now on to more important things

The idea that Mabel is being selfish in The Deep End is even more absurd. 

Mabel’s whole story in that episode is about doing what’s best for the person she has feelings for even when it’s not what’s best for her. The selfish thing to do would be to not help Mermando, so that she could visit him in the community pool and be with him. Instead she helps him get back to the ocean even if it means never seeing him again.

Dipper witnessing this is important for his story as well, because up until now he’s been doing the opposite with Wendy. His interactions with her have been about trying to do what will allow him to spend more time with her, not about what she wants. About getting her away from Robbie even if she wants to date and be around him.

Then there’s Mabel’s line near the end: “don’t you know what it’s like to fall for someone? Even though you know in your heart that it’ll probably never work out, but you’d do anything for that person?” 

Not only does that line draw a direct parallel between Mabel’s feelings for Mermando and Dipper’s for Wendy, in this sentence Mabel defines love not as “doing anything to be with that person” but as “doing anything for that person” even if it means not being with that person.

And this is important, because the next two episodes that deal with Dipper’s Crush on Wendy are Boyz Crazy, (where Dipper is called out and confronted with the fact that he hadn’t been considering Wendy’s feelings) and Into The Bunker (which begins with him realizing he made a mistake, and deciding to just not tell Wendy about his feelings towards her at all.)

The Deep End is not only a story about Mabel being selfless, it’s about Dipper beginning to realize that he has been selfish when it comes to Wendy.

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anonymous asked:

Not to sound so rude but I love how for Kaneki It is always Touka and others,Im not saying that Kaneki doesnt care for others,He does care them,But for all of us,for people,for characters,There is always one specific person is more important(especially with romantically)And there is Hide too,One true friend,irraplaceable friend of Ken,He was the only one there for him in the past,now,future,Hide knows Ken so well,ButTouka didnt have much time with Ken,But so important?And knows him more than him

(omg that’s not rude at all, it’s actually pretty accurate and touching)

I think the main difference between Hide and Touka is that Hide is nice? at the moment of saying things, maybe he’s more careful with his words and it’s not very confrontative with Kaneki, he knows he has secrets and things he doesn’t want to talk about, things he’s hiding, and he doesn’t dig very much into it. But Touka is very confrontative, especially when she gets angry, and she says things in a harsh way and they have more impact in others. I think both know Kaneki in the same way, Hide a bit more bc he’s been his friend for years, but both have a different way to react to Kaneki’s secrets/personality.

Now, I do agree with you about Touka being very important to Kaneki. In many panels from the first Tokyo Ghoul, Kaneki always mentions Touka and Hide together in big panels, we all know that Hide is Kaneki’s most important person to him, and the fact that he puts Touka on the same place, it means that she’s as much as important as Hide was, they’re basically on the same level, which says a lot about how much Kaneki cares for her. Even at cochlea, “Touka and the others”, after years of not having a close relationship with her, he still gives her some priority above the rest. 

For Anyone Who Needs It

There’s something important that I feel should be discussed, looking around at some. Now, I may come off a bit… What’s the word? Pretentious? I don’t even know… That’s not important. It’s not my intention. On the topic of hatred though, and pain yes, both for others and oneself… Can we just brush on that?

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Thank You!

Hi, I wanted to say, I SUPER like/respect your blog. As cheesy as this may sound, I feel like you’re an advocate for the Feedism “community. ” With many of your posts (actually, all of them) you speak on matters like the importance of respecting feedees, whether they decide to lose weight, or they lose it by accident - and other important matters like the need for consent, and, social media manners. Being so entirely open about your passion, you confidently and virtuously express it - it is so clear that you value it.

More on the being open and free about it, ugh, it’s just so refreshing to read things you write, like to anons - I can’t think of an examples right now. But that, and listening to your audio messages, just makes me feel so much more comfortable being in this community - I can’t put my finger on why.

I used to have a Tumblr blog or two on Feedism myself, feedee focused, but I took it down, for a few reasons. I however still like to get on occasionally, and support others. Not patting myself on the back - just stating I’m in the community and just kind of where I came from.

