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anonymous asked:

Hey! Do you have any tips on having a mental illness and a chronic sickness but still managing to get good grades? Thanks ♡

Hello! Here are some tips that I’ve posted before that I think might be relevant:

For issues relating to paying attention; sit close to the front of the class so that you’re less likely to get distracted by other students and you can see your teacher and the board clearly.  You’ll also be less likely to use your phone / get distracted by similar items. If you can, put your phone on silent or turn it off.

For issues relating to note-taking; explore the different ways to take your notes and use the one that best suits you and your needs (e.g. handwritten notes, digital notes). You can also think about how you’re organising your notes (e.g. notebooks, binders, files). For people who find it difficult to concentrate, or write for long periods, you could ask to record the audio of your classes so that you can refer to them later.

For issues related to time management; find a planner that you’ll actually use and try to write your appointments / deadlines in it and keep using it. It makes things a lot easier to just have everything in one place and be able to check it quickly. You can include your to do lists, notes, anything. I like to include a positive thought each day that I can refer to (e.g. I might write “I was strong today” or “I was brave today” to focus on the positives opposed to negative information). If you find it difficult to prirotise your tasks, try using a table like this to help you.

Use your services; many schools offer counselling services and there’s no shame in using them. Some schools offer skills development classes that can also be extremely helpful in dealing with anxiety inducing situations like presentations or tests. I know that some schools also offer specialist equiptment; for example, there are specific computers for people with dyslexia, or special fonts that can be used. This kind of stuff is always worth checking out.

Look at online resources and save/bookmark those that help you; I’ve found so many resources for anxiety and depression online, from gifs that help calm your breathing / calming gifs to websites that can help deal with negative thoughts and sites to get out your anger/rage! There are also sites like 7cupsoftea which offer counselling and support anonymously.

 * Animal planet live streams of animals
 * Positive bunny post
 * You can make your own galaxies here.
 * Pixel thoughts
 * This one translates the time into a colour.
 * This website lets you travel along a 3D line)

Break it down; tasks can seem daunting but if you break it down into smaller steps it will be much easier to tackle, and you might find some motivation / inspiration for the task. 

Figure out your best way to study; where, when, and how do you work best? Use this information to your advantage.

Remove distractions; use extensions like Self Control to remove online distractions. Organise your study space and remove anything distracting but keep all of your study materials in that area.

Remember to step away; if you’re feeling overwhelmed step away and take some time for yourself, whether that’s foing for a walk, listening to some music or cooking a meal, just take some space, breathe, and come back to it when you’re ready.

Create an environment which you enjoy; recognise your achievements, and make a list of affirmations, reading and carrying them as a reminder of everything positive. Celebrate your achievements, whether it’s getting a good grade, or going to the shop.

Remember that you are brilliant!

I don’t have any experience with chronic illness as a student so I don’t have any personal tips regarding that but here are some links:

If anyone has any other posts / links, or even their own tips please reblog and add them to the post!

Group Ask #149 - Post Hiatus Part III

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This group ask is broken into three parts due to the TON of lost fics asks we received while on hiatus. Here is everything else - part III.

Ask #13 (anon): there’s this fic…#13

Hey, i’ve been looking for a fic where a which casts a spell on cas and dean and they hunt down the which to remove the spell but she says that it only last like 3 days or something, i’ve looked on the spells tag and i couldnt find it, could you maybe help me find it? sorry to bother, you guys are doing a great job here :) 

Ask #14 (anon): there’s this fic…#14

Idk if you do this but I read a fic, maybe it was a dream. was wincestiel. All the boys grew old, retired hunters and castiel isn’t an angel but then turns out he’s lying and always had his mojo? Help? 

Ask #15 (buckybee): deleted fic

Hi! I have been trying to find “Anyone else but you”, the Juno crossover that you have mentioned on this blog, but so far no luck (it’s not at the link you posted anymore, unfortunately). I was wondering if you or any of your followers have any information or alternative link? Thank you! Answer when you have time, I’m sending the ask to avoid risking to forget about it, but I’m totally okay with waiting until you’re back of course! Take care

Ask #16 (julia477): deleted fic

Hi, I’m looking for the fic Perceptions by jack velvet. Does anyone have a copy? Thank you-

Ask #17 (wetheoutlaws): Amara

Hey I love you guys so much and everything you do! I was wondering if you had any fics where Amara knows that Cas is Dean’s weakness or even vice versa? Thanks!

