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anonymous asked:

I want to live by myself when I move out of my parent's place but I'm really afraid of money problems? I'm afraid that the only place I can afford will be in the ghetto and it'll all be torn apart and I'll only be allowed to eat one granola bar a week. I'm really stressing out about this. I don't know anything about after school life. I don't know anything about paying bills or how to buy an apartment and it's really scaring me. is there anything you know that can help me?

HI darling,

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Once you’ve looked over all those cool links, I have some general advice for you on how you can have some sort of support system going for you:

Reasons to move out of home

You may decide to leave home for many different reasons, including:

  • wishing to live independently
  • location difficulties – for example, the need to move closer to university
  • conflict with your parents
  • being asked to leave by your parents.

Issues to consider when moving out of home

It’s common to be a little unsure when you make a decision like leaving home. You may choose to move, but find that you face problems you didn’t anticipate, such as:

  • Unreadiness – you may find you are not quite ready to handle all the responsibilities.
  • Money worries – bills including rent, utilities like gas and electricity and the cost of groceries may catch you by surprise, especially if you are used to your parents providing for everything. Debt may become an issue.
  • Flatmate problems – issues such as paying bills on time, sharing housework equally, friends who never pay board, but stay anyway, and lifestyle incompatibilities (such as a non-drug-user flatting with a drug user) may result in hostilities and arguments.

Your parents may be worried

Think about how your parents may be feeling and talk with them if they are worried about you. Most parents want their children to be happy and independent, but they might be concerned about a lot of different things. For example:

  • They may worry that you are not ready.
  • They may be sad because they will miss you.
  • They may think you shouldn’t leave home until you are married or have bought a house.
  • They may be concerned about the people you have chosen to live with.

Reassure your parents that you will keep in touch and visit regularly. Try to leave on a positive note. Hopefully, they are happy about your plans and support your decision.

Tips for a successful move

Tips include:

  • Don’t make a rash decision – consider the situation carefully. Are you ready to live independently? Do you make enough money to support yourself? Are you moving out for the right reasons?
  • Draw up a realistic budget – don’t forget to include ‘hidden’ expenses such as the property’s security deposit or bond (usually four weeks’ rent), connection fees for utilities, and home and contents insurance.
  • Communicate – avoid misunderstandings, hostilities and arguments by talking openly and respectfully about your concerns with flatmates and parents. Make sure you’re open to their point of view too – getting along is a two-way street.
  • Keep in touch – talk to your parents about regular home visits: for example, having Sunday night dinner together every week.
  • Work out acceptable behaviour – if your parents don’t like your flatmate(s), find out why. It is usually the behaviour rather than the person that causes offence (for example, swearing or smoking). Out of respect for your parents, ask your flatmate(s) to be on their best behaviour when your parents visit and do the same for them.
  • Ask for help – if things are becoming difficult, don’t be too proud to ask your parents for help. They have a lot of life experience.

If your family home does not provide support

Not everyone who leaves home can return home or ask their parents for help in times of trouble. If you have been thrown out of home or left home to escape abuse or conflict, you may be too young or unprepared to cope.

If you are a fostered child, you will have to leave the state-care system when you turn 18, but you may not be ready to make the sudden transition to independence.

If you need support, help is available from a range of community and government organisations. Assistance includes emergency accommodation and food vouchers. If you can’t call your parents or foster parents, call one of the associations below for information, advice and assistance.

Where to get help

  • Your doctor
  • Kids Helpline Tel. 1800 55 1800
  • Lifeline Tel. 13 11 44
  • Home Ground Services Tel. 1800 048 325
  • Relationships Australia Tel. 1300 364 277
  • Centrelink Crisis or Special Help Tel. 13 28 50
  • Tenants Union of Victoria Tel. (03) 9416 2577

Things to remember

  • Try to solve any problems before you leave home. Don’t leave because of a fight or other family difficulty if you can possibly avoid it.
  • Draw up a realistic budget that includes ‘hidden’ expenses, such as bond, connection fees for utilities, and home and contents insurance.
  • Remember that you can get help from a range of community and government organizations. 


Keep me updated? xx

SKAM 4.02 Clip 2 - The secret

N: Wasn’t it nice this weekend?

S: At the party?

N: Yes?

N: I thought it was really nice. There were a lot of nice, new people.

S: Yeah, you liked them?

N: Yes! Such as, or like, that guy Yousef. Do you know him well?

S: Yousef?

N: Yeah, your brother’s friend.

S: No, not that well.

N: He was quite charming though!

S: If you think being immature is charming.

N: I thought he seemed quite mature?

S: Trust me. You don’t want a muslim boy.

N: Why not

S: Because, just trust me, they… They`re together with Norwegian girls just to take advantage of  them. And as soon as they’re serious, when they actually want a woman in their life… They marry a muslim girl and ditch you.

N: Don`t you think that’s generalizing a bit?

S: It’s not generalising. Muslims can only marry muslims. It says so in the Koran.

S: Why are we talking about Yourself, aren’t you together with William?

S: Or, what… What’s going on with you two?

N: Umm. You know. You know that thing with  why I came back from London?

S: Because he worked all the time? Wasn’t that it?

N: But, that’s in a way not the whole truth.

S: Okay…

SN: Hi! I was just wondering. Aren’t you on a bus?

N: Yes! It’s a russe buss, yes.

SN: Yeah, we’re looking for someone to buy our bus, and we’re finished in may so I thought I’d check with you.

S: How much do you want for it?

N: Yes, Sana is in on our bus.

SN: Yes, um, 300.000?

V: What’s that?

SN: We’re selling our bus.

V: Really! That’s something we’re very, very interested in!

N: 300.000?

V: That’s what a bus costs. When can we come and look at it?

SN: Sometimes this week? I can send you a tekst. Bye!

V: Bye!

N: Hello? We can’t start buying buses for 300.000! We’re 5 people!”

V: That’s what a bus costs. I mean, all the buses are being sold at the moment. So if we’re going to try to buy a bus in may 2018, that’s not going to work. We have to buy a bus now, or there won’t be a bus!

M: I could join the bus, if you need people?

S: I agree with Vilde

N: We don’t have 300.000 kroners!

S: It’s not like they need the money by tomorrow. We’ll sort it out.

N: How are we supposed to sort that out?

V: You know what, Noora? You must read a book that I’m currently reading. It’s called The Secret. And it’s about if you just let the universe happen, everything will manifest in your life. You just have to be responsive.

M: You know so much about the universe.

M: How?

V: I’m very interested in the universe.Like planets and stuff. And stars…

V: (In Swedish accent) The stars are shining!

M: You`re my star, did you know that?

V: That I’m yours?

M: Mhm

V: You`re mine! You’re my sun! The sun is a star.

anonymous asked:

What would you recommend getting done in the first week of school (and the week before school starts sicee those days teachers don't really tell you what will be done and everything is just slack?

