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One Last Update

Hello, everyone.

First of all, I’d like to apologize for the radio silence that seems to have become a permanent aspect of this blog. There has been so much going on in my life and a lot to keep up with.

And that’s why I’m writing this post.

While I was hoping it would never come to this, and even though it breaks my heart to have to do it, I’m shutting this blog down.

I absolutely love writing for you guys. I really, really do. But with school and personal stuff, I just can’t keep up with it consistently anymore, and that isn’t fair to you guys.

So what does this mean?

It means that I will no longer be taking requests or posting with any degree of regularity (which I haven’t been doing for months anyway, so it’s really not going to be that different, I guess). 

I’m not dropping out of the writing world completely. I still plan on posting things on this blog if I write them, but I will only be writing as inspiration strikes and when time permits, not on any sort of schedule or to fulfill any requests in the inbox (though those requests will probably still be used for inspiration at times). If something does get written, it will be posted here, but I can’t tell you when or how often that will happen.

I can’t thank you all enough for how much kindness and love you’ve shown me over the past couple of years. Starting this blog was sort of a spur of the moment thing for me. I never expected it to take off the way it did, and I am so incredibly thankful for the wonderful interactions I’ve had with all of you. I made a lot of friends, learned a lot about myself and my writing, and I had a lot of fun.

You all are so amazing, and wish you the best. Thank you for everything.

Love you all.

Bethany

ive always loved @fanartcity‘s oc asshat jones (and super m! what a goofball), but this character development as of late has me feeling many Emotions. anyway ive had a memo on my desk for a couple weeks now saying “draw asshat” in all caps but its never come up til now. hope im not being weird

CryBaby

Characters: Sam Winchester, Reader, Unnamed Abusive Ex, Dean Winchester, Shape-Shifter

Pairing: Sam x Reader

Warnings: SMUT. Oral on female. DD/lg relationship. Abuse. Nightmares. Fluffy as well as Smutty. Violence. I think that’s it.

Words: 2,416

Author’s Note: So this is my first time writing DD/lg and I wanna do a big thank you to @daddys-kitten-princess24 for helping me with the DD/lg dynamics to make sure I wasn’t offending anyone. I really enjoyed writing this, and there may or may not be more fics like this coming in the future. ;) (I got the fic title from Melanie Martinez’s song CryBaby, but the fic really has nothing to do with the song) Link to song

“STOP, Y/N!” The voice ringing out forces me to stand abruptly, tears prickling in my eyes.

“What is it, Da-”

“Don’t call me that! I’m sick of it, and I’m sick of you!” He screams, and the tears spill out of my eyes at his harsh words.

“Stop crying! You’re such a crybaby!!”

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A said in a recent ask: if you disagree with something I publish because you think I don’t have enough information or I’m missing something crucial, I really do genuinely invite you to come comment on things and educate me (and through me, the blog). 

Let’s have a polite, straightforward discourse backed up by academic sources, relevant experiences in situ, and collaboration with other professionals. If you’re someone who participates in research, is hands-on with conservation and observation in the wild or has professional experience with any aspect of their management or care, I absolutely want to hear from you. 

While a huge part of what I do here is supported by my own constant consumption of new research and my own professional experiences, I absolutely want to engage with people who are active in the fields that inform the education I do. That’s what built this blog into what it is today, and a tradition I actively want to continue. 

Monarch - Damian Wayne X Reader

(A/N: I’m back from the dead! I apologize for my hiatus, but now I should be able to get back to updating this blog more frequently.)

“What do you mean you can’t go there? He has Y/N! Nothing matters except getting her back. Come on, we’re wasting time!” Damian shouted. Bruce shook his head.

   “I’m sorry, Damian, I really am. I know how much Y/N means to you, but you have to wait for your brother. I cannot go there, which is the reason Joker took her to that location,” he said calmly. Damian wanted to scream.

   “Why? What the hell is so special about the Monarch Theater? She could be dying and you’re making me wait? I’ll just go alone!” he raged. Bruce put out a hand to catch him, but Damian evaded his father’s grasp. He stormed out of the cave, somehow managing to avoid Bruce on his way out.

“Damian, stop.” The older man’s orders fell upon deaf ears.  


