just like me in high school

The other day I had the opportunity to talk to an old professor of mine and let her know how much her class meant to me. In high school I was a straight-A student, but I never studied. I never really put forth any effort because I just “got” things. And it was boring, to say the least. I even tried joint-enrollment in the hopes that it would bring a challenge to the table, but I went to a small community college here, and it still felt like high school - the classes were too easy, and nothing was a challenge. I wrote papers the night before they were due, never studied, and still had a 4.0. Then, my last semester, I had her class, and it was a challenge. I still ended up with an A, but it was an A that I actually worked for, and it was an A I was actually proud of.

I watched half the class drop at midterms, and I listened to students go on about how they hated her class. I knew that she wasn’t trying to be a hard-ass, but that she was trying to prepare students for what college is really like and not hold our hands and spoon-feed us.

Anyway, when I was able to tell her that she was one of the more meaningful professors/teachers in my academic career, I could tell it meant a lot to her. She went on about how she teaches in the hopes that she can give her students the critical thinking skills and tools they’ll need to move on to truly higher education, and that if she could just help one student a semester, it’d be worth it. She told me how she always hears the negative comments about her class, and how it’s human nature to only voice your opinion when it’s negative. 

I say all this to say, you never know how much you’ll impact someone with your encouragement and thanks. I’m trying to implement this mindset into my day-to-day life more often now, and just let people know how much I appreciate them. I know that when my supervisor signs off an email telling me that she’s thankful for all I do, it just makes things seem a little bit better, and when you go the extra mile for someone and they return their gratitude, it makes it all worth it. 

And clearly that’s what Garnet’s comments have done for Greg here. Everyone needs to hear that they’re appreciated once in a while. 

Reaction to You Getting Lost Easily. . .

Anonymous said: could you do a got7 reaction to you getting lost easily? thanks!

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A/N this is so me. it took me four years to figure out the system of where classes are in my high school, and i just got this year… and im graduating… i tell ya, my life is a mess because of this flaw

Kai ~


Jaebum…

He would find this insanely frustrating. Like, he would love to take you out places like the amusement park or the mall, but he would be fretting the whole time of where you were at every moment. So it would kind of defeat the purpose, because he would be like a fierce mama bear watching over his cub after it first steps out of the den. There would be zero fun for JB. Like, the moment you’re out of his sight when you’re out in public, he’s having a panic attack within 0.5 seconds, and everyone around can tell and would be highly concerned for his blood pressure. When you did get lost (on those rare moments when JB wouldn’t be holding your hand or would take his eyes off you because of something the other members are doing that needs scolding), he would assemble all the members together, go over what you were wearing, and then have them fan out to find you. This would be a Got7 version of S.W.A.T and you best believe that in seconds you are found by either Jinyoung, Jackson, Mark or JB himself. As soon as you are found, JB would go into scolding mode, telling you how dangerous it is to wander off on your own, especially when you’re already so bad with directions. Nevertheless, he would pull you into a tight embrace, whispering to you how worried he was. The day would then proceed with JB having a firm protective grip on your hand.

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Jackson…

Jackson would just think of this as an everyday routine. Like, Jinyoung would tap his shoulder and be like, “I think we lost Y/N.” And Jackson would just look around and be like, “Ah, time to find Y/N. She honestly lasted longer than I thought today.” He would just assume that you had seen something in a store’s window and had gotten distracted. When this first happened when you guys started dating, Jackson would have been a worried hysterical mess. But this has happened so many times by now, that Jackson just thinks of it as a daily chore, not giving it much thought anymore. This attitude kind of rubbed off on the other members as well, so whenever you all go out, they all place bets on the longest you’re going to go before getting lost. When he found you, he would hug you close and ask how your adventure was. However, there are times when Jackson is more worried than others. It would usually be unfamiliar places, like you just visited a new aquarium and you got lost, his heart would beat a little faster and he would be more concerned, or at night as well. Or if you were to call him and tell him you’re lost. That would be when he panics the most, because he would be stuck at practice which means he’s not near you to protect you, and he would keep you on the phone until you figured out where you were again, and even then, he would keep the call going for an extra five minutes to be sure you’re not going to get lost again.