Anyway, thanks. 😌

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This is probably one of the kindest messages I’ve ever received! I appreciate so much that you took the time to write this. Much of what I’m trying to do you mentioned in your message so I’m thankful it’s getting through. Thank you ❤❤❤❤

anonymous asked:

I think you should be a lot more concerned with actual pollution and contamination that you can see and measure rather than ridiculous conspiracy theories. You're right that the air is getting polluted, so is the soil and water, yes airplanes play a role in that, but that is from their use of fossil fuels and contribution of CO2 into the atmosphere, not from 'chemicals and drugs' that 'they' intentionally release.

Hey now, chemtrails are not even my thing. I’m aware of it, but I don’t really go around trying to preach about it. It was just brought up, and it has crossed my mind as well, so why not talk about it?

As you basically said, I have more important things to worry about. My region is being demolished by coal… and on my own soil is my true fight.  For clean energy. If I were to make one step forward for this country, it would be just that. 

I’ve watched first hand the effects coal extraction has had on our land, and also our people. I’m sick of seeing them struggle in this dirty way of life. We can get power from the sun. There is no use for such madness that unfolds in these hills. For no reason other than greed. 

There are too many issues at hand… but I think we all need to choose a fight to stand for. When it comes down to it, humans are nothing without clean water and air. Protecting those things is a duty that should be shared between us all.

The Great Wall (2017)

hello everybody. Bonafide Chinese person, here, raised in a Chinese household with Chinese parents born on the mainland, to talk about This Movie

First things first, GO FUCKING SEE IT. This movie is a work of art and you’ll encourage more diversity in Hollywood by supporting a Chinese director and production team. SHOW people that we want diversity by making this movie a hit.

Now I’m going to tell you why you’re going to go see it, and hopefully I won’t get arrested. I don’t remember any of the names except that Matt Damon was Williams something or other. They aren’t really important.

  1. I’ll put your first worries at ease. Matt Damon does not save the day. The badass lady in the blue armor does. But Matt Damon does help in a major way. He is the main character, after all.
  2. There are a total of 10 white people in the movie. Only 3 play a substantial part, and only 2 survive.
  3. The movie states right at the beginning that it’s based off a legend. Stop being snarky about the wall keeping out the Mongols.
  4. No romance.
  5. Speaking of the lady in the blue, she’s commander of a squad of leaping warrior women. Holy fucking shit, am I right?

I am in no way a film critic, so I can’t comment on the movie’s general quality. But please please go see it. I can answer any questions in private you might have, just send me an ask. Also, do everybody a favor and hit reblog for me.

“After twenty years of marriage, I caught my husband cheating and had to leave him. But honestly, I wish I’d gotten my divorce much sooner. For so long I’d been denying my right to be an individual. The family had become so much more important than my dreams. I had small joys back then: getting a brand new car, having our 20th anniversary, when my son got into college. But now the intensity is so much greater. I’m doing all the things I love to do. I studied nutrition and got a job at the hospital. I buy whatever I want. I watch cartoons. I never miss a Shrek movie. I go to the orchestra at least once a month. And right now I’m coming back from a class on finance. I’m going to invest in the stock market and get a house by the beach.”

(São Paulo, Brazil)

Louis tweeting Harry happy birthday is fucking EMOTIONAL okay??? Those two had an undeniably close bond in the early days of the band, and over the years it’s stretched and withered and hidden itself and morphed and been tried by people putting something on it other than what it was. 

But they have grown. And gotten older. And changed. And Louis has had a son. And they have both lost people they loved. And they may not be those same boys who moved into the most garish flat in all of London together. But their hearts are the same. And the love and friendship forged in the fires of what they went through has brought them out on the other side to where they can be there for each other. To mourn and to celebrate. Publicly. 

And that’s some beautiful shit right there. 

