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I made these :)

Sometimes it’s really difficult to find the right word instead of ‘said’ and most masterlists are difficult for me to understand. So I sorted them in a way I understood, and colour coded it to make it that much easier. For those of you that prefer no colour, I included that one as well. Enjoy :)

I also submitted them to @thewritershandbook, but figured I’d add them to my own dash just in case something happens to them on my computer.

A guide to lightsabers

Helpful tips and (free) apps for mobile devices that will help you in school and homework

Since we keep our phones and other devices on us at basically all times, they’re really accessible and useful. When it comes to school, though, these devices can become rather distracting. Sometimes in order to focus, you need to leave it in a different room! But if used correctly, your phone can actually help you do schoolwork.

Here, my friend, is a post about using your phone to help you study and do schoolwork.

Just remember that everyone works differently and focuses differently, so experiment! Try out these tips. Alter them. Try doing some and not others. See what works for you!

  1. Forest (app): This is an app that helps you focus; a tree is planted, and you set a timer. At the end of that timer, the tree has finished growing. If you use any other apps, the tree will wither and die. You can set a white list of apps that you deem productive; the app will allow these apps to be used during the focus time. At the end of each day, you have a forest of trees; it may be full of green trees, or withered trees.
    1. Use the whitelist! If music helps you focus, whitelist your music app. whitelist any homework/working apps on this list you want to use during your focus time. Whitelist your calculator. Just go through the list of apps and whitelist any that you will need.
    2. Don’t whitelist things you DON’T need. Remember the purpose of the app: to stay focused on SCHOOLWORK. Don’t whitelist things that will distract you.
  2. MyHomework (app): This app is incredibly useful. You put your scheduled classes into the app (there are tons of options for the class times; block schedules, period schedules, weekly or biweekly schedules, etc), then you add assignments, tests, homework, etc. It’s basically a virtual planner. It allows you to include priority level. Then when you go to see what assignments you have, you can sort it by priority, due date, class, or assignment type. It will give you alerts too.
    1. Widgets are miracles. This app has a widget for classes and for homework. It lets you see quickly what classes you have today, and what homework is due today, on your phone’s home screen.
    2. Get it on all your devices. It’s on everything. Kindle, Chrome OS, Android, IPhone, Mac, Windows… I don’t know about linux. 
  3. Cram (app): Basically, this app lets you make sets of flashcards virtually. It’s much easier than making paper flashcards, and it comes with you everywhere, so you can practice at any time. It comes with study programs, giving you easy ways to learn the subject fast. It also has a text-to-speech feature, and you can set one side to one language and one side to another language to help you with the pronunciation of words. It is the best form of flashcards I’ve ever used. 
  4. Duolingo (app): This is an app designed to help you learn a language like you would naturally: through a kind of submersion. It gives you little phrases and makes you translate them. When a new word is introduced, it is underlined and you may click it to see it’s definition, so you aren’t completely blind here. It also makes you do pronunciation, match words with definitions, and it has a few other activities. It doesn’t really give you lessons, it gives you practice. It has tons of languages, and it’s even going to introduce Klingon soon. One cool feature is the feedback: each language has admins, and when you don’t understand a sentence, you can ask about it in the comments. Another student, or an admin, may respond to your question with an answer.
    1. Use the desktop version when possible. The desktop version gives you access to actual basic lessons, and goes a bit more in-depth. The little sessons on the mobile phone are certainly helpful, and you will learn, but the desktop version is a bit more educational and even offers flashcards… Which the mobile version does not.
    2. It isn’t perfect. It isn’t good at grading your pronunciation, and sometimes a sentence can have two meanings, but it only accepts one. Luckily, you can always flag a question with a wrong answer, so it will be corrected by an admin. It’s a nice system.
    3. Practice daily! This app records your streaks, so you can keep track of how much you’re studying. An interesting feature in this app is fluency. If you stop practicing, your fluency number goes down. It keeps track of how well you’re doing in the lessons to track your fluency growth.
    4. Redo lessons. One interesting feature in this app is the way it makes you redo the lessons. Over time, the “strength” of each lesson goes down. You need to redo lessons for the strength to go up. This is to stop you from forgetting what you’ve learned.
  5. RescueTime (app): RescueTime is an app and desktop application. It goes on all your devices and records what you’re doing. Sounds creepy, but all it’s doing is telling you what you’re doing, and giving you a score on how productive you’re being. You mark some applications as being productive, some as neutral, some as distracting, etc, then it keeps you aware of what you’re doing too much of and what you aren’t doing enough of.
    1. Get it on EVERYTHING. For a while I only had it on my desktop, but then I found I was doing productive things on my chromebook and mobile too and I wanted those to be counted. I found that it inspired me to be much more productive with my time. On the bus, instead of playing a game on my phone, why not up my productivity with Cram? Seriously, it really makes you more productive. Get it on your phone, laptop, desktop, browser, whatever. Get it everywhere. And update to Premium if you can, it gives you a more detailed report.