Robin couldn’t even recall most of the fight. His recollection was blurred by the rage coursing through his veins. The clown himself hadn’t even been there, a fact that made Damian even angrier. I would have made him suffer for this… the boy thought to himself. He was pulled from his musing by Dick.

   “What the hell were you thinking? Robin, you would have died if I didn’t come in when I did,” he scolded. Damian ignored him.

   “Belittle me when she’s safe,” he said, continuing to search for Y/N. Dick sighed but gave in. It wasn’t long before they found the girl. As Damian took in her appearance, he let out a sharp breath. She was barely conscious, decorated with bruises and dried blood. A rag gagged her mouth, and her leg was bent grotesquely out of shape. A bloody crowbar lay near her.

   “Y/N!” Damian called to her. “Dick, get help, she’s here!” Y/N raised her head slightly, clearly exhausted by the effort. Damian ran to her, untying her bindings. When he pulled the gag out of her mouth, she coughed.

   “Robin…” she whispered in a croaky voice. Tears mingled with the blood on her face. Damian took the mask off, letting it slip to the floor.

   “It’s me, Y/N. Damian. I’m here,” he said softly, gingerly taking her into his arms. It was then he realized how bad her condition was. Several of her ribs were broken and her heartbeat was incredibly faint. His heart, however, slammed harder against his chest with each wheezing breath that escaped Y/N’s lungs.

   “I knew you would come for me…” she said, wincing when Damian strengthened his hold on her. There were so many things Damian wanted to tell her he was sorry for. Letting the Joker get her, not realizing what had happened sooner, taking so long in coming for her… words started spilling from his mouth, but his apology was interrupted by her coughs.

   “You’ll be okay, Y/N. The ambulance is coming, you’ll be okay,” he said shakily. She shook her head slightly.

   “Everything hurts so badly,” Y/N murmured.

   “I know, I know, but everything will heal… Just stay awake, keep going…” he tried his best to comfort her. More tears fell from Y/N’s eyes.

   “I don’t… Damian, I don’t know how much longer I can… I think I’m dying, Damian,” she whimpered. He shook his head, almost able to hear his heart shattering.

   “Don’t say that. Don’t. Y/N, I love you more than anything in this world… which is why you have to stay here. Stay with me,” he begged, voice cracking as he spoke. Hot tears ran down his face. A broken smile graced Y/N’s lips. Sirens could be heard outside.

   “Just hold on for a little while longer,” he said desperately.

   “Your mask,” she responded weakly. Damian nodded, quickly fastening it over his eyes just before several EMTs flooded into the room and lifted Y/N from his arms. A haze descended over Damian. Dick appeared at his side, guiding him out of the building.

“It’s probably not the best idea going to the hospital in costume, but I’ll drive you as soon as you change…”  Everything Damian heard sounded like it was echoing through water.

“You can’t die,” he whispered, watching the ambulance drive away. “Please don’t die.”

anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm currently learning Spanish at school and absolutely love it, but I really struggle when it comes to listening exams. I just can't seem to hear the words clearly and understand! Is there anything you can suggest so that I could get better? Thanks so much (p.s I'm in love with your blog, it's the best) Xx

¡Hola! ¡Gracias! ^^

I totally understand you, that’s also my weakest point. But don’t worry, it has solution :)

To improve your listening skills you need some active listening, this means that you give a response to what you listen. Just playing a Spanish podcast or radio station in the background while you do other stuff doesn’t really help, that’s passive listening.

The easiest way to give a response is writing what you hear, or answer some comprehension questions. And the best way is to speak with a native speaker in one-to-one conversations.

Here are some ideas to improve your listening skills:

Books & MP3

If you are studying with a book that has MP3 files with the listening exercises, I recommend you to listen to it, over and over again. Also try to write what you hear. If your book has the transcripts, you can check later if what you heard was correct. Then listen to it again, you’ll realize that you can understand more words now.

For difficult words or phrases try to repeat them out loud, it’ll be easier for your brain to recognize the sound of the words if you are the one who is speaking. Try to repeat the whole dialogues too.

Songs

  • Pick a slow song.
  • Try to write down the song, it doesn’t matter if you write just few words, we’re just starting.
  • Now find the lyrics and read them. Most of the times you’ll realize that you knew more words than you thought, but you just couldn’t catch them. If you want to know the translation you can find it here.
  • Listen to the song again reading the lyrics. You’ll see that the words you knew but couldn’t hear are there!
  • Listen to the song again. Hopefully you’ll catch more words now.
  • Try to write the song again. You’ll do it better this time! :)
  • Repeat this as many times as you need.

