keep the source if it gets any notes

sources for keith being 16

i keep getting anons telling me that “you just headcanon keith as 16!!! late teens is 17-19!!!” and im sick of saying it over and over again so im making a post

if you somehow don’t know, he’s talking about keith. note that he says in your class. in schools, people in the same class are usually in the same age range, and galaxy garrison probably isn’t any different.

lance was confirmed here, by jeremy shada, to be “16 when the show starts out”. not that much time has really passed in canon, definitely not a year, so lance is 16.

tyler labine said here that hunk just turned 17. because this time has not passed in canon, hunk is 16 in canon.

this says that shiro is an adult, and the other paladins are not. yes, they do say late teens, but they’re also not adults. this means they’re minors. this means there is no way they can be 18+.

these sources listed here prove that keith is 16 AND a minor. i hope others can use this post to show shaladins that yes, keith is a minor, and late teens, in this case, does not mean 17-19.

reaxeons  asked:

I searched in a lot of tags already but was wondering if there was a specific tag that would go more in depth for black hair in post-apoclyptic settings. I only found one post. I'm specifically looking for care and maintainance of 4b hair, and styles that would be best for a fallout universe situation, as well as styles that would be most likely based off of the 1950's and what to take into consideration when one goes from having the means to take care of hair to suddenly no clean water

Black Hairstyles for the Apocalypse II: Post-Nuclear  

For a situation like the Fallout game universe, post-nuclear with limited/no clean water, I can only reinforce what has already been said in Black Hairstyles for the Apocalypse; a character with afro hair would need those dependable protective styles on lock down (braids, dreadlocks, etc. look up and take your pick of protective natural styles), more so with little to no safe water to dip her head into.  

AFRO HAIR CARE RESEARCH

Everything you read up on regarding afro hair’s needs is still relevant; Black hair generally needs lots of moisture and protection.

Afro hair routines tend to involve a lot of water, oils, gels, butters and creams. You mention the character’s hair type is 4b, but hair type isn’t even the most important factor when it comes to Black hair maintenance. 4A, 4B, AC, or a mixture of– these numbers are more of a general assessment of what that hair type looks like, needs and reacts, but every individual is different. Hair width, density, and porosity is super, if not more important. Research, research, research. This information is quite accessible nowadays.

My favorite natural hair site is www.naturallycurly.com/. Pinterest has an addictive mash-up of natural hair tips, info and DIY solutions too. Note that doesn’t mean everything is relevant to your character, or even accurate so i’d check with other sources on any information you find.

Important Takeaway: Water to moisturize + Oil to keep it in.

Hair needs water (or water-based moisturizer, typically referred to as leave-in conditioner) to moisturize, and oil to seal it in lest it deplete rapidly (take it from me; my hair gulps down any bit of moisture it gets). 

Most oils do not moisturize by themselves because it cannot penetrate the hair shaft (save a privileged few like coconut oil).

Research key terms: natural hair + moisturizing/sealing, L.O.C. method

If your character has a protective style in most of the time, i’d also be researching “natural hair care with [x].” Though hair needs lessen, they do not disappear.

SOLUTIONS IN NUCLEAR APOCALYPSE

Depending on what resources can be scraped up, there may be opportunity to make or find items that would work as extra hair protection that add and seal in moisture, or even a silk scarf or bandana for extra coverage and for sleeping.

Whether a character does come across these things is mostly out of their control, so the protection that comes with a long-term style like braids is the main tool they’d have to rely on.

As for the 1950s: If this is America, you could look up African American hairstyles in the 50s but the popular styles you’ll see will likely be unfitting for the apocalypse, especially one of this nature. Straight, loosened-textured looks for afro hair won’t thrive well and will be sweated out to one’s natural state quickly, plus their hair weakened from the straightening process. 

However, there were some braided styles popular in the 50s (unspecific to Black people) that could be done for afro hair and would serve as protection. 

For example: the “crown braid” comes up a lot in a quick search (See the image above). Not sure how much one would care to style their hair to stay “with the time’s” in this situation, but that’s for you to work out.

SUMMARY:

Protection is the key here. Reliable long-term styles like braids that tuck in the ends endure breakage and tangling way more than any free-flowing style. It’s that low manipulation and vulnerability to the elements (and hands) that’s key.

For other maintenance questions, do your research and see what you come up with in terms of what the character may scavenge and make do with.

~Colette

   Make essays easy: 17 basic study tips for university

{Found this great little article on the Independent’s website today and thought I’d share with you guys. I hope it provides some basic pointers ^_^}

Take good lecture notes

It may sound a bit obvious but if you take down good notes it will save you a lot of time come revision time. Make sure you start a new page for every lecture, keep any hand-outs in a folder and don’t bother taking down entire sentences – key words and concepts are all you need. When you get home, expand on the notes you’ve taken, this way you’ll revisit the lecture for a second time.