Here are a few more tips for your phone in general:

Organise your apps into folders. For example, here is my homepage:

See the folders? I keep them color coded. The red folders are distracting: Social Media, Entertainment, Games. The Green ones are productive! The white and yellow are neutral.

Get widgets. They’re good at giving you quick information without having to open the app.

Experiment. Remember, everyone learns and focuses differently! Use your phone to your advantage.

Also, these are the apps that I use. There are so many other good apps. I’ve heard really good things about Memrise, a free app for learning languages that focuses on vocabulary. If didn’t include it in the main list because I’ve never used it and I don’t know much about it, but if you’re learning a language you should go check it out! I know I’m going to soon.

If you have tips or apps to add, please do!

the au we all truly deserve is the au where revered badass jedi master shmi skywalker has to somehow explain to the council that she hasn’t broken the code, yes master windu I am aware of how human children happen, yes I know there’s a belly monster growing in me that’s making me crave chandrilan jabanero pepper balls and forcing me to pee every half hour it’d be pretty impressive if I DIDN’T know, however the fact still stands I did not break the code

Marks of a Martial Artist

Before my master passed, he wrote a few books about various topics relative to martial arts.
Among these books was his his student manual. In it he included what to expect of the class, the ranking process, terms, material, testing tips, striking points, and history, in addition to other important subjects to cover about a marital arts class. It truly is a thought-provoking and well-written book.

He also included 17 marks of a martial artist. The martial arts are more than just the physical aspects. The mental aspects and way of life is just as crucial.
Each one is different and holds special purpose and meaning. This has helped guide me, show me what to remain aware of and what to aim for– Especially after everything that has happened to me in my journey.
My master portrayed each of this inside and outside of the class room; I hope this helps others as much as it has helped me. I miss him more than I can handle, but his memory and teachings will remain.

1. Enthusiasm:
A martial artist must be enthusiastic in order to achieve success.
If someone doesn’t like what they are doing, imagine the limit that will put on them. Enthusiasm is crucial in order to be effective and efficient. They put effort, and they are happy to do so.

2. Self-motivation:
Self-motivation is what drives one to go to join, go to class, etc. When someone is self-motivated, they will progress quicker as they are in the optimal state of mind and ready to improve. What is important, however, is that one also recognizes this must be done inside and outside of the class room- practice.

3. Self-discipline:
Some people may be wondering what the difference is. Self-motivation gets one alert and started, and self-discipline keeps one going. The example my master provides exclaims self-motivation is the vehicle by which one will strive to maintain a strong and efficient practice. On the other hand, self-discipline is the fuel to remain. It is the willpower to do what one knows needs to be done.
A student who shows up to class and claims to want it and love it in their life, but does not practice or show persistence, is an example of motivation without discipline.

4. Curiosity:
Curiosity, spirit, interest– A martial artist should ask questions because they are thinking. They are thinking about what they are doing and also thinking about what they are thinking about.
“Why do some people have 10 degree black belts? What can I do to improve accuracy? How did this originate? What is the purpose of this movement?”
They strive to go above and beyond what is simply told to them in class. They aim to study on their own, think about it on their own, ask questions. etc.