Some recommended singers (most of their songs are slow):

Alejandro Fernández
Alejandro Sanz
Alex Syntek
Alex Ubago
Alexander Acha
Carla Morrison
Camila
Jesse & Joy
Luis Miguel
Luis Fonsi
Reik
Siam
Sin Bandera

Vocabulary

Sometimes we can’t understand what people say because we actually don’t know the words, even if they’re using simple grammar. So I recommend you to increase your vocabulary.

Memrise is a good website to memorize vocabulary because you can also listen to the word (if they have audio). Pick a vocabulary list, make sure it has audio file for each word! and start learning. It’s very easy to use, and you can practice as much as you want.

It also happens that you know how the word looks, but you don’t know how it sounds. If you want to know how a specific word or phrase sounds you can go to Forvo and look for the word. Search for all the words that are difficult for you and listen to them over and over again. Try to repeat them too so you get used to the sound.

Listening Comprehension

I’ll give you some websites where you can test how much you can understand.

Listening with comprehension exercises:

Listening with transcription:

Videos

Watch videos about what you like in Spanish. It’s easier to learn when you see and hear something that you’re interested in.
For example I like to watch DIY and cosmetics videos, so I search for them in my target language (Korean). Sometimes I realize I can understand more than I thought, sometimes I just understand few words. But because I like it, it keeps me motivated to learn more vocabulary and grammar so I can understand better next time. 

1 x 1 conversations

This is the best way to give a response to what you listen. I know it’s scary for most people, but the more you do it, the easier it gets.

Personally my favorite webpage to practice conversation is Italki (I always recommend it). You can pick any professional teacher or community tutor and tell them about your goals and your struggles. They will try their best to help you and give you the service and tools that you need.

There you can also find language parters that are interested in your language and make a language exchange. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Just think that they might be as nervous as you, but they really want to learn the language, just like you! ^^


I hope these ideas help you. Work hard and good luck on your learning! :)

Here we are at what? My third attempt at playing Joel. I love this character so much and I think I kept leaving because I was insecure of my portrayal or my OC, Jake kept making Joel disappear. I don’t want to jinx anything, but I think I’ve finally found my niche with Joel here and I believe I know how to portray him well enough to keep him around. I want to thank everyone that has taken the time to talk to me ooc and rp with me to help make this blog great. Even the people who followed me over from Jake’s account even if you weren’t really familiar with his character. You are ALL so wonderful and I am honored to be surrounded by such amazing people. Note: these are not in any particular order just what I can come up with off the top of my head. If I forget anyone I apologize.

OH before I forget. Credit of the beautiful screencaps I used for this goes to @joelismyhero. Only just started following this personal but they are a beautiful human being from what I have seen.

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Weak- Cassian Andor

Originally posted by fuckyeahrebelcaptain

Pairing: Cassian Andor/OC

Prompt: #47: “How am I supposed to do anything when you’re looking at me like that”

Warnings: None, just kissing and angst. My usual MO. 

A/N: Okay so I know this has primarily been a Percivan Graves content blog for a while now, but I couldn’t resist. And I had a lot of encouragement so thank you xD I hope this turned out alright…he’s a difficult character to capture but I really, really loved writing this! Let me know what you think!


I heard footsteps coming up the ramp and turned to look over my shoulder. I smiled as Cassian poked his head around the corner. I should’ve expected him to turn up at some point. He seemed to know me better than I knew myself. I’d gone to the ship in an attempt to be alone, to gather my thoughts before tomorrow. Sleep was evading me, the way it always did before a big battle. Only this time it was different. I had a feeling about this particular battle, though it was a feeling I didn’t want to dwell on for too long. Cassian was about the only person I wanted to see right now anyways.

“Shouldn’t you be resting, Captain?” I asked, going back to cleaning my gun.

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OK SO I WAS JUST LOOKING THROUGH THE KEEP BEACH CITY WEIRD BLOG AND THEN I SAW THAT

*DEEP BREATH*
ok… So look at that last thing.

“Dogcopter dies defending the planet but then he comes back to life because he’s part cat”

And look at the parallels!!! Steven, who is half-human (mortal) and half-gem (immortal-ish) and oh my freaking dog.