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Jinyoung…

Jinyoung would find this amusing and cute. He would think it’s funny how scatter-brained you could be, but also find it cute how, after he would find you, you would be flustered. When he realized he had lost you, he wold use logic and simply call you if you hadn’t called him already. He would then ask where you were, making you describe what stores are around you. He would then tell you to stand by the front of the closest store and keep an eye out for him while he heads back towards where you had wandered off. Once he found you, he would smirk at you and pull you into a hug, patting the top of your head. “If you really wanted to go somewhere else you could have told me Y/N.” He would tease you. He would then proceed to hold your hand in a tight grip making sure to help you weave through the crowds without getting separated again. He would never complain to you about your habit of getting lost easily, he knew it was just a part of you that came with everything else that he loved about you. And he didn’t really care on way of another, he actually kind of adored this part of you too, making every outing you two had an interesting adventure.

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Mark…

He would be very concerned about you getting so lost easily. Every time you would tell him that you’re out, or about to go out, he would ask you to tell him where you’re going, and to call him if you need him or get lost. He would do this only because he’s very worried about you getting hurt or scared. He would be very uneasy about you going out by yourself, but he knew that you are grown and can for the most part, take care of yourself, but it would just be that need to take care of you and protect you that would make him take precautions with you going out on your own.This would sometimes lead to small arguments about him being too overbearing or over protective, and in his defense he would say that if you weren’t so clumsy or easily lost then he wouldn’t need to. But by the end of the day you two would make up, knowing that your actions towards one another was just you two showing your care for one another, and the argument would be long forgotten.

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Youngjae…

Poor Youngjae would get so worried and panicky whenever he lost you. His mind would jump to the worst case scenario, like you getting jumped, or kidnapped, or killed or caught up in some kind of trouble. His poor little heart would not stop beating like a hummingbirds until you were safe in his arms without injury. He would blame himself whenever you got lost, believing that he didn’t look out for you correctly, or he should have been holding your hand at that time. Once he found you, he would apologize repeatedly while looking over your body and turning you in circles, making sure there was no harm inflicted upon you while you were gone. Then, like the others, for the rest of your outing he would hold your hand tightly and keep a close eye on you, making sure that you two don’t get separated again and he doesn’t need to go through that panic again. But the funny thing is, this occurs so often that one would think you two would get used to it and had a solid plan for when you get lost, considering you two get separated about four times a week. 

Youngjae: “Oh noooooo, I’ve lost her again!”

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BamBam… 

BamBam would be so done with your hide-and-go-seek games. Like Youngjae, this would happen often because you both loved to go out and go clothes shopping, so it would be more often than not that you would get lost. The moment he realized he was talking to himself and the spot next to him that you were supposed to be occupying is empty a long and heavy sigh would escape his lips as he make a u-turn and retraced his steps looking for you. He would find you standing there looking utterly lost and confused as you turned around in your spot quietly saying his name. All anger and annoyance that he was building up within him would vanish as he saw how small and vulnerable you looked, like a kid lost in an airport. Then his sympathy would vanish as well when he remembered that instead you were a grown ass girl in a mall, not a four year old in an airport, and you were on a date with your boyfriend, and not leaving the country with your parents. He would call your name, and then once again his anger and annoyance that was growing once more would, for the second time, vanish when he say your face light up and fill with relief and love as your eyes landed on him. He wouldn’t be able to help himself and would open his arms and once you were in his strong protective arms he would hug you tightly whispering, “Ahhh Y/N, you’re gonna be the death of me~ but you’re too cute~” Basically he would be a mess of emotions ranging from pure love to the feeling of a disappointed mother getting who just wants to slap some sense into her child. 

