Reunited: Currently an alleged 22-minute special, this will both look at the ramifications of Steven and Connie being away for so long (which is where Dr. M’s appearance will happen) and the return of Lars and Lapis to Earth. Also the Off Colors’ transition to Earth, though that could stand to be its own episode.

I could see this episode having the Peedee, Jaime, etc. appearances inferred by the leak, though those could also be in episodes afterwards.

Sadie Killer Episode: As hinted at by the credits leak, this episode will likely feature the songs “G-G-G-Ghost” and “Sadie Killer and the Suspects”

If not in Reunited, I could see this as the next Lars & Sadie episode, with the explanation that Sadie was out of town with the band for Lars’ homecoming, and their concert is then used as a backdrop for their reunion.

Which could fuel more of the Greg/Rose parallels.

This episode could be where we get Joan Jett’s character, Sunshine Justice, probably as someone at the show who may or may not be Mystery Girl (heck, the episode might be called “The Show” haha).

Nanefua as Mayor Episode: Basically, Nanefua is mad at the CGs for just keeping everything to themselves and demands to be put in the loop. This is likely the episode for which the CGs’ voice actors were seen in a picture with Nanefua’s voice actor.

Pearl Origins/Rebellion Flashback Arc: This is presuming that the end credits leak wasn’t for all of season 5, but only 2/3 of it roughly, since these episodes would have to have Susan Egan in them and she wasn’t listed.

Susan Egan said there were “episodes” coming up that covered Pearl and Rose’s origins, so I’m guessing it’ll be spread across multiple eps.

For this hypothetical arc, I would expect Steven to find out about Pearl’s mental gag order and want to help her. So, to find out how much she can tell him outright, he has her tell her story from the beginning, stopping once she’s no longer able to talk about it.

Could be the “Change Your Mind” arc. Could feature Escapism.

Right now I’m guessing those episodes are what will end the season out.

Taking a cue from the theorists, Steven could also find out what else Pearl knows by fusing with her, giving us Rainbow Quartz 2.0 (which is happening, as hinted by Rebecca at Comic Con).

Or maybe not. Who knows?

this esports shit is clearly not some one-off thing which i find TERRIFYING so my prediction for the OWL “fandom” between now and maybe june of 2018 is that someones gonna try to organize an overwatch league zine and the application post is gonna get like 60 notes and maybe 12 of my mutuals will secretly apply while making fun of it publicly and it’ll never actually happen cuz its gonna get embroiled in a discussion on the ethics of possibly drawing taimou fanart. thats whats gonna happen imo

anonymous asked:

West are your study method steps or routine? Like mindmaps, then flashcards and stuff like that. Hope you have a great day xo.

Sorry for taking so long to get to this anon, I’ve been meaning to answer it for ages but exams and exhaustion have just got in the way, I’m sorry again nonny!

First step - revision guide:

I usually begin by writing up a revision/study guide using class notes, class handouts, study guides (which aren’t even in their most concise form!) and online resources to make one big whole study guide of my own notes that are usually as big as a textbook itself oops. This step is pretty essential for me and I think it’s pretty good because you’re translating notes into your own words as well as putting everything into one place so you don’t have to look everywhere etc. They usually end up looking like this:

Study guides are just such a good opportunity to use colour and images and speech bubbles and the sheer effort you put into them makes it worth it. Still, after having typed it all up that’s still not enough, I then go through the guide again and highlight, underline, italicise, bold, colour etc. particular points of a sentence/paragraph that I want to remember! I mean when you revise you read everything but doing this in a “review” process forces you to consider what you regard as important and therefore remember it more easily also it makes your study guide look super pretty…

Second step - rinse, repeat, recycle, lots of re’s:

After this, based on the subject I’ll either go with mindmaps or flashcards or both! Using the info that I’ve typed up in my study guides, I then transfer them and reduce them once again to make mindmaps/flashcards etc. to further solidify the information in my memory! My main step with these is try to get the necessary information on a single flashcard and a single piece of paper for a mindmap. 

