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Top 20 Larry fics in 2016 over 100k by kudos on Ao3

* criteria; completed in 2016 and not part of a fic series

1. Soft Hands, Fast Feet, Can’t Lose by dolce_piccante for docilelou
2. California Sold by isthatyoularry
3. To Be Loved To Be In Love by Angel_Dust
4. Shake Me Down by AGreatPerhaps12
5. Nameless Night by green_feelings
6. wings to break your fall by karamelised
7. Hiding Place by alivingfire
8. Time Bomb by ThisSentimentalHeart
9. Fight For Me by Mie1412
10. Bloodline by banana_louis
11. Never Be by cherrystreet
12. And You’re My Ever After by NiamJenn1994
13. Luscious blood by Deidei
14. run away home by hattalove
15. Into the wild by Deidei
16. Lights Will Guide You Home by louisxharry1
17. Only You Can Be My Alpha by wubwubnparmaham
18. Fake It Till You Make It by thealmightyavocado
19. Dominus. by SS98
20. you are in love by wildestdreams

Momma’s Famous Fandometrics.

Television: Two cups of TV.

Skam jumps an honest seven spots to No. 4.
⬇︎ Shadowhunters falls seven to No. 12. Maybe someone finally told them what shadows are?

Movies: A tablespoon of film.

⬆ News of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story alternate ending lifts the film to No. 4.
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie debuts at No. 19 thanks to a meme, because if it’s not Spongebob with you guys, it’s Bee Movie.

Music: Three dashes of music.

Drake is running through No. 6 with his woes.
Selena Gomez cops the cover of Vogue and No. 2.

Originally posted by awesomenbamoments

Celebrities: Four bunches of famous people.

⬆ Tale as old as time: Emma Watson and Dan Stevens are No. 1 and No. 6.
⬇︎ Kristen Stewart falls fourteen, barely making the list at No. 20.

Games: A smattering of games.

☆ Gotta go fast: Sonic the Hedgehog debuts at No. 14.
⬇︎ The passion for Fire Emblem Fates seems to be merely smoldering, it fell to No. 20.

Originally posted by unclenicky

Web stuff: Optional internet to taste, if desired

⬇︎ Three weeks ago he was on top of the list, but now Markiplier is No. 5.
Jacksepticeye jumps one to take No 1. Is he Tumblr’s new favorite?

Top 30 Larry fics in 2016 by kudos on Ao3

Criteria; started and ended in 2016

1. Soft Hands, Fast Feet, Can’t Lose by dolce_piccante for docilelou
2. This Wicked Game by cherrystreet
3. Whirlwind by dolce_piccante
4. Faking It by TheCellarDoor
5. All the Right Moves by cherrystreet
6. One day to believe in you by mediaville for eleadore
7. Something Great by infinitelymint for anchoredlou 
8. Oh Glory by alivingfire
9. If You Asked Me If I Love Him (I’d Lie) by allyasavedtheday
10. (don’t forget) where you belong by rippedgloves
11. Tug-of-War by cherrystreet
12. To the Ends of the Earth by stylinsoncity
13. Paint The Sky With Stars by kiwikero
14. Just Like The Wolf Before He Bites by whoknows
15. I Love You Most by stylinsoncity
16. Pinkies Never Lie by emma1234 
17. wings to break your fall by karamelised 
18. Second Time’s the Charm by cherrystreet 
19. Naked & Proud by kiwikero for someonethatsfunny 
20. come on jump out at me by yoursongonmyheart
21. MARRIED FOR A WEEK?! by gravitycentered
22. Dust on the Road. by Velvetoscar for sinisterist
23. If I Should Stay by gloria_andrews for chelseafrew
24. Bloodline by banana_louis *
25. Autumn At My Window by TheCellarDoor
26. Never Be by cherrystreet
27. Anonymous Said by alivingfire for Emergencyy
28. Make A Run, Cause Some Rebellion by whoknows
29. Luscious blood by Deidei
30. You Watched Me Sink by bananasandboots


*first chapter posted in dec. ‘15.

ask me things!

1. What’s one thing you would like to change about yourself?

2.  Are you religious or spiritual?

3.  Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?