Is Ronaldo guessing this as he has guessed EVERYTHING BEFORE??

And, what made me really believe this is that earlier in the post, he was talking about spoilers and that someone had spoiled the end of a movie for him.

He is LITERALLY SPOILING THE ENTIRE FINALE!!

Hey there little buddy… ONE BALL, LET’S DO THIS.


Alright, so incase you were wondering I do still play Pokemon Go. There are just so many amazing games going on, coming out, being developed… it’s amazing!

I’ve got to branch out, I don’t want this blog to get stale, and fall apart. You guys have been incredible. Truly, y'all are amazing.

Now for some personal stuffs. I’m moving. Some of you may be aware that I posted a while ago that I’d lost my full time job, and we were struggling. That hasn’t changed.

Life has been really difficult. But, there are a ton of opportunities out there for me. So we’re moving to the north west of America. Seattle here I come…

So what you’ll be finding here over the next forever is that this blog is going to be a lot of “HEY LOOK WHAT I SAW WHILE DRIVING” and pokemon stops we come across. It’s a 3000 mile trek to Seattle from here, and there should be a bunch of stuff to come across.

But I want this blog to be more than just a picture of Pokemon once a week… so I’m going to do more stuff too. I hope y'all like it!

Much love folks, you’ve been amazing so far.

Caspian x Reader: For the people you love

Okay. So, first I want to address the fact that this blog…drumroll please… HAS OVER 100 FOLLOWERS. IN UNDER TWO WEEKS. WHAT. THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH AAAAHHHHH😍

Anonymous asked:
Hello there! 😊 Could I have a CaspianxReader set during Prince Caspian. Peter really dislikes the reader and begins blaming her for things that happen, and Caspian becomes defensive over her and argues. The reader runs off feeling as if it is her fault and Caspian comes and comforts her good fluffy mushy stuff happens. Thanks!!

~Here it is! This is my first Caspian x Reader, so I hope you like it😘I will obviously still do Edmund x readers the most though, because I’m low-key  in love with Ed…haha~

“No! She isn’t the one responsible for all of this!” 

You peered out from behind a tree, watching as the two young men bickered. “Since when do you care? I thought your only concern was your own well-being!” Peter shouted, coming closer to Caspian outside the woods. 

“You know how much I care for Narnia. And, as a matter of fact, for Y/n.” 

Peter laughed coldly. “Y/n? No matter how much you try to defend her Caspian, it doesn’t change the fact that she ruined our chances of entering Miraz’s castle. She sabotaged the whole thing!” Caspian’s face began to turn red with anger. You bit your lip, stepping closer to the two.

 “Don’t say another word, do you hear me?” He warned through clenched teeth, reaching for his sword. You let out a small whimper. Both boys spun around to see you standing there looking incredibly anxious. Peter narrowed his eyes at you, looking away again with a scoff. At this point, it had all become too much for you. 

Without a word, you turned on your heel and began to run to the safety of the woods, not caring where you ran or what you were going to do. “Y/N!” Caspian yelled, shooting one last angry look at Peter before dashing after you.

 “Y/n, wait!” A tear dropped from your eye as you kept running. You didn’t even know why you were crying; only that it was unbearable to hear people disputing over whether or not you destroyed an entire plan and took countless lives in the process.

 You slowed down, breathing heavily as you came to a stop. “Hey,” Caspian said, stopping beside you, “It’s alright.”

 You collapsed under the tree nearest to you. Caspian followed suit. “Look, Peter’s a complete ass. It wasn’t your fault.” You huffed. “No. Y/n, you know it wasn’t.” 

 “Why did you stick up for me?” You asked suddenly, your voice cracking. You honestly wanted to know.

“Well…” The young Prince sighed. “You have to do things like that for…” He paused again to clear his throat. “For the people you love.”

 Your head snapped up immediately. Had you heard him right? 

“What?”

 Caspian shook his head, standing up again. “Forget it. I shouldn’t have said anything.” 

“No!” You grabbed his arm, your eyes begging him to sit back down. “Please don’t go.” Caspian smiled, lowering beside you again. For a moment, you were silent. A leaf floated down onto your skirt, landing softly. Caspian looked at you.

And then you were kissing. You don’t know how it happened, but it did. 