Y/N (you’re Youngjae): “I’m sorry BamBam~”

BamBam: “No. Stop it. I’m trying to be mad at you.”

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Yugyeom…

He would find this really hilarious. He would always tease you about your habit of getting lost. You need to go to the bathroom? “You sure you can make it there on your own?” He would tease. You say you’re going to bed? “You know where the bedroom is? Down the hall to the right? Very last door.” He would direct you with a smirk. This would be something that the members would catch onto as well, and would pick fun at you too. However, Yugyeom wouldn’t let them go as far as he does, wanting to make sure you never truly feel bad about yourself. However, much like Mark, he would be really concerned if you went out alone, and would make you promise to call him whenever you got to your destination, wanting to make sure you’re safe and okay.

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anonymous asked:

Ford what do I do? I feel like everyone at school thinks I'm a freak and a joke just because I think differently , like vintage stuff and writing. Even these one girls who are athletes who i feel pretend to be my friends just treat me like cheap entertainment just because I'm also innocent minded and I can sing. I just feel trap there what do I do now? I now feel insecure about myself and the way I look

Enjoying vintage things and writing aren’t even obscure interests. I’m assuming you’re in high school, so listen: high school doesn’t matter. Keep your grades up so you can get in to a good college; but as far as people go, who cares? After high school, you may still talk to one or two of these people again, at most, and that’s up to you. After you graduate and go to college you can chose your own schedule, find more folks with similar interests, and be able to determine how you want to spend your time and who you want to spend it with. 

Four years seems like a long time, but it’ll be over before you know it. Keep your head high and enjoy it the best you can, and just take comfort in the fact that you don’t have to spend time with these people once you graduate. 

anonymous asked:

What's one thing you wish was taught schools but isn't? (IRL)

How to Adult™ would be useful. Like yeah I took a cooking class and home economics class in high school, but neither those really prepared me for shit like ‘understanding health insurance’ or ‘how to do your taxes’ etc.

I also wish high school guidance counselors were realistic about college. Maybe I just had a shitty guidance counselor in high school, but in my experience at least, they don’t teach you to be realistic. For example, I got into both Rutgers and NYU (and some others), and 17 year old me really had my eyes set on NYU (was pretty obsessed with it), and really wasn’t thinking about its $40k/year (and that was just tuition) price tag. Rutgers on the other hand was significantly cheaper since it was a state school (maybe $17k/year at the time? Idr exactly). No one sat me down and said “hey, listen, remember you will be paying these student loans back and that where you go to undergrad isn’t a big deal, especially if you’re going to get a graduate degree after”. Instead my guidance counselor pushed me towards NYU because I was obsessed with it and it was the more prestigious of the two schools. Now in the end, it worked out because I got a decent scholarship and my parents helped some (not a lot but somewhat), so my student loans from my time at NYU aren’t **too** awful. And I loved my time there. But the fact that no one asked me to really think things through before making that choice is crazy to me.

In high school, there’s so much focus on going to college, and I feel like there also needs to be focus on other options too. College is not for everybody (financially, personally, or whatever reason). And for those kids who don’t want to go to or can’t go to college, there should be more focus on job training or vocational schooling. College isn’t the only path and there’s nothing shameful about going to vocational school.

Throwback to that time in high school that I read a book all about how Wicca is evil and satanic and leads to demon possession (crossed with my own experiences with demons and possession that made me believe that hook line and sinker) and now I’m just. A witch. (Non Wiccan, but still a witch.) Who’s chill with Wiccans. And also Satanist witches. Like not my thing but you do you.

I’m so glad I grew the fuck up.

anonymous asked:

What did you want to be as a kid when you grew up? Was there anything that made you, go, I wanna be that person!

Originally posted by the-future-now

Well, I watched Star Wars as a kid and I remember thinking, “that’s where I want to live. That’s where I want to be, amongst the galaxy and flying through the stars. Fighting alongside friends!” That was a prominent thought. Then my dad showed me documentaries of Astronauts, the unsung heroes of reality. And I was like, “it’s real. We can go there? I wanna do that.”