Gather all your notes in one space

A lot of timewasting occurs when you’re busy sourcing the material you need to study. Keep everything organised together in one space, so when you do quickly need to see that sheet from last term again, you don’t waste hours trying to find it.

Make it visual

Many students are visual learners which means just reading something over and over again isn’t going to cut it. Visual learners need sights, images and visual concepts to make things stick. Organising your material into charts, maps and diagrams.

Vary the way you study

Not everyone is a visual learner, there are plenty of other study methods out there that may be more suitable to you. You might be someone that learns by doing things; in that case record yourself reading out your notes and listen to it over again. If you’re someone who remembers song lyrics easily, check to see if there are relevant podcasts available of your course.

Get somebody to test you

Asking someone to test you is a productive break from the dreary monotonous studying routine. This will also allow you to see where you’re strengths lie and what sections you need to re-visit. Also, knowing that in an hour your housemate is coming down to test you may spur you on when you’re studying.

Group study

Forming a study group will make you feel less alone when you’re studying. Make sure everyone in the group is on the same page; braggers, slackers, and super-stressed people won’t make you feel any better.

Find old exam papers

Using a past paper, undertake a mock exam under exam conditions. This will help you practice writing under time constraints. Past papers will help you get an idea of the topics and questions that are likely to come up and reduce any nasty surprises on exam day.

Don’t study in bed

Your bed is for sleeping and watching repeats of Come Dine With Me – your brain won’t be switched to knowledge in-take gear if you study under your duvet.

Take breaks

Break up your revision schedule with short breaks. A good study break consists of an activity that allows you to take your studying. Don’t go on Facebook or watch the Hollyoaks Omnibus, or any other activity that will suck you in a procrastination warp though – keep it short.

Reward yourself

It can’t be all about study, study, study. If you have achieved a study goal, or mastered a particular tricky bit of material – do reward yourself with something you like doing.  Quick game of Fifa, a new coat of nail polish or a chat with a mate.

Change up what you’re studying

Don’t stick to one topic; instead study a bunch of different material in one sitting. This technique will make sure your brain doesn’t go into auto-pilot.

Learn the general concepts first

Don’t worry about learning the details until you have gotten the hang of the main ideas. If you don’t actually understand what you’re studying, it doesn’t stick.

Explain it to a five-year-old

Ask a friend to pretend they’re five years old (bear with us here…) and try to explain what you are studying to them. This means you are going to have to simplify what you are learning and break it down, which will ultimately help you out too.

Avoid cramming, but revisit your notes before an exam

We all know cramming is a no-go. You stress yourself out and the material quickly exits your brain. However, calmly revisiting key notes and flash cards will allow you to feel prepared. Everything will be fresh in your mind when you take the exam.

Feed your brain with water, sleep and healthy foods

Don’t let a diet of energy drinks, chocolate bars and sugary tea ruin all that hard work you’ve done. You want your brain to be in optimal condition for all that information to sink in. Stay hydrated and don’t let your body crash. Keep your blood sugar up with healthy snacks like nuts, raisins, bananas and slow releasing energy foods like oats and apples.

Find your perfect ‘study time’

Some people are ready to go from the movement they wake up, whilst others remember the most at around 3am in a silent library. Experiment with different times so you can figure out what suits you.

Lastly, stay positive

Be confident and don’t let your nerves get the better of you. If you feel stressed, make sure you relax, take some deep breaths or do some exercise.

how to learn meaningfully

learning should be about gaining knowledge for a lifetime advantage rather than just for a good grade, and I know that we all don’t learn meaningfully all the time but here a some general tips on how to do so:

1. take notes, you need to have a source of information for any topic that you would like to learn 

2. read your notes, practice problems, begin to master all related to the topic 

3. don’t have expectations to be completely knowledgeable on a topic in a few days, this takes months even years 

4. don’t stop studying your resources or notes , they will be a solid source of information for as long as you keep them

5. if you are attempting to really learn a school subject, don’t stop studying after you get a grade that wasn’t up to your standards, no one is perfect at learning, it’s called trial and error

6. practice the subtopics you’re bad at, you won’t every truly learn the material until you push through everything related to it, the good and the bad

7. if you’re a high school or college student, do not stop learning and studying when the school year ends 

8. remind yourself why you wanted to learn in the first place, remind yourself of the motivation that you began with 

9. as you become more skilled and informed, start to learn variations of the topics you started in to become even more well-versed 

10. be confident in what you have learned and studied, it’s taken a lot of hard work to learn something meaningfully, what an amazing feat 

hope these are helpful! 

-gab<3 

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Unpopular Opinion:

You can always tell when someone on here who calls themselves an SJW is full of shit when they bash Michael Jackson.  They always spread lies and disgusting innuendos, and use tabloids as sources over the FBI files because they want to look for any reason to scapegoat him and make themselves look like woke activists and to stroke their egos. 