I put the rest after a read more because it started getting a tad long haha…

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You’d finally made it, after months of waiting, your holiday had come around and you and Taron had just arrived at Disney-world.
“This is amazing!!” You squeal as you walk through your themed hotel. When you get to the room, there’s a welcome basket on the table with chocolate treats on a bed of flowers.
“Mr and Mrs Egerton?” You question as you read the cute little note attached to the basket.
“Didn’t you know I can predict the future?” He winks.
“Ha, well you learn something new every day,” you laugh.
“Shall we go explore then?” Taron asks.
“Hell yes!”
You both make your way downstairs and into the actual park area, your eyes wide with excitement like all the children around you with their parents. Taron grins as he watches your face light up with every corner you turn, him squeezing your hand as you walk around.
“So, what ride are we going on first?” He asks, his tongue peeking out from his mouth a little.
“Every single one!” You giggle, dragging him to the nearest rollercoaster. After a few of the rides, you head off to find something to eat, and settle for a hot dog stand, then some ice cream.
“Hey, you’ve got a little…” Taron trails off as he leans in and kisses just next to your mouth, licking the small amount of ice cream from your cheek. He then moves his lips on to yours and kisses you passionately, moving his body right up against yours. You can faintly hear the sounds around you, but you feel like you’re in your own little bubble. When Taron breaks the kiss, suddenly everything around you becomes loud again and you snap back to reality.
“Where now then, Mrs Egerton?”
“That one,” you nod to the ride opposite your seat, a huge smile across your face as he calls you that. You get up and carry on with your circuit of the grounds, going on every ride you come across.
“Maybe shouldn’t have had that ice cream,” you say after you get off of one particularly fast ride.
“Do you want to go back to the hotel?”
“No, no I’m fine. We still haven’t been on that one!” You laugh, pointing to yet another rollercoaster.
“Only if you’re sure,” Taron says, concerned.
“Absolutely,” you yawn, “sorry, think all the excitement’s got to me.”
“You know we still have six more days here,” he chuckles.
“Yeah, but…” a yawn interrupts you again and he gives you a look to say that you’ve had enough fun for one day.
“Come on sleeping beauty, lets get you back to the hotel room.”
You walk back slowly, then when you get into the room you collapse on the bed in a heap and fall asleep straight away.
“(Y/N), hey, sleeping beauty, you need to get your pyjamas on,” Taron whispers as he tries to wake you up. You half open your eyes, just enough to see your clothes and change into your pyjamas, then he gets you into bed and turns the light out on your side. When he’s changed, he slide in beside you, wrapping his arms around you from behind, his body mimicking the shape yours is making so he can get as close as possible to you.



 ➤ [SKIT] Punishment… Strike!? (Zaveid)

In which Mikleo gets overprotective of ruins, Edna’s energy conservation persists, and Rosé and Zaveid point out how extremely predictable a certain set of childhood friends are.

It’s worth noting that Edna verbally says “times two” aloud. 


What is Intelligence?

  • Intelligence: mental quality consisting of the ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and use knowledge to adapt to new situations
  • It’s a socially constructed concept that differs from culture to culture.
  • Controversies on intelligence: 1. Whether it is one overall ability or many, and 2. Whether neuroscientists can locate and measure intelligence within the brain.
  • To reify intelligence is to treat it as though it were a real object, not an abstract concept.
  • Most psychologists now define intelligence as the ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and adapt to new situations.

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Games to Play During Hiatus » LIFE IS STRANGE

Recently I’ve been trying to branch out and play some non Nancy Drew games while we “wait patiently” for Midnight in Salem. I’ve decided to compile a list for Nancy Drew players (who haven’t played many other games) to reference.

Plot: Max Caulfield is a photography student at a prestigious boarding school in Arcadia Bay, Oregon. After having a vision of storm destroying the town, Max learns that she has the ability to rewind time.

Gameplay: Life is Strange is an episodic adventure game that is very similar to Tell Tale’s “Choose Your Own Adventure” style games. Throughout the game you will have to make decisions that will impact the storyline, only in this game you have the ability to rewind time and change your decisions. Because of this and a few other things that I’ll talk about, Life is Strange sort of kicks Tell Tale’s ass at the genre it’s known for. Don’t get me wrong…The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead games are among some of my favorites and will both probably make appearances on this list, but this game takes something that can honestly get repetitive fast and makes in new again.

In addition to being able to rewind time and change your decisions, there’s a lot more to interact with and do compared to other games like this. The environments feel more expansive and there’s several ways to go about accomplishing whatever tasks you have. Because of this, the game is EXTREMELY replayable and well worth your money. Also this game felt long to me for a game that’s pretty inexpensive, which is great.

My one complaint about this game is the dialogue and the use of slang in the first few episodes. I’ve seen this complaint from many people, but because of the episodic structure of the game, this seems to correct itself over time, they even poke fun at it a bit. So if it annoys you don’t let it hold you back from playing! Also PLEASE note that this game contains themes of sexual violence throughout the majority of the game and it can be upsetting.

Overall the writing is incredible and the final episodes have some of my favorite bits of voice acting OF ALL TIME! Seriously. So fucking good. This story pulls off a sort of psychological thriller theme without being predictable. I rarely get that emotional playing games, but this one had me all over the place. And ok…..the soundtrack? You guys…the soundtrack is so good. I feel like SO MANY games sort of struggle here, themes can get over dramatic and used too often and it just sort of mentally takes you out of the game. Rather than a grand orchestral score, this game uses licensed music with actual lyrics, and that might sound weird but IT WORKS SO WELL.