The preparation part was my favourite during my school years so here we go 

The Week Before School Starts

  1. wash your backpack if possible (don’t tumble dry!) 
  2. you can also wash your pencil case if needed
  3. if you haven’t bought your supplies yet, now’s the time!
  4. also try out your pens and pencils to see if they still work (if not, replace them if needed)
  5. sharpen your pencils
  6. clean your desk
  7. put all your old worksheets and things from last year into files 
  8. label your folders (your name, class name, year) and textbooks, calculator and everything that might get switched up in class 
  9. if you’ve messed up your sleeping schedule, use the last week to try and fix it so you don’t have to run on four hours of sleep on the first day of school
  10. have a look at the curriculum so you know what’s coming up in each subject
  11. if you’re going full-on hermione, have a sneaky look at the first chapter of your textbooks or revise briefly what you did before the holidays

The First Week of School 

  1. make copies of your schedule (one for the fridge, one for your desk, one for your bullet journal/calendar or for wherever you might need one) and memorise it, especially the rooms and break times
  2. if your school has one, get access to the online learning management system if you haven’t already
  3. get your books from the school library if you don’t need to buy them
  4. if you’re at a new school, learn where the rooms are as quickly as possible, especially the bathrooms, the gym, the cafeteria and the principal’s office (and your classrooms of course) – if you don’t know your way around, ask someone to show you everything!
  5. if you get homework, do it right away. don’t let procrastination sneak up on you in your first week already
  6. if you need special supplies for some classes and your teacher told you to buy them, buy them now (especially books because shipping may take a while)
  7. copy important dates into your calendar/bullet journal (deadlines, exams, holidays, school events, trips etc)
  8. if you’re in a new school/class, try to learn the names of your classmates (maybe not all of them, but your immediate neighbours and possible group work partners) or maybe even exchange numbers/open a group chat (might come in handy if one of you is absent or needs help with homework)
  9. if you’re returning to your old school and class, arrange to meet with your friends to catch up if you haven’t seen them during the holidays! it’s usually easier during the first two weeks because you won’t have as much homework
  10. you’ll likely be introduced to new topics in different subjects - pay attention!! those basics are really important and the next weeks’ worth of content will be based on them, and it’ll make things easier for you when you learn more advanced stuff later or when you study for exams. 

You don’t have to do all of that, those are just a few suggestions based on personal experience! I hope you’ll have a great start in school :) 

40 tips for incoming college freshmen
  1. “I’ll sign up for morning class because I tookclasses in the morning in high school.” NO DON’T DO THAT YOU’RE GOING TO WANTTO KILL YOURSELF
  2. If you can,try to spread your schedule so it’s 9-5. It’ll get you used to functioning atthose hours.
  3. Go to seminars. Pick up on some random shit. Impress people with random shit. But don’t be cocky.
  4. There’s literally no popularity so you really don’t have to fucking deal with cliques or anything just find your group and branch out and go from there.
  5. If you’re drinking:
    2. Have a cup of water (or a bit of Gatorade) between every drink. You’ll never get a hangover.
    3. Don’t be fucking loud. Everyone hates the loud drunk and you’ll get the cops called on you and that’s bad shit.
    4. Don’t mix your liquor with other liquor and oh my God don’t mix it with anything else like drugs that’s just asking for a crisis.
    5. If your buddy is in a really bad place call 911. Don’t be that douchebag who thinks that someone can sleep it off.
  7. College is for expanding your mind. Talk to friends about their majors. Attend their events or art shows. Talk to someone you met about their religion. Take an English class on Lord of the Rings. Learn things you wouldn’t normally learn in high school.
  8. Love might come. It might not. Don’t worry about it and it won’t be a problem. You’re young.
  9. Don’t be the douchebag who plays acoustic guitar in the lounge.
  10. Have fun because you’re spending a fuckton of money to be there but do your homework.
  11. There’s a general rule of college that if you were sitting in that seat for over two weeks, that is your seat. Not many if any professors have seating arrangements but switching seats will fuck everyone up.
  12. Get there early and stay late. As soon as you get home you will not want to do shit. Stay on campus and do some homework while you’re in the environment.
  13. SIT UP FRONT. The best way to start understanding something is to listen to someone talk about it and you can’t do that from the back of the class trying to listen over everyone whispering to each other. LISTENING WILL MAKE HOMEWORK SO MUCH EASIER. 
  14. Be childish, but be respectful. Have a massive snowball fight across campus, but don’t aim for anyone not taking part. 
  15. SHUT THE FUCK UP IN THE LIBRARY. Some people work there, some people sleep there. It is a quiet space. 
  16. Don’t be afraid to talk to professors. They are not there to flunk you. They would rather you pass than not.
  18. Get involved. It will help you make friends, give you new skills to learn, and even help you get a leg up in the work place if you know the right people.
  19. Take time for yourself—buy a planner, figure out when your best study hours are, figure out WHERE you study best, and figure out how much time you need to complete an assignment—AND THEN make sure to pencil in an hour for video games, some time to watch a TV show, or time to just lay on your floor and blow bubbles. Whatever you like. Don’t forget about YOU.
  20. SLEEP. EAT. DRINK WATER. Don’t die. Caffeine =/= sleep. I cannot emphasize that this much.
  21. COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR INSTRUCTORS! If you’re sick, shoot an e-mail and say “Hey, I’m sick today. Can I set up a time to talk to you about what I missed?” If you’ve got a good opportunity (scholarships, to go to another country, to check out a cool lecture, etc.) let your prof know ahead of time. If you just need time to work on projects, all it takes is an e-mail. We understand. I gave a student a free skip day because he e-mailed me and said “Hey, look, I have two massive tests and a project due and I need the time to study.” And THAT IS OKAY
  22. Before signing up for classes, look on “" and see if the teachers at your campus are included. There may be two or more teachers for the same course, and you want to try and pick the good/easy one. Who your professor is can have a great affect on what grade you make, even for the “same” class. 
  23. Look for a facebook group for your “graduating class” set up, which is a good way to make friends and find people with similar interests (particularly for introverts). 
  24. Look for a facebook group for your “graduating class” set up, which is a good way to make friends and find people with similar interests (particularly for introverts). 
  25. If no one else does it, make a google doc of the exam reviews and post it on the class facebook page. That way everyone contributes to the review. 200 brains are most definitely better than 1. 
  26. During lectures, unless Internet is required, TURN IT OFF. If it’s on, you WILL end up on tumblr or some other site, and you will miss important shit. 
  27. For the love of God, pay attention to your syllabus. Sometimes assignments are listed there, and that’s the only place it’ll be mentioned. Also, if it says to do a reading by a specific date, DO THE READING BY THAT DATE. Otherwise you will get behind, and you will have 200+ pages of textbooks to read in one night before the test, and you will cry.
  28. Yes you actually need to do the readings. Yes it is a lot. Yes it will suck. Do it anyways. 
  29. If you are used to getting all A’s, do not cry when you get a B. Take it from someone who killed herself for two years to maintain a 4.0, it feels like the end of the world when your GPA drops, but it’s not. You’ll be okay. Just breathe and do your best. Your best is good enough.
  30. Try to make sure you leave an open hour around midday so that you have time to get food in you. A lot of people forget to do this. If you have to have back to back classes, check your syllabus or with your teacher—some midday classes allow you to bring in a drink and a snack. Some will even allow you a full meal.
  31. If you can get an online/pdf copy of the book without busting the bank, DO IT. Sometimes there are even annotated versions online. This can make notetaking a shitton easier, because you can highlight printed-out versions of the book and they won’t dock you on the money back. Sometimes professors move through their lecture too fast for you to write stuff down. Shrugging off that old ‘don’t ruin your books’ rule you had in high school may be your only hope.
  32. UNLESS YOU NEED THEM OR REALLY WANT TO KEEP THEM TRY TO SELL BACK YOUR BOOKS—maybe even offer them online to incoming students. You won’t get nearly the worth of them but someone after you will thank you a million times over for providing a used copy. If you take good notes, you can sometimes buy/sell those as well. A lot of professors teach literally the same class every time.
  33. IF YOUR PROFESSOR PUTS NOTES ONLINE GET THEM. GET THEM NOW. TRUST ME. YOU WANT THOSE NOTES. Bring them in with you if it’s possible to get them before class.
  34. Keep change on hand. Always.
  35. The Best Way To Make Friends:
    1. Bring a printer with you to college and offer to print people’s stuff for half of what the school does or for free if you can afford it.
    2. Carry around small candies with you and offer them to people while waiting outside of class. If you are the ‘candy person’ this gives you an in for starting conversations.
    3. Buy a jumbo pack of chalk and find an open sidewalk on a free day. Write the words ‘Come draw with me?’ and begin doodling.
    4. Have a pack of cards.
  36. If you go onto campus and you can’t find what you’re looking for, and you are afraid to go up to someone and ask, find an open, well-populated area, hold your schedule/map in hand, and walk in circles for a few minutes, looking up and around in obvious confusion. Other students know this body language well. Someone will stop and point you in the right direction. (if you are worried that the person’s directions are a joke or faulty, wait for them to leave and take up the stance again; if the directions match-up the second time, they’re legit; do not allow a person to ‘show you the way’ unless EVERY STEP is along an obvious walkway, just in case)
  37. For those of you who fear assault, most campuses aren’t much for small blades or mace. Carry a pocket air horn or a hand bag of those little pop-rock fireworks unless you can get a concealed weapons permit.
  38. Make friends with transfer kids. Chances are, they won’t be able to live in the dorms and it’ll be ten times harder for them to meet people since they have to drive to and from campus. It’s also fun hearing about their experiences before the college you both go to. 
  39. Make friends with an older student. I’m talking about students who have families and full-time jobs. You can learn a lot from them, and they honestly have the best stories. They’re often the smartest and the most dedicated, so they make great study buddies. 
  40. Your teachers are people! Joke around with them, talk to them a bit during break. Make sure they at least recognize you as “that dude with the god-awful puns during break”. In my experience, professors are even more willing to bend over backwards to help the students they know. (But also, in general? They want you to learn! If there’s a way they can easily help, there’s a really good possibility they’ll do it!