4.  Are you more into looks or brains?

5.  What is a relationship deal breaker for you?

6. What’s your favorite book of all time and why did it speak to you so much?

7.  Would you ever take back someone who cheated?

8.  How do you feel about sharing your password with your partner?

9.  When do you think a person is ready for marriage?

10.  What kind of parent do you think you will be?

11.  Have you ever lost someone close to you?

12.  If you are in a bad mood, do you prefer to be left alone or have someone to cheer you up?

13.  Are you confrontational?

14.  Would you relocate for love?

15.  Did you ever write a journal?

16.  What’s the one thing that people always misunderstand about you?

17.  What did your past relationship teach you?

18.  What are your thoughts on online dating or tinder?

19.  What’s on your bucket list this year?

20.  What do you define as a family?

21.  Are my parents happy with the person I have become?

22.  What relaxes me?

23.  Can you handle the rigors of a long distance relationship?

24. What will people say at your funeral?

25. If you lost everything tomorrow, whose arms would you run into to make everything okay?

26. If you received enough money to never need to work again, what would you spend your time doing?

27. Would you break the law to save a loved one?

28. What were you doing when you last lost track of the time?

29. What can you do today that you couldn’t do a year ago? What will you be able to do at this time next year?

30. If you could ask for one wish, what would it be?

31. When you think of your home, what immediately comes to mind?

32. What did you want to be when you were a kid?

33. Where would you like to live? Why haven’t you moved?

34. If you dropped everything to pursue your dreams, what would you be risking?

35. What bad habits do you want to break?

36. Describe the next five years of your life, and your plans, in a single sentence

37. Do you consider yourself the hero or the villain in your story?

38. How much control do you really have over yourself?

39. When did you last push the boundaries of your comfort zone?

40. What is something you believe is too serious to be joked about?

41. ask a different question, make it your own!

Master List

Decided to make one of these so that everyone knows what has already been requested and make them easier to find as well!

This was seriously a project! This blog has been running for barely two months and I already have so much material! So, thank you guys for that! I will do my best to update this list regularly as I answer more requests!


Sawamura Daichi

Burn (NSFW)

Sugawara Koushi

Bad Girl
Scratches
Alpha Instinct
Intimidating
Pranks
Stay With Me

Azumane Asahi

Malta
Throwing Shade

Nishinoya Yuu

Depression
Healing Headcanons
Losing Control (NSFW)

Hinata Shouyou

The Sitter
Flower Crown
Friendship

Tsukishima Kei

Reckless
Stay With Me
Winged
Spunky Shortness
Military Man
Height
College Stress
Music Headcanons
Flower Crown
Tall Couple
Mexican
Teasing
All Went Well 

Yamaguchi Tadashi

Gentle Patterns

Ukai Keishin

Teacher’s Lounge (NSFW)

Oikawa Tooru

Brushing Fingers
Musician
Tired Evening
Morning Surprise
Festival
Pampering
Collapse
Too Close
Anxiety Headcanons
Babysitting
Pranks
Stay With Me
Distance
Those Strange Words
Caving
Ruffled Feathers
Renewed Birthday
Insomnia
Height
Military Man
Accident
Finding Her
Getting Even

Iwaizumi Hajime

Watching Them
Surprise Sensei
Musician
Chilly Nights
She’s Mine
Things He Loves
Only His
Collapse
Closet Surprise
Instinct
Anxiety Headcanons
Defying Arrangement
Sharing
She Wins
Clumsy
Taking Advantage
Wet Dreams (NSFW)
Shouldn’t Be This Hot (NSFW)
Military Man
Accident
Lost Past
Finding Her
While He Was Away (NSFW)
Kinky (NSFW)
His Proposal
Doesn’t Matter 

Matsukawa Issei

Making it Better (NSFW)
Pulling Pigtails
Trainer
Throwing Shade

Kyoutani Kentarou

Surprisingly Sweet
Sweet Kisses
Wet Dreams (NSFW)
Military Man

Kunimi Akira

Wet Dreams (NSFW)
Military Man

Kuroo Tetsurou

Musician
Shelter
Stressed
Desire (NSFW)
Wet Hair
Slumbering Warmth
Pranks
Panther
Musically Italian
Conquering the Shy
Military Man
Renewed Birthday
Height
Trainer
Throwing Shade
Flower Crown
Tall Couple
Mexican
Teasing
All Went Well
Danish

