i read this book like 5 times already

Unlucky Steam key scammer calls electronics, gets the dumbest employee in the world

When I worked at Walmart, I went from cart pusher->cashier->electronics->security. Sometimes after I switched to security, when electronics was really swamped, I’d help out for a few minutes. One day, the phone was ringing and I was walking by and randomly answered it.

Sir Scamalot: “Hello, sir, this is Steam Support services with Valve.”

Instantly, of course, I know this is a scam. I adore valve and played so many of their games too. I can’t believe my luck! Of all the calls to answer! Surprisingly he didn’t have some weird accent.

Me: “Oh, uh… what can I do for you?”

Sir Scamalot: “We’ve had reports that game keys shipped to your location may have an error that prevents it from authenticating, specifically the game Counter Strike. We need to validate your game keys to see if your affected.” [I forget which CS was on sale then, this was 2008].

Me: “Oh, what do I do?” As if I didn’t know.

Sir Scamalot: “Well I just need you to open any copies of the game you have and read me the CD key on the instruction manual so I can verify them with our validation software.” [or on the jewel case, I don’t remember that either]

Me: “Sure thing, can I put you on hold for a minute while I get those?”

Sir Scamalot: [obviously happy] “Sure!”

So I put Sir Scamalot on hold while I called all the other area stores electronics department and warned them about the scammer and confirmed nobody had taken a call like this earlier. About 15 minutes later, I get back to Scamalot.

Me: “Thanks for holding, but I can’t find any CD keys. I looked all through the book and the packages.”

Sir Scamalot: [annoyed] “Well sir, just open any copy of Counter Strike and on the-”

Me: “Oh, COUNTER STRIKE! I thought you said Counting Strikes, that bowling game, ok, hold on!”

Everyone in the department is listening and we all laugh. 10 minutes later, I’m back on the line.

Me: “Ok, I got what you’re looking for! What do you need?”

Now I make him walk me through how to open the box, including interrogating him for 5 minutes about how to do it without breaking the seal, then pretend I can’t find the book, etc etc.

Finally, I’m ready to read the code!

First, I read him the UPC. This upsets him. Then I read him a part number from something. Now he’s livid. Finally, I ask if he means the code on the book that says “game key” and has like groups of four digits with dashes (like he’s said probably 50 times already) and he gets excited again.

Oh, ok heres the game key…

Me: “Ok F… like frank. U… like uncle. C… like cat.”

Sir Scamalot: “Sir, I don’t think thats right, normally a code would-”

Me: “No, its. F, U, C, then K like kite. Next four is Y like yesterday. O like owl-”

And he swore at me and hung up.

Just lil APUSH tips from someone who surprisingly got 5 on the exam

Hello to all juniors! I see a lot of people are going back to school pretty soon, or already started school, and I didn’t wanna just let my APUSH experience die & wanted to help those who decided to take APUSH this year. I really started from “are the Roosevelts father-and-son?” to “oh Lord Jesus I GOT FRIGGIN’ 5″ in like, 10 months. If I can do it, I am so so sure you can do it.

1. Make sure you take time on reading primary sources.

If you ever see the released APUSH exam or practice tests from review books (I personally recommend Princeton Review; there’s a reason for all the hype it gets on Amazon review), you will realise the multiple-choice questions are nothing like the history tests you have taken in regular middle school or high school history class. Basically, what it does is it gives you an excerpt from a primary or secondary source and then asks you on what you know about the time period or event(s) the excerpt is talking about or sometimes the author’s point of view. I saw a lot of people in my class who procrastinated until the very last minute and finished the more-than-10-page primary source packet in like 30 minutes. DO NOT DO THIS!! It might be hard at first because 1) you are not used to the language and 2) you have never (or rarely) read historical documents before, but trust me on this it will definitely get better by the time April hits. Learn how to read and comprehend and get the information out of the sources. It will help you in multiple-choice section, short answers, and of course, DBQ.

2. Spend AT LEAST AN HOUR everyday on studying APUSH.

For me, being a non-American student whose first language isn’t even English (disastrous, right?), APUSH homework took me 2 hours on week days and 1 to 1.5 hours on weekends. My daily assignment from my teacher was to read 9 pages of textbook every night (except on weekends when I had two days to read 9-10 pages) + to make notes for each chapter + to finish the chapter workbook + to read primary sources due every test. Even if your teacher isn’t this hardcore and doesn’t assign you chapter notes for homework, you are still responsible for reading your textbook. If you are lazy to make notes, then at least read the textbook and highlight the important terms, events, people, etc.