Game Tip: You have can go through people’s computers and all of their papers and shit while they’re in the room and they won’t be all “Ahem please don’t touch that”. Same for when someone isn’t in a room and you’re sneaking in there to go though their things TAKE YOUR TIME, LOOK THROUGH EVERYTHING. I skipped a lot of stuff in the beginning because I always thought someone was gonna yell at me, but as far as I can tell that doesn’t really happen. And keep in mind…you can rewind time and undo things.

Play this if you enjoy: Warnings at Waverley Academy, Alibi in Ashes, HEAVY FUCKING DRAMA, psychological butterfly effect stuff, MUSIC.

A Brief Guide To Some of My Favorite Kirby Anime Episodes

As you might’ve already known, I’m a big Kirby fan. I love my brave orb son. Specifically, I love the Kirby anime, which you might know as either Hoshi no Kaabi or Kirby: Right Back At Ya! I dig it so much that I spent a sizable chunk of my time going through and screencapping every episode, including the all-too-short 3D special and the… interesting pilot. If that doesn’t sound like much, let me remind you that the anime is exactly 100 episodes long. That’s a lot of Kirby content!

Naturally, that much material means a lot of K:RBAY’s run goes through the motions with the show’s usual formula – copying abilities, saving the Cappies, and admiring the power couple that is Dedede and Escargoon – and spotting the diamonds in the rough is trickier than you’d think. Luckily, this guide is here to help! I wouldn’t say these are objectively the best episodes; just that these are the ones I enjoyed the most for various reasons. At the risk of blabbing your ears off about this beloved children’s cartoon, I’ll stop right here and tell you all about my favorite episodes! I’ll try not to list too many of them. (I should mention that this guide mostly focuses on the subbed version, which can easily be found on Youtube for the most part, though the dub is even easier to find and, admittedly, has its own charm.)

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anonymous asked:

could you give me some tips on how you got an A in biology a level as im going to be studying it next year and i have no idea how to organise my work and time, thank you!


I’m not 100% sure how you get an A in biology but I will say what I did for revision in Biology. 

In Lessons:

A lot of this is more what my teachers did rather than me, but class time is a lot of your time.

  • I get all my things out as soon as I get in so I can start as soon as possible.
  • In class I make rough notes on A4 paper. I don’t write everything down and I don’t spend ages on them, so I can listen closer to the teacher. 
  • I try to actively listen throughout the lessons and focus hard. I personally prefer putting extra effort in lessons even though it tires me out.
  • I do talk to my classmates. Partly about Biology and partly not, but make sure you don’t talk too much about the non-biology part.
  • While I wait outside I might look at flashcards on my phone if no one else is there yet.

In Free Periods:

  • Use your free periods!!
  • I had a free period two lessons before my Biology lesson and I used to spend it doing my homework. I also had one afterwards, which I used to review the work I did the past lesson.
  • Most of my rewriting notes was done in my free periods. I used the library as it’s quiet and the textbooks already there. When rewriting I’d neaten everything up, organise information into a better order, add more information from the textbook and improve my diagrams. 
  • Rewriting takes a lot of time and patience, so it’s not for everyone. I liked it for Biology though as it just solidified everything in my mind and a lot of it is words. 
  • If it’s not your thing, you could do online notes so you can edit them or you could use post it notes to edit it.
  • Free periods are also a good opportunity to study with others, I used them on occasion to work with my classmates.
  • It’s also a good time for getting extra help, if there’s anywhere you can get some sort of tutor or help free periods are the best time to go get this.

Generally/ At Home:

  • I used online flashcards to learn definitions and short facts. There’s lots of pre-prepared ones on memrise, but they do occasionally have annoying spellings. I got round this by making my own, which was good, if you have the time.
  • I also had physical flashcards, but I wrote summaries of the entire course when it got to exam time.
  • Another thing I did when it approached exam time is make lots of large posters with summaries of each area. 
  • Generally, I’d say the best method for revision at the end of the year is to summarise and cover everything. You need to know all the basics and be able to piece them all together as well. If you have a large breadth and depth of knowledge you can take on any of the questions.
  • When you get set tests during the terms, study hard, not only because it gives you predicted grades but also because that extra study/reminder of information helps you remember it better in the long term.
  • The other main idea is to repeat. That’s why I like rewriting my notes and doing summaries, repetition helps you to memorise. You can also make links as you look back and see why what you learnt before is relevant to this or how it links to what you’ve learnt since you were taught it.

I hope this helps! Good luck :)