Just cleaned up this post ≧◡≦

Things You Can Do With and For Your Little Boy

-Wake him up for school/work/breakfast (Waking up to Mommy kisses is better than waking up to a noisy jump out of your skin alarm clock).

-Make him breakfast.

-Know his health problems, issues and allergies.

-Make sure he takes his medicine.

-Draw him a bubble bath, lots of bubbles. LOTS of bubbles.

-Wash him.

-Help him with any studying or classwork he may have. Midterms and finals suck.

-Set up a rewards system with stickers or fake money to “cash in” for special things or an outing.

-Know his favorite characters and cartoons. (This includes Pokemon!)

-Watch said favorite cartoons with him.

-Let him crawl in your lap and snuggle.

-Snuggle him any and everywhere you can.

-Build a blanket fort with him.

-Color with him

-Print out coloring pages/ buy coloring books for him (Littles need variety!)

-Talk to him. Ask him about his feelings, his day, all that.

-Lay out his clothes for him.

-Set up a bedtime that you BOTH can adhere to, no little should be going to bed alone if it’s preventable.

-Let him know that he can wake you up anytime during the night whether he can’t sleep, has a nightmare or just wakes up earlier than you.

-Let him cry. It doesn’t matter if you don’t always understand his feelings and emotions, it matters that you be there for him when he needs it.

-Spray his pillow with your perfume while you’re gone for the day.

-Make/pack his lunch how he likes it so he eats well when you’re working/adulting.

-Pick him up. Littles love rides!

- Know his stuffies, his blankies and his binkies.

-Keep his sippies clean and full.

-Make him a physical little space where he can burrow up in when he’s in his mental little space. (under the table with pillows and stuffies, in the corner or a whole bedroom decorated in things he likes)

-Keep him company when he’s sick. Watch his favorite movie with him and make him soup with fun shapes.

-Let them be little! The world is hard on everyone. He comes to you for refuge. Remind him why he picked you to be her Mommy out of all the other Mommies in the world.

-Love him. Whether he is whiny, bratty, or downright all out bitchy. Love him. He loves you when you’re the same way. Yes, Mommies can be bitches.

As you can see, there are plenty of things to do with your little boy that doesn’t require sex. Being intimate with your little is important, but sex isn’t the only intimacy out there.

anonymous asked:

Oh my gosh could you pretty please do married with jihyun headcanons?

wym headcanons lol i’m already married to him jk jk jk

  • “hey do you still like like me?”
    “jihyun we’ve been married for seven hours”
    “you never know”
  • the wedding was super cheesy and he wrote his own vows and everyone was tearing up at it (even jumin)
  • he has videos of the wedding and also photos and takes his own photos during his own wedding because he’s extra as hell
  • and you bet your sweet ass there’s a giant portrait of the two in the living room that may or may not have been painted 
  • he’s very persistent about writing love letters on the fridge that mc finds daily and he always has something new to compliment mc on 
  • mc doesn’t realize how many books v has until they reorganize his kind of messy apartment and the books take up a whole shelf wall
  • despite the fact that his vision was horrible v always bought books and when mc tries to throw some out that’s their first married couple bicker
  • seriously, who needs a book on the art of cheese?
  • jihyun buys unnecessary things solely because he grew up with a shit ton of money. so he buys those food shapers and makes eggs in the shape of a heart for mc and it wasn’t worth $20 to pay for that but it sure is cute
  • but they definitely did not need to buy mugs in the shape of camera lenses
  • they always end up in the cardigan section whenever they go clothes shopping and they don’t really keep track of who’s cardigans are who’s anymore 
  • jihyun has a lot of soft clothes and mc wears it a lot because it’s soft and smells like him
  • when he goes away on trips and can’t bring mc along they have very cheesy goodbyes at the airport and when he comes back mc always has a cute sign ready for him
  • they definitely run to each other and there’s a lot of kisses all over mc’s face
  • jihyun, eyelid kisses are cute but please don’t mess up mc’s eye makeup it took them like twenty minutes and he does it anyways
  • museum dates. so many museum dates and they’re always taking dumb pictures at exhibits and they have annual passes
  • jihyuns that photographer who’s always taking pictures of their significant other and posts them on his website like
  • “look at all my photos from this year”
    “that’s all the same person”
    “i know!!! she’s my wife!!”
  • an actual puppy whenever anyone mentions mc and in the most professional way possible but on the inside he’s screaming
  • “oh yes, my wife is quite spectacular company to keep around” is code for “i’m obsessed w my wifey and i wanna be around her all the time”
  • they sit on the floor a lot instead of the couch because he’s always got his head in her lap while she reads
  • mc does the laundry because jihyun turned all mc’s white wardrobe blue once and they’ve never let that go
  • jihyun has this dumb habit of just walking up to mc, squishing their cheeks and then being like, “you look so nice today” and he’s got the weirdest ways of showing affection but it’s very cute
  • he has this weird ability to make the perfect coffee his hipster is showing so it’s usually jihyun on coffee duty while mc makes breakfast
  • jumin always shows up for no reason and nobody questions it. but jihyun has to stop his bad habit of walking around without any pants on because nobody really needs to be seeing jihyun’s gudetama boxers that mc got him
  • jihyun always forgets to buy toilet paper so sometimes there’s a wide roll of paper towels hanging on the hook and everyone goes hysterical upon seeing it
  • everyone in their neighborhood loves them, especially the local bungeoppang seller by their home because they always go there and tip like five dollars every time.
  • they’ve got a bunch of plants growing around the windowsills and jihyun and mc alternate on water duty but sometimes jihyun forgets to water them and he gets a punch to the arm
  • weirdest pda ever in public. all he does to flirt is pinch mc’s cheek and the most normal thing he can do is hold hands but even he misses grabbing for their hand sometimes
  • even after jihyun gets eye surgery he still wears fake glasses to be cool and mc loves how ridiculous he is for it 
  • finds it particularly funny when they whisper something in his ear and his fake glasses fog up
Each house when: handling their money
  • Gryffindor: Chaotic. Either super rich or on the verge of debt because they don’t realise a lot of little expenses can begin to hit the numbers. Always forgets to check on their account.
  • Hufflepuff: Careful. Makes Excel tabs with their sums, has a box for this month’s receipts, knows exactly who owns how much to them. Will still treat themselves some sweets or a night out if they managed the month like a boss.
  • Ravenclaw: Barely. Hate money and although they understand that they need it and have to be cautious of how they handle it, be in constant check like a Hufflepuff sounds like a bother. Never goes under a certain limit though, they may be the most reasonable. Are always surprised when a friend pays them back (they forgot).
  • Slytherin: Trying. Would save up for months in order to buy something big or start a project or go on a roadtrip but be super late actually buying/doing the thing they want because they’d give in to the temptation of buying a great collection of books or a silky scarf from times to times