Meanwhile they disregard anything and everything that proves them wrong; we give them real sources and say they’re misinformed, they say “You’re trash and your fave is trash,” or “Ew, get out of my notes,” or just ignore us and keep bashing him. We call them out for acting like assholes, they play the victim and call us “delusional” or “lunatics.”  We tell them their tabloid sources are false and unreliable, they spread them anyway and pretend they’re more reliable than the real FBI files. But what’s worse is when they have the unmitigated gall to call us “victim-shamers” or say “why don’t you listen to the children?” Yes, we do listen to the children. More children have defended him and called B.S. since the beginning, and you didn’t listen to them.

You can’t just be grateful that nothing happened and that nobody got hurt. You want him to have been a pedophile. You want him to have  molested children. You want him to have been a eldritch abomination of a human being. You disregard every testimony from other children who knew him, friends or acquaintances, and only listen to those with so-obvious-they’re-throbbing-red motivations against him, all because it will make you look good when you spread those lies. A real activist advocates the truth for the greater good, and you only advocate what you want to advocate to make yourself look smart, and you take pride in your ignorance (of course, it doesn’t help that the biggest haters were also TERFs). You don’t care about those kids at all. All you care about is yourselves. You don’t care about honor, you care about image. The only sick one is you. 

Go to hell.

The Ladynoir Diaries (for insanitysbloomings)

Sliding a letter opener under the lip of the bulky yellow envelope, Alya tentatively pried the parcel open as though it was a bomb…which for all she knew, it might have been.

She didn’t quite know what to make of the parcel labeled Exclusive Ladyblog Content that she found waiting for her in the mailbox when she got home from school. Her cautious side warned her that this could be a trap set by one of the many (lower quality) Ladybug and Chat Noir fan blogs that had cropped up as the Ladyblog got more and more popular. On the other hand, Alya couldn’t exactly keep the blog going herself. The Ladyblog was a one woman production, and if Alya wanted to keep it the leading source of all Ladybug info, she had to take whatever help she could get.

Still…didn’t hurt to be careful.

After making reasonably sure the package didn’t contain any shifty wires, oil stains, or anthrax, she tipped the contents onto her desk with a raised eyebrow. A small, black flash drive slid across her workstation, followed by a small slip of paper. In neat, flowy cursive that seemed irritatingly familiar, the note read simply: For Our Biggest Fan~

 

Heart pounding, she fumbled as she tried to jam the flash drive into her laptop as quickly as possible. She bounced up and down in her seat as she opened the folder titled January, fingers trembling as she clicked on the first video simply labeled Hello!

 

She nearly had a heart attack as Ladybug’s smiling face filled the screen.

 

Hi there!” Ladybug said, scratching the back of her neck with a sheepish smile. “I know this is probably a surprise, but hopefully it’s a good one?”

 

Ladybug was standing on a rooftop overlooking a park, pacing as she talked into the camera. “I…well we wanted to put together something to thank you for all the stellar work you’ve done on the Ladyblog. We figured out Chat’s communicator could take videos—probably to record evidence or something—so, naturally, we decided to start shooting a few patrols; one a month for the past year.”

 

Alya’s heart was in her throat as Ladybug bit her lip, looking away with a small laugh, before turning back to the lens. “We, uh…we got more than we thought we would and wanted to share some of it with you…so, hope you enjoy?”

 

Ladybug did a little finger wave at the camera, before the feed cut off, leaving Alya staring at a series of folders, each dated and organized so she could easily thumb through at her leisure. She had a pile of homework to do, a test to study for, and sisters to mind. But she supposed clicking on one video couldn’t hurt.

Just one…for now.

 

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loveandhatejustthesame  asked:

This might sound weird. But my first thought this morning when I woke up was about Slytherin and arranged marriage. Like I think(correct me if I'm wrong)that pureblood Slytherin families are more likely to be apart of arranged marriages than any other house. Just cause of the will to keep the bloodlines pure and stuff? I somehow find it hard to picture some happy go lucky puff in one if you get my drift? This is probably just some weird shot my brain produced but I felt like sharing it with you

From an anthropological perspective this sounds quite plausible, if not probable. Though in speculation it would be appropriate to note that from the source material we have no large amounts of evidence to support this, however, Sirius in the fifth book talks to Harry about the pureblood lineages and remarks on cousins that made “respectable marriages”; so we can kind of get a feel that there is at least an informal expectation of betrothal practices. This isn’t outright arranged married, but the cultural expectation and common goal in this circle of wizards of keeping the blood lines “pure” could create an indirect arranged marriage practice; such as maybe your parents aren’t going to go hand pick a groom or bride for their offspring or offer a dowry, but the amount of appropriate suitors is known and it’s well expected of the offspring to choose out of a certain pool of people. This isn’t so different from practices of noble born people in many western practices, actually.