I basically wanted to be a Space Journalist. I wanted to write but in space, I wanted to start a space newspaper! Just space and writing, combined. I was very imaginative.

Then I got to high school, I was really into science and loved all the subjects taught but Astronomy was my favourite, except the teacher was awful. And I remember he was asking my class what we were going to do for GCSE, this was Year 10, and most of the boys said football/PE or mechanics. And it got to me, I proudly said the GCSE science courses my school was having; Psychology, Astronomy and Biology. For a year, you’d study the three sections and do a final test, earning a level1 diploma in that section. (I passed all three btw.)

He didn’t seem that surprised, since I was excelling in science anyway. But he asked a few questions, and I said, I really wanted a career with NASA; wasn’t really sure what field because I still had time to think but he… laughed at me. And I remember asking what was funny, and he shrugged and said, “just you girls like to dream big nowadays!” And he then proceeded to go in depth on the fact, I’ll probably never get into the profession of any choice.

Seems silly for me now, but I remember leaving that lesson and just giving up. I stopped believing. I wanted to be a pilot (cause Luke Skywalker/ I was young but it seems a trend to shoot down children’s dreams in my time) and my aunty saying; “you’re better off sticking to the ground!”. I just wanted to be off the ground, any little dream was always up in a sense and an adult made me “see sense”.

But I wanted to be Astronaut or just something to do with space. I never even got to figure out what career I’d have because no one really believed in me. But I still love space because it’s just magic!- Ro

anonymous asked:

Gil I FEEL YOU!!! I'm in my senior year of high school too and the senioritis is hitting me hard 😩 everyone told me senior year was easy but theyre all fucking liars because I have sixty trillion things to do every week and I want to die 🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃 and don't even get me started on the whole "what's your major? What college? What do you want to do with your life?" Debate. I DON'T KNOW NANCY. I DONT FUCKING KNOW YET SO AT LEAST BUY ME DINNER FIRST BEFORE YOU RIDE MY ASS THIS HARD

Boi the senoritis has already taken over my body, I be going to class ready to knock out and I’m just like “it’s only a few more months, don’t fuck up your grades now, we got this, just a few more months” And honestly that whole life debate got me fucked, because like you go through thinking life is gonna be all chill and then like second year of high school hits and its like “hey you gotta start preparing for colleges, sats, applications, scholarships, life after high school” and I’m just “hol’ up I didn’t sign up for this shit” Ugh life sucks and my life hasn’t even started yet. -Admin Gilfairy

anonymous asked:

I think Jax was in love with the high school Tara Not the adult Tara because if he was in love with the adult Tara he wouldn't have slept with the women he did he had the girl he helped on the way to Indian hills then he slept with Emily Duncan then Ima and later multiple times with Collete even when he was married with Tara he slept with Collete. He was a cheater from the beginning and selfish. Don't get me wrong I liked his character at times but he was just as bad as Tara.

I get what you mean but I can’t put them in the same caliber. Him cheating and creating a personal problem within his relationship versus putting an entire club at risk with her shenanigans. With Emily they weren’t even really together yet because Tara was still trying to act like she wasn’t with him, and he got with Ima the first time when they still hadn’t set anything in stone. The second time he was with Ina was after he had already dumped Tara so that’s wasn’t really cheating to me. The only time he full on cheated after they had already set everything up and were actively together was with Collete and he already knew that she was practically just with him until she got her plan together. He was used to getting ass whenever he wanted, Tara can’t expect him to put that on hold and stay celibate while she figures out if she’s even gonna stay in the state or not. Not to say it was right or ok but I just don’t see cheating and creating a problem between two people to make him as bad as her for faking the death of a child, planning to rat and meddling in the club getting Piney killed. There was plenty of other shit that showed Jax was a monster and fuck ass human being unable to be trusted but I don’t feel like him cheating can equate to what she did.