Check out Hearts Here to Steal

If any of our followers have anything to suggest, drop it in our ask box (mention which ask you are talking about by number or bolded title). Thanks!!

anonymous asked:

I need to motivate myself to start a study again but i cant get myself to do it. At some moments i feel like im fine the way i am, but staying this way is unrealistic and no good for my future. Help?

Hello! I’m sorry that you’re feeling this way, anon, and I hope that you start to feel better soon! I’ve got a masterpost here which links all of my other posts and important tags that might be relevant to you. I hope this helps!

Group Ask #149 - Post Hiatus Lost Fics Part II

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This group ask is broken into three parts due to the TON of lost fics asks we received while on hiatus. Here is part II.

Ask #7 (mister-nice-gaius): there’s this fic…#7

Hello, I was wondering if you could help me with finding a fic. The things I remember is a scene where dean and Cas are riding in the impala, when it gets tense and dean kicks Cas out. Cas walks for a long time and almost gets heatstroke, but a while later dean returns. Pretty sure the setting was in post-apocalyptia. Sorry for the vague-ness. Is this anything you guys recognize?

Be sure to check out our endverse post and tag.

Ask #8 (zeppelin-castiel): there’s this fic…#8

Hi! I’ve been looking for a certain fic for a long time now. I know Dean and Cas are roommates in college and at somepoint they end up smoking some weed and making out. They decide to keep having sex and keeping it a secret. But on Halloween, they’re dared to make out, they do it and then make out in the bath room lol. In the end Cas is mad at Dean and dean writes him a song and actually sings in at a bar or something to cas. HELP ME PLE EASE

Be sure to check out our college and drugs tags

Ask #9 (lesbianray): there’s this fic…#9

(sry im on mobile i hope this is the right way??) do u (or ur followers !) kno of a fic thats approx 10,000 words, follows right after s10 finale, with dean becoming an angel after god (chuck) gives him a grace ?? thank you very much 

Be sure to check out our graced!dean and season 10 tags. 

Ask #10 (delicioussoulprincess-blog): there’s this fic…#10

So there’s this fic that has many many short stories in it. Dean an Cas have kids but Cas is a still full time angel an there son, John is an angel too. Sam has a daughter named Mary in it too.

Be sure to check out our kid!fic and John tags. 

Ask #11 (huffle-pride): there’s this fic…#11

There’s a fic I read a while back and I’ve been trying to find it again…I’ve dug through all the tags that I think would make sense and exhausted all searches I can think of. It’s a pretty short fic where Castiel though Dean was hurt and when he saw him he kind of bumped heads with him…And then Dean starts doing it, not realizing it’s actually a sort of angel kiss until another angel calls him on it. Any ideas what I’m talking about? Thanks!

Friendly reminder - all short fics that are individually tagged are on our Short tag. As a blog, we focus on long fics and don’t keep track or organize one shots so exhaustively!

Ask #12 (ohgodihopenot): there’s this fic…#12

hi i don’t mean to bother but there was this one fic i read where dean had gotten a kindle and he was secretly really into poetry and started reading some poems to cas in the bunker i think. i’m pretty sure one included something from Pablo Neruda’s 100 love sonnets. I’ve been looking for it for a while but i haven’t found it yet and since i read it the details are getting a bit hazy. I’d really appreciate it if you could try to help me find it. If you can’t it’s fine, thank you anyway :)

If any of our followers have anything to suggest, drop it in our ask box (mention which ask you are talking about by number or bolded title). Thanks!!

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Let’s just ignore the opening line (and certain other parts…) and focus on this: 

“He’s an incredible writer, too. I was worried he’d just be a 20-year-old boy. So I walked in with a prepared verse and chorus. But he gave me very poetic, mature lyrics. I was like, ’Well, damn, Harry, you know what love is.’”

I want to hear this demo so badly!!! 

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Anybody who signed up for the free trial on Amazon Prime

I know they had their sale and a lot of people signed up for the free trial, so I thought this might be relevant for some of you. I signed up for the free trial a while back and yesterday, Amazon charged our bank account for $107. We went on the website and it explained that when your free trial ends, they charge you for the next entire year of Amazon Prime.

Luckily, we hadn’t bought anything in a long time, so we were able to get a refund. However, if we had bought anything after the trial ended, we wouldn’t have been able to get our refund, which would be devastating in our current financial situation.