Sorry if I went on a bit, that was an interesting idea :)

8 tips to surviving Freshman year

Things the simply won’t tell you

High school is a frustrating time for everyone. In the end what most students have to say with our experience is a big ol’ “F You!” Here are some tips that we have compiled based on what we wish were told our freshman year to help all the students transitioning to high school.

  1. Report cards: Your SEMESTER GRADE is what ultimately matters. Your quarter grade will not be seen by colleges, but it still counts toward your GPA. So don’t freak out if you get a B or even a C for one quarter, if you work really hard the rest of the year you can still have an A as your final grade in the class. Thus if you get a C one quarter work your ass off the next quarter to get an A, that would average out into a B (depending on how high the A  and how low the C was before) . Or if you get  an 89 one quarter work for an 92 the next.  Midterms are taken into account when calculating the first semester grade and final exams are taken into account when calculating the second semester grade. *When applying for college, they will only see your first semester grade. However it’s still important to keep up the grades because colleges ask for a final transcripts where they only see your second semester grades (which is your final grade overall) and if you’re performance has decrease, they are allowed to withdraw your acceptance.
  • What is a quarter?: In our school system, a quarter lasted 9 weeks. Thus when we received our first report card, it indicated that the first quarter was over. The next report card indicates the second quarter, the average of the first and second quarter grade make up the first semester grade. Since there is 2 semesters, in total there was 4 school quarters.
  • What is a semester?: The average of two quarter grades makes a semester. There are two semester grades in a year. The grade you get each semester is what will show up on your transcript.

2. Go to tutoring. If you don’t understanding something, staying quiet will seriously cause more harm than good. Being afraid of looking stupid is no reason to fail your class (it’s more likely that the other students in your class don’t understand what’s going on either and are just waiting for that one brave soul to ask a question-be that brave soul). Go get the help you need. Don’t just go once, go until you actually understand the material. Be active in class-always ask questions and answer the questions teachers ask. It’s important to also practice the material on your own to really test your understanding.

3. Make friends with your teachers. Seriously. They are the one grading your work in the end and often, college and scholarship applications require recommendation letters from an instructor. Even some prestigious school clubs that will look good on college applications require you to have a teacher recommendation. Thus, don’t be afraid to be that kid that sucked up to the the teacher or was the “teacher’s pet”. Being friends with your teacher will not only be beneficial for your grade or college future, but it also creates this incentive to do really well in the class.

4. Take AP classes (or anything type of accelerated programs like IB, magnet program, etc.)  . Even if you’re not an excellent student take AP classes. Why? Okay for me personally (M) AP classes helped raise my GPA dramatically. An A is a super A, equipped with a little cape and everything. An B is an A. An C is a B, etc. You may not pass the exams, but that shouldn’t slow you down. It helps keep your GPA high and helps you develop study skills that will help you tremendously in college. So take as many classes as you can! Take some your first year, you can handle it. It is doable. Many people will make you feel as if you can’t do it. Keep a positive mind frame and study, study, study!  AP will help you although it will break you, it will always be worth it in the end.

5. DON’T BET AGAINST YOURSELF! Never think that you can’t do something. Or you’re not good enough, or your dream is impossible for you. Why are you betting against yourself? You are truly all you have, you’re the only one to live your dream, so be amazing. Count on yourself! NEVER bet against yourself.

6. You honestly don’t need a massive backpack. You don’t. You’re only going to use so much in a day. You’re going to need separate folders for your classes. A pack of paper and notebooks. You can either get separate notebooks for each class or get a big notebook where you can keep multiple subjects in there at once. For me (K), it was extremely useful to have separate notebooks for my math and science classes as there was a lot of notes to be taken, and before an exam, it acted as a great source for review. Keep a small binder handy for your paper or any miscellaneous files. Have a pencil pouch equipped with pens, pencils, an eraser, and a highlighter. If you really want to be fancy, you can also carry a mini stapler.

7. Bring your own snacks. You will get hungry all the time. Also carry around a water battle to keep yourself hydrated. Those long walks from class to class will take a toll on you.

8. Freshman year is IMPORTANT! A lot of people will tell you it is easy and it doesn’t matter. But it does! Freshman year is you’re base if your base year looks bad then you will suffer all the rest of your high school career trying to bring up your GPA. Freshman year is your starter  GPA, make it easy for yourself and pay attention to those easy classes. You’ll have a good base and later, say you get a B during your junior year, it won’t have as much as an affect compared to if you totally screwed up your freshman year. The better your do your freshman year, the more you’ll succeed throughout high school because you’re already in the habit of working hard and achieving goals you’ve set for yourself!

Never settle of mediocrity warmly, 

KM.

anonymous asked:

How'd you start teaching yourself polish and reach b2 level??and can you recommend any good blogs of people currently learning language/general good language blogs?also any good polish sources?sorry for asking for so much!!

(Edit: sorry this ended up really long!)

