perfect construction

Shoutout to the girls doing ‘dirty jobs.’ The women who can’t wear makeup, nail polish, flattering clothes or have piercings and tattoos when at work. Props to the ladies who come home with dirt under their nails, stains on their uniforms and smells stuck to them that cannot be washed away with a single shower. To the girls who don’t feel pretty in their workplace. To the trans girls who cannot yet pass in the workplace. I see your dirt, smears, scars and dry skin. I see your scrubs, coveralls, aprons and smocks. I see your messy buns and steel-toed boots.

Your hard work is beautiful. Your blood, sweat and tears are worthy of respect. I am so proud of you and all you do. You are just as stunning in your work clothes as you are on a night out.

Fate? - Bucky Barnes x Reader (soulmate au)

Word Count: 2546

Request: Can we get some Bucky meets his soulmate fluff? Thanks

Warnings: F L U F F (with a dash of swearing… just a little bit tho)

Author’s Note: happy valentines day! i hope yours is better than mine. enjoy some soulmate fluff ;)

Song Featured: I’ll Take Care of You 

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anonymous asked:

Sooooo I heard you do fic recs 👀 what are the best fics you know that have auror!harry? (Bonus points for auror!draco too!) thanks luvvvv

Hello, love! I had to split my auror!harry recs into two parts because there were just too many incredible fics!! So first, go have a look at my Drarry as Auror Partners list! Then enjoy these auror!harry with miscellaneous!draco (haha is that a thing?) fics as well :D

Auror!Harry Recs

tissue of silver by fearlessdiva (76K)- A love story concerning possessed furniture, black silk pyjamas, courtroom drama, premonitions of doom, assassination attempts, Death Eater yoga, absinthe, bare feet and a sensible werewolf.
Draco is a seer and somebody is out to murder him, so Harry moves in to protect him. According to the author, an attempt to explain ‘how Canon Draco could turn into Fanon Draco,’ and I LOVE FANON DRACO 

The Full Monty by magpie_fngrl / @cat-wolfe (10K)- Harry poses for a naked Auror calendar and Draco goes batshit crazy with lust.
I ALSO WENT BATSHIT CRAZY WITH LUST FOR THIS FIC. So funny. So hot. Baby chick named Arthur. Lawyer!Draco. Has sequel. Perfection <3 *kisses fingertips with flourish*

The Good Guys by Frayach (27K)- The Second Voldemort War is limping into its fourth year, and the Forces of Shining Light are slowly turning into the Forces of Expedient Grey. When Draco Malfoy is captured red-handed trying to sell an illegal potion to a clerk at Borgin & Burkes, he is handed over to the Department of Essential and Necessary Truth’s newest interrogator. And as soon as he sees Malfoy, bound and waiting in his cell, Harry Potter knows he’s in trouble. Deep trouble.
YO THIS FIC FUCKED ME UP. IT WAS AMAZINGLY GOOD. SUPER WELL-WRITTEN. Not what I would usually recommend because I am bad with endings that are anything but “happily every after,” but READ THIS ANYWAY IT IS ART.

The Unlikely Career Choices of Mr Draco Lucius Malfoy by who_la_hoop (5.5K)- Draco Malfoy is up to something. Something evil. Because he’s certainly not mixing drinks in Muggle London for the good of anybody’s health now, is he?
This fic was hilarious and adorable and Draco has all these weird muggle jobs and I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT and want to re-read it 27 times.