Hey guys! I decided to make a list of productive things to do before the holidays end- feel free to add any to the list you feel is relevant! 

⁃ skim through the material of the upcoming semestre
⁃ Pack everything you will be needing for the first day of school
⁃ Deep clean your room
⁃ Organize folders and books from the previous semestre
⁃ Go through your stationary, throw away anything that doesn’t work anymore and make a list to buy anything that you need to replace
⁃ Sort through your clothes and determine which pieces you should donate, sell or keep
⁃ Do the same thing with your makeup, perfumes, lotions, bath products, accesories, etc.
⁃ Organize any documents you have in your laptop which don’t have a set folder yet
⁃ Put together a little “emergency kit” with anything you may need on your day to day basis, such as a hair tie, tissues, blotting paper, a band aid, etc.
⁃ Create a motivational playlist to make it easier to get up when school season comes around
⁃ Go through your phone and delete any pictures, videos, voice memos, etc, which don’t serve you anymore
⁃ Try putting together some go-to outfits so that it’s less of a hassle to get dressed at the mornings
⁃ Clean your electronics, such as your laptop, your phone, ipad, and their correspondent chords
⁃ Make a list of any activity, organization method or routine you want to keep on doing during the school year, and determine an achievable way to introduce them in your routine
⁃ Think about what you wish you had done different the previous school year and try to come up with ideas to improve what you have in mind

Ye Magick Shoppe for 5E

By Dracomortua:

Your players’ ship arrives at the docks at last. They go up to the first stevedore or whombler they see and say: ‘Excuse me there, hard working fellow - but where is the local magic shop?’:

Suddenly this all takes a sharp turn and the DM goes 'Out Of Character’: “What? Magic shop?” You kindly explain that there isn’t such a thing. Says so right there in the DMG, see? It is impossible for one to exist in a 5e D&D world. Period.

Your sassy players do not give up. Someone points out such shops exist here in reality on Earth, despite having no provable magic. There are even different kinds (lots sell incense and religious stuff, some selling bits o’ stone, people may want to stare at your crystal balls and it just goes wild from there). They point out a variant human’s feat can give any commoner a bunch of cantrips and one first level spell. So why doesn’t anyone own anything enchanted?

This guide gives you RaW self-defense. You can have as many magic shops as you like without breaking any rules. The trick is to put items in them that are interesting, fun and even useful despite the fact that almost nothing is an uncommon or rare magic item.

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Sitting in your old dressing gown, isn’t going to make your future any brighter, but it will give you peace for a moment. Watching your favourite crappy TV show may just be the rest you need after the hard days work, find the balance between working and simply enjoying life for what it is. You and I both know dreams don’t come easy, but that does not mean you should not be happy whilst you are searching.

dreams and dressing gowns by Amy Kennedy


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NCT 127 reaction to their S/O accidentally getting hurt by another member


Anon: can i pls have what nct 127 would do if u accidently got hurt by another member!

Here you go love! I hope you like this! I also just wanna add that I don’t think any of them would be mad or upset if you got hurt and wouldn’t hold it against the member if it did happen. This is purely just made-up for entertainment purposes :-)

Also I am aware that this is crap - please bear with me lmao I haven’t got time to write anything good so I’m posting this random draft lmao  

ALSO LMAO SORRY OKAY I’m sorry about what’s been happening lately jdjebdbkendjejdj let’s just move on lmao❣️❣️❣️

Scenario: You were play fighting with (other member) in the dorms after they had come from practice. Your relationship with (other member) was a very teasing and playful one, so play fights like these were common and basically the norm. However, (other member) was a little too excited after practice, accidentally elbowing you in the nose, causing a stream of blood to start running down your face…


Originally posted by taei

Like Taeyong, he’d feel a little jealous about how relaxed and playful you were Doyoung. Of course, you two had a bff-like relationship but that didn’t stop from him from feeling slightly left out. He wouldn’t want to be around you two whilst you were play fighting, just in case he got a little too annoyed. He wouldn’t be there when Doyoung accidentally hurt you, just walking back in a couple of hours later to find you on the couch, an ice pack to your nose. He’d feel a little smug actually, but also openly irritated at Doyoung. He now had a reason and excuse to use against Doyoung in the future.


Originally posted by nct127

“Jagiya! My baby! Yuta! What have you done, you fool! Hey, don’t touch her. Go to the kitchen. Calm down will you?!” Johnny would definitely take this to heart, more than you. His caring side would suddenly take over, and he’d rush to your side, pressing his sleeve to your nose to suppress the blood flow. He didn’t usually mind if the other members were excitable or if they hurt each other, but if you were involved and got hurt, he’d defiantly be annoyed.


Originally posted by teeuai

I see Taeyong as being quite insecure and jealous in a relationship ,so I don’t think he’d like the fact you were play fighting and close with Jaehyun in the first place. He’d always make sure he was close by, just in case the younger boy tried something. When he returned from the bathroom to find you with a bloody nose and an apologetic Jaehyun, his fists would clench in anger. “Jaehyun!” He’d bark. “Get away from her, you hear me? Y/N, you shouldn’t hang around him so casually again, okay?” He would forgive Jae though and help you too dw he’s not cruel like that


Originally posted by nctinfo

He’d have mixed feelings on your friendship with Taeyong. On the one hand, he liked how you found a friend in someone he admired as a leader and that you could related to him so easily. But, on the other hand, he felt a tad jealous about how you gushed about him sometimes. Regardless, he’d let you two get on and playfight. He wouldn’t be in the dorms when it happened. Probably writing some music with Mark and Taeil, when he got a text from Taeyong saying that you needed some medication and snacks because he had accidentally hit you. Of course, he would, buying all your favorite snacks and medicine, probably ranting a bit at Taeyong for hitting you too.