And the rest, my dear reader, is left to your imagination.

apaloniasantana  asked:

I just wanted to say that my brother has cerebral palsy too and I think you're blog is amazing! Along with what you're doing in person! Keep being amazing! 💕💟

Wow this is so exciting! I’m glad tumblr has given me a gateway to meet people with CP all around the world. It’s become much more common since I was born. However, there is still not much awareness for it. I’m hoping to stick up for all my disabled people out there, and fight to end the stigma that comes with disabilities. So I decided to really put myself out there, and not be afraid to express myself. In the past, I would try to blend in as much as I could. However my new moto is “people are gonna stare at me anyway, so I may as well stand out.” I’m hoping to encourage others to do the same, because are disabilities are nothing to be ashamed of. Cerebral Palsy is a big part of who I am, but it does not define who I am. I’m not afraid of it anymore. I’m not afraid to express my weaknesses, I’m not afraid of testing my strengths, and I’m not afraid of standing out.

hey guys, i know i havent been posting a lot. ive just had a lot of emotional trauma the past month and its been taxing both physically and mentally. and posting the doodles and getting so little notes (even tho this blog is bascially dead and i cant expect people to want to like/reblog my shitty 10 minute doodles) has been really discouraging. i still love this blog and all of you tho, and im not planning to quit anytime soon ! but exams are coming up soon and its gonna be really hard to upload somewhat frequently. thank you all for being patient with me, reading your tags is basically what motivates me to keep this blog going. but really, thank you guys, i mean it from the bottom of my heart ♡

TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS

hello everyone i have decided to do a blog post as part of my study break and I am going to talk about some time management tips that might help you for the coming terms when we all go back to school. 

my tips have kind of come from personal experience and what I have found to be really helpful, but obviously these may necessarily not work for you :)


TIP #1 WAKE UP EARLY 

I don’t think I can stress this tip enough as this has seriously helped me with my time management. My sleeping pattern is fairly regular and I wake up at around 6:30-7am every morning, and last year when studying for my GCSEs, whilst I would get up early, I wouldn’t start work until 2 or 3pm and then do all of my work at night. Over the last month and a half - 2 months, I have been starting work as early as I can and I have found that I am getting so much more done than what I would with my old habit. I kinda trained myself/forced myself to do work in the morning and I have stuck with this really well. 

I also find that waking up early gives me a fresh mind and so I can get started with a clear head and it really helps keep me positive and have a good attitude towards my work which makes me much more productive. 

Perhaps you could try going to bed an hour earlier so you can wake up earlier and get more things done. Gradually start going to bed earlier and you will find you can sleep better and wake up with a clear mind.

TIP #2 SCHEDULE SCHEDULE SCHEDULE

This, like tip #1, is also like majorly important. I have really started getting used to schedules and I find them such a massive help. If I am in a rush or havent got as much to do (like literally one or two things), I make a to-do list but this is still so helpful for time management. I used to have an attitude where I did what I felt like and when I felt like it and still somehow managed to get everything done - but with a schedule I am just so much more organised and I feel like I have a goal and it motivates me to get everything done. Keeping a schedule makes it easier to develop a routine and keep everything flowing. 

You can have different types of schedules - you might make a daily schedule and write down all the times you need to do things; weekly reviews are also helpful for managing time and give you a nice overview of what you should prepare for. Monthly reviews can be nice to have a look at appointments, exams or commitments you might have. It doesn’t have to be a schedule that has times on it, but even something as simple as a to-do list is better than having a mental list of what you need to do.

Schedules can come in many forms. I write mine down on some paper and keep it next to me on my desk, and if I am going out I will make a copy of it in my calendar or take a photo of it and save it as my lock screen so I can be constantly reminded of what it is I am supposed to do. You can also have them in the form of a printable that you have found, in a bullet journal, in a planner etc. It doesn’t matter what medium your schedule is on - as long as you make one, you will find you are so much more organised!

TIP #3 PRIORITISE 

Following on from tip #2, is prioritising. It actually sounds pretty obvious, but don’t tell me you don’t put off doing that essay that your teacher set you because you don’t want to do it, even though it is really important that you get it done! it is important that when you plan your schedule, you make time for that essay that you really need to get done so that you can get it out of the way and so that you don’t hand it in late, or spend until 2am in the morning doing it on the day that it is due in. Make sure that when you do work, you are doing the things that you have to do.