3.  Don’t focus too much on little details, but rather, focus on the social and political background of that time period. 

I’m not going to say too much about this since it’s pretty obvious that the College Board will not ask something like “what is the Marshall Plan?” or “Henry Clay’s American System consists of all of these except” on AP exam. AP stands for “advanced” placement for a reason. In the grand scheme of APUSH, they won’t ask for too much detail like those above or every single battle in a war, but I found it really important to know the social background (e.g. pre-Civil War debates on slavery, gold vs silver debates in the late 1800s, Progressive movement, etc.).

4.  Take at least 4 practice tests.

Here’s the tip: if you get a review book, whether it’s Princeton Review, Barron’s, 5 Steps to a 5, etc., there will be at least 2 practice tests; there is one released exam on the AP Central website (just google “released APUSH exam” in case it’s not on AP Central); your teacher should have at least one released exam. Luckily for me, the one I found online and the one my teacher had were not the same released exam (I guess because teachers have more access to the resources), I was able to take 4 different multiple-choice practice tests before taking the actual exam.

5.  Crash Course videos are for “brushing up the materials,” not “John Green will teach you everything that you didn’t bother to study.” 

Crash Course US History videos are great. If you already know the materials. I learnt my lesson about 2 weeks before the exam by binge-watching the videos, cramming 500+ years of history, and hoping that they would teach me everything post-Nixon presidency. After I closed my laptop, I honestly didn’t remember a thing about post-Nixon. I recommend watching them 2 weeks before the exam at the latest, if you already have at least a basic idea of the materials.

6. Women and minorities are probably more worth studying than you think they are.

My hard-core APUSH teacher gave us year-long projects, for both semesters, in order to have us focus on women and minority specifically. What I had to do was to make notes for all the people, events, legislation, etc. for women and minorities. Her reasoning was that every year, there is a DBQ or LEQ on women or minorities, and she was absolutely right. Since bomb DBQ and LEQ can possibly transform your score from 3 to 4, and 4 to 5, I think it is worth studying for women and minorities.

These are my tips on preparing yourself for APUSH exam. I am excluding essay tips because I heard the College Board is changing LEQ and DBQ rubrics, without periodization and synthesis, and JoczProductions on Youtube makes brilliant videos on how to write APUSH essays. Make sure to check them out at the end of the first semester when (hopefully) they update the LEQ and DBQ videos. What I will say about the essays, though, is that know the essay rubrics by heart. No matter what the new rubrics are going to be.

Have fun in APUSH class and I wish all of you a good luck! Regardless of what other people say, have faith in you and you will do great. If you need any help, feel free do l ask me anything.

Top 5 Favorite Drarry Fics

so I’ve been reading a lot of drarry fan fiction lately, and I’ve decided to put my top 5 favorites so far down here. Most of these are on the longer side, personally I hate one-shots but if I find any that I’m absolutely in love with I’ll post them in my recommendations posts. (Because honestly I might as well post frequent recs here since I spend over half of my time reading) 


Leo Inter Serpentes by @aeternumregina

Just one conversation between two eleven year old boys goes slightly differently, and the world changes. Just how much will be different with Harry being sorted into Slytherin, and how much will stay the same?

THIS IS HONESTY MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE FIC EVER!! I’ve just finished re-reading the series, and there is a good chance l’ll re-read it again when the last part of the series comes out. I’m usually not a big Slytherin!Harry fan, but this is an absolute amazing series. Lots of Jealous!draco and its as close to the original books as possible whilst keeping to the Slytherin theme. My only problem with this series is that it isn’t very Ron friendly, but I’m biassed because Ron is one of my favorite characters 


What we pretend we can’t see by gyzym

Seven years out from the war, Harry learns the hard truth of old history: it’s never quite as far behind you as you thought.

I LOVE this one! It features a reluctant auror!harry which is one of my favorite tropes. Lots of angst and moody!draco, bit of a plot twist at the ending, and a bit of a mystery novel vibe to it! 


Mental by sara_holmes

Harry has had quite enough of sharing his mind with someone else, thankyouverymuch. A miscast Legilimecy spell says otherwise.