Originally posted by nctinfo

Doyoung would be the opposite of Taeyong and Taeil. He trusted you a lot and he trusted Johnny to know that nothing would happen between the pair of you. He’d be reading or writing in the bedroom, when he heard a light knock n the door from Johnny. “You okay, Johnny?” “Uh, yes… I am…it’s just, Y/N. I may have accidentlyhitherinthenoseandknowshesbleedingalotimreallysorryleasedonthatemeokayplease?” “What?” Dropping his book, he’d walk to you slouched on the sofa, surrounding by the other members, immediately pulling you away and to the kitchen to nurse you awe


Originally posted by shutupxiumin

He’d probably laugh seeing you and Mark rolling on the fall, laughing lightly together. To be honest, he’d probably encourage and cheer you on, he’d like seeing you get all feisty and confident, since you were normally quite dainty and quiet around him. When suddenly Mark and you stopped playing, Mark crouched over you in concern, Jaehyun wouldn’t know what had happened, probably still cheering you on. Upon seeing your red and blotched face, he’d rush to the kitchen for an ice pack and towel, to help you clean up.


Originally posted by nct-china-line

WinWin would love your relationship with Haechan. You were like siblings, separated at birth. He watch you two lovingly with the other members, as you two were play fighting. The other members would be cheering you on, betting on who would win. Very quickly, though, you were crying, with a bloody nose and blotchy red face, embarrassed to be seen in such a state. WinWin would pick you up bridal style, bringing you to his bunkbed. He’d have you sit in his lap, as he wiped your face with wipe, stroking your hair in attempt to calm you and reassure you that no one was judging you


Originally posted by neotechs

Mark wouldn’t think much of your relationship with Taeil. He wasn’t that interested or disheartened by it, just happy that everyone was getting along with each other. But, when he saw you running to him in the kitchen, blood dripping from your face, he’d get angry, yelling at Taeil for hurting his love, as he held you tightly to his chest. The other members would try to calm him down but it’d just fail, so they left you two be, retreating to the bedrooms. Now alone, he’d apologise to you for getting loud and angry and also immediately regret cursing at the oldest member, suddenly turning very gentle and soft. He’d dab your face softly with wet wipes and make you food to forget the pain.


Originally posted by nakamotens

Haechan wouldn’t know how to help you after he saw how WinWin accidentally elbowed you in the nose. WinWin would be apologising to both of you like crazy, and probably assumed that Haechan was pissed when he didn’t say anything, leaving immediately afterwards. You’d end up looking at yourself by yourself, while Haechan watched you basically learning what to do so he could help you again if need be. Afterwards, he’d take you out though, to see you smile naturally again, taking you out to buy lots of food and drinks.

In my previous post, about summer break, I talked briefly about studying during break for those who wanted to study during the summer. Break is a great for getting extra work done in your spare time.


▸ remember when I talked about saving papers from classes that you think you might need later? go ahead and pull out those papers. (the reason you may need papers from prerequisite classes is because material from most prereq classes is going to be applied in the next class you take, so you got to have the first class down pat first)

▸ in the case that you don’t have important papers from previous classes, or are previewing or learning new material rather than reviewing: don’t worry. there are many resources you can find at your library or at a nearby bookstore as well as  a plethora of resources you can find online for the subject you want to study. here are a few things to look for:

○ a syllabus (look through a couple and choose one that you think gives you a good overview)

○ study guides / reviews / practice tests / prepbooks (you can get these from other students who have previously taken the course, at a library, and online)

○ textbooks (you can find so many online in pdf form oh gosh just use google please you will save so much money instead of buying used books and such)

○ online videos explaining things (ex. khan academy, crash course, etc. because they’re fun to watch, and they teach you a lot too)

▸ if you still have your old notes then use those and if you still have access to any resources (online / offline) that your teacher may have given you, then pull those out.

▸ sort your resources by chapters 

the plan

▸ make a plan. this is crucial if you intend to get any work done during your break. remember that it’s your break so you’ll need to have enough time to relax and do other things that you’d like to do. I plan things out in my bullet journal but you can use any helpful planning method you have (ex. calendar, spreadsheet, planner, etc)

▸ when making your plan, see where you have spare time and fill in those time slots with study sessions. also be sure to decide what subject you will study for and what resources you will go through for each study session (ex. on wednesday I’ll have time in the morning, so I’ll study psychology. I can read three chapters out of yadda textbook and watch the blah video for the next chapter)

▸ if you come across a particularly large chunk of work please spread it out. 

▸ don’t overpressure yourself but then don’t completely let yourself loose either. remember that it is your break, so yes, you should relax and destress but if you have those extra two hours you will otherwise spend doing absolutely nothing, and you know that you planned some reading that day, then use that time. not using it will probably make you feel guilty anyways.

▸ which brings me to my next point: your plan should be real. you know yourself better than anyone which means you know whether you feel comfortable enough sitting through six hours of work during your break or not. so when you plan, think about these things.

now what?

▸ now comes the part where you sit down and get work done like a boss

▸ there are some study tips below to help you out 

study tips

▸ I have a post on random study tips here

▸ set goals. if you have a defined goal in mind for each study session, you will be more likely to focus on achieving it and on getting your work done.

▸ I use an app called ‘tide’ and it’s really nice because it has different white noise sounds you can choose from with a good old timer (except the aesthetic level is a lot higher then the regular timer app heheh). it’s comforting to hear the sound of waves crashing onto the shore while studying in the sweltering months of summer (not sponsored by tide. opinion is entirely my own).

▸ which brings me to my next point: since you aren’t studying in the school year and you have a more flexible schedule as well as more time to go out and stuff, try studying in a new place. studying outside is nice: it’ll let the summer sun give you a lil’ kiss while you’re out (wear sunscreen tho) and you can get some fresh air. try the library: quiet, lil’ study cubbies as my librarian likes to call them, and books everywhere in case you find something helpful or something you want to take home to read. 

▸ but be sure to relax! here is a post on things you can do during the summer.

Good luck! -hana from kiyoko-studies 

Dating Peter Parker would include...

•You both being complete nerds

•Holding hands at school

•Taking the bus to school together

•Sharing headphones. You have one ear bud and he has the other

•Sitting with Peter, Ned, and Michelle at lunch

•Peter having to hold you back whenever Flash is a jerk to you two

•Doing homework with one another

•You being really smart just like Peter

•You both getting each other really cute nerdy gifts for birthdays/holidays

•Having super fun dates (ex: going to the arcade, ice cream, the movies, and the park)

•There’s a lot of goofying around whenever you two are around each other

•Going to get pizza together

•Movies nights!