Doing this also ensures that you are spending an appropriate time on that subject and by prioritising, you can also spend more time on assignments or subject that need some improvement, instead of always doing the subject that you enjoy. I find when I prioritise my work I can get an even coverage of all of my subjects, but also, when I have to, I can prioritise a subject over another so I can focus on improvement.

Some people recommend that you do the things that you don’t want to do, or prioritise your hardest subjects first. This means that 1) you can get them out of the way and 2) you can tackle it with a fresh mind and makes it slightly easier. I do this quite a lot and find that I am relieved when I have got it done, but also I feel a lot more positive for the rest of the day because I only have things left that are slightly easier or that I enjoy more!

TIP #4 FIND A PRODUCTIVE STUDY ENVIRONMENT WHEN YOU WORK

Some people at first might not agree with this coming under time management, but I certainly think it belongs here. Finding a productive study environment not only coincides with your schedule but is also beneficial for you. It means that you can get as much done as you can and you can be more productive, but also being more productive enables you to keep within your schedule. 

If I am not in a productive environment and I have several things scheduled, I overrun on the times I have set myself and then have to work for longer when I could be doing other things. For example, I might have an essay to write, some flashcards to make and some reading to do before I go to work; but if I am not in a productive study environment, such as my desk or a library, then I find it really hard to get everything done and then I come out of my schedule and it means I have to finish everything after work; by which time I am too tired to even think about finishing what I had intended to do. 

Find an environment that works for you and that you feel comfortable in, that also makes you feel super motivated and productive. This way you can do as much work as you can and not come out of your schedule. These places could be in your local library, at the beach sat on a bench, in your bedroom at your desk, at your grandparents kitchen table - wherever! just find an environment that works for you so you can effectively work. 

TIP#5 FIND THAT BALANCE 

As a student, you are going to have lots of other commitments besides your courses. Whilst a full-time student has to spend roughly 30 hours a week studying according to leading statistics from universities, it is almost like having a full time job; and like with anything, you need down-time. 

It is so important that you find the balance between study and other commitments because you don’t want to overwhelm yourself with work. Work out how much you could spend doing each task that is realistic to you and make sure you schedule in some free time. Find out what works for you regarding time spent on these commitments and you can find that balance where you have managed your time for studying and other commitments effectively, and then you have the chance to have that time to yourself, whether that be watching shows on netflix or playing on some games, or even doing some baking or having a bath. 

Finding that balance is really important when you are scheduling in what to do, because not only does it ensure you can keep a track of everything, but you are also looking after yourself. 

TIP #6 BE REALISTIC 

I kind of mentioned this in the last tip but being realistic is something I always forget about and should probably be more on top of when I am planning my schedule. My problem is that I underestimate how long things take me and so sometimes I find myself not finishing everything I should. 

When you are making your to-do list or your schedule, you should be realistic. Remember that you can’t do everything all at once and that you need some spare time to look after yourself and do the things that you want to do. This is another ‘finding your balance’ in the sense that you are finding the balance between being super productive and going at your own pace. 

Also factor in your mood as well, if you are feeling down or if you are ill, don’t give yourself 20 things to complete by the end of the day - maybe just do one or two small tasks just to keep that productivity flowing. Sometimes, if I am super anxious, I end up creating the most horrendous to-do list because I feel like I have to get everything done, but in reality, I can’t! 

You know yourself best and you know what a realistic schedule or to-do list looks like to you; be honest with yourself and sensible with your lists to ensure that you don’t burn yourself out!

TIP #7 POSTPONE UNNECESSARY ACTIVITIES UNTIL ALL OF YOUR WORK IS DONE

Unnecessary activities includes everything that will make you procrastinate. I find it really helpful to have my phone in another room as if I see a text come through I immediately want to answer it. If you feel like you could be tempted to go on social media on your laptop, you can block or bar websites on chrome or internet explorer or other search engines so that you don’t get distracted. 

Unnecessary activities also include going downstairs and speaking to my parents or my brother when I am supposed to be studying - if I have a test or something coming up that is quite significant I always just let them know that I will be working and that if they can to try and keep quiet and it always helps. 

After you have finished your school work, these activities become more enjoyable because you have been waiting to do them for a while as you were studying. It also gives you some down-time to look forward to after you have done! 