  • You: X would make a better Black Paladin than Y!
  • Me: Okay but consider this -- there is no new Black Paladin. This would make for a more interesting narrative because 1) they can no longer form Voltron to face the new threat from Lotor, and 2) all of them will have opportunities to show leadership depending on each situation. Their teamwork will strengthen in the absence of Shiro because the paladins were relying on him too much. Now they can flourish as individuals and they'll have to work together without Shiro telling them to, and Allura can still be the team leader, laser the shit out of things with the Castle, and make wormholes because those are kind of important. The paladins would probably look to her for more guidance than they did before, then they slowly learn to be more responsible so she's not overworking herself. There is a lot of Team Bonding and Friendship. At some point Shiro comes back after his mental health vacation and he's very proud of everyone for their character growth and because now they can all support each other better. You don't need to pilot a lion to develop leadership skills. Dreamworks please hire me.
Daddy Forgot How To Be My Daddy. .

Or maybe he just doesn’t want to anymore. Idk.
When I used to call out “Daaaaddyy” he would say “Yes baby/Princess/kitten”
Now he snaps “what do you want”
When I cried he used to wipe my tears away and hold me.
Now he says “stop being a baby”
He used to tell me I was creative and talented.
Now when I share my creations or photos he says things like “that’s weird” or “I don’t get it”
After 15 years of dating and almost a year of marriage idk how to stop being his little and I don’t want to. I’m feeling so lost and insecure now.
Please, if you have a little, remember that what you think and feel about them is more important than what anyone thinks or feels. It’s rare to have someone love you like a little will. So please, don’t take them for granted!

Spirits #1: Sensing and Recognising

In this post, I will give you:

A forewarning.

Ways to recognise when a spirit is around.

Exercises to help you sense them.

Grounding Methods

Herbs for Psychic Powers/Tea recipes

Gems for Psychic awareness/powers


A Forewarning:

It’s easy to convince yourself that everything is a spirit. I’ve seen a lot of beginners and even more experienced people do so. There’s also the placebo effect. Your friend says they saw a spirit and now you start seeing that thing around you. It could be because you’re giving it energy, but it could very well be a type of placebo effect. So be careful. Not everything is a spirit…

… and not everything isn’t.

Now, here I will be giving out information I have gathered around, however, take it with a pinch of salt and add what you wish to it.

Finally, remember that grounding yourself is also very important. I’ll expand upon that in another post.


Recognise a Spirit:

There are ways to recognise a spirit through all five senses, and for some, even the sixth one.

There are spirits with higher frequencies, “good” spirits, if you will. And some with lower frequencies, “bad” spirits, as some will call them. I am of the mindset that there are no good or bad spirits, just like there are no good or bad people.

Please note: I am not talking about demons, here.

Spirits with higher or lower frequencies will feel or be sensed differently.

Again, here’s a strong disclaimer. Not everything is a spirit/ghost. Especially if you suffer with a mental illness, please be cautious.

Sight:

  • Shadows: Shadows are an easy way for spirits to manifest themselves. They’re not fully manifested, but you can see them. There’s a difference between shadows and shadow people, you’ll immediately feel the change in energy.
  • Partial Manifestation: Although rarer, spirits can fully manifest parts of themselves, such as eyes, face, hands. They’re often a whitish hue or even full colour. These don’t last long due to the tremendous energy it takes.
  • Full Manifestation: A full body manifestation is very rare and doesn’t last long, because for a spirit to fully manifest itself, it takes a lot of energy. Some people can help a spirit stay manifested longer, but I’ve seen it take an awful toll on those people’s health. I don’t suggest you try it.
  • Peripheral Vision: Seeing people or shadows out of the corner of your eyes.This is the most common way to see a spirit.
  • Air Distortions: Distortions in the air where there’s no reason to have any. Can be a sign of a spirit either trying to manifest itself or simply there.
  • Orbs: Orbs are small balls of light that are usually captured when taking a picture with a flash. Though a lot of them is just the flash catching dust or pollen, there are also “ghost orbs”, or spirit energy. There are even orbs that you can zoom in on and see faces/shapes.Orbs have also been spotted just floating around.
  • Light Distortion: Sometimes, when a spirit is of a lower frequency, the light in the room seems to be drained, lights can spontaneously go off, candle flames dwindle without a cause and so on. But when a spirit is of a higher frequency, lights seem to shine brighter and candle flames can burn high.