5. Conscientiousness:
This is when one is aware and mindful of detail, one’s performance, mentality, emotion, and technique. They must also strive to be aware and mindful of what is around them, whether it is with an opponent or not. Additionally, recognizing one’s efforts and limits is important. Going beyond safe limits will be hazardous. All of this is important for improvement, safety, and health.

6. Humility:
With proper humility, they can learn anywhere, anytime, from anyone. Regardless of rank, a martial artist should know that they are not “above” anyone, and that it is not about being "better" than anyone else– it is about self-improvement. Humility is shown whether one is teaching, being taught, or not. They furthermore have no problem deferring to legitimate, well-meaning authority.

7. Sportsmanship:
With the amount of physical contact, possible competitions, and the like, sportsmanship is a crucial part of martial arts. Martial artists should aim to understand that one never truly “loses” if they learn something from every encounter. Regardless, it is not about winning– it is about self-improvement and learning. Resentment, anger, the need to overrun others, etc., is put at a minimum. 
Additionlly, my master explains with sportsmanship, a give and take scenario can be achieved through respect and with what one can teach each other, whether they are a student or a teacher.

8. Cooperative attitude:
Cooperative, not competitive.
My master states, “With a competitive attitude, we feel the need to be superior to others by beating them, and with a cooperative one, we extend a hand so that everyone rises to their fullest potential.”
It’s not about going in the class room and kicking higher than others, hitting harder than others, etc. That may not only cloud one from their own goals and personal progress, but it will also show in their attitude.

9. Integrity:
Integrity is the alignment of actions with words. If one claims to be humble, then they should show such in their actions, and so on. Our choices, must be aimed to align with living the life of a martial artist. There is also a balance.

10. Tenacity:
Another word for perseverance and determination, my master specifically describes, “Persistent, stubborn, obstinate, not easily pulled asunder… these are all different ways of describing the quality of tenacity.”
They aim to break through difficulties and obstacles, and remain determined and persevere while doing so. Board breaking can symbolize such concept.

11. Goal orientation:
This will provide guidance, like a map, to a martial artist. Both short term and long term goals are relevant. While earning one’s black belt may be a long term goal, there must be short term goals to reach it.
If one doesn’t have the short term goal of improving a basic kick, they will not be ready to perform longer term goals with such a kick: breaking boards, jump kicks, and sparring applications.
Martial artists should strive to obtain a foundation and a layer of hard work.

12. Kindness:
My master states, “No status worth having is ever held with any true dignity absent the mark of kindness. Kindness amplifies all other qualities and synergies them to form something that all other marks could not by themselves reach.”
With such authority, skill, and codes of conduct, and representation, kindness is relevant in martial arts.

13. Fortitude:
Whether it is a test, pain, adversity, or temptation, inside or outside of the class room, physically or mentally, one must strives to remain courageous and strong at these times.

14. Resilience:
There will be aspects like such ^ that will try to bend or shape you. One must  have the ability to bounce back from them.
My master states, “If I transform/change, it is because I needed to, and not because someone or something threatened to reshape or break me.”
They remain whole and are in control.

15. Loyalty:
Like integrity, martial artists should strive to show such through words as well as actions. Loyalty to the school, instructor, and other students– they aim for this because they are returning what is done for them and they know the benefits of martial arts.

16. Appreciation:
My master states, “I realize that I can buy an instructor’s time, but I can never buy knowledge or improvement at any price.”
My master taught me how to live– I can show such gratitude by living the way, going above and beyond, and by aiming for humility and many of these other marks.

17. Compassion:
Martial arts concerns itself with the well-being of people. It provides physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional components– as well as a way to defend and benefit others. Having compassion is like the umbrella of martial arts.

Overall, my master made it important to note a martial artist should put forth effort and realistic improvement (inside and outside of the classroom)within these marks, and that one does not have to be perfect.
AWAS. All rights reserved August 2012.