[TRANS] BTS Japan Official Fanclub Magazine - Suga’s Biography

A mischievous kid growing up into a boy who enjoys reading 

I was born in Daegu in the South, the third biggest city of Korean, and grew up there until I came up to Seoul. When I was young, I was pretty much an ordinary kid. I loved playing around so my kindergarten teacher didn’t seem to like me. (laughs) I remember being scolded “It’s dangerous!” a lot. I also loved sports and was good at running, to the point of being picked as a relay runner from elementary school all the way up to high school. When it comes to studying, I’m slightly above average. 

I used to love playing outside with friends back then, but I changed as I grew up. Even when we went outside, it wasn’t like we did anything, we just gathered at the park. I wasn’t fond of that so many times I just stayed at home on weekends. My mother told me to go outside and meet my friends sometimes. (laughs) 

I had a thing for collecting, so I collected a lot of books when I was young. It was a time when I wanted to be a cultured man, wanted to pretend I know things too. Mature stuffs that didn’t suit my age or novels, poetry books, essays, newspapers,… I read everything regardless of genre. I don’t know why but up till middle school, I had the habit of reading books from the back page. I still read books sometimes now. My reading speed gets faster by reading multiple sentences at a time. 

Memories of first love from elementary school… I really don’t have any. Unlike Seoul, the provinces are conservative, and my school didn’t have that kind of atmosphere in which boys and girls talk to each other. If I was with a girl, I would become really shy and wouldn’t even say a word. 

The encounter with hip hop
Started composing in middle school 

I started to be interested in music in 5th year of elementary school, while watching the performance of “Stony Skunk”, Korean artists, on TV. It was the prime of ballad back then so if 18 teams perform on a music program, 10 would sing ballads, 5 would be idols and the other 3 would be other genres. They were one of those 3 teams. It was so cool how they were different from other singers. Up until then, I didn’t have any interest in music, but with Stony Skunk, I started listening to hip hop and reggae music, and was influenced by Epik High as well. MP3 player was starting to come out at that time, but I bought a Panasonic CD player and listened with that. 

Along with listening to music, I also started writing music at the same time. It wasn’t like someone told me to do it, I just had the thought of having to do so. I started writing rap lyrics in elementary school and started composing after I went to middle school. Back then, no one around me liked hiphop… It became extremely popular in Korea now but when I first started listening to it, hip hop was a genre once popular a long time ago. I think there probably wasn’t anyone on the streets who raps, except for me. If I rap at the karaoke room, it would just become some kind of sound to my friends. You know the moving hand gestures that are hip hop’s specialty? I was picked on for that too. 

Despite that, I still kept liking hip hop and in my 2nd year of middle school, I went on the stage for the first time at a festival. I performed Dynamic Duo’s “Go Back” with a friend. I didn’t like standing in front of people, but at that time, I only felt like I have to do it. I showed the rap that I practice too, although it wasn’t anything great. (laughs) 

 Actually in middle school, I wanted to go to an arts high school so I composed classical music. But the tuition was too expensive so I ended up just going to a regular high school. I told my father “I have done enough music now so I’ll study hard in high school” and went to that school, but of course I didn’t. (laughs) 

Full-fledged activities as a rapper after joining a crew in town 

Middle school years was when I composed music to satisfy myself only, on a hobby level. It was after I changed the MIDI software that I started full-fledgedly making music. In 1st year of high school, I showed my song to a person that was like a mentor to me, and he liked it a lot. I was introduced to a hip hop crew called “D-town” and joined. That song had the feeling of new-age music but had hip hop beats similar to Nujabes. For your information, the mentor that acknowledged me studied at Berklee College of Music and is currently working as a movie music director.