So for anyone who doesn’t plan on using Prime/ might forget they have it/ can’t afford to have that taken out even temporarily at the end of the trial, make sure to go into your Prime account and end your membership before your free trial ends.

Group Ask #149 - Post Hiatus Lost Fics Part I

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This group ask is broken into three parts due to the TON of lost fics asks we received while on hiatus. Here we go!

Ask #1 (randomdestielfangirl): there’s this fic…#1

Hi, I’ve looked for absolute ages for this (tried looking up phrases I remember, summaries etc) with no luck, so I’m desperate. It’s a short, funny Destiel fic. The premise is that Cas wants/is able to have too much sex and Dean can’t keep up. He complains to Sam about it, and Cas decides to avoid sex with Dean for a while, with increasingly dumb excuses. Help me?

Ask #2 (rememberdeanforcenturies): there’s this fic…#2

Hi. :) I’m looking for a specific fanfic. It’s a bunker fic. Sam, Dean, and Cas all live in the bunker, and at some point Sam decides to move out on his own. Dean acts like nothing is wrong but then Sam comes over for chicken wings and after he leaves Dean breaks down and Cas comforts him. I think Dean and Cas eventually get together. I was wondering if you’d ever head of it? Thanks for any help you can give me!

Be sure to check our bunker tag.

Ask #3 (anon): there’s this fic…#3

Hey, i’ve been looking for a fic where a which casts a spell on cas and dean and they hunt down the which to remove the spell but she says that it only last like 3 days or something, i’ve looked on the spells tag and i couldnt find it, could you maybe help me find it? sorry to bother, you guys are doing a great job here :)

Ask #4 (ambie720): there’s this fic…#4

Hey guys! I’m looking for a fic-starts out with everyone being drunk bobby’s. Sam overhears Dean talking to Cas on the phone and I think he says he loves him? Then Cas brings Dean pie the next day And Dean says it again. Sam eventually remembers and keeps bringing that night up and basically Cas thinks they are dating until Dean flirts with some woman at a bar. Dean says they aren’t, and Cas leaves, Sam and bobby tell Dean he screwed up. Also, Cas kicks ass killing bad guys? Please help!!

Ask #5 (undeadllamas): there’s this fic…#5

There was a fic where cas is the new kid in school and when he goes to his photography he sits next to dean and tries to talk to him but finds out dean is deaf but he already knows some asl (sorry if this is too vague)

Be sure to check out our deaf tag

Ask #6 (heyimblu): there’s this fic…#6

I read this great destiel fanfiction and I think it was on wattpad but I’m not sure. I’ve been trying to find it to re-read and I can’t. Can you help? It was a high school au where dean and cas were both Angels but John (who was alive) considered dean a mutant and abused him. Then dean meets cas and his huge angel filled family. Dean hides his wings throughout the whole fanfic bc of his father and it’s really cute and wing!kink is definitely a thing. Also there was a soulmate au where if two angels wings were the same they were soulmates. Yeah it’s amazing but I have no idea where to find it. It ends with John torturing dean and clipping his wings a lot and dean nearly dying and then Sam saves the day but getting cas and it’s great. So if you could help that would be amazing but if you can’t find it or don’t remember it then that’s totally okay to. Thanks for reading my long ramble! <3

We don’t follow fics on Wattpad. Maybe a follower can help us out!

If any of our followers have anything to suggest, drop it in our ask box (mention which ask you are talking about by number or bolded title). Thanks!!

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Creating city maps can be hard. Here's four quick steps I use to design believable town and city maps.

I found this very useful. Sometimes it’s great to have a visual aid of the layout of the settlements, towns or cities where your stories develop. It’s good to have an idea of the distance between places and their position within the town; this way, it might be easier to describe the routes your characters travel, noting buildings that might be relevant to the story later or relating other characters to certain areas of a city.

“Hey everyone, Dipper here. I haven’t written in this book for a while, but I think I’m on to something big with that mysterious blobby image that appeared in this very book!

My theory is that there was once a librarian who visited Gravity Falls

around fifty years ago.

While he was in town, he accidentally slipped through a trans-dimensional tear in reality,

and he has been trapped in another dimension parallel to this one! Over the years, he has slowly learned how to communicate through multiple dimensions but his methods are crude and messy..

probably because he’s developing a whole new type of technology as he goes a long!”


- Dipper Pines (from “Dipper and Mabel’s Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun”)

*Inkblot image taken from this post