Kozume Kenma

Military Man

Haiba Lev

Love Deserved (NSFW)
Flower Crown

Bokuto Koutarou

Falling in Love
Precious Headcanons
Loud Support
Depression
He’s Not as He Seems
Healing Headcanons
Fate is Cruel
Fate Heals the Broken
Flower Crown
Danish

Akaashi Keiji

Bus Ride
Musician
Military Man
Flower Crown

Ushijima Wakatoshi

Attached
Shouldn’t Be This Hot (NSFW)
Accident
Kisses
Tall Couple
Mexican
All Went Well (NSFW)

Tendou Satori

Collapse
Bullied
Clumsy
Military Man
Hot (NSFW)
Accident
Finding Her
Kinky (NSFW)
Danish

Semi Eita

Bad Girl
Renewed Birthday
Trainer

Kawanishi Taichi

Happy For Her
Hot (NSFW)

Shirabu Kenjirou

Clumsy
Military Man

Terushima Yuuji

Jealousy
Birthday Disaster

Takanobu Aone

Night Stroll
Flustered (NSFW)

Futakuchi Kenji

Flustered (NSFW)

Daishou Suguru

Finding Her

Polyamorous

Winners (NSFW) Bokuto/Akaashi
Together Yahaba/Semi
On The Court (NSFW) Daichi/Sugawara

General Headcanons

Rave
Dating Younger

10

A Richonne Ranking: 40 Moments
[39] Insomnia - Remember, 5x12

These two feel so married in Season 5 that even their conflicts feel like the marital kind. In sync even when they’re out of sync. Rick’s uneasy in this new life – some ill-fitting mutation of an old life; Michonne wants to believe in it. Ultimately, though, neither of them are sleeping soundly.

I think, while Michonne’s pushing him to be open to Alexandria, she carries much of his unease on her shoulders, having been the one to talk him into coming there. She respects the weight of her influence. She seems to hide her own hesitations because she doesn’t want to feed his concerns. And Rick wants Michonne to have her dream of what Alexandria could be, but he sees that it isn’t that. Michonne does too but, while Rick is still in a dark place after Terminus, she’s able to draw enough optimism to hope that it can be more – someday. Neither of them are wrong. And that’s what I love about every conflict we’ve seen between them.

When Michonne notices him there by the window, I think she deeply understands what he’s feeling in that moment. She can’t offer enough to appease him in their conversation, of course, but her support is reiterated and he feels it. His tactile hand on her shoulder as he walks away offers some reassurance of that. It’s sweet and casual, and we’ve now got to a place where they can be sweet and casual with each other.

  • Greg Nicotero: Rick’s got some serious insomnia. He’s in a safe place but he’s not feeling it.
  • Danai: And so does she. Not not feeling it, but it is a huge shift. It’s hard to sleep like a baby. You know that thing where you get what you want but you’re not sure if you can truly have it? It’s that state.
20 Out Of This World Facts About The Universe That Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

We’ve compiled a list of the 20 most incredible facts about the universe you will ever come across. The infinite expanse of stars and galaxies are riddled with mysteries which leading scientists and experts are yet to explore. In their quest to unearth the hidden secret of the universe, startling facts and information have emerged - 20 of which we’ve featured below.

1. When you look into the night sky, you are looking back in time.

Originally posted by apparently-artless

 When we gaze at stars in the night sky, we are actually looking into the past. This happens because light emitted from a star has to travels many light years ahead to actually become visible to our eyes. For  example, Orion is 640 light-years away, so the light left the star around 1370 is what we are seeing now.


2. The Hubble telescope allows us to look back billions of years into the past

Originally posted by dreamofthedragon

NASA releases some incredible images of space, from time to time, and it’s made possible with The Hubble Telescope. Here’s an image which is a collection of 10,000 images captured by The Hubble. 


3. You can watch the Big Bang on your television

Cosmic background radiation is an after effect of the Big Bang, the event that allegedly gave birth to the universe. This can actually be seen on television where the old fuzzy noise we saw contains 1% of the same radiation. 


4. There’s a giant cloud of alcohol in Sagittarius B

Sagittarius B, is a huge cloud of vinyl alcohol whizzing in space near the Milky Way. It’s important as it leaves crucial information for scientists about how early life forms originated in space.


5. There’s a planet-sized diamond in Centaurus named after a Beatles song

Originally posted by iclalove

A planet , made completely of diamond, which has been called Lucy by scientists after the Beatles song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,”  can be found 50 light years away in Centaurus and weighs in a mind boggling 10 billion-trillion-trillion carats. 