I think I started rapping properly after joining the crew. I have been rapping since elementary school, but since there wasn’t anyone who raps around me, I thought I was the best. (laughs) 

After that, I came to the Daegu underground scene, and from then, I also got to know that you can’t make a living out of music in the underground scene. Most of the hyungs who made music with me that time was about 10 years older than me, there were also people over 30. They worked part-time jobs and made music at the same time, but it seemed very hard. Even when performing live, it was already a huge deal to have 100 audiences, and I hated that fact. I thought “If I success, could I be the liaison of the underground scene?”. There are plenty of people who make good music in the underground scene, so I thought when I become famous, I want to create a better environment for them, I want to show their music to the world. 

Just then, I knew Big Hit was holding an audition in Daegu. I came there knowing nothing but that it was a company formed by composer Bang Shihyuk, but I was told that I was accepted the next day. I heard it later that when he saw me, he immediately thought of letting me pass. Even though I wasn’t good at rapping that time. (laughs) 

Coming up to Seoul after becoming a trainee
Different from first thought…!? 

I came to Seoul on November 7th, 2010, when I was in 2nd year of high school. I still remember it now. 

I joined to company not to rap, but to become a composer. So I thought I didn’t need to dance, and let people who are good at rapping rap, I just needed to follow the producer path. But it became a totally different thing. (laughs) At that time, rather than idols, the company was planning to create a group consisting of rappers, but that changed. The members were Rap Monster, J-hope and me. There were also Supreme Boy, i11even-hyung who is now active in the underground scene and Iron-hyung who made it to the finals of Show Me The Money 3. I think if we debut like that, despite being good at rapping, we would fail. (laughs) 

Rapper & producer
The future Suga thinks of as a goal 

My 4-year-older brother plays a very big role in letting me be able to walk on the music path like this. He started liking hip hop under my influence, but when I came to the audition, everyone in my family opposed it except for my brother. They didn’t view music activities nicely, even my relatives told me “What music for you, go study.” So I only showed my songs to him. He was the first person I informed that I passed the audition too. Our relationship is so good that we’re like friends. I basically don’t drink alcohol, but I drink it with him only. 

My family all support me now, of course. Even the relatives that told me to study ask for my signatures. (laughs) 

These days, I have thoughts about wanting to also be active as a producer. I have no greed of being in the center, I just want to make music. I don’t have interest towards the entertainment world too, everyone says they want to act, or to go on variety shows, but I don’t want to do those. (laughs) But still, the first thing is to make BTS get 1st place in Korea as well as Japan. And myself too, I want to be the best rapper, the best producer. I don’t know if it would take time, but I have to try.

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dating advice: the “captain america” rule

Context: I grew up in a family of nerds, and superheroes were always a really big part of my childhood. Captain America was a favorite, and he kind of became my family’s standard for good behavior and just generally being a Nice Person. (If one of the kids started a fight they’d get hit with, “What would Captain America think of how you’re acting?”, stuff like that.)

So when I got to high school and started dating, my mom told me something that sounds funny but in retrospect actually turned out to be really good advice:

“Date someone who treats you the way Captain America would. Never settle for less.” 

And this has actually helped me so much in my dating life, through high school and into my adult years, because even if it’s a little silly, it’s been really helpful to have that standard in the back of my mind when I’m first going into a relationship. 

Would Captain America ignore my calls? Would Captain America forget my birthday? Would Captain America get mad at me for cancelling a date because a family emergency came up? If the answer is no, then I know that the person I’m currently dating does not meet my standards, and that I need to break things off before they get too serious.

And your standard absolutely does not have to be Captain America, specifically. It can be any person, male or female, real or fictional, who is known for being respectful and considerate. It can even be an imaginary “soulmate” that you make up yourself. The point is to have a specific idea of how you expect to be treated by your romantic partners, and to refuse to compromise or settle for less. (Just make sure you’re holding yourself to the same standards – you can’t expect to date superheroes if you’re going to treat your partners the way a supervillain would.) This is a really good way to keep yourself from falling into bad relationships where you aren’t treated with the respect and care you deserve.