•Going to comic-con

•You cosplaying as Spider-Man once and Peter isn’t sure if he should be flattered or uncomfortable

•Aunt May adoring you

•Your parents really liking Peter too

•Aunt May checking up on you two constantly whenever you come over

-“You kids okay?
-“Yes Aunt May you don’t need to keep checking on us. We’re just talking”

•Peter getting strangely uncomfortable when you talk about Spider-Man because (for a while anyway) you don’t know it’s him

•Peter having to ditch you to save the city

-“[Y/N] I’m so sorry I have to go”
-“Let me guess. Mr Stark needs you, again”
-“I’m really sorry. I promise I’ll make it up to you”

•Peter buying you flowers and comic books whenever you get mad at him

•Peter checking up on you whenever he’s on patrol in case you’re in any type of danger

•Peter saving you multiple times as Spider-Man and him getting Karen to disguise his voice so you won’t recognize him

•Asking Peter about his random injuries

-“Peter how did you get a black eye?!”
-“Its nothing don’t worry about it”
-“If I didn’t know better I’d think you were out there starting fights or something”

•Getting suspicious of Peter a lot because you can always tell when there’s something up with him

•Ned having to cover for Peter sometimes

-“Ned have you noticed how weird Peter’s been acting?
-“What no… same old Peter haha”
-“Really? Well do you know where he was last night?”
-“My house! We were ah hanging out”

•You having to force Peter to tell you what’s wrong with him whenever he’s upset but he still has to stretch the truth a bit

-“Peter I get you want to help people but it’s not like you’re a super hero”
-“Yeah… right”

•You loving how awkward and adorable Peter is

•You giving Peter a lot of cute nicknames that always make him blush whenever you use them

•Peter loves kissing your nose and you can’t help but giggle whenever you do it

•Lots of cuddles. I mean endless cuddles

•Peter liking it when you run your fingers through his hair, he finds it quite calming

•Being able to talk to Peter about anything and him being an amazing listener

•Peter being able to make you feel better when you’re sad. For example by making you laugh, he’s always been good at that

College Advice

With one semester under my belt and a so far unblemished GPA, here’s a list of everything I wish I had known before I started college (plus some stuff I figured out along the way):

1. Read the syllabus for your class and then go one step further: pick assignments that you can do ahead of time, like readings, and then actually do them. At least at my university you hit a point about a month or so into school where all of the sudden you have no free time. Earlier on you’re going to have some slow weekends. I’m not saying do it all at once, but if you take away some easy but time consuming assignments earlier the whole semester will feel a little smoother. Important though: You still have to review your notes/work when relevant or you’ll be screwed later on.

2. The first like two weeks of school as a freshman you are shuttled through dozens of social events, infofairs, and mixers. You may find that you make a lot of friends at first, but then once that one month marker passes you look up from your textbooks and realize you haven’t spoken to another human outside of classes in days. Try to have at least one recurring social thing going on, whether that’s meeting friends for dinner once a week, going to a club meeting or a study group.

3. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help. Like seriously, if something is just not making sense, you need to get another person involved. Sometimes studying alone and Google only go so far! Office hours are good and so is tutoring. Ask classmates too if you can. I really hated my chem lab, and there was one lab where the data we got basically defied the laws of physics. I ran into someone from my lab section on the street and vented about it- turns out she had the same problem, but more importantly, she knew what caused it! My lab report was still pretty bad due to the nonsensical data, but I had a coherent answer when it came time to explain error.

4. Go to class, participate, and be nice to your professors. If they host optional reviews, definitely go to them. Depending on the prof’s style, you may be able to just sit and listen or they may expect you to bring questions. Have at least one just in case. The reason why this matters (besides networking and engaging in active learning) is that a lot of professors make a component of your grade “participation”. I had a course where I was borderline between an A minus and and A, which could have dinged my GPA. My grade basically was going to come down to a rewrite of a paper. I went to a not very well attended test review and got extra hints about what was going to be on the test and what the professor was looking for, which boosted my final test grade, and though I can’t prove it I strongly suspect my professor used my participation grade to nudge me over the edge to an A.

5. This wasn’t one I learned, but one I realized other people didn’t know: your school very likely pays a crap ton of money to give you access to academic research databases through the library. Use them, oh my god, please use them. For one thing, I’ve found it’s just plain easier than attempting to do regular research- you get lots of good, relevant, generally sound information; you can sort in cool ways (like if you don’t want outdated research you can set parameters for the time of publication); and most have pre-made citations! It’s cool! Even if you don’t have a research project/paper just go on once and dick around a bit, it’s pretty fun. That being said, if you are assigned a project requiring research and citations, don’t do what you did in high school and cite a bunch of news articles about scientific advancements or the results of studies. Go find original sources. You need to learn how to read published research in any case. (I’m speaking from a STEM major perspective but these databases have tons of cool stuff for arts and humanities students too- entire books, anthologies of art, images for use, music files, recordings of plays and performances, etc). But the reason I bring this up- in a group project in a communications course a well-intentioned teammate brought us a random person’s blog post about conflict in the workplace to cite in our speech. She had no idea she had access to like thousands of psychological and sociological research papers, books, etc. on the subject. Another student in that class orally cited a buzzfeed article about procrastination- unless you have a really good reason (like maybe you’re a communications student analyzing listicle style writing or the influence of social media on journalism) please don’t cite buzzfeed.

6. People talk a lot about networking, so I’ll just mention one specific and easy way to do it even if you’re not super outgoing: join a club or organization related to your major/career field. You will meet people who have experiences you can learn from, even if you may compete with them for some things (maybe they tip you off to an internship they had last summer or to a professor’s favorite snack/hobby). You will also potentially meet some staff members from your department who can give you info about research/internships and possibly write you rec letters. This worked for me- I joined an org for students pursuing teaching, I’m one of a few freshman (maybe the only one actually) who attends regularly, and I ended up getting to know the director of the supply room who does the hiring for student interns. Now I have a job as a workroom intern to make some extra money during school. More importantly, it basically lets me meet and work with the whole department who can potentially open up opportunities for me. (Plus according to one intern sometimes you get invited to the staff Christmas party and all the professors get sloshed).

7. Wait to buy your textbooks, but not too long. If it’s a niche book (i.e. your school uses something written by your professor that no one else sells or cares about) there will come a point where they are out of copies and you will have to ask to photocopy someone’s lab notebook every week. Basically, wait until the first day of class, determine what you really need, ask someone who’s taken it before (or ask on your University’s subreddit) whether the book is essential, then make your purchases. Also! If you have to purchase an online access code for homework stuff, check if an online textbook is included. Don’t buy a hard copy in addition to it. It’s not worth it and you may even be able to check a textbook out from the library for that one time you’ll actually read the textbook. (When I say that, I mean you can read it for a few hours in the library- they won’t let you leave with it).

8. Don’t go into any class believing you are “bad” at a subject. I used to say all the time that I hated math and I was bad at it. I really lucked out, because I ended up enjoying Diff Calc this past semester. Because I liked it, I was willing to practice more and I found that I got less frustrated when things were hard. I realized that “being bad at math” was a lie I had told myself, basically, and it wasn’t helpful. Learn to treat your brain as a tool or a muscle. You can learn to do basically anything with enough time and effort, and struggling with something doesn’t mean you’re “bad” at it. It just means you’re working out your brain. I know that sounds corny as hell but it’s true. Having the idea that your intelligence is fixed and limited stunts learning and just makes you feel like crap. Realizing that your intelligence is fluid helps you be kinder to yourself, ask for help when you need it, and lets you focus on accomplishments over failures.

My askbox is always open if people have questions about the transition to college!

Clip - “The Secret” - at 13:55, 18.04

Noora: Don’t you think it was nice this weekend?

Sana: At the party?

Noora: Yes? I thought it was really nice.

Sana: Yeah, sure.

Noora: So many new, nice people.

Sana: So you liked them?

Noora: Yes! Like, for example, that guy Yousef, do you know him well?

Sana: Yousef?

Noora: Yeah, your brother’s buddy.

Sana: Hmm, no, not so well.

Noora: Well, he was quite charming.

Sana: If you find immaturity charming…

Noora: Sana, he did seem quite mature.

Sana: Believe me, you don’t want a muslim boy.

Noora: Why not?

Sana: Because just..believe me, they’re together with Norwegian girls just to use them. And as soon as they become serious, when they actually want to have a proper woman in their life, they marry a muslim girl, and they’ll ditch you.

: Don’t you think that’s a bit of a generalising thing to say, or..?