6. It takes 225 million years for our Sun to travel around the galaxy

Originally posted by toomanythoughtanddreams

While our planets in the solar system circumnavigate the Sun, the star itself it on a orbit around the Milky Way. And if we’re counting in humans years, it takes 225 million years to complete the journey. 


7. Our solar system’s biggest mountain is on Mars

The tallest mountain in our solar system is Olympus Mons, located on Mars. It’s calculated  to be three times taller than Everest, spanning 600 kilometers across and 26 kilometers in height. 


8. Uranus spins on its side, with some rather strange results

Originally posted by spaceplasma

Uranus is not just unique because of its strange spinning, but the consequences of that effect results in 42 consecutive years of summer sunlight followed by another 42 consecutive winter darkness.


9. A year on Venus is shorter than its day

Originally posted by spaceplasma


Venus is the slowest rotating planet in our solar system - it takes longer to finish a rotation on its axis than orbit the entire Sun!


10. Neutron stars are the fastest spinning objects known in the universe

The fastest spinning known pulsar, a neutron star which emits a radiation beam as light, cycles on a whopping 70,000 km per hour speed.


11. A spoonful of a neutron star weighs about a billion ton

Neutron stars are unimaginably dense, in fact one spoonful of one such star would weigh around a billion tons!


12. The Voyager 1 spacecraft is the most distant human-made object from Earth

In 1977, the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were released into space as an ambitious project and are still cruising the outskirts of our galaxy and maybe beyond to help us explore space even further.


13. Voyager 1 captured the most distant photograph of Earth

The same spacecraft, Voyager 1, took the most distant photograph of Earth: Voyager 1 took a shot of the Earth from the far reaches of space in 1990, and the small speck at the end of the image that is the world we’re living on right now became known as the Pale Blue Dot. Astronomer Carl Sagan noted,“From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us.”


14. Scientists are looking for evidence of extraterrestrial life on Earth

Originally posted by ajshostak

One of the most exciting mysteries of the universe is a quest to find aliens, or as termed by scientists a project called The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI), where they are pulling n all data about extraterrestrial life on other planets through evidence they have at their hands.


15. It is estimated there are 400 billion stars in our galaxy

Originally posted by thelucidnation

Our own Sun is one of 400 billion others, some astoundingly larger, some smaller, in the Milky Way alone. 


16. There could be 500 million planets capable of supporting life in our galaxy

“Goldilocks Planets” are  habitable planets which fall into a specific zone around the star to make life sustainable on it. Many factors come into play to get this perfect distance such as temperature, atmospheric content, water, chemical compounds on the surface etc. 


17. There are probably more than 170 billion galaxies in the observable universe

Based on extensive calculations, using data from the Hubble Telescope and as far as it can see into space, there’s a probable 170 billion galaxies besides our own Milky Way.


18. There could be an infinite number of universes

Originally posted by sci-universe

Speculative theories in advanced branches of science such as mathematics, quantum mechanics and astrophysics have summed up that we could be living in a “multiverse”- a convergence of an infinite number of universes. 


19. The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe

Originally posted by teapotsandroses

Our brain is a blueprint for the most complex network in the universe, with over a hundred billion neurons and quadrillion connections- this system isn’t even the tip of the iceberg which we know about what our brains have the potential to achieve.


20. We are all made of stardust

Originally posted by drugsruleeverythingaroundme

Carl Sagan beautifully summarises this fact, “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” In fact, every element on Earth transpired from a burning heart of a star.

lil ask meme

1. pick one: roses, sunflowers, lavender

2. what animal would you be?

3. what song describes you?

4. fave time to study?

5. art hoe, literature hoe, music hoe, videogames hoe or stationery hoe?

6. pick one: ruby, sapphire, amethyst

7. what question do you get asked too much in real life?

8. pastel or minimalistic?

9. describe your favourite childhood memory

10. favourite smell?

11. how much time do you spent on tumblr?

12. if you could tell every single on this earth one thing, what would it be?

13. how will life look a month from now?

14. dawn or dusk?

15. how do you spend a free day with no obligations? 

16. favourite quote?

17. how do you motivate yourself?

18. what impression do people normally have of you?