So, I have to be honest, my start with Polish was pretty rocky. The point where I started to actually get somewhere with it was when I bought the Teach Yourself Get Started In Polish book and cd (I recommend a cd when starting Polish but you won’t always need one). It keeps a good pace throughout the book and it doesn’t get very grammar heavy (which if you’re like me, is good when starting Polish). I will note that I think the book overestimates what level you will finish at; it claims B1 (CEFR scale) but I would say it’s more of an A2.

Then I found Colloqial Polish in a charity shop and after the first few chapters it got waaay to grammar heavy for me, and I didn’t like the lack of actual English translation (Teach Yourself had an English translation all the way through, but after a few chapters Colloqial Polish switched to giving vocab that was in the text), so but that on a back burner.

Then I joined lang-8 to start working on actually formulating some Polish (I’d been learning Polish for several months and basically never written or spoken my own sentences which was not too great). Which, if you’ve never used it, you should not be scared of! Everyone there was really nice and gave me thoughtful answers if I didn’t understand one of the corrections.

Then I found a Polish person! We worked at the same place and I went almost every day to his office for a half-Polish half-English chat (the few months I was there I took up so much of his time I genuinely wonder how he even kept his job). I tried to keep it all Polish but I knew very little and kept switching to English out of frustration. Though I always went home and looked up words that I remembered wanting to use, and practised imaginary conversations with him with this new vocab. It was around this time that I realised my grammar was sorely lacking and took another look at Colloqial Polish. It was so much more helpful now that I actually wanted to learn more grammar and had a bit more vocab. I also started reading Harry Potter in Polish to get a bit more vocab. And memrise courses!

Then came Poland. I went to Poland for two months (I would have stayed longer but I had exams) and spoke nothing but Polish. I got quite frustrated, not because I didn’t have the words I wanted (though at the beginning I often didn’t), but because I was staying with family and the two adults there basically only spoke to me in English. I kept quiet on how much it irritated me but it really did. Especially since I didn’t feel comfortable just saying ‘in Polish!’ like I used to do with my work colleague when we were speaking too much English. Anyway, I went to a Polish course there as well (IKO) and by the end of my stay I was apparently at a B2 level according to them. Phew.

So, language blogs:

Polish learners/speakers:

speutschlish 

learning-polish (native)

uselesspolish (native?)

wordfully (native)

languageowl (native)

dependsoncontext (native)

I’m sure I’ll have missed some out…

general:

lavidapoliglota

linguisticsyall

speutschlish

laperiphrase

jaimetalangue

languagesarerad

ikealanterns

languageloser

I like loads of other blogs obviously but I don’t have time to write them all out! 

So Polish resources are pretty rare tbh, and mostly only for beginners. But here are a few:

ba ba dum (vocab only but I like it)

babbel

livemocha

digital dialects

ipolish

polishpod101 (they have a podcast and can email you a word of the day)

this list

and this one (smaller)

and that’s all I can think of. You can come back to ask something else any time :)

jephuh  asked:

I am a baby witch! Literally started exploring witchcraft today! I'm so pumped and I've been reading none stop. I'm very excited to see how my magick evolves! My question for you is, is there a type of animal witchcraft? I know about green witches which I'm looking towards but my deepest passion is animals and I would love to get even closer to them! Can you point me in the direction of some readings or websites? Thank you so much. Your blog has been very enlightening and you seem so wondrous!

Hello jephuh!  Welcome to the world of witchcraft ^_^  I’m sorry for making you wait a bit for an answer, but I got a little excited when I saw this question because it’s something that I’ve been giving a lot of thought to recently.

HEADS UP - this is a pretty long response!

And a quick reminder that if any one of my followers has anything to add to this, they should please do so - I may be forgetting something, or be unaware of something entirely <3

So for starter’s - from what I have seen, most practices that focus the most heavily on animals are also closed practices - for instance, shamanism and many other cultural traditional practices (ie Native American traditional practices).  A ‘closed practice’ is any style of craft or worship that is either not open at all to outside or non-native practitioners, or one that at the very least requires an invitation, intensive study and initiation by an established initiated member.

Then there is neo-shamanism, but that practice often borrows from other cultures as well, in ways that can be pretty harmful to the source culture.  I should note that one of the most common aspects of involving animals in witchcraft as a whole, the terms ‘totem animal’ or ‘spirit animal’, is culturally appropriative, along with a few other commonly used neo-shamanic practices.  I’m not necessarily talking about having ‘familiars’ - I’m talking about those two specific terms.  It does not mean that you can’t have specific animals guiding you or representing you, but it does mean that you should avoid those terms <3

If you are spiritual, Wicca and beliefs involving animism may interest you, and there are many, many deities associated with specific animals (special shout out to Kemetic witches!), but that doesn’t seem to be what this question is about.

So!  Where does that leave us?

While the practices of woods witchery, sea witchery, green witchery, death witchery and hedge witchery can and often do involve animals, there isn’t one specific practice that is devoted almost entirely to animals that I’m aware of.  The closest that I could think of would be using vulture culture in your craft as often as you can.