I’m always up for a good bonding fic, so quite understandably this is in my top 5 list, this one features both Draco and Harry discovering themselves whilst sharing a mental link. Lots and lots of angst with a side of fluff, honestly just go and read it because its amazing 


Any Instrument by dicta_contrion

Draco Malfoy wouldn’t go back to England for anything less than an exceptional case. Being asked to figure out why Harry Potter can’t control his magic might be exceptional enough to qualify.

I really like this one because its from the POV of Draco, which you don’t see as often, its a slowburn, like all of my favorites and features lots of confusion of Harrys part and a bit on Dracos too. 


Written on the Heart by who_la_hoop

Harry doesn’t mind that so many Slytherins from his year have returned to finish their NEWTs, really he doesn’t. It’s just – do they have to be so friendly? He’s not prejudiced, really he’s not. It’s just – they’ve got to be up to something, right? Unnerved by the attention he’s attracting from everyone – the Slytherins are the least of it, to be fair – and struggling with a raft of changes to Hogwarts itself, Harry wishes he could be happy that one constant remains: Draco Malfoy really fucking hates him.

When he’s hit by an illegal love-spell though, Harry finds he has more to worry about than whether or not Blaise Zabini actually wants to be his friend. For if everyone affected has been blessed – or cursed, by the look on Malfoy’s face – with a magical tattoo revealing the name of their soulmate, what does it mean that Harry’s skin remains completely bare?

Whoa this one was an intense one! I’m always down for a soulmate fic because honesty I’m a sap, and this one fit all my marks for a great fic. I’m in love with the 8th year fics because my dudes I am, and always will be, in love with hogwarts. Anyways, this one is completely filled with angst, all the angst, and nothing but the angst.  


foundations!verse by Saras_girl

Harry is about to discover that the steepest learning curve comes after Healer training, and that second chances can be found in unexpected places.

Okay I know I said this was going to be a top 5 post, but I’m a Ravenclaw okay I can’t choose between books. This one features Healer!harry which I absolutely LOVE I’ve never been a fan of auror!harry so sue me. Draco is quite honestly a mess in this one, along with the second book in the series, features a jealous!harry which always makes me smile. contains lots of fight-a-smile-in-public fluff, so be warned.


dirtynumbangelboy by anonymous

After Harry’s unfortunate encounter with his ex, Draco Malfoy makes him a proposition. Draco wants his parents to stop matchmaking him and Harry wants to make his ex jealous. All they need to do is simply pretend they’re in love. Problem is… Draco already is.

I’m always a slut for a pretend-relationship book, even if its not drarry. So this one is a big favorite of mine! Not much else I can say besides the fact that I love this one which means you should love it too. 

Unlucky Steam key scammer calls electronics, gets the dumbest employee in the world

When I worked at Walmart, I went from cart pusher->cashier->electronics->security. Sometimes after I switched to security, when electronics was really swamped, I’d help out for a few minutes. One day, the phone was ringing and I was walking by and randomly answered it.

Sir Scamalot: “Hello, sir, this is Steam Support services with Valve.”

Instantly, of course, I know this is a scam. I adore valve and played so many of their games too. I can’t believe my luck! Of all the calls to answer! Surprisingly he didn’t have some weird accent.

Me: “Oh, uh… what can I do for you?”

Sir Scamalot: “We’ve had reports that game keys shipped to your location may have an error that prevents it from authenticating, specifically the game Counter Strike. We need to validate your game keys to see if your affected.” [I forget which CS was on sale then, this was 2008].

Me: “Oh, what do I do?” As if I didn’t know.

Sir Scamalot: “Well I just need you to open any copies of the game you have and read me the CD key on the instruction manual so I can verify them with our validation software.” [or on the jewel case, I don’t remember that either]

Me: “Sure thing, can I put you on hold for a minute while I get those?”

Sir Scamalot: [obviously happy] “Sure!”

So I put Sir Scamalot on hold while I called all the other area stores electronics department and warned them about the scammer and confirmed nobody had taken a call like this earlier. About 15 minutes later, I get back to Scamalot.

Me: “Thanks for holding, but I can’t find any CD keys. I looked all through the book and the packages.”

Sir Scamalot: [annoyed] “Well sir, just open any copy of Counter Strike and on the-”

Me: “Oh, COUNTER STRIKE! I thought you said Counting Strikes, that bowling game, ok, hold on!”

Everyone in the department is listening and we all laugh. 10 minutes later, I’m back on the line.

Me: “Ok, I got what you’re looking for! What do you need?”