19. what books are on your to-read list?

20. favourite playlist?

Two-Part Drabble Game

I found this idea while looking around for other drabble games so I decided to make my own list. All the prompts below are ones I thought up, and if they’re the same as on another list, that’s just purely coincidental.

Send me one number from the first list, one number from the second list, and a character and I’ll write a drabble for it. Please don’t spam, I’ll be able to tell if you do.

Situations:

  1. at a bar
  2. cuddling
  3. fighting
  4. soulmate au
  5. cooking
  6. getting married
  7. in the hospital
  8. after a long day
  9. drunk
  10. by the firelight
  11. making out
  12. domestic
  13. expecting a child
  14. hurt/comfort
  15. protecting
  16. first kiss
  17. seeing the other dressed up
  18. jealousy
  19. love proclamation
  20. cold and wet
  21. college au
  22. someone has the flu
  23. post-argument
  24. after a long time of not seeing each other
  25. first time together
  26. going to the fair
  27. cleaning wounds
  28. pretend relationship
  29. morning after
  30. working late at night
  31. being walked in on
  32. walking home late at night
  33. after the first date
  34. date gone wrong
  35. not wanting to be alone

Sentences:

  1. “I’m with you for a reason, stupid.”
  2. “I had a lot of fun, surprisingly.”
  3. “Look me in the eye; are you sure you’re alright?”
  4. “Sometimes I hate you, sometimes I love you. I’m trying to decide which I’m feeling right now.”
  5. “We are not dancing right now.”
  6. “Hey, things could be worse, right?”
  7. “I can’t help it. You’re just really warm. Like a giant heater.”
  8. “I love you. I love you more than I’ve ever loved anybody.”
  9. “Listen, I know it’s hard, but I’m not going anywhere.”
  10. “I just want you to be happy. With or without me.”
  11. “Your hand is in my personal space. Not that I mind.”
  12. “I know it’s late, but I don’t know where else to turn.”
  13. “I could give you a ride, if you want.”
  14. “The guilt is eating me alive.”
  15. “Do you need a massage? A cup of tea? A hot bath?”
  16. “No, no, no. I know where this is gonna lead. We do not have the time for sex.”
  17. “You don’t get to apologize after you’ve hurt me so bad.”
  18. “This is so unfair. You’re bigger and stronger than I am.”
  19. “I’m sorry, I can’t hear you. Would you mind saying that again?”
  20. “Please stay the night. I really don’t mind. I wouldn’t feel right knowing you’re sleeping by yourself.”
  21. “I’m really busy right now. And what you’re doing is distracting.”
  22. “It may not have a ring or a bouquet of flowers, but the sentiment is still the same.”
  23. “I know you might not think so, but you look really good right now.”
  24. “You’ve been working too hard and need to get some rest. There’s bags under your eyes.”
  25. “You look really peaceful when you’re asleep.”
  26. I’m not very flexible, you know.”
  27. “That looks like my shirt, but it can’t be. I know I left it in my closet, with all the other shirts you try to steal.”
  28. “I don’t like it when you’re alone with them”
  29. “I’m never letting you out of my sight ever again.”
  30. “Please never do that ever again.”
  31. “You look like you need a hug.”
  32. “I just want to be alone right now, okay?”
  33. “I hate that I need you around to feel safe. Because what if one day, I lose you?”
  34. “You? Tackle me to the ground? Don’t make me laugh.”
  35. “It was an accident, I swear.”

Hello! It’s #optomstudies here again with another Sunday Study Tip on university life! This will be a multi-part series that hopefully will give a unique insight, since I can go on and on about university, and I love giving advice and helping others :)


PART 0: CHOOSING A DEGREE

Here I’ve put together a list of 20 things that you might not be told outright when choosing your university degree. @exeron

General Starting Tips During High School

  • It doesn’t matter what subjects you do in senior year, so don’t worry about bonus points, as long as you get a high enough ATAR so that you can keep your options open. Play to your strengths.
  • But! On the other hand, don’t take history and visual arts for your HSC and expect to be at the same level as your peers when you take a B Science (Advanced Mathematics) degree. You need that calculus knowledge. (Most of the time this isn’t a problem, because most people will choose a degree that aligns with their interests in high school). Again, play to your strengths.
  • Keep on top of your extra-curricular activities in case you need to go for an interview like with medicine.
  • Some degrees like optometry, medicine, law, etc. require additional exams like UMAT, so find out early, pay for the tests and mark it down on your calendar so that you don’t forget.
    • Up to you whether you want to pay extra for coaching, but anecdotally, I didn’t do any coaching and did fine. I had many friends who did coaching and ended up doing poorly. 
  • Choose a good university. Promise it actually counts at the end of the day. There are cases of people getting employed with low credit averages at big companies because they go to a good university.