TL;DR: You deserve to date people who are respectful and considerate of you. You deserve a Captain America. Don’t settle for less. 

“Millennials were told that they were special, that they could be anything if they tried hard enough.”

Who were you that you were told that? Where did you grow up that you got that “just for trying” trophy everyone is speaking about? What was it like, thinking you could exceed? I lost faith in jobs in 2008 when my family lost everything. I have been working since I was 12. I never thought I was special because for every talent I had there was someone better than me. The average number of colleges applied to in my high school was 11. The average acceptance rate was 3 to 7. We knew we weren’t going to get our reach school. We knew we weren’t good enough. My friends died because of that. For every person i know who had it easy I know forty who are struggling. Who can’t afford an education or health insurance or who has to choose between feeding their family and their future. None of us ever got a trophy. And if we did it didn’t make us think we were good for trying, it made us aware we didn’t try hard enough for the real thing.

Who were you that you were never called stupid or bossy or loud or weird. Who was told that you could succeed being who you were when the rest of us had nothing. My last name meant I couldn’t be a CEO. Hispanic genes. Who were you that you never got tripped up by your sexuality, never had something denied you because of your gender. Never told to get back into the kitchen, never told that trans people are just sick. I’m just asking.

It would have been nice to have that kind of a life.

It’s Ok To Demand That Things Be Better Right Now

Last night, a high school student asked Roxane Gay if she had any advice for young women dealing with sexism and racism. This is what she said. (Watch it around the 1:12:20 min mark here.)

“When you’re young, people just tell you it gets better. And that’s very easy to say. But I think that it’s ok to demand that things be better right now…it’s ok to say this is not ok. Don’t be afraid to push back and don’t be afraid to use your voice and say ‘No, this is not ok.’ 

And don’t get down on yourself when you can’t find the courage. Because it’s hard to stand up for yourself. It’s hard for me at 42. So I can’t imagine, like when I was in high school, I never stood up for myself. I was just a doormat. And if i could go back and tell myself anything it would be you don’t have to be a doormat to get along. You don’t have to the good girl to make people tolerate you. It’s ok to be unlikeable and it’s ok to make people uncomfortable. I think that’s the biggest thing that people need to embrace is discomfort. It’s ok to be uncomfortable. It’s ok to disagree. It’s ok to have opinions that other people don’t like. So, just be unlikeable.” 

batkids in high school expectation vs reality

dick expectation: preppy af, popular, probably a jock, friendly with every one

dick reality: cheerleader, mostly liked but still gets into fights regularly, talks back constantly, on a first name basis w/ all the secretaries in the office (”hello again, dick. i think you’ve got blood on your face” “shannon hi!! how are the kids?”

jason expectation: Bad Boy supreme, in trouble 24/7, hated by teachers, smokes on school property, always getting into fights

jason reality: huge nerd, does all of his homework + extra credit assignments, lives for field trips, probably cries while reading books in english class, has like 2 friends, that one kid who reminds the teacher about homework

cass expectation: literally non existent?? i’ve never seen her in a high school au why

cass reality: puts effort into only the work she’s interested in, generally viewed as a good student, secretly breaks rules constantly but never gets caught

tim expectation: nerdy af, top of the class, probably bullied lowkey

tim reality: literally never does homework, stays up all night researching things that have nothing to do with school, constantly daydreaming in class and probably falls asleep, hated by teachers, students find him mildly terrifying, has really close friends

you know how it’s always like “I was just a normal high school kid until one day *FANTASTIC/CRAZY/AWFUL/MAGICAL* thing happened to me!

what if they just had like five entire episodes of vanilla slice of life shit before the director yells SWERVE and throws the “you’re a wizard, harry” moment into the mix or decides the apocalypse starts NOW

so that you’re just as shocked as the main character

Me, With Anime

*during episode 1* 

I wonder what this is about? Am I even going to like it?

*during episode 4, leaning forward to the screen*

Wow, this is really good. I didn’t know I’d like it this much!