Sana: It isn’t generalising. Muslims can only marry muslims. It says so in the Quran. And why are we really talking about Yousef? Aren’t you together with William?

(Noora turns away quietly)

Sana: Or what…what’s going on between the two of you?

Noora: Um..Well, you know about why I didn’t come…why I came back from London?

Sana: Because he was working all the time. Wasn’t that it?

Noora: But..or.. that’s kind of not the whole truth.

Sana: Okay..?

Mari (off screen): Hey!

Mari: I was just wondering, aren’t you on a bus?

Noora: Yes, yeah. It’s…a russ bus.

Mari: We’re looking for someone to buy ours when we’re done with it, so I thought of asking you.

Sana: How much do you want for it?

(The girl looks at Sana)

Noora: Oh! Sana’s also on the bus.

Mari: Yes. Uh, 300.000.*

Vilde: What?

Mari: We’re selling our bus.

Vilde: Really? We’re very, very interested!

Noora: Yeah? 300.000..*cough*

Vilde: That’s the price of a bus.. When could we come see it, then?

Mari: During the week? I’ll text you.

Vilde: Sure! Bye!

Noora: Hello! We can’t start buying buses for 300.000 kroner! We’re five people..!

Vilde: That’s the price of a bus.. Look, all the buses are being sold now, so if we’re gonna buy one in May 2018 it’s not gonna work. We need to buy one now, or there’ll be no bus.

Magnus: I can join you. On the bus. If you need people.

Sana: I agree with Vilde.

Noora: We don’t have 300.000 kroner!!

Sana: It’s not like they need the money tomorrow. We’ll fix it.

Noora: How’re we supposed to just fix it?

Vilde: You know what, Noora? You have to read this book that I’m reading now, it’s called The Secret, and it’s about that if you let the universe do it, everything will manifest itself in your life. You just have to be receptive.

Magnus: You..know so much about the universe! How?

Vilde: I’m very interested in the universe. Like planets and stuff. And stars. The stars are shining-**

Magnus: You’re a star you know.

Vilde: That I’m yours?

Magnus: Mhm.

Vilde: You’re mine! You’re my sun! The sun is a star.

(Screen goes black)

Magnus: Wow.

*NOK 300.000 is about the same as €32900/$35175/£27655

**Vilde is saying, for some reason, “The stars are shining!” in Swedish. :)

Does anybody know/remember the name of the girl?  Thanks @nooradeservedbetter !

Also, I know it might sound lame that I translate that they’re “on a bus”, but that’s literally what we’re saying in Norway when talking about russ buses. Å være på buss/To be on a bus = It means who we’re planning to share the russ bus with. 

anonymous asked:

UT, US, UF, SF, Ink, Error Sans reactions to finding out their SO is pregnant with their baby? (The Fluf)

Ooo! Here we go! (We got the other two also, btw. I’m just gonna do them at my own pace) ~Mod Feral

UT Sans

He’s basically bluescreening. He’s not ready to be a father, but at the same time he’s happy. He’ll probably hug you hard. Not too hard, but it’s clear he doesn’t want to let go.

US Sans

He’s buying everything that may be needed for raising a child, including whatever books he can find, a crib, and literally anything else he can find. It’s a good thing this little skeleton has a lot of G on him. He already has a list of names in his mind for the child.

UF Sans

He’s breaking down. He’s hyperventilating. He can’t raise a child! He’s tried! Look at how Edge turned out! He’s a failure as a role model! He’s a failure as everything! Who thought this was a good idea?

SF Sans

He’s quick to try and figure out how to help you. He’ll sometimes bring over Puppy to help as well. He’s gonna do the best to be a good father. Definitely a better one than his. He’s also compiling a list of potential names.

Ink Sans

Wait, what, no! He’s glad to hear this but like, he’s never home! It’s not fair to the child. He’ll do his best with all of this, but the amount of time he’s gone is so small that he’s just not sure what to do.

Error Sans

He’ll need to reboot first. He’s not sure how the heck to take this. Should he be happy? Angry? As frustrated as he is??? Honestly, he should’ve just kept a closer eye on the souls during to prevent anything. Now what?

30 easy random acts of kindness

1. See art on your dashboard? Reblog it. Tell the artist what you like about it. 

2. See a selfie on your dashboard? Reblog it. Tell them how beautiful they are, 

3. Send a friend three reasons why you are grateful to have them in your life 

4. Hold the door open for someone 

5. Have cardboard boxes you don’t need? Give them away for free (people may desperately need them because they move out!) 

6. Listen to someone’s favorite song or watch someone’s favorite movie, then talk to them about it, ask them what it means to them 

7. Offer your elderly neighbors to buy their groceries or take out their trash 

8. Know someone who can’t drive/doesn’t have a car? Offer them a free ride 

9. Send someone a birthday card who wouldn’t expect one from you 

10. Leave a book somewhere (on a train, on a park bench etc.). Include a note like “Lonely book looking for a new owner”

11. Create a “little free library”

12. Pack extra snacks, offer them to co-workers or friends 

13. Go to someone’s event (the school play of your friend’s daughter etc.) 

14. Buy a magazine from the homeless person selling them 

15. Give the delivery person a small gift and thank them 

16. Eat a vegan meal 

17. Compliment a kid’s drawing 

18. Offer free haircuts 

19. Put some scarves, mittens etc. in a cardbox and put them outside on a cold day, with a note saying “For free” 

20. Ask a local maternity home if they need diapers, baby clothes etc. Buy them some of what they need! 

21. Buy feminine hygiene products and donate them to a homeless shelter - not many people think about donating them! 

22. See a helpful post in your native language? Add the english translation, so more people can benefit from it 

23. Donate blood 

24. Ask for donations to your favorite charity as a birthday gift 

25. Offer to help people to register to vote

26. Donate toys or children’s books to a children’s hospital

27. You know lots about something? Make a post about it and explain it using easy words, so people can benefit from your knowledge  

28. Knit baby blankets and donate them to a maternity home or pregnancy help center 

29. Offer to tutor kids for free 

30. Plant butterfly-/bee-friendly flowers in your garden 

anonymous asked:

Fell bros SO telling them that they're pregnant.

UF Sans

     "w-wait what do you mean I’m gonna be a dad? y-you don’t m-mean your…“ His skull is full on red at this point and sweat is practically rolling off him in streams. He was not ready for this announcement in the least. He’s silent for a solid two or three minutes trying to digest the information. Gradually his skull becomes a little less red and his sweat dies off a little. "a-are you sure? th-that you want me in-involved i mean. i’m not exactly dad of the year material after all.” Bright red tears start peaking over the rims of his eye sockets as he slowly begins shaking. The best course of action at this point is to set him down and cuddle while you reassure him. It takes him awhile to adjust to the news but once he does a quiet, tentative excitement begins to peek through.

     "h-heh, what do you think they’re gonna look like? obviously they’re gonna be the cutest baby bones ever, but do you think they’ll look more like me or you? heh, maybe they’ll end up looking kinda like paps, he’d love that.“ "okay, but do you think they’ll be a boy or a girl?” “i hope they inherit your beautiful soul sweetheart.” “can we name them after a font?” “Sans NO!” “heh, sans yes.” He’s really excited even if he’s nervous about how reliable he’ll be as a dad.

     During the pregnancy he’s going to be cuddled up with you constantly, trying to hear the baby or see it’s soul long before anything shows. Good luck trying to get him to do anything for you, he’s probably more of a hindrance than anything with his constant clinging. He’s the most understanding about cravings though. He eats some pretty weird stuff on his own, he has no right to judge you.