Hearing:

Hearing is the most delicate one since I have, in the past, suffered from insomnia induced psychosis for several months, and know what it is like to hear voices. Please don’t assume that the voices you hear are spirits. And even if they are, don’t let them tell you to do bad things. They have no power over you unless you give them power, whether they be real or not.

  • Tinnitus: So this one is rather nebulous, but a few of my psychic friends/acquaintances claim that often, when they hear a sharp ringing in their ears, it’s a spirit attempting to communicate, but either they aren’t ready to hear what they have to say, or the spirit isn’t capable to getting their message across the veil.
  • Zaps, Bangs and odd little sounds: Sometimes, a spirit can try and get your attention through odd little noises only you hear, and seemingly come from nowhere.
  • Footsteps: Footsteps in a room when nobody’s home, or on the walls or ceiling. Your house is making more noise than usual without any causing.
  • Tapping: Little knocks at your door or on your wall through which you can even communicate. Sometimes doors slam without wind.<
  • Buzzing: Your ears may buzz loudly when spirits are around.
  • Whispers: Hearing whispers when there is no reason to.
  • Voices: Hearing voices around you when there is no one. This is a delicate subject matter. Don’t trust the voices without being 1000% sure. Don’t trust the voices if you are currently in a bad mental place (unless it’s trying to cheer you up and help you, in that case, even if it’s a hallucination, at least it’s pretty positive) and don’t trust the voices if they’re telling you to do something bad. Or something that could lead to something bad. However, it is a way for spirits to communicate.


Taste:

  • Odd Tastes: This is an odd one and I only know two people other than me that have that reaction to spirits, but it’s basically when certain spirits give you tastes in your mouth, such as blood, dirt, sugar, spices and more.


Smell:

  • Good Smells: A spirit can manifest itself with good smells. Smells that remind you of a deceased loved one or something comforting.
  • Bad Smells: Just as similarly, some spirits come around with bad smells like rotting flesh or blood.
  • Other: Sometimes, a smell that has no reason to be there just appears. Like the smell of roast beef in the middle of the night, wafting from your kitchen.


Touch:

  • A gush of Warm/cool air: You randomly feel a breeze when there shouldn’t be one.
  • A stroke: You feel as though someone is touching you, stroking you, often in a loving way, or sometimes, in a more uncomfortable way. It gives you goosebumps or shivers.
  • A Blow: A full on blow to your body. This is rare and more often happens in dream/while you sleep, while real life physical consequences.
  • Marks: Odd marks on your body. For example, I had a hand shaped mark on my inner thigh, in a way my hands couldn’t have done it, it was outlined with a white line, but was not a scratch. Don’t assume every bump/scratch is a spirit.
  • Hands: You feel someone touching you. Not really like a stroke, just a hand on your shoulder, or around your throat, or on your cheek. Sometimes a hand holding yourself.
  • Change in Air pressure: The air around you feels lighter, or heavier, depending on the vibrations.
  • Pressure on Chest: a very common one I’ve heard is the feeling someone or something sitting on your chest, most of the time, in a very oppressive way.
  • Electric Shocks: Some people, like myself, feel electric shocks down our spines when close to spirits.
  • Skin: Your skin crawls, or goosebumps suddenly erupt for no reason, you feel dirty.


ESP:

Extra sensory perception, possibly the most common way to feel a spirit.

  • Anxiety: Unexplained anxiety, stress, fear, panic attacks, depression and such.
  • Joy: Euphoria, happiness, confidence, comfort, compassion, good emotions that come out of nowhere.
  • Empathy: Suddenly feeling emotions that aren’t yours when you, yourself aren’t an empath.
  • Paranoia: Sudden feelings of being watched, being in danger/vulnerable, feeling you’re not alone.
  • Intuition: Sudden increase in intuition, like someone is telling you something.
  • Dread: Your stomach drops,a feeling of dread, tight throat, unexplained sadness.
  • Dizziness: Dizziness, nausea, motion sickness, you just feel queasy and wrong.