Decide What Kind of Career You Want

  • Most importantly, it’s best if you pick your degree based on the job you want upon graduation. What you study at uni is just a means to an end. It’s a business decision that you are making - trading a few years to get a better career and better income at the end of the day.
  • Consider practical aspects of the job you want. For example, some of the things that I like about optometry is the fact that you aren’t sitting down the whole day, it’s a job that’s great for locum-ing and part-time work if I have kids in the future, and it makes for a good conversation starter when people ask you about optometric myths (no, looking at green grass does not help your eyes, nor do eating carrots, and having a nightlight doesn’t make you more short-sighted). These are all things that aren’t written down on a piece of paper somewhere, but are things that you can figure out by thinking about the everyday facets of the job itself.
  • Figure out your career values. These are things that you don’t want to compromise on due to personal integrity, as opposed to areas of interest. Some examples are:
    • Autonomy and independence
    • Achievement and advancement prospects
    • Creativity
    • Security
    • Altruism
    • Prestige, status and respect
    • Risk-taking and excitement
    • Material benefits a.k.a. $$$
    • Power
    • Team membership
    • Variety
    • Learning
    • Structure and organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Leadership
    • Work-Life Balance
  • Don’t “follow your passion”, just “get good”. A lot of people also tell you that you should “follow your passion”, but most of the time you have limited experience concerning the types of occupations in the world, and most of the time there isn’t anything that you’ve developed a strong passion for. You might have a bunch of interests like me; when I was in high school, I enjoyed every single subject, because I just enjoyed learning in general, so the only thing I could think of was literally to become a full time uni student. This video really sums everything up quite well, so I’ll quote from it.

When you work hard at something you become good at it.
When you become good at something you enjoy doing it more. 
When you enjoy doing something, there is a good chance you will become passionate about it.

Start By Choosing a Good University and Faculty

  • Choose a Commonwealth-supported university. Don’t saddle yourself with excess debt from a private university unless your grades were so bad that you needed to pay money for a university degree. If you have the choice, don’t opt for these.
  • Go to open days! I seriously think I wouldn’t have chosen optometry if I didn’t go to the UNSW Open Day. The guy was just really persuasive about the benefits of the career.
  • Ask graduates! If you’ve got a retail job and have the opportunity to chat with people about their jobs, see what they like about their job and how they got there.
  • Opt to specialise. For example, if you are aiming to be a financial data scientist, then go for a B Economics and major in econometrics. Sounds simple, but people always argue about choosing a general degree like Commerce so that you have a broader choice and keep your doors open. This is only good if you don’t have an end goal in sight. Specialising shows employers that you have direction and are driven.
  • However, if you have absolutely no idea what you want to study then at least choose a faculty that you find palatable, try and do your research, or take some core courses that allow you to discern your major. If all else fails, just get the UAC book of degrees and cross out what you don’t want to do LOL

After Starting the Degree

  • If you start a degree and you find the first semester or two isn’t what you were imagining, unfortunately that’s what happens to a lot of people. Uni isn’t a vocational school that jumps straight into the professional skills. So if you want to be a pediatrician who nurses cute children to health at the end of the day, sorry but you’ll have to start with basic sciences. I’ve seen a lot of people jump ship just cause they didn’t like the first few courses.
  • Go for Honours if your degree has the option. Just looks a lot better in the eyes of an employer that you’ve tried challenging yourself with a research honours project. A 1 year trade off in studying is worth it.
  • Don’t worry about the length of the degree. Three years will be over before you know it, trust me! And honestly, university is actually a really great time period. Many of my older cousins reflect on it and say that in a way, it was some of the best times of their lives, because you don’t have the responsibility of the household bills and full time work just yet.
  • Don’t be afraid to change your degree after the first year. Some microeconomics - it’s a sunk cost.