Now I make him walk me through how to open the box, including interrogating him for 5 minutes about how to do it without breaking the seal, then pretend I can’t find the book, etc etc.

Finally, I’m ready to read the code!

First, I read him the UPC. This upsets him. Then I read him a part number from something. Now he’s livid. Finally, I ask if he means the code on the book that says “game key” and has like groups of four digits with dashes (like he’s said probably 50 times already) and he gets excited again.

Oh, ok heres the game key…

Me: “Ok F… like frank. U… like uncle. C… like cat.”

Sir Scamalot: “Sir, I don’t think thats right, normally a code would-”

Me: “No, its. F, U, C, then K like kite. Next four is Y like yesterday. O like owl-”

And he swore at me and hung up.

anonymous asked:

'Shawn and Y/N what are you doing'

“Shawn and Y/N,what are you doing?”
A/n:Sorry for the English mistakes okay? :)
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You had been with Shawn on tour for five days only,and you can easily tell how all these is exhausting,stressing and crazy. Today was the first day that Shawn will have a little free time to do nothing and free from the schedules.
“Babe,can you please stop with that?”
“Stop with what?” You ask looking at him confused.
“You are doing that again!” He answer readjusting himself on you. You both were on his buck,and he was laying on your chest,while you were reading your book.
“Doing what? What’s that I’m doing?” You ask still confused,looking down from the book.
“Every fucking time you start to read,you keep moving non stop,like if you are uncomfortable.” He mumbles a little grumpy.
“I’m sorry love,I never notice that! I’ll try to stop. I promise!” You guarantee to him and kiss the top of his head.
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“For Gods sake Y/N,you are doing it again! I warned you like 5 minutes ago.”
“I’m sorry babe,I’ll stop reading,I already finished this chapter.” You close the book and put beside you.
“Isn’t it boring? Have nothing to do?” He look at you,but you still don’t answer him.“I mean,I love being with you and don’t have to do nothing,but-”
“But you still used to your routine,so when you have nothing to do,you get bored.” He smiled back at you and get up,sitting next to you and pulling you closer to his chest.
“So,what can we do?”
“What do you have in mind?”
“For real? Nothing!” You laugh at his lack of motivation for think on something.

“Are you up for some video game?” Geoff head got in the buck,scaring you.
“What the fuck,Geoff?” With your hand on your chest,both boys laughed of you.
“Sorry Y/N! Didn’t mean to scare you,but I was bored and have nothing to do.” Geoff explain himself,giving you the shoulders.
“Want to play with us?” Shawn ask you,but you know it’s only for not exclude you.
“Nah,I’ll pass this time. But I’ll watch!” He get off the buck helping you out of it.
“Me and you first, then me and Josh,you and Josh and then back to you and me!” Geoff,as always,make the rules and gives Shawn the remote control. You sit next to Shawn and lay your head on his shoulder,watching the boys play and scrolling through Instagram or Twitter.
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After the first round,you are the one bored. Shawn just won over Josh,so now Geoff and Josh are playing against each other,to see who will face Shawn.
“Why don’t we go outside?” You ask,tired of stay at the sofa.
“Are you sure?” Shawn asks,looking at me.
“If I stay in this bus for more 5 minutes I’ll go insane! Please?”
“Ok,let’s go change and meet the city.” Shawn smile at you,making you happy and jumping from the sofa,looking go some new clothes.

You get in the small bathroom,with you clothes and when you start to close the door,it opens and Shawn come inside.
“Excuse me?” He don’t respond you,just put his hands on your waist,pulling you closer and kissing you. “Ok,what was that for?” You ask him smiling.
“You are here for five days already,and we didn’t have any alone time. Do you have any idea how fucking hard is it?” He answer close to your ear,giving you goosebumps.
“Believe me love, I know how fucking hard is it!” You said right before kissing him back.
His hands went all over you body while you intertwine your fingers on his thick hair.
“Shawn and Y/N,what are you doing?” You both stop when heard Geoff voice and his knock on the door.
“Nothing!” You answer at the same time Shawn says “Fuck off Geoff!” You both hear Geoff and Josh laughing.
“It’s okay lovebirds,we are leaving you two alone for a while! Thank me later Shawn!”
You smile with your face burning,probably looking like a tomato,which make Shawn smile at you.