Become more Sensitive:

I don’t know if someone who isn’t naturally sensitive to spirits can become it, though they probably can, I wouldn’t know the methods. So here, I’m going to list ways of increasing already existing sensitivity.

  • Always Start by Grounding: Grounding is incredibly important. Everyone has their method. Mine is to walk barefoot in the earth or to just stand up and feel my feet. You can meditate, use crystals and so on. I’ll list more grounding methods later.
  • Meditate: Meditation is an effective way of becoming more receptive to subtle things around you. Everyone has their techniques, but I like doing Anapana before expanding into consciousness projection.
  • Just get yourself into a spiritual state: May it be through music, walking in the woods, cooking, anything that gets you spiritual, it’ll increase your sensitivity.
  • Herbal Infusion: Make a herbal tea that favours psychic powers. I’ll give recipes later.
  • Open your Third Eye: Everyone has their method, but the third eye is a very effective way of doing so.
  • Work with Crystals: I’ll give a list of crystals later.
  • Get Spirit’s Attention: Again, many methods that I will list later, but you can find your own.
  • Channel: Play a good game of Ouija, or do some automatic writing, maybe use your pendulum or any methods of channeling you use. It can get you going.

There are many other methods. Find your own!


Grounding:

  • Walk: Take a long walk in nature, barefooted preferably, and just feel the earth beneath your feet.
  • Trees: Hug trees, meditate under trees, just be around trees, imagine yourself rooting yourself in the earth. Can work with house plants, just dig your hands into the earth and feeling your energy going deep.
  • Dance: Dance around, stomp your feet, rock the world, just get in touch with your physical body.
  • Meditate: Meditate. Just concentrate in your breath, your body. Then, you can try and expand your consciousness, but instead of reach up, go down, into the earth.
  • Massage: Massage yourself or get someone to massage you. Nothing airy. A nice, deep massage. Rub your limbs and pat yourself down. You’re here, in your body.
  • Exercise: Do physical exercise. Yoga in particular (I don’t recommend Kundalini or westernised Yoga Pilates/etc, but actual Indian yoga. Something grounding like standing poses, especially Tadasana/Mountain Pose.) and Qi Gong
  • Animals: Spend time stroking your dog, cat, horse, earth animal (not birds, or aquatic animals)
  • Earth Spirit: Ask earth spirits, such as trolls, gnomes and others to help you be grounded.


Herbs:

Herbs for Psychic Awareness:

NOT ALL OF THESE ARE SAFE TO INGEST!!!!!

Taken from Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs. Feel free to do your own research.

  • Astral Protection: Mugwort, Poplar, Dittany of Crete
  • Mental Powers (Strengthen): Caraway, Celery, Eyebright, Grape, Horehound, Lily of the Valley, Mace, Mustard, Periwinkle, Rosemary, Rue, Spearmint
  •  Psychic Powers: Acacia, Althea, Bay, Bistort, Bladderwrack, Borage, Buchu, Celery, Cinnamon, Eyebright, Flax, Grass, Honeysuckle, Lemongrass, Mace, Marigold, Mastic, Mugwort, Peppermint, Rose, Rowan, Saffron, Star Anise, Thyme, Uva Ursa, Yarrow, Wormwood, Yerba Santa
  • Spirituality: African Violet, Aloes Wood, Gum Arabic, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood

Tea Recipes:

  • Meditation: 6 tsp English breakfast tea, 2 tsp Chamomile, 1 tsp Rose hips, 1 tsp Elder flower
  • Psychic 1: 6 tsp Rose petal, 4 tsp Thyme, 4 tsp Yarrow, 2 tsp Cinnamon, 2 tsp Clove
  • Psychic 2: 1 tsp mugwort, 1 tsp Lemon Balm, 1 tsp peppermint, 1 tsp yarrow, ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, ¼ tsp ground clove,

There are other recipes, or make your own!