Here’s where it gets interesting: This doesn’t mean that you can’t create a practice that is devoted to animals.

Since witchcraft is so personal, unless you are planning to devote yourself to one specific craft, I would suggest simply incorporating animals into all aspects of your practice to begin with.  

So develop your own style of craft - study the existing styles, and see what works for you.  Read up about neo-shamanism and cultural appropriation; see what practices are from specific cultures, and which ones are more universal.  Speak to green witches, and hedge witches, and habitat witches.  Learn about the folklore and legends associated with different animals, starting with the ones closest to you.

And then you can go beyond that.  All that you have to do is let your mind run with the association of ‘animals’ and ‘witchcraft’, and you may be surprised at how many connections you can make.  For instance, you can:

  • Bless the bird seed that you put outside.
  • Use (clearly abandoned) nests in spells for your own house and family. 
  • Make a witch’s garden and plant botanicals that are beneficial to and/or attract your local wildlife.
  • Write love and fertility spells based on the mating rituals of animals.
  • Write communication spells incorporating the call or song of an animals.
  • Create a spell to synchronize your mind with another’s using the concept of a ‘hive mind’ (or how a flock / school / herd / pack sometimes seems to share a mind).   
  • Write travel spells based on migrations.
  • Create offensive and defensive spells based on the attack styles of certain animals.  
  • Create magickal shields using the defense mechanisms of animals (poisons, etc).
  • Create curses based on things that could cause the death of an animal, or the extinction of a herd (or even species).
  • Use the scattering of a flock when it takes off as a form of divination.
  • Instead of using ‘a lion for strength’ in a spell, study biology to find out what makes a lion so strong and incorporate that instead.
  • Research ways to upcycle / recycle old items into something beneficial to wildlife or pets, and be sure to bless it before you introduce it to them.
  • If you are a vegan or vegetarian please skip this suggestion, but if you eat meat: you can use the attributes of the animal in the same way you would use the attributes of an herb.  There’s really no difference.
  • Volunteer with animals, and perform small spells to make their lives happier and easier.
  • Incorporate a ‘collecting’ animal into prosperity spells.  For instance, many birds (such as magpies and crows) collect items that catch their eye and bring it back to the nest.  
  • For that matter, you can turn a cat’s offering of a dead bird into a prosperity spell.  The cat means well lol
  • Weave spells for your family and community based on pack animals.
  • Create a sketchbook for sketches of the local wildlife, and make note of how often you see the same exact animal.  This will probably only help you identify animals that live by you, since unless you keep on seeing a cobra in Colorado for instance (you should probably call the cops for that though btw) chances are the appearance of one exact animal means nothing special.  However, getting to know your local animals intimately will help inspire you, and should be an integral part of any animal-based craft to begin with (imho).
  • Use ethically sourced animal products in your spells (see: Vulture Culture).

Those are a few ideas, and I’m sure that you’ll be able to think of tons more once you get started <3  The most important thing right now would be to research witchcraft and magick as a whole; you may want to approach your studies as an eclectic witch, so that you can learn about how all of the different witchy styles, paths, and practices incorporate magick into their witchcraft.

A few of the more established of the many, many excellent witchcraft blogs that I would recommend for beginners would be:

But there are tons more and I should really make a page for links to other blogs.  I might start that today, actually.

And one final thought on the matter - let’s say that you spend years developing your personal style of witchcraft.  The central focus is overwhelmingly on animals, it is distinct from currently established paths of witchery, it’s not culturally appropriative or offensive, and it covers many different aspects of magick, divination, and general witchy life; it’s unique, yours, and chock-full of paws and claws.

How old do you think Wicca is?  Not witchcraft, but Wicca.  Many new witches assume that the Wiccan practice has been around forever, but it hasn’t; witchcraft has, but Wicca is a specific practice that started somewhere.  For the most part, when somebody speaks of Wicca, that practice as we know it was pretty much founded by Gerald Gardner

Wicca is about as old as my father is (won’t he be thrilled to know that fact!).

I am in no which way suggesting that you just go run ahead and start a fully established path with followers on your first day as a witch (heavens help us, no lol) - I’m merely trying to emphasize how the non-existence of a specialized witchcraft practice relating to your interests does not prevent there from being one; it just has to be created, is all.  And then, if you learn your personal style well enough, if your knowledge grows and your craft and power develops into something solid, then trust me - others will show interest in it, and will want to learn from you.  Just take your time and learn, grow, and get to know yourself, and you’ll be on the right track ^_^

And in conclusion, a few other links and resources for you:

Good luck! ^_^  Thanks for the question, and apologies for the way-longer-than-you-probably-anticipated response lol