Don’t think: “Oh I’ve already spent this much time studying this degree, it will be a waste if I change degrees”.
Think: “if I spend any more time in this degree that I don’t actually want to study, then I’ll be wasting my future”. 

  • You aren’t “wasting” your ATAR by choosing a degree that has a much lower cut-off point. For example, if you wanted to shape the future of children by becoming a teacher, you aren’t “wasting” your 98 ATAR by going into teaching, even if the cut-off is 81.
  • Don’t let other people influence your options. Look, if you’re going to change your uni choice just because someone you don’t like is going there… you’ll barely see anyone except for the people in the same degree as you after 1st year is over. Likewise, parents give advice, they don’tshouldn’t mandate life choices like what you study. 

Good luck with your university applications. Hope you all get into the degree that you’re hoping for! Hit me up if you have any questions :) 


MY WEEKLY STUDY TIPS

WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN BEFORE UNIVERSITY STUDY TIPS SERIES

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anonymous asked:

I may have have just opened a hellfire floodgate of asks for you with my very random LGBTQ+ question. Like I was watching a list of 20 celebs who don't support those rights and for some reason I was like lets ask that cause why not. That's just where my brain went. Like is it an instant loss of respect or do you do research first? My brain thinks these things and then my fingers type them. But sorry if your ask is suddenly flooded on the topic.

Nah it really didn’t. People, for the most part, understand that respect begets respect. But I was happy to answer that question just to clarify any confusion!

Questions For Cosplayers!
  • 1: How did you discover cosplaying?
  • 2: What was your first cosplay?
  • 3: What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
  • 4: Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
  • 5: Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
  • 6: Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
  • 7: Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
  • 8: Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
  • 9: What's the most detailed cosplay you've ever done?
  • 10: What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
  • 11: What is your favorite cosplay you've done?
  • 12: What is your worst cosplay "horror" story?
  • 13: What's your funniest cosplay story?
  • 14: What's the best in-character interaction you've ever had?
  • 15: Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
  • 16: What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
  • 17: What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?
  • 18: Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
  • 19: Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
  • 20: List all the cosplays you've done.
  • 21: What's the biggest con you've cosplayed at?
  • 22: Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don't need to carry a prop around all day?
  • 23: Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
  • 24: Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
  • 25: Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
  • 26: If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
  • 27: Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
  • 28: Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
  • 29: If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?
  • 30: What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
  • 31: What's the most difficult cosplay you've ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)
  • 32: What's the most difficult character makeup you've done?
  • 33: What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a "pro" cosplayer?
  • 34: What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
  • 35: Make up your own question!
10 Early 20s Survival Tips:

So this past year I’ve learned a few things about taking care of myself. They may not be great habits in the long run, but they help me now.

1: if you don’t put eggs in your brownie mix, you can keep it uncooked in a large tupperware container by your bed for roughly 3-5 days for a midnight snack.

2: if you don’t have money to keep buying more wine and/or beer, just buy 1 bottle of cheap brandy. It mixes well with any sweet drink around your apartment, lasts much longer, and gets you drunker faster. (My favorite is mixing it with orange juice and pineapple juice)

3: if you don’t have a lot of going out outfits, just wear black leggings and a black croptop tanktop every single time you go out. Where a different jacket/shirt over it each time and most likely nobody will notice or say anything.

4: if you’re stressed out, don’t hole up in your room and watch netflix. Sit/walk outside for just 15 minutes, whether it’s 2 in the afternoon or 2 in the morning. (*Disclaimer: this tip should not be used at night if you live in a bad neighborhood)

5: if you decided to hole up in your room and watch Netflix anyway, at least have a bottle of water with you in bed. You’ll drink it without thinking about it and water’s always a good thing.

6: if you’re messy and don’t feel like ever getting your act together/don’t have the time to get your act together, just make sure if you have a roommate that they are also a messy person. No arguments and no feuds.

7: if you smoke weed and you’re in college, for the love of all that is good, choose an apartment that’s a good distance from campus (at least 3 or 4 blocks). This will make your life infinitely simpler.

8: if you don’t have a car, get to know the bus system. Live the bus system. BE the bus system.

9: if you don’t have tupperware, wash and keep sour cream containers, plastic takeout containers, deli meat containers, or anything else that seals decently and falls into your clutches.