My master states in his other book in a dedication to me:
“If you look for the parallels, you will find that the classroom is a microcosm that represents situations in our outer lives as well. Sparring allows others to challenge us to a higher level of development with friendship and respect – this lesson could serve you well in whatever profession you choose and even in your home life. When we break boards we learn the satisfaction and the possibility of smashing through obstacles that seem to block our way - you’ll need that lesson throughout life. When we perform and refine our forms, we practice a sort of moving meditation that allows us to find stillness in the midst of motion, and to center ourselves within ourselves for our best performance, regardless of what is going on around us - you’ll need that lesson in a very busy world which sometimes threatens to unbalance us with its commotion, activity, and drama.”
-Kwan Jang Nim Chad Boxx, June, 2013

Hi, lovelies! ^^

So, today, I decided to make a masterpost for studying with your notes - how to take notes, how to make your notes more colorful, brighter and how to learn something from them <3 This is my first masterpost, so I am sorry, if it won’t be as great, as are other’s… ^^ 

 ~ People who inspired me and I love their blogs <3 : @academla , @elkstudies @theorganisedstudent , @scribblednotesincoats , @hayley-studies … thank you!

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Taking notes in class, so you can study with them at home:

  • The most important thing is to listen to your teacher, when she/he is talking about subject matter/theme of class. Either your teacher does or doesn’t give you notes - write everything important, everything you found interesting and everything you think you should use in life, in studying for exams or other subjects.
  • Give up on colors & aesthetic. Try to get as much informations as possible. 
  • Don’t be afraid or shy - I know it is hard - but, ask about anything you don’t understand, maybe several times if you need. Don’t forget to write down explanation!
  • If your teacher give you notes - make sure you wrote down everything that is written on the board.
  • Don’t just “I will memorize this, I don’t need to write it down.” Write. It. Down. Even things you knew or learned years ago.

Studying with notes at home (or anywhere, where you feel comfortable):

  • You will need much more than notes you wrote in the class.
  • Take a textbook, student’s book or anything where you learn from at school and what matches the subject matter. (If you don’t have one from school, look down ^^)
  • Either you have or don’t have a text/student’s book do a research on the web (try also different sites than wikipedia, use from several choices of key words and the Ctrl+F might be helpful) or in the library/internet book store/kindle/iBooks (find your own textbook ^^).
  • Write down everything important you found - take notes like you are in class again.
  • Read the whole text about subject matter, if you have your textbook. Or read what you have found on the web.
  • Read it again.
  • And once again.
  • Complete the notes you took when you first saw your researched text with thing that are new for you.
  • Take the notes from class. Take the notes from research. Take a blank page. They are a mess, aren’t they?
  • Rewrite your notes to a blank paper/to your notebook both together, the ones from class and the ones from research, so they will give you a real subject matter. Like it is a story line. Only with one color for now.
  • Now, take your highlighters, color pens, gel pens, sparkles, glitters, sticky notes, anything colorful. Make it aesthetic.
  • Read your notes again, while you are making them beautiful.
  • Use a color coding, if you need.
  • Now, look at your notes. You like them, don’t you? ^^ I know you do.
  • Read the research and text book again.
  • Read the notes.

Congratulations! You did it! You are ready for your exam!

And if you feel like you still don’t know it, try to make another research, or read your notes and texts again. It will help <3

So, that’s it! I hope you like it!


Love to y'all, Simme <3

Control Your Feelings - Star Wars

“Could you do an Obi Wan imagine where the reader gets in trouble for thinking about him romantically?”

You were sitting cross-legged on a stool, staring across the grassy courtyard at Obi-Wan Kenobi as he instructed a group of younglings in their beginning saber lessons. Obi-Wan’s master, Qui-Gon Jinn, walked amongst the younglings, adjusting their stances or offering little bits of advice. You couldn’t hear what they were saying, but you enjoyed watching Obi-Wan move as he demonstrated various arm movements. You enjoyed it quite a bit.

You mindlessly bit your lower lip and slumped as you continued to stare, completely lost to reality.

“Y/N…..” A voice said in front of you. You seemed to not hear.

“Y/N!” The voice called louder and you snapped your head forward and sat up straight.

“Ye…Yes Master Windu?” You stammered to the man sitting in front of you. He too was sitting cross legged on a stool, hands on his knees, and eyes fixed on you with slight exasperation.