How is it July already? 😮 Where is the time flying? Pls stop I didn’t sign up for this 😭
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Seeing that we’re halfway through with the year, I thought I would show you my top 5 books of the year (so far 😛)
I haven’t been reading as much as I would have liked, but I’m trying not to let this get to me too much. Reading is still reading, no matter how much or how little of it I’m actually doing. ❤
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In no particular order:
* The Martian by Andy Weir
* It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
* The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
* A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
* Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I love all these books so damn much, I can’t even ❤
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What’s your favourite book of 2017 so far? Let me know, I’d love some recommendations 😄

reasons why varjak paw > warrior cats
  • there’s only two books (with a 3rd one coming in the future)
  • there are only 37 characters, as opposed to 1000+ characters
  • the books are illustrated!!! and the illustrations are really good!!! also, the text and pictures are formatted so that the most dramatic scenes look really cool
  • the main premise of the books is that a young cat is bullied by his family, and his house is occupied by a strange man with suspicious intentions. he escapes and embarks on a journey to find someone to help his family and also to find why cats have been disappearing all over the city. if that doesn’t convince you to read the books idk what will
  • cat martial arts!!! and cat gang wars!!!
  • you’d be surprised how well the books and all the characters are written? i have read both of the books like 5 times and it never gets boring
  • the cast of characters is really diverse, and the author managed to make each of them really interesting
  • you don’t have to spend 5 hours in google trying to figure out cat genetics and breeds because the author already did that for you (with a couple of errors but i mean that’s excusable) + there’s no weird inconsistent or incestuous family relations
  • there’s lore that’s WAY more interesting that wc’s
  • interspecies relationships! we get a dog character who has an interesting back story and a really cute friendship with the main character!
  • the main villain is interesting and doesn’t have an underwhelming sob story and there’s also a good redemption arc
  • there’s a cat with canon odd eyes meanwhile the erins are struggling to remember what was crowfeather’s or dovewing’s or mothwing’s eye color
  • the cats have accents
  • two unfeeling robot characters managed to make me cry
  • if you’re not convinced yet, know that there’s a character called Little Jessie who is the smallest cutiepie but she also fought cats twice her own size alongside her gang

anyway i’m sure there’s more that i’m forgetting but please. go read varjak paw it will not disappoint

my adhd is wishing so so badly that i can do great things and accomplish my dreams, but i Just Simply Can’t™,because first i have to play stimulating games for 5 hours, pick my skin while daydreaming for one hour, and then take a long pointless nap because all that hyperfocusing on nothing wore me out

my adhd is wanting to read that book but i’ve already lost interest by the time i flipped to page 1. i haven’t read a single word of it yet but i already want to sidetrack. i come back to the book maybe 6 months later and i somehow magically read the entire thing in one sitting. i think “why can’t i be able to do that every day? if this is what it’s like to be neurotypical then sign me the fuck up”

my adhd is constantly wanting to write, but i have to be in a special state of mind and my mind has to NOT be craving short bursts of mindless stimulation. i can’t control my mind. i try so hard to get in the special state of mind, but it only comes maybe once an entire month if i’m lucky. i envy neurotypicals who constantly are motivated and pump out new work every day. it must be hella wicked and magical to not have adhd.

my adhd makes my life dull and meaningless.

thanatosandstuff  asked:

I'm playing Persona 5 with a guide and I'm already fucking stressed out on April 23. I missed a day to read a book by deciding to study instead and it fucked up the whole schedule, and then instead of going to the Palace i did a part time job. Like I'm really behind and I'm at the palace. The guide I'm following expects me to be done with the first Palace by the 22nd and I'm only half way there. Please help.

don’t use a guide

just play the game

i

anonymous asked:

I haven't read the books (yet).... I just haven't had the time yet with school. I have seen all the movies at least 5 times, and I read about it a lot on pottermore. May I call myself a potterhead? Or do I have to read the books first? I have read the first 2 books.

You are a Potterhead because you already read the first two books and I understand that you haven’t the time yet to read the others!
But there are people out there who just don’t care about the books! And I just don’t understand how something like that is possible. I can “understand” (not really but whatever) when people don’t like to read, but damn it, at least they could listen to the audiobooks!
The books are so incredible, … I simply do not understand such behavior!

Sunday Seven

1. Yesterday, I went out to run errands. I had three things to complete. I needed to buy a gift for a student, I needed a new cable for my guitar, and…and… I couldn’t remember the final thing. Turns out, I forgot it was beer. I FUCKING FORGOT BEER! No one, in the history of the world, forgot beer. They may have forgotten things BECAUSE of beer, but never actually forgot beer. 