Crystals:

I am not listing them all since there are a lot. Feel free to do your own research.

Increase Psychic Awareness:

  • Azurite: It vibrates at the level of the third eye chakra, for clairvoyance, crown chakra, for heightened spiritual connections and throat chakra for psychic communication.
  • Angelite: Used to communicate with Angels and higher frequency. It helps open you up to new information and spiritual senses.
  • Amethyst: Opens higher chakras, helps strengthen psychic abilities, protects and good for meditation and dreams.
  • Bloodstone: This one is really known to strengthening psychic abilities of all kinds, especially clairvoyance. It also protects from lower frequencies.
  • Carnelian: This one helps heighten/develop intuition, clairvoyant and clairaudient gifts. Used to transfer living to the spirit realm and vice versa.
  • Fluorite: Offers psychic protection, from negative energies and psychic vampires. Helps strengthen intuition, psychic abilities, connection to spirits and spirit guides.
  • Herkimer Diamond: Especially known for having magical properties, the Herkimer Diamond helps with telepathy, connections to spirit guides, past life and enhancing psychic abilities.
  • Kyanite: Great stone to use in meditation, to aid lucid dreaming, astral projection, connecting to spirit guides and Intuition. (Do use with caution since it’s really strong)
  • Sapphire: Helps open communication lines with the spirit world, helps give clarity, open the third eye and enhance psychic visions. Also aids with out of body, telepathy, precognition and intuition.
  • Turquoise: Enhances clairvoyant and clairaudient abilities, strengthen psychic powers and balance chakras.
  • Quartz: Quartz is the most powerful stone for psychic abilities, and the most accessible. It enhances psychic vision, understanding messages from the spirit world, opening communication with it and balancing chakras.


Psychic Protection:

  • Labradorite: Good for protection against negative energies and very powerful psychic protection.
  • Tiger’s Eye: Also amazing to keep you safe from negativity, it helps mostly with more human bad energies. Still very good.
  • Black Tourmaline: Black tourmaline helps ground you and keeps you incredibly safe from negativity. Like a pillar. My personal choice.
  • Emerald: Emerald is incredibly powerful psychic tool and keeps you safe from negative energies.
  • Most of the crystals mentioned above are really good for protection too.
  • Most black stones are good for grounding/protection/Absorption of negative energies, such as: Apache tears, Black tourmaline, obsidians and more.


Finally, a disclaimer. I don’t know everything. I may have made some mistakes. Please take care of yourself when working with the subtle and please don’t force yourself into doing something that frightens you or that you don’t feel ready to do. If you are mentally unstable, first look into healing yourself before going into spirit communication, since spirits can trick you, just like humans.

Please take care, but don’t be afraid either since fear is food for spirits with lower vibrations.

About Sanji’s eyes...

If anyone need to know about this information, also because I remember that I haven’t made any posts about this, well, quite important about my most favourite character - About Sanji’s eyes. 

Till now, the only canon thing I have ever seen Oda wrote about Sanji’s eyes in his sketch for a One Piece’s after 2 year design.

in this he mentioned about Zoro’s and Sanji’s different eyes shape and smirk shape, also face shape of Luffy, Zoro Sanji. 

Focus on eyes, Oda confirmed that Zoro got double eyelid, and Sanji is single eyelid. Sanji got big round eyes too (which is more easy to see when he was a kid), but he rarely open wide full round.

Oda really keeps their eyes detail in shape.

till now, there’s no canon color for Sanji’s pupils in Manga, although according to Anime version, (many times) his eye is in Blue/Blue Navi.

for the latest WSJ cover I saw quite many people quickly set his eyes as brown/bronze  as canon - or even red!? The little thing I want to say here, it’s too soon to say anything as canon until it is confirmed by author. Even the artwork can be not exactly in color since it was scanned and get through many times of clear/level effect by scanlation group. Also, as the pose + inking, painting effect, chosing light/shadow tone can affect the color of detail in artwork too. And it’s highly because of the red tone shading Oda using (for cape and fire scene) got the artwork turn into that way.