10: if you feel like you need change in your life but don’t want to make any rash decisions you might regret, make small harmless ones that minutely affect your day-to-day living. Switch which end the pillows are at on your bed. Tape up some cheap christmas lights around your bedroom doorway. Change your computer/phone background. Start trying things other than your “usual” at your favorite restaurant. Start dressing up once in a while for no particular reason. Buy a new scented candle and light it in your room with the lights off. Try starting one of those hobbies you’ve been thinking of picking up but never got around to.

Bonus - 11: if you are having a hard time loving yourself, make contact with someone. You might feel like you don’t have anyone, or that you need to handle your emotions on your own, but there is someone out there who cares. Whether it’s a parent, a sibling, a significant other, a current friend, an old friend from high school, an extended family member, a colleague, or a classmate, there is someone out there who wants you to be okay. Call that person.

✮ Saigenos Week 2017 Prompt List

Hello everyone and welcome back for Year Two! We’re pleased to announce that this year’s Saigenos Week event will take place on the same dates as last year’s (March 20th—March 26th). Here’s our prompt list! °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

Day 1, March 20:

  • OST (General): Strength
  • Saitama Prompt: “Until I taste the dirt of defeat someday”
  • Genos (AU Prompt): No Powers AU [ depowered AU, human AU, etc ]

Day 2, March 21:

  • OST (General): Dark Energy
  • Saitama Prompt: “I once was weak but now I’ve grown”
  • Genos (AU Prompt): Villain AU or Horror AU

Day 3, March 22:

  • OST (General): Sadness (Hurt/Comfort)
  • Saitama Prompt: “The tallest mountain started as a stone”
  • Genos (AU Prompt): High School or College AU

Day 4, March 23:

  • OST (General): Mystery
  • Saitama Prompt: “I don’t want voices praising me or an ovation”
  • Genos (AU Prompt): Performer AU [ actor, musician, etc ]  

Day 5, March 24:

  • OST (General): Peaceful Days
  • Saitama Prompt: “I picture the future in my heart”
  • Genos (AU Prompt): Domesticity/Domestic AU

Day 6, March 25:

  • OST (General): Hero Society
  • Saitama Prompt: “Push on, prepare, fight fair and square”
  • Genos (AU Prompt): Reverse AU [ age swap, personality swap, cyborg/human swap, etc ]

Day 7, March 26:

  • OST (General): Battle
  • Saitama: “Killshot!”
  • Genos (AU Prompt): Western/Cowboy AU or Assassin/Spy AU

Here’s how it works:

Each day will have three prompts: an OST (a general prompt word or idea based on the titles of songs from the One Punch Man Original Soundtrack), a Saitama (a prompt based on the One Punch Man opening song lyrics), and a Genos (an AU prompt). You can combine them or choose the one you prefer! You can make as many submissions as you would like on any given day and interpret the prompts however you choose.

Please check out our FAQ page for examples of some prompts, and our guidelines page for how your submissions should be formatted. You can also view the prompts list in our prompts page and our mobile prompts page.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to send us an ask.

We look forward to seeing what everyone will come up with this year! :D

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Lost meme: [5/9] episodes

↳ The Constant

Where are you going, Viktor?

I meant to follow up my post about the happy bits of chapter 2 of OBSABH with… a post about the angsty bits. And I do want to, and I intend to, but then I couldn’t do it.  Not yet anyway.  It’s all just too sad.  So I ended up redirecting my thoughts to a different matter, one which I’m sure is not far from anyone’s mind… where is Viktor going when he leaves his hotel room in chapter 9 and gets jumped by Yuuri

So on a more lighthearted note… in no particular order here’s my list of 20 places Viktor Nikiforov might have be going to on that fateful night (and it is fateful.  If he’d left two minutes earlier or later, things would have been so different):

(I have put a cut here again because it ended up being long)

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Movies

Week Ending March 20th, 2017

  1. Beauty and the Beast +2
  2. Logan −1
  3. Moana −1
  4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story +13
  5. Heathers 
  6. Get Out
  7. Moonlight −3
  8. Lord of the Rings +3
  9. Zootopia +1
  10. The Lego Batman Movie −3
  11. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them +1
  12. Tangled: Before Ever After +2
  13. Ghost in the Shell
  14. Deadpool −6
  15. The Book of Life 
  16. La La Land −7
  17. Kong: Skull Island −4
  18. Atomic Blonde −3
  19. The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
  20. Aladdin

The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous week. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last week.