2. I went to Kohl’s and came out and couldn’t find my car. Seriously. I walked up and down every aisle, clicking my key fob and nothing. I was freaking out a bit wondering if it was early onset dementia or something or whether someone stole my car. I started thinking about calling the cops, not knowing my license plate number because the car is a new lease, how I was going to get home and to work and to my dentist appointment on Monday, and how long it would take to get a new car. I went back inside and walked around, realized there was a second entrance/exit, went out it and found my car. Seriously. Is this my life?

3. I bought myself a really cool pair of gray jeans for my birthday. @morethananaveragebitch told me they were ok to buy. She’s my fashionista. 

4. I also bought myself a new guitar. It’s arriving at the store tomorrow, and I have it off because of dentist (again). 

5. I got me some stripper digits, yo. Well, more stripper digits. This one is a really cool British chick who likes metal and is studying to be a massage therapist. This could be the one! Or something. 

6. I’m currently reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. It’s really good and I highly recommend it. I’m only about 100 pages in (about a third of the book), but I already can’t wait to read more. I just started it Friday and was planning on reading about 30 pages a day to finish it in time for Book Cub at school. Guess I’ll finish early (phrasing).  

7. There are a lot of people who used to be on here that I really miss. 

(Watch the video interview here on Youtube)

Film Courage:  At what moment did you say “I’m really going to do this!”  Because we all love to think of these awesome ideas and then they last what, maybe a day, a week, whatever? That is essentially what the book (Not F*ing Around: The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground) is about, actually doing something, not just talking about it.

Jeff Leisawitz:  [Laughs] Right…One of my favorite quotes is “Between concept and execution, there is a land of shadow!”

Film Courage:  [Laughs] That’s good!  

Jeff Leisawitz: There is another one I love which is “When all is said and done, there is generally a lot more said than done.”

Film Courage:  Very true…and maybe…different in the Seattle area than it is in Los Angeles but…LA can be known for this.

Jeff Leisawitz:  So when did I really gear into this? I think it was sort of in that moment or time period when I realized that this was really coming from a deep place within me.  That both the creative side and the empowerment and inspirational side.  These things came together in the book.  And the book is one thing and we’re getting that out and whatever (people are digging it) but I’m also doing lots of workshops.  And this for me is actually more powerful because, you know, I already wrote the book.  Hopefully people will read it and that’s great. But interacting with groups of people, whether online or in live situations really gives me a chance to connect and obviously there is a bit more to it than reading a book, like there are humans involved…(watch the video interview on Youtube here).


Check out new Film Courage videos every day at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Youtube!

홍천기 first impressions

홍천기 is the newest book by 정은궐, the author of the books that were later made into drams ‘Sungkyungkwan Scandal’ and ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun’. This book is set in the 1437ad , during the Joseon dynasty. Obviously it’s not written in the Korean of the time, but the language used is the kind you’d likely hear in a Sageuk. I picked it up to get some exposure to that kind of vocabulary.

After reading the first 50 or so pages, these are some of the things that stood out to me:

  • The vocabulary is hard. I have to look up a lot of words. My naver vocab list is already 5 pages long. Lots of hanja based vocabulary is used.
  • Lots of words that don’t have a direct translation, names of buildings or tools used during that time. Names of god and mythical beings.
  • Lots of advanced grammar that is usually hard to find in other types of media. 거늘, 리 만무하다. 
  • Other level 4~6 comes up fairly often. 셈이다. 음에도 불구하다, 셈치고 등등
  • Written in an interesting but slightly confusing way. I feel like these are many jumps from one main protagonist to the other.

From what I’ve seen so far I would not recommend this book to people who want to learn “useful” Korean or anybody who’s not already very comfortable with advanced Korean grammar and vocabulary. I recommend it if you like historical dramas and are interested in traditional Korean culture. I’ve definitely learned a lot while reading this.

goodreads is so unnecessarily threatening to me. it’s like: here’s all the shit you’ll never get around to!!! like don’t suggest me The Book Thief, as if i haven’t already downloaded and had it sitting in my iPad for 5 years. As if it’s not suggested to me every time I listen to a podcast with an Audible ad (so every time i listen to a podcast). as if everyone who’s ever read it, including John Green hasn’t already recommended it to me. 