Oh shit my trans furry post got notes

I went and followed a bunch of folks and I’ll keep working to follow a lot of folks as the post gets notes but! I just wanted to clarify it means any trans/nb furry i just don’t have like a whole ton of trans men furries to follow specifically so I don’t see a lot of like trans dude positivity outside of ny friend grouo but! Again it’s for anyone

Also for new followers howdy, I’m Peter, I’m a 21 year old bi trans man, I love furries and do commissions as my only source of income. I’m currently pre-everything besides social transitioning but I’m hoping to start HRT before the end of this year. My fursonas a cat shapeshifter. I love cartoons and D&D, I have a fat cat named Toaster and my favorite thing is anything green tea flavored. I also have a “About me” which I need to make a mobile link for but. I’m always up for talking but I forget to talk a lot and also I’m shy so! Howdy and welcome new followers and/or mutuals :D

Better than you 4

Oikawa: I can open any safe!

Suga: Without being caught?

Oikawa: You bet!

Suga: That’s what I thought, you crook.

Oikawa: Any note you can hold I can hold longer!

Suga: I can hold any note longer than you!

(longer and longer)

Oikawa: No you can’t

Suga: Yes I can

Oikawa: No you can’t

Suga: Yes IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII can!

Oikawa: …

Oikawa: Yes you caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

Oikawa: Where do you keep all that air?

Suga: Ugh..

Oikawa: Oh

Source 1:20-2-04

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anonymous asked:

Hi, Carol! So i'm starting university this year for the first time and i'm really curious about what essentials I should bring to keep myself organized. Things like what study tools I should use, which kinds of writing utensils you recommend, and what you tend to keep in your book bag? It can definitely be tips from you and/or tips from other posts as well ^^ I need all the info I can get! Thank you so much!

Hello anon!! Sorry it took me about a day to respond, I wanted to compile as much as I could find for you!  Congratulations on another year of school and certainly another year of success, right? ^^ <3 

Keeping a backpack sounds obvious, but trust me. Remember to consider function over style, especially if you need to carry a lot of stuff (try not to weigh yourself down, though.) 

IN YOUR BACKPACK:

  • A laptop bag/organizer, or just your laptop and charger.
    • I suggest buying a sleek, comfortable bag roomy enough to store your laptop and your chargers.  I would buy the ones that can store notebooks, pens, and calculators like these  
    • MAKE SURE YOU BRING YOUR CHARGERS
    • The organizers will make rifling easier but are not necessary by any means. A lot of your work will probably be online btw! 
  • Post its and adhesive markers (for textbook or packet studying) 
  • Food
    • Please keep some kind of (healthy) snack with you everyday, it saves money and your sanity!  Buy cereal bars, prepackaged trail mix, prepare some fruit for throughout the week, etc… 
  • Pens/Highlighters just in case. 
  • Personal Table of Contents (travel and home) 
    • I create personal TOC by scanning what important topics comprise one unit/chapter and listing them on paper. This is so useful if you need to study a specific idea. 
  • USB 
    • If it’s not convenient to save on Google Drive, use your USB. This is essential because you just never know when technology will fail you. in any case, use Google Drive always.
  • Refillable Water bottle. It saves the planet, your time, and money, so I suggest keeping one not just in college but in general… DRINK WATER EVERYDAY! 
  • A Planner or Bullet journal
    • Your schedule will obviously be less systematic than high school and you want to keep track of meetings, application deadlines, classes, etc… 

Citation manuals. Especially as a freshman, you will likely have to write essays and cite your sources in MLA or other formats. Make your citation guide easy to comprehend; include examples and stick them onto your wall, then save a copy on your computer.

Make a friend and GET THE NOTES.  If you ever miss class for any reason, have them record a lecture or give you their notes. However, this would constitute finding someone with notes that work for you, so I suggest just recording the lecture.  Ask a stranger if you need to! You might just make a friend that way. Smart pens are useful if you ever happen to doze off.

A WALL CALENDAR  / Google Calendars. Listen to me! Put important events in your panner as well as at home. Store everything in your computer as well; you need your events to be visible. 

Don’t buy every book they tell you to unless it’s absolutely necessary, This is just life advice, quite frankly. You’ll probably be able to find them online for a cheaper price or for free.

Find an ebook version of your textbook, etc… and print your chapter/unit when necessary for traveling. 

INDEX CARDS. If you take courses where rote memorization is abundant but not excessive (Think history class but not pre-med) then index cards may help you, or Quizlet for a computer-alternative. 

Printer, (Scotch) tape, Hole Puncher etc… These are necessary in my opinion! Some courses don’t really have much anything to prepare for, but you don’t want to constantly traverse to the library to print your stuff, academic or personal, especially if it’s late at night.

PENS I LIKE :

(the thickness of the point depends on you, but these are all available in thick and thin varieties.)

Pilot Frixion

Muji Pens 

Uniball Signo 

Uniball Jetstream 

Pilot G-2 

Pilot Hi-Tec C Maica


SOME HELPFUL TIPS:

Quizlet has what you need, especially if you’re in high school! 