*during episode 8, clutching a pillow and staring wide eyed at the screen*

Oh my god, oh my god, I can’t believe that happened! And I’m getting close to the end! No, there has to be more episodes, I just haven’t found them all!

*during episode 12-13, using pillow to wipe tears away*

No, no, it can’t be over! In 23 minutes it’s going to be over! And then what do I do! I can’t live without this anime! I can’t function, I can’t do anything! I know! I’ll rewatch it! Yes! The minute this episode ends, I’ll go back to episode 1 and start it all over.

*a few days later, pillow is finally dry from all the tears*

Huh, look at that anime. I wonder what it’s about? Nothing can replace or beat the one I just rewatched. Nothing could ever fill the hole it’s left in my heart from no more new episodes.

Rinse and repeat for all time.

give me demi dex please like give me that boy that 

  • felt out of place in middle school and high school cause he never really got this whole attraction thing
  • give me dex that just thought he was focused on hockey
  • dex that freaked out at night after dinner with the family when they asked why he never talked about girls
  • that confused kid that went through school feeling out of place among the horny teens jumping from ‘relationship’ to ‘relationship’
  • all that confusion turned into annoyance and sometimes anger at all the sex jokes and stories in the locker room
  • give me dex that then came to samwell and met this guy that wont shut UP about poetry and sonnets and all this love and lust bullshit in symbolism
  • then give me poor, still confused and annoyed dex that one day nursey, after theyve known each other for a while–gotten used to each other on and off the ice, nursey does some small little thing for dex that really shouldnt be that significant
  • like grabs his notes he left at the haus or something
  • and dex looks at him for a minute just standing there holding his notes and just thinks
  • oh…well that’s…fuck
    (feel free to add on i just wrote this in a rush of FEELS)

hey guys! my last semester of high school starts tomorrow and i thought i could make a quick lil masterpost on how to take on your next semester head-on and how to start off strong.

1. start off organized (whatever organized means to you)

  • one thing i tried this year was keeping a folder for all of my school papers and it helped me a lot instead of just putting my papers in one designated spot like previous years. keeping one folder (or one folder per subject) can help you keep track of all of your papers. 
  • if you need tips on how to stay organized, check out my masterpost here :)

2. try to have a positive mindset

  • although i’m kind of loathing going back to school, you have to try and find the positives in going back! and it doesn’t have to be academic, my positive thought about school is that i’ll get to see my friends and read more cool books for Literature class. if you go into it with a negative mindset, school will be a drag and you won’t do your best.

3. make small progress on any long term assignments at the beginning

  • following this step should help relieve any stress about a long term project, especially one that you know is coming (ex. me with my quarter assignments for literature). making progress can range from starting to read the book early to just writing a sentence a day or somethin’. but you don’t want to get too caught up in this step that you forget about the work that is due the next day, or something of the sort. 

4. *mainly for seniors* if you have anything application related, do it asap.

  • i know that i have my CSF application due some time throughout the second semester and a couple scholarship items to complete, so i’m going to do them either during the break before the next semester or as early as possible in the next semester. doing this is very helpful and will help relieve any anticipation or stress. 

5. detox the weekend before you go back to school

  • personally, i try to refrain from doing anything school-related the weekend before school because you should just relax and prepare by being relaxed. take a bubble bath, watch a movie, hang with some friends, sleep, anything that makes you happy and relaxed. dunno what to do? i have some cute things here in my self care tag.

6. Have fun.

  • have a great time, don’t let school run your whole life.

i know this isn’t much but these are just my own little tips that i thought might help someone else. it sounds a lot like my Staying Organized masterpost, but most of that does overlap here. any masterpost recommendations? let me know and I will definitely take it into consideration. 

Other Masterposts:

surviving world history ap [x]

my guide to scholarships [x]

surviving finals [x]

how i take notes [x]

how i study for ap psychology [x]

staying organized [x]