Can You Keep A Secret? - Sehun (Part 5)

Originally posted by wooyoung

A/N: Guys!! it’s here!! sorry for taking a little longer to write this, but you know,I was on finals week and everything was falling apart so , hope you like it (no way this is part 5 already :O)

Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 /Part 4

“Why are you not coming with me?”, Sehun asked you while pacing in front of you.”Sehun, I can’t just leave everything like this and travel with you and your parents, who are pontecially dangerous”.”But you’d be with me”.”I can’t Sehun”.”What do you want to come with me?”, he asked while placing his hand on the book that you were reading, you slapped his hand away, “nothing, why do you keep insisting?”, “we’ve traveled together so many times before”, “yeah, but now it’s different”, “how so?”, “now your parents think we’re dating”, “there’s not gonna have that much difference”.

“Y/N! At least for the weekend! You can get back on monday”, you looked at him considering it while he tried to ask cutely, but falling it while he shaked you, “Sehun! Oh my god, stop it! You’re such a kid, seriously.I’ll talk to my parents”, he stopped immediately and smiled “I knew it”, “uhum, sure”, “what’s wrong with you today? you’re all intelectual”, he said while grabbing your book.

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book tag

thx @wingsofanillyrian bae for the tag 🖤🖤

1. Favourite book of all time?

uh acomaf or red queen

2. What are you currently reading?

im about to start queen of shadows by sarah j mass (catch me on a reaction chain this weekend)

3. Have you ever considered writing a book?

yea but i’m too anxious to share

4. Favourite series?

acotar, red queen, soc, tog, harry potter, uh i can’t think of any others atm

5. Book you’d like to read?

and i darken by (i forget who)

6. What’s on your TBR pile?

i havé à literal list on my phone but to name a few are The Raven Boys, Cinder, Raphsodic (idek where to find it), Caraval ,,, yea

7. Favourite fictional character(s)?

Cal Calore, Cameron Cole, Nesta Archerson, Manon BlackBeak, Cassian, Aelin, Aedion…. nehemia (rip) JESPER FAHEY, Wylan Van Eck, Kaz and Inej and Keuwi(?) and Nina and Mattias i love them all

8. Favourite ship of all time?

nessian and i’ll riot if it’s not cannon.

9. Pick up the book closest to you, open page one and write down the first paragraph.

“It was that moment in the day when the world has enough.”

ya i’m in my kitchen the book is trigger morts by anthony horowitz it’s my dads book

10. What’s the 1st fandom you were in?

well i want to say marvel or dc cuz i was such a nerd as a kid and comics r life but i’ll go with harry potter


i tag: @my-life-is-a-drama-book @rosycheekwriter @highlady-of-slytherin @respondwithsarcasm @escapingtheconstrictingboxes @maudthebookeater

Top 5 Rereads of the Year

I didn’t include rereads in my top 25 reads of 2017. It felt a bit like cheating—I already knew most of these were in my favorite books of all-time, so their domination of my Best Books of 2017 would have been automatic. So I made them their own list. These are the books this year that continued to impress, inspire, and invigorate my reading this year even on the second, third, or perhaps even fifth read.

  • The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
    I reread this gorgeous fantasy novel by this year’s Nobel Laureate before heading to the UK this year, and the tale of forgetting, nation-making, and most of all the love story, continues to reverberate. 
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy 
    While I didn’t enjoy Roy in person as much as I’d wanted to, I did enjoy rereading this novel that inspired me all the way back in high school, showing me the brilliant things that writing could do.
  • Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay
    I reread this essay collection on the day of the Women’s March back in January, feeling inspired by true stories and outrage of the march. It helped power me forward. 
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
    I’ve read the Harry Potter books a couple of times, but reading them while traveling across Scotland and England by train was something else. 
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    Before the TV show began, I reread Gaiman’s epic story while flying back and forth across the country, and was reminded of just how genius his mythological tale is. 