I find this perhaps the most difficult thing about time management and even if I have put away all distractions, I still find that I will talk to myself or doodle to give me something to do whilst I am studying! However, this is more preferable than procrastinating on my phone!

TIP #8 BE FLEXIBLE

Not all commitments are going to go to plan and sometimes you have to make last minute decisions or cancellations and not everything can be scheduled. It is important that whilst you have scheduled what you are doing and when, that you are able to be flexible with your time in case things pop up. 

It is important that if these things do occur, that you can get back to what you should have been doing after and that you do maintain what is on your daily, weekly or monthly schedule. 


I hope these tips helped in terms of keeping your time managed and if you have any questions about any of these tips, feel free to ask me about it. 

have a lovely day x

anonymous asked:

I love everything about your blog! Thank you for the amazing art it really makes my day!!! Could you please draw Haou Judai and Manjoume? Any situation you guys can come up with will be awesome I just know it

Admin: Slifer Slacker here doing what I do best and slacking off… Fight the Fight has done such a great job with the requests so far! She inspired me so I went all out on this ask! I hope it is ok!

I just wished they talked more in season 4 : (

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sometimes i think about letting my queue just run…

I know I’m mostly a lurker because we don’t know one another, and I feel like it’s inappropriate for me to bother you. I apologise if this sort of thing has made your Tumblr experience worse.

Okay, I clearly need to explain myself better, because i wasn’t intending to make anyone apologise of feel bad.

My tumblr experience has been a long period of time. I’ve been on tumblr since January 2011.
Lurking is fine. I do it, too. It’s the reason I only follow about twenty personal blogs, and the rest are all fandom based or aesthetic blogs that reblog stuff other people have made. Which, at it’s essence, is what tumblr was made for. It was made for image sharing and not really much else.

Nothing has made my tumblr experience better or worse. There have been ups and downs, as there is with everything.

My issue comes from the echoing silence that comes of having an influx of followers who follow you for one thing (in my case, I guess it was when I was uploading a lot of Dragon Age stuff when Inquisition came out) and who stick around, adding to the silent numbers.

I have over 5000 followers. I recognise the usernames of those who regularly like/comment/reblog something I’ve uploaded or reblogged myself, or shared. Out of those 5000+ people, probably less than 100 are active followers (for the record, I recognise your name when it comes up).

For me, it’s very frustrating when I upload something that is mine, like chapters to a fic, or the crochet stuff, and it just sits there. I have all these followers, and there’s so very few who actually do anything. And that isn’t to say I am ungrateful to the people who do take the time to reblog/like/comment etc. I do appreciate those people, immensely, because without them I really would be uploading to nothing and no one.

I guess, in a way, it would be nice to go through all those 5000 people and some how be able to enforce an mass unfollowing of blogs that have been abandoned, blogs that are inactive, blogs that haven’t interacted with mine for an predetermined amount of time.

I am aware that people behind blogs have lives, they may follow hundreds of people, their interests wax and wane, so the things I upload may no longer be pertinent to their interests. and I may get lost in the flood of blogs they follow - but it is, at it’s core, very frustrating to have a presumed audience, and it be utterly silent.

Which is why I was musing at the idea of just letting the queue run out on his blog and starting a new one, so that only people who wanted to follow me for the things I upload now and not what I uploaded in the past, were followers.

Does that clarify matters and make sense? I hope it does. I wasn’t trying to be insulting, or an asshole, and I apologise if that is how my previous ramble came off. Hopefully this clarifies things.

AKUSAIMONTH: BERSERK
Day 9: SET C - “Lyrics (Together)”

[ I know to be there
When and where, I’ll be there
You know what’s to be said
We said out loud, we never said

My premonition of the world
comes to me
A sun in your eyes
Says I’m alright
] [ Together - The xx ]

“Isa! Is that you?! Did it get you too?! Where the hell are - Woah, I-Isa, what - what happened to your face?!”

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Rules: Always post the rules. Answer the questions asked, then write eleven new ones. Tag eleven people to answer your questions as well as the person who tagged you.