“I said that is NOT meditation.” He said bluntly before standing, motioning you to stand as well.

“I’m sorry Master.” You stood slowly.

Mace Windu began walking toward the temple doors as you stole one last glance across the courtyard. Obi-Wan caught your gaze and smiled at you before returning to his instruction. You held back a grin and felt your skin grow warm as you stepped in beside your Master.

“Your mind is focused Y/N, but not on what it should be focused on.” He stepped through the doors and began down a long hallway.

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game grumps ask meme (pt 2)

“Your mouth is saying those words but your eyes say bullshit.”

“Those coins are probably worth tons of coins.”

“UM. EXCUSE ME. Those arms look like hugging machines!”

“Hopefully these paper-thin bushes will protect me from cop bullets.”

“What’s up you salty sailors?”

“Don’t give me your fucking alliteration.”

“Oh, you feel them. You can feel a seething hatred and I can sense it.”

“And I know I love it because I do it. Wait.”

“These weird looking fish have been showing up lately were about to eat me.”

“At age 6, I was born without a face.”

“First of all, I think he’s got a very nice ass.”

“Haven’t you ever heard Cheese Nipples by The Fruit Barfs?”

“Oh just lick my ass.”

“There’s two things I don’t make fun of people for… music and their laugh.”

“I’m super excited about failure.”

“I’m glad I get to give this guy a hand job everyday!”

“My plan, it worked.”

“We had that in the bag. And you grabbed ANOTHER FUCKING RHOMBUS.”

“I love video games, and they’re fun, but this one isn’t.”

“I’m a poet and fuck you.”

“I’m not in a position to come at anyone, bro.”

“I was this close to lining up my knuckles and punching you square in the groont.”

“Practice is for the weak!”

“Five coins in the bank, invested in stocks. Apple. Gotta get it early!”

“Okay. Okay. Alright BOUNCY BOX.”

“I’m gonna take him out back, and give him some chocolates.”

“Oh, you’re talking about your penis.”

“Every minute of this I just get harder and harder.”

“Step on him. Step on him and crush him. Mail the remains to his family.”

“It’s probably the wrong one but bear with me, I’m an idiot.”

“I wish you were fast.”

“Alright, uh, aliens dude. This concludes our service please come up for the crackers.”

“You may not recognize me because I was wearing sunglasses. I wrote an internet song about dinosaurs and lasers in 2010.”

”I mean I can’t tell you the specifics because it involves tradingyourlifeforces.”

“I’m glad we came to that conclusion. Separately. From each other.”

“Pussy built this place and pussy will tear it down!”

“I have a specific set of skills… and they all involve masturbating.”

“Yeah go on, tell me how you would have sex with the cat.”

“You can’t open up the story of my life, and just fucking go to page 738 and think you know me.”

“This game looks like it should be in black and white and in French.”

“The Bananas has gone bad!”

“Come on computer, use your thinky bits!”

“Folks, strap on your butts ‘cuz we’re goin’ in!”

“I could totally stab someone to death or something.”

“620 blaze it.”

“I’m like… low to moderately scared someone will steal my kidneys.”

“This game is a glitch that occasionally breaks out into a game.”

“WHAT KIND OF PIKACHU IS THAT?!”

“Siri, how many boobs does a fox have?”

“Truly the game of life is about money and bitches.”

“Let’s have some hot duck action.”

“It’s not murder, it’s for science.”

“Ya’ know aesthetically, this game is just above a piece of shit.”

“All of this time used for playing this game could have been used for smoking heroin.”

“That five seconds is all I need to punch myself repeatedly in the face.”

“Welcome back, I’m your toast with the most!”

“I just like to start shit.”

“This experience is really teaching me alot about what being bread is all about.”

“I sure hope talent is sexually transmitted for when we make love later.”

“Hold on I am clearing my google search term of ‘echidna penis’ and replacing it with ‘Bowie pressure lyrics.’”

“That’s how you help things, funnels of death.”

“First of all, language. Second of all, FUCK!”

“That’s when I get twice as high, at 8:40 at night. That’s for the professionals only.”