This pose when Sanji is on fire, can be considerated as this in movie Gold (the movie where Oda directs the art)

Originally posted by heartrai

It’s more like blue navy become affected by fire light (orange) so it turned brighter grey.

Last thing, I didn’t make this post to get offense anyone. Every opinion about this is coming from your love to the character, since you put much attention in observing Sanji, and I personally adore and respect them all, they are all wonderful headcanon from fans. However, to say something is canon (in Manga/ by author) is a different story.

And I hope that this post will give you guys much more information, to know things more well or to discuss, for the love to Sanji.

How to write a bomb ass personal statement

I’ve had a few asks about how to write - as one of you put it - a bomb ass personal statement. I’m a bit reluctant to write this, seeing as I haven’t actually got an interview/offer yet! But I guess it might be helpful to those of you applying around now :)

HOW TO START

  • Bullet point what you want to include - I suggest listing out what you want to include. It’s a good idea to do this at the beginning, to make sure you don’t leave anything out; and it can help form the basic structure of your statement.
  • Do not start at the start - this is one of the most important things I learnt when writing mine. It is so hard to write that first sentence - so just leave it until the end, and begin writing with the actual content, something you’re more comfortable writing about.
  • When you do get down to writing that first sentence - do not start with a cheesy quote or the typical “I have always bee passionate about…” as these are things that can immediately put off an admissions tutor. Try and be original, or just simple: “I want to study X because…”

THE CONTENT

  • Just keep writing - don’t worry about the 4,000 character and 47 line limits. Literally just write, and keep going, even if you think what you’re writing is bad - just get all your ideas out there, and put down everything you would want to include. It’s so much easier to take things out rather than adding things in. My personal statement was around 8,000 characters at one point!`
  • Get the balance right - different unis want different things from personal statements, so check their websites to make sure you’re getting in what they want. You need to get the balance of intellectual curiosity/passion for the subject with your personal qualities and extra-curriculars. 
  • Back up everything with evidence - don’t just say you are great at working in a team, give examples that demonstrate that you have worked well in successful teams in the past.What to include?

WHAT TO INCLUDE

  • Why you want to study that particular course
  • Why you are the right person to study the course
  • Extra things you have done to show commitment or interest about the course - volunteering, subscriptions to journals, further reading etc.
  • Any relevant work experience
  • Any relevant awards you’ve won (e.g. maths challenge or physics olympiad) or responsibilities within the school (e.g. prefect or house captain)
  • Demonstrate desirable skills for your course - problem solving, teamwork, leadership etc.

WHAT NOT TO INCLUDE

  • Cliches - like “Ever since I was born I have wanted to study…”
  • Quotes - this is a personal statement, so don’t start quoting other people! Plus way too many people do this to make it original.
  • Jokes - it may be that the person reading your statement has a very different sense of humour than you do.
  • Really long sentences - you want your personal statement to be as easy as possible to read, and long confusing sentences won’t help that.
  • Repetition - it’s such a short document, you don’t have space for this. Plus it gets boring!
  • Names of unis - the unis you apply to have no idea where else you have applied, so don’t name any of them in your statement.

THE ENDING

  • Do not end on a cheesy quote or joke. Just sum up why you’d be a great candidate and reinforce what you have told them throughout the main body of the statement - that you’re fabulous!
  • Once you have finished a draft you can start trying to cut down on the word count. Maybe ask a teacher to look at your spelling/grammar, and you can always get your friends’ opinions too, on what should come out, and what should be kept in. Make sure you don’t let other people have too much influence - it has to be a personal statement!

anonymous asked:

Viria you're a ray of sunshine what happened to you, you went directly from salty (very reasonable and understandable salt) to well, the embodiment of hugs? Kinda? I'm so happy for you and I'm glad everything is going fine, really

Sasha happened to me, ahah:”D

Thank you! I’m glad to hear I’m kind of growing! I just have more important things to care about these days? I used to spend a lot of time on tumblr, and tumblr makes me salty almost every time I spend a lot of time using it. Even if you try avoiding the negativity here it’s still showing and you soak it in a lot. Now I just realize how unimportant it really was.