     Once they’re born though, nerves increase 500%. He probably won’t hold his baby without quite a bit of coaxing, he’s so nervous he’s going to hurt the little one. He’ll be a little distant for the first few days, but the first time his baby laughs at him he’s hooked. He’s making faces, wiggling his fingers, and punning like never before. He will do anything to make them smile. If he hears them crying he’s teleporting as fast as he can to fix it. The first time he accidentally causes them to cry he’s about ready to break down crying about how bad of a dad he is. He’s going to need a lot of support in raising this kid, but he will NEVER abandon them.

UF Papyrus


     Since Papyrus doesn’t remember having any parents himself he relies heavily on Sans and you to make sure he’s properly prepared for the baby, so much so that the baby itself and his imminent fatherhood are completely ignored. Once you start showing he’s going to attempt to lock you in the house for your own protection. While this is probably wise if you’re living with him underground, do not let him lock you up above ground. He will keep the baby locked up for the first fifteen years of it’s life if you let him and it’ll be much easier to set your foot down now. During the pregnancy he’s constantly up and moving. Need an extra blanket? Done. Can’t reach the remote? He’s got it. Hungry? He’s already cooking. He’s not even bothering with his Tsundere act right now, he’s got too much else to think about to bother.

     The last month or so before the birth it suddenly dawns on him that he hasn’t prepared for being a father at all. Sure, he’s got everything to care for them physically, but he’s aware that he isn’t the emotionally available monster. Suddenly he’s signing up for every parenting class that will take him, and buying all the parenting books he can hold. Who care’s if other monsters find out, his child needs him and he is NOT going to fail them.

     The moment he’s handed his child for the first time, his defenses go up. He isn’t letting anyone but him and his S/O hold them and that is FINAL. He may be persuaded into letting Sans hold them, after all he managed to raise Papyrus he has the most experience of the group. The doctor’s are going to have a lot of trouble convincing Papyrus his child needs to stay over night, and he is definitely not leaving.

College Textbook Lifehacks

Okay so it’s not the beginning of a semester but whatever. While I’m thinking about it, let me, a bonafide degree holder learn you some knowledge about college textbooks so you don’t have to take out a mortgage or try to short the market just so you can have a $1,000 paperweight that you never read.

Rule #1 I don’t care what your syllabus says or what your pre-semester welcome email from your professor says or what the bookstore website says, don’t buy the book before classes begin. Show up the first day and ask the professor if the book is necessary for passing the class. Sometimes, it’s not. Sometimes the professor teaches from his or her own memory and never consults the course textbook. If this is the case, unless you just love reading textbooks or want to keep them for whatever occupation you pursue once you have your degree, don’t get the book and save yourself some money. If he or she can teach the course without a book, you can pass it without a book.

Rule # 2 If your professor’s response is yes, you absolutely do need the book, ask him or her how different the required issue is from previous issues. Book publishers are dirty swindlers and will release a new edition of each book every year or two. Often times the new edition has minor changes like maybe now chapter 14 is split up into two chapters or they changed a couple of the review questions. If an older edition will suffice, just like iPhones, they will be a lot cheaper than the newest edition and you have a better chance of finding an even cheaper used copy which brings me to rule 3.

Rule # 3 Don’t buy the books from your university. Like publishing companies, universities also tend to be dirty swindlers. Copy the ISBN listed for your textbook and paste that shit into a site like or where you will find discounted versions of most every textbook. You could also try to torrent them off of those sketchy russian sites that are listed under that post with the “Leak college textbook PDF’s not nudes” tweet but when that doesn’t work, you go to those sites I listed. Now you have to choose what quality you want, this is important because it can affect the resale value which I’ll talk about later. Obviously the higher the quality (New, Used-Like New etc.) will give you book without creases, markings etc. but will be more expensive. If you don’t care about this (again I’ll explain why you might care in rule 4), maybe go for the rental if the rental is cheaper than purchasing a high quality book-ONLY DO THIS IF YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT RESALE AND DON’T TEND TO MARK IN YOUR BOOKS. Otherwise, the choice is yours. Now you might ask, what will I do for the two weeks it takes to ship my book? This is where making friends in class comes in handy, just ask them to borrow their book for the time being, or better yet, if you have a close friend already in the class, split the cost of the book 50/50 and share it. If neither of these options work for you, visit your professor in his or her office hours, give them some BS like “I’m so sorry professor, I think I mixed up the shipping and billing address so it’s taking forever for the book to get here boo hoo feel bad for me.” Usually, professors have no problem photocopying the first chapter of the book for you or will be a little lenient with deadlines for the whole class if you’re not the only one. This is fun because not only do you get away with not buying the book right away, but you’re a hero for your class.

Rule #4 Even though it’s the beginning of the semester, think ahead to the end of the semester. Your university is going to offer to buy back your books at the end of the semester. Do not sell them your books, I repeat DO NOT SELL THEM YOUR BOOKS. Those dirty swindlers that sold you an overpriced book a few months ago? Yeah they’re going to buy it back for $5.00 or less. I don’t care if it’s a 10 lb, 700 page biology textbook that’s still in the plastic wrap, you will get jipped. Sell them on amazon. Seller accounts are free and though you aren’t likely to get 100% of what you paid for it back, you will make much more money selling there than you would to the school. If you bought the higher quality book and kept it in decent shape, you’ll get some good beer money. If you went with the $0.99 acceptable condition book, maybe don’t try and sell it on amazon because you’ll pay more to ship it than you’ll receive profit this is why it’s important to take into consideration whether or not you think you will mark up your book. Rentals are cheaper than buying new but you can’t mark them and can’t sell them but don’t worry, there’s other places you can sell your book if you bought a crappy one. Find out if your school has a student run for sale Facebook group (hint, it probably does, especially if you’re at a large state-school), advertise your books on the page and sell them for cash to a fellow student. 

Rule #5 Sorry to say, but these rules don’t work for every course. You might have that dick of a professor that wrote his or her own book and makes you buy it which means you can’t find it on any third party website. When this happens, the most you can do is see if someone who has already taken the course still has their book so you can buy it from them. You can also leave a scathing review during evaluations at the end of the semester and on which may not do much but is good for the soul. 

Also, especially for labs and beginning language courses, you may need to buy a workbook. Used ones are hard to come by but they do exist thanks to people like me who do their assignments on a separate sheet of paper so they don’t have to mark up the textbook and can resell it later (I advise doing this). This works for language courses, I don’t know how well it works for labs since I am not a science student, if it does work-sweet and if not-I’m truly sorry.

These are my rules and I promise they work. If any one else has additional hacks that they’ve figured out I’d love to hear them! Seriously, doing these things saved me an ass-load of money. 

anonymous asked:

Hello ~ I decided to learn Japanese but I'm lost about what to do after learning Hiragana and katakana ? Any advice in choosing the right books and such ? Thanks !!


I always tell those who have finished hiragana and katakana to start learning kanji as soon as possible. It’s never to early to start because you’re going to need that knowledge for the rest of your language journey. You may choose to buy a kanji guide, use an app or both. The Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Course is a popular resource for studying kanji. It’s nice because it uses mnemonics by breaking down kanji into its radicals and helping you visualize the meaning of a kanji. I recommend learning kanji by mnemonics, especially if you are more visual learner. In that case, I would try to choose a resource that emphasizes that.

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