Their Questions:

1) How did you come to love what you love most?

uhhh i wouldn’t say i love it ‘most’ but i really like space i guess. i watch documentaries and stuff like the loser i am and recently started x files (thEY’RE OUT THERE IWA CHAN @hinatashoyoself)

2) Do you recommend any blogs?

if you like memes/voltron/anime etc

@hinatashoyoself (my main meme)

@iwa-chaaannn (100% trash i love it)

@aliencurious (actually the worlds loveliest person)

if you like dan & phil

@halcyonhowelll (also has an anime blog, the nicest person istg, blog is v pretty)

if you like kpop

@hyper-friday (quality bts memes, overall my fav kpop blog)

3) Who’s your favorite protagonist? Antagonist? Why?

ahh i have too many but these were the first i thought of

- princess bubblegum - super smart and nerdy, actually a v complex character which is great, she’s also a gay so :)

- lance - best boy (best bi), needs love and appreciation and more screen time, also the insecurities thing (haha relate)

- kiyoko - best girl, best gay, best everything, my waifu, the light of my life, too pure too good for this world, too beautiful for words (heck i have a lot of feelings about her sorry)

- oikawa - his whole story of working hard and talent wow that always hurts especially since he never got to go to nationals, also aliens

4) What’s your favorite movie (Animted 2D, 3D, ect.)?

the upcoming seijou movie (it’s not even out and it’s already a fav), Your Name, any studio ghibli film

5) What attracted you to Tumblr in the first place?

memes and art probably? also bc of kpop at first regret

6) How in the hell did you find my blog?

some people i followed reblogged stuff from you so i checked out your blog

7) What’s your favorite genre of anything?

sci-fi, supernatural/magic kind of stories, eh i like most genres

8) List five of your OTPs!

klance, bubbline, jikook, iwaoi, any hq ship really, (rinpana @hinatashoyoself )

9) You have three wishes! What do you wish for?

1. world peace and equality (obviously)

2. get into uni for astrophysics and work at NASA (lmao i wish)

3. stable/happy future (ew i’m cliche and boring i know)

11) What do you usually come to my blog for?

voltron/anime posts i guess also memes in general

My questions:

1) what’s one of your favourite memories?

2) who are your problematic favs and why?

3) do you recommend any blogs?

4) if you had one wish that was just for yourself what would you wish for?

5) what was your dream job when you were younger compared to now?

6) do you have any music recommendations?

7) any shows/anime/book recommendations?

8) what was your first url name on tumblr?

9) what are your talents/something you find unique about yourself?

10) what’s your favourite scent?

11) how did you find my blog?

Tagging:

@hinatashoyoself @iwa-chaaannn @aliencurious @hyper-friday @halcyonhowelll@thethighsarethelimit @possibly-part-alien @iwa-do-me-hajime @claire-fabulous @leo-in-flight @iwantrash

anonymous asked:

Your last ask about Zendaya, it would be better if you didn’t talk about her at all, as the saying goes, 'if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all, saying she has “cute style” is not really a compliment. I know is your blog your opinion, but why invite negative to an otherwise enjoyable blog? (You’ve created a safe space for those who want be petty about her, but most won do it in their own blogs).

It’s funny because every time I try to stop answer or entertaining questions about her, there is always someone like you coming in my Inbox trying to preach. 

And in what world is saying that someone has a “cute style” not a compliment? She has a cute style and that’s the only thing I have to say. Now if I would’ve said absolutely nothing about her when that question about the HOCO cast came up you or someone else would be in my in my inbox trying to drag me for that. I am so confused right now…

But I sort of see what your saying, especially about people coming on Anon and talking about her-while I’m just an open target because I answer with my opinion.

Damned if I do, damned if I don’t. Right?

How about no one comes in my Inbox about her again. Like ever, like NOT AT ALL! Like if you even have something with the letter Z in your question delete it and rephrase it. Because that’s how fed up I am right now.

iamonlyatiger  asked:

I am really glad that your blog has all the different shipping incarnations of the ot5. So often I just see pynch and while they have a great canon dynamic and I love them both, a lot of people end up minimizing how much they love the others to emphasize their relationship, and as a poly person who wholeheartedly believes in my ot6 and all the little individual relationships that come with it, it makes me really happy to see the stuff you post.

aww, i’m so happy to hear this!! the canon romantic pairings in trc are no more or less important than all the other wonderful relationships in the gang, yknow… so much is lost if you focus exclusively on on blue/gansey and adam/ronan… and… they all just love each other so much… and i see no reason why they all can’t be in love, no reason why they shouldn’t all be in love… :’)