I can’t believe yet that at jibcon I saw a jm2 op where one girl showed them ‘’the treesome handbook’’, and jared suddenly took the book from her hand and said: I’ve already read it! LOL he was really enthusiastic about the whole thing, like a 5 years old :’D… meanwhile jensen and misha were trying to stay serious but failed, they kept to smiling and giggling at each other all the time,  jensen smirk at misha and then he turned away, he was trying to avoid the book’s argument…while jared was literally freaking out about it…. was pretty gross seriously. then the photo was taken and jared goes with his “omg I love it’’ face” jensen with his “wtf I’m reading’’ face and misha just looked away, was really awkward LOL

How I prepared myself for the Master in Law

        I improved my English before I did a summer school

Okay, so my English wasn’t that good. I could make myself clear on vacation trips and I could blog on Tumblr, but still my English sucked. And that’s why I chose to sign up for a summer school. It was a lot of work to catch the summer school I really wanted. I had to write a motivation letter and I needed to fill in a lot of information. But I succeeded and I got a ‘go’. And then I started to panic… Am I really good enough to participate this summer school? Do I need to study before I go? Is my English too bad? So I decided to prepare myself for this summer school. I wanted to study Maritime and Transport Law, the subject the summer school was about. I also wanted to improve my English. This was all in July 2016. So my finals ended the last days of June, I got my degree in the beginning of July and then I wanted to celebrate this great milestone in my life! Weeks of happiness flew by and suddenly it was like a week before my summer school when I realized I didn’t study at allllll… So I felt guilty. But then I decided to improve my English and let go of studying law. I checked many langblr’s on Tumblr and this is how I improved my English. I discovered some great websites to improve your English at home. So thank you langblr’s, you’re the best! After a few nights of listening English tutorials, I was ready! I felt confident because I knew I practiced my English, so I met a lot of great people and I wasn’t afraid to talk. Happy ending!

        I did a summer school

Everyone should sign up for a summer school NOW! Really, you’ll learn a LOT. Especially if your mother tongue isn’t English and you choose a summer school taught in English: you’ll even THINK in English after just a few days. I would really recommend you to participate a summer school, even if it’s just once! Do it! Thank me later!

        I borrowed books from my friend who graduated his masters

So this is actually what I’ve planned to do today. I’m going to borrow all his books from the first semester of his masters. I only have left about 2-3 weeks off now, after that I need surgery and then school year starts. So I thought maybe I can already start studying, because after my surgery I’ll need many weeks to recover. And I really don’t want to mess up my first semester of my masters. But even when you don’t need surgery, it’s a good idea to start studying before semester starts! I admit it: I never did it before, but I’m sure it will help me!

        I bought school supplies

I didn’t get everything I need yet, but I’m working on it. I bought some cute stuff at Flying Tiger! A pink note block, veeeeeeeeery cute pencils with funny texts on it, washi tape with hearts and some sticky notes.

        I fixed my computer problems

This is so important guys. Do it BEFORE semester starts. You can’t afford to lose time because of computers. And you really don’t want to be frustrated about it during semester.

        I cleaned my work space

Clean desk, clean mind, guys!

        I enjoyed every minute of my vacation

Yeah, I really did. I enjoyed my vacation like it was my last. Why? Because for me it was the first summer ever without exams and after 5 years I really needed vacation. For 5 years the first thing in the morning I was thinking of was law school and every night it was the last thing on my mind before I went to sleep. And that is just not healthy. You reaaally need some time off. You need a happy, stressless mind, sometimes!

        I read books

I like to read. But during semester I already need to read soooooo many law school books, so I never read other books. Now I finally had some time to read. I still need to finish these books so I better keep reading!

         I picked a dorm room

I’m moving. Again. Last year in September I finally moved to a dorm room, for the first time ever. But due to circumstances I needed to move in April to another dorm room. Then in June I needed to move AGAIN to the first dorm room. And in two weeks I’ll move AGAIN to another dorm room. I didn’t even got a chance to see this dorm room so I’m quite nervous and excited for this one!

        I spend lots of time with my friends

During semester I’m really focussed on school. I’m actually quite embarrassed to say this but I don’t care that much about friends during semester. I really love them. And if they’re sad or hurt, I’m sad or hurt! But I’m not that much into partying during semester. So I don’t see my friends that often during semester. They’re always mad at me because I don’t spend time with them that often during semester. Sorry guys, but love y’all! So this is why I spent almost every day of this summer with friends!

        I began blogging again

Studyblr’s are soooo inspirational. Really, I learned so much from you guys! In high school my grades were fine, but in university my grades were so bad. And okay, I was very ill and that’s the main reason why my grades were bad. BUT last year I improved my study method and I learned to plan better from you guys, from our studyblr community. I was really motivated by all of your posts too. And that is how I managed to get GOOD grades and this year I finally got my degree! (Bachelor in Law) So thank you so much! 

XOXO,
Amberess