It Must Be (True Love) by frostywonder (45.5K)- No amount of playing by the rules has made Harry’s life any easier, and Malfoy has matured but also hasn’t. They are who they are, and though they try, neither one can fully change.
This fic was super wonderful and compelling and I’ve no idea why it doesn’t have more kudos!! Harry is assigned to watch over Draco’s (dangerous) brewing projects and they both keep almost dying it’s great

On the Turning Away by blamebrampton / @blamebrampton (25.5K)- It’s one thing to be good at not making a besotted fool of yourself over a man when he’s busy being the most famous wizard in the world and you’re tucked away quietly in Wiltshire. It’s quite another when you have to see him every morning.
Blaise sends Draco a Christmas Tree in the mail, and somehow this leads to Draco ending up with Harry as his parole officer. Who he has to see every day. Lovely, Christmassy pining! <3

A Fox’s Bargain by raitala (6K)- Harry made a bargain with Draco. He knew it was going to come back and bite him on the arse, he just didn’t think about what exactly Draco would ask for. Draco would say that Harry must have known deep down what he was agreeing to, but then Draco is a prick and what would he know?
AAAH so hot! I don’t care if you probably wanted case fics and this is pretty much just D/S style smut, READ IT SO SEXY.

Partners of the Four-Legged Variety by carpemermaid / @carpemermaidtales​ (18K)- “Training starts in the home, Potter, so your new Crup and I will need to stay with you for a few weeks while I show you how to properly train and bond with him.” The Auror Department is instating a K9 Crup Unit, and Harry is the first to sign up. Turns out the professional trainer is Draco Malfoy, and he has to live with Harry as part of the Crup training programme.
Praise kink!!!!! Pining!!!!!! Living together!!!!! PUPPIES!!!!!!

Chains of Earth by dysonrules (90K)- Draco is kidnapped and forced to make a choice between taking his own life or becoming something less than human. Of course, he makes the right decision. Enter Harry, who discovers he has a bit of a thing for wings.
This is a great long case fic!! With veela!Draco. Warning for some Weasley bashing.

Interoffice Communication by Snegurochka (10.5K)- Draco has convinced the Auror department to test his new messaging charm for secure communications. Harry really would have preferred that he not find out through messages like, ‘Yeah, tonight you’re going to beg me for it,’ that the system wasn’t as secure as they thought.
Soooo Harry accidentally receives a sexy message (or like twenty) from Draco intended for Blaise, and then he obviously can’t stop thinking about it. And it doesn’t help when Harry’s own name starts coming up ;). Super super hot!

Paint it Red by dicta_contrion / @dictacontrion (5K)- Draco’s a graffiti artist with a bone to pick. Harry’s the P.I. tasked with catching him. Or, apparently, stalking him all over town, asking a lot of questions, and showing surprising artistic talent.
Harry’s meant to stop Draco vandalizing, and he fails miserably. Or very very happily, depending on your point of view :D

The Auror Method by Lomonaaeren (43K)- Draco has constructed the perfect cover for his activities as a con-man specializing in thefts from a distance: Draco Malfoy, the redeemed Death Eater and Recluse of Malfoy Manor. But now there’s evidence that some people are onto him, and as a consequence of the death threats issued to him, he gets an assigned Auror guard. Maybe Harry Potter, their leader, could be a problem when it comes to Draco’s latest con. Although how could he, when he’s getting all distracted by Draco’s fluttering eyelashes?
This was a very thrilling read! I love Draco and Harry trying to con / figure each other out while totally falling in love at the same time, just GIVE ME THIS TROPE A THOUSAND TIMES.

Fight the Starless Midnight by Maab_Conner (22K)- Harry thought that he was going to arrest Healer Malfoy for practicing without a license. Nothing ever goes as planned.
Great fic with a really good case element! When Harry goes to arrest Draco, he discovers an even bigger problem involving Mungo’s. Meanwhile Draco is a (still snarky) saint <3

When Hearts Are Freed by oldenuf2nb (23K. Locked to AO3 Users only)- When Draco Malfoy’s gallery is robbed and a priceless magical artifact is stolen, he finds himself working with Chief Auror Harry Potter to both recover the fabulous necklace, and to prove he didn’t steal it himself.
Draco owns an Art Gallery, which is obviously amazing, and Head Auror Harry is sexy and confident, and YEAH. Great case, great build. YEAH AGAIN.