I still get salty sometimes anyway, but these days I no longer feel miserable and unhappy to be honest..I have been turned into a total sap, what can I say:”D I have no regrets.

Important things about the drunk Yuuri video

in no particular order

  • Both Victor and Chris’s phones are in English
  • Yurio’s is not (his is in russian)
  • Victor has over a thousand pics of Makkachin on his phone (at the time of the GPF, who knows how many he has now)
  • The Grand Prix Final was in Sochi
  • Yurio’s background is of pirozhkis
  • Both Chris and Yurio have over a thousand picture from the Grand Prix
  • Victor only has five of the GPF (and they’re all of Yuuri drunkenly dancing at him)
  • The apps:
    • Touchbook: Facebook
    • Fly: Skype (in both english and russian) 
    • There’s a “Home” app????
    • They didn’t bother to change the look of the weather app
  • The champagne Yuuri drank a whole bottle of was a Brut (which I find hilariously close to Bruh) 
  • Mila is beautiful in her pink dress
  • Sara is beautiful in her blue dress
  • You can see Sara in the background looking really confused while she takes photos
  • You can see Sara and Mila together
  • Mila branches off so she can take more photos of Yuuri and Yurio dance battle
  • She presumably has more photos of this dance off
  • I need them
  • The montage is happening during the banquet 
  • Chris gave someone his phone just so he could have pictures of him pole dancing semi-naked with Yuuri
  • Speaking of which Yuuri can pole dance 
  • He can pole dance really well
  • But the question is: Why was there a pole???
  • Victor saw Yuuri horribly drunk and immediately thought that he must dance with him
  • Everyone sticks their leggies out real far
  • Yurio got both Victor and Chris to send him the drunk photos of Yuuri, probably for blackmail material
  • Even while drunk Yuuri can dance
  • Even while sober Yurio cannot

And most importantly:

  • What we expected from yoi: Pining!Yuuri
  • What we got: Pining!Victor
  • Glee Season 1: Rachel Berry's unpopular but has ambition and real talent, like a real person.
  • Glee Season 2: Rachel Berry's slightly more likable and gets her heart broken, also like a real person.
  • Glee Season 3: Rachel Berry is the single most important person in THE WORLD AND MUST GET EVERYTHING SHE WANTS.
  • Glee Season 4: Rachel now has to work for most of the things she wants and nothing is guaranteed anymore.
  • Glee Season 5: JUST KIDDING! Enjoy your lead role on Broadway!
  • Glee Season 6: Rachel has finally lost everything, but people still want to tell her what a star she is until she believes it again and gets more opportunities dropped into her lap. And eventually wins that Tony.

I can’t believe no one is talking about that Galra planet

You know, Zarkon’s HOME PLANET???!!

BIRTH PLACE OF THE BLACK LION???????

GUYS ARE WE TOO CAUGHT UP OH SHIPS AND STUFF TO TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT THIS WAS PROBABLY THE PLACE WHERE THE GALRA EMPIRE AS WE KNOW IT WAS BORN????

AND THE FACT THAT IT’S NOW BLOWN TO FREAKING BITS???????

Idk guys, it seems like some pretty important backstory that maybe hopefully will be explained more in season 3 or something. Im not smart enough to think about these things too seriously beyond half baked theories, so someone smarter should come up with something.

just a little reminder that the upcoming venus rx can affect more than just romantic relationships. any sort of relationship that you can form (especially if love or a lack of it is involved in some capacity) could easily come under question whether it be a friendship or your relationship with your siblings/family members. Ask yourself just how much that person or connection matters to you and how important it is to hold on to or to let go of.