Study Tips (especially for students with ADHD) part ONE, TWO, by @studiix 

Textbooks are expensive. Screw that. 

Check my “study help” tag here 

Things I wish I had known my first year of college by @succulentstudy


I hope this helps, my love! If I think of anything else, I’ll definitely update this post so check for updates! And if anyone else has tips to add, please feel free to message me <3 

anonymous asked:

Hi I'm sorry if you've been asked this before, but I'm thinking of going vegan and don't know how to start at all. Do you have any tips on how to start?

This is like a combination of all tips I have provided! I hope this can help:

Tips:

  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Be clear about why you’re becoming a vegan.
  • Don’t be hard on yourself.
  • Exercise.
  • Understand the health benefits.
  • Don’t deprive yourself.
  • Investigate the science behind nutrition, food and health.
  • Ask questions.
  • Make time to cook. 
  • And take a look at the Vegan Starter Kit too! :)

Animal Rights Videos:

Health and Food Videos:

Commit - Making any drastic shifts in our lives requires a lot of support and a huge commitment to stay on track. Review the reasons, why do you want to change?

Experiment - Try all the vegan types on for size. See what happens if you eat more fruit, what happens if you cut out meat. Only you will know what works. Take notes and keep a food diary during your transition process.

Eat Your Greens - Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, perhaps the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They help to regulate blood sugar, break down fats, and cleanse the blood. You can’t get enough greens so try to pack them in at every meal. From salads to smoothies there’s always room to add a little  kale, spinach, collards, chard, or mustard greens.

Eat Ancestral foods - When eating a vegan diet, and any health supportive diet for that matter, it is important to source foods that our ancestors ate. Ancient grains like quinoa, kamut, millet, brown rice have been used for ages. Greens, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, high quality oils, these have been used in many cultures for their flavor and amazing impact out our health. Reconnect with your roots through food and you’re sure to have a satisfying experience.

Read everything - Labels, literature, recipes, everything. Visit websites. Learn all you can about what’s happening with our food from the issues of factory farming, to genetically modified foods, from food access to food justice. Read and make your own informed choices about what to eat.

  • Go at your own pace
  • Think of it as an evolution: Relax and learn to love to cook, explore new cuisines, and be adventurous with food. Most importantly, be easy on yourself. Don’t view a vegan lifestyle as the finish line, but as an evolving process of conscious eating.
  • If you want, start quietly: Don’t announce what you are doing; focus on yourself and being conscious of your surroundings, body, and food addictions first.
  • Find a vegan support group: Tumblr offers a lot of vegan blogs and lovely people.
  • Don’t worry about getting enough protein: rich sources of concentrated protein include beans, soy products like tofu and seitan, quinoa, nuts, and hemp seeds.
  • Focus on vegetables (and fruits): Many who claim to be vegetarian or vegan are really starch-atarians filling meat voids with pasta, fries, bread. Try to eat more healthy, whole foods to give your body the vital nutrients and antioxidants it needs.
  • Going vegan doesn’t mean deprivation.
  • Rethink how you shop for food: Many staples of a vegan diet like grains, beans, and nuts are cheap, and they usually store well if you buy them in bulk.
  • Try more ethnic foods: Asian cuisines have tantalizing plant-based options originating from the spread of Buddhism. Italian pastas; Ethiopian lentil stews; satisfying and spicy Indian curries; and Mexican veggie tacos, fajitas or burritos (“just hold the cheese”)
  • Experiment with new favorite foods: Vegan versions of your beloved recipes will inevitably have different tastes and textures from what you are used to. Instead try to incorporate similar flavors in new dishes.
  • Get resourceful.
  • Enjoy the transition and don’t make it feel like a punishment or deprivation of food. 
  • I always recommend trying to get rid of dairy first: Is the most difficult one since you’re addicted to it due to casomorphines. 

Set your goals. Realistic goals. Go at your own phase, if you fall get up again. Only you have the power to change. ♥

PD: Documentaries marked with (*) are graphic. 

anonymous asked:

Why do you feel its necessary to link to something that is already on the post with the credit intact? Is it because then you also get a link to your own blog on that post??

We try to put a source on every post. I know some posts already have some source information, but I feel like when we put our source, people know it has been checked and re-checked and they won’t be sent on a wild goose chase. People know when you click on our sources they are extra super duper legit. 

Not only that, we try to add extra links to posts by artists. In fact, we often do this within the blockquotes so it does not add a link to my own blog when reblogged. The only time we can’t prevent a link back to my blog is when the post had nothing at all in the text and we add source information. 

I feel like your trying to accuse me of something diabolical when we actively try to over-source things and keep ourselves from getting any credit whenever possible. 

If you don’t believe me, try reblogging this Baymax post. Note it has the artist’s name, tumblr, deviant art, and regular website. And because we added that info within blockquotes, when you reblog it, it will not link back to me.