“There was no Twitter. It was 1980.”

“I wish my whole body was a party.”

“I could see them doing a Peanuts anime.”

“The rumour come out: Does Bruno Mars is gay?”

“What am I? Some kind of guy who doesn’t read tutorials or anything?”

“You have mastered the code of chivalry. Take your complimentary fedora.”

“A dump smells better than I do.”

“Can we form a new band where we just do, like, pop-punk…but we only dress up as the King of the Cosmos from Katamari?”

“"I would never joke about not being your friend.”

“Do you gain pleasure from the suffering of others?”

“We always finish games, except when we don’t.”

“…I’m just going to say lots of 1994 shit.”

Rules page has been Edited! Please read through and send me the code-word via IM if you read my rules. I am making it evident that I will not roleplay with anyone until the Code-Word has been sent. 

I’ve been having issues with people not reading my rules and complaining because of something my muse does when it is clearly written in my Rules Page for a reason. 

Thank you to any and all who read my Rules and send me that word! <3

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I would totally click through a three step game to give dami a kitten btw

what you should be taking away from this is how painfully basic the game has to be that I had to use a guaranteed crowd-pleaser like “give damian a kitten” to cover it up. like, as simplistic and amateur as you’re imagining, it’s worse than that. XD

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  • RS: Ugh, another Lu/Ciel class has joined our group. We're letting in too many demons. I say we leave the Elgang.
  • LK: What!? How can you say that? We're stronger as a group! It's better for us to stick together.
  • NW: Nah, those newer classes are making us forgettable and insignificant. The original three should leave.
  • EM: I don't like this idea...
  • LK: Alright, let's have a vote between the nine of us. Then, depending on the results, we'll all leave or stay.
  • YR: Hey, did you hear Elboy, Aisha, and Rena are thinking about leaving the Elgang?
  • GM: *scoffs* That's never gonna happen. My brothers are more sensible than that
  • CEm: *counts the votes* 5 have voted to leave, 4 have voted to stay. Thus, the original three are leaving.
  • GM: HUH!?!?
  • IS: Wait, we're leaving?
  • LK: *looks at the ballots* Why are you so damn surprised? You voted to leave!
  • IS: Well I didn't think my vote was gonna count...
  • VP: Wait, what were we voting on again? What's an "Elgang"? Is it a drink?
  • LK: IT'S OUR GROUP, YOU IDIOT!!
  • VP: Ohh, that sounds important
  • LK: IT IS!! But you just voted to leave!!!
  • EM: This isn't fair! Why should I leave even though I wanted to stay? That's it. I refuse to be part of the original three. In fact, I'm not gonna be with the other Aishas!
  • LK: How the heck does that even work? How can you abandon yourself??
  • EM: I'll find a way! Point is, all of you are idiots, including you, LK! You shouldn't have had this vote in the first place!
  • LK: Bah, I quit! *throws down his sword and storms off*
  • Everyone: ...
  • LP: Hey, so, who wants to build a wall around Elysion to keep non-Nasods out?

“My parents are both Indian,” Ravi Patel explains during an interview as he fixes a cup of chai for a visitor. “And we were born here. And while they grew up the Old School way, not dating, having family put them together, we’re like, American. Even though in many important ways we’re very Indian.”

Which is precisely the tension in Meet the Patels, the new documentary (or reality romance) featuring Ravi and filmed by his sister, Geeta. In a nutshell, the movie asks what happens when your own hopes and dreams clash with those your parents have.

The movie opens as the Patel family is en route to its annual monthlong vacation in India. The trip comes just after Ravi, a Los Angeles-based actor, has broken up with his girlfriend, Audrey. They’d been dating for two years, but he never told his parents about her. Audrey is white, and Ravi’s parents — Vasant and Champa Patel — expect their only son will marry a nice Indian girl, preferably from their hometown province of Gujarat. That area is filled with Patels who are all distantly related, and many of whom have married each other since time immemorial. “Patels marry Patels,” Ravi shrugs. “It’s the way it’s always been.”

‘Meet The Patels’: One Man’s Quest To Find Love, The Old-School Indian Way