Here Be Dragons by birdsofshore (22K)- Harry doesn’t want to waste his time investigating illegal dragonhide trading, whether it involves a fetish club in Knockturn Alley or visiting a remote island in Wales. Why the bloody hell does Malfoy always have to be up to something?
Harry suspecting Malfoy of things is just the best, and I love this iteration especially. There are dragons!!! And lots of leather!!! And kinky(ish) sex!!!!

I mean, sure, I *could* call into question how the bad guys managed to construct...

perfect replica voodoo dolls of the gang, less than an hour after first seeing them.

I like to picture the witch and the zombie sitting in some secret hideout… frantically sewing… trying to remember what shade of green Daphne’s scarf is….

However, I believe it much more important to note that though Velma only got one pin…

…they reeeaaally didn’t like Shaggy at all.

“Wtf, I can’t end the chapter like that, that’s fucking awful.”

Um

Yes you can

1) It’s the first draft

2) You can edit it

3) It’s not permanent 

4) You can delete the whole thing if you need to

Don’t spend two hours trying to construct the perfect sentense, paragraph, or chapter. Maybe during the editing phase, sure. But never during drafting. If it’s really important to you than leave yourself a note with the general idea you’re trying to convey, and the words that are popping into your head that you can’t connect. This will make it easier in the editing phase and alright for you to move on now. 

Remember.

You can’t edit a blank page 

You can’t publish a blank page

storms

pairing: tom holland x reader

request: could you do a lil thing about cuddling w tom when there’s a big old thunderstorm outside, like ‘i love the sound of rain and thunder also i love you’ cuddles (maybe a pillow fort????)

a/n: totally went off request oop

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You shuddered as claps of thunder exploded loudly outside your window, accompanied by strikes of lightening bright enough to light up your entire apartment.

“It’s coming down hard out there,” Tom said from the window, watching the dark grey clouds and rapid rainfall carefully while sipping tea from his mug. 

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anonymous asked:

I'm not trying to confront you here can you explain why Virgos aren't perfectionists? I'm just curious.

I know you’re not! I was expecting someone to ask me why, haha. Here’s my take on why Virgos aren’t perfectionists.

Virgos aren’t perfectionists, but they’re definitely efficiently practical. I feel that nowadays, society ties efficient practicality to perfection and due to that, people can get confused and tie perfectionism to Virgo when really, they’re not. Virgo doesn’t aim for perfection, they aim for excellence. There is a difference.

Virgo is ruled by Mercury. Mercury is the planet of intelligence, logic, and the mind. Mercury rules over objective thinking, yet perfection is subjective. Everybody has a different take on perfection. It doesn’t make sense to match a logical sign to something that’s not very logical in the first place. Like I said, Virgo is a sign that goes for excellence, not perfection. Perfection is excellence that goes beyond logical constructs. Perfection isn’t always logically sound.

With that being said, where can you find the signs who are perfectionists? Through Venus. Venus, in its essence, rules the ideal. Venus is usually always known to rule your sense of beauty, love, and comforts. All of those things are actually products of your ideals. Venus is a standard, and it isn’t always logical like Mercury. With that being said, Libra and Pisces would actually be the perfectionists. With perfection, you idealize, and idealizations aren’t always practical. Libra and Pisces will usually strive for perfection - and they may not always take reality into account.

Lastly, Virgo is an Earth sign. Virgo is grounded. Virgo is realistic, and they know the ways of the world - after all, they’ve created efficient routines because they know the mechanisms of everyday life. They’ve perfected their routines not because they’re perfectionists themselves, but because they are highly intelligent in physical matters. With that being said, Virgos know that perfectionism can’t survive in reality. That is why Virgos aren’t perfectionists. They know that perfection doesn’t exist… After all, if perfection did exist, they wouldn’t naturally rule the 6th House. If perfection did exist, there wouldn’t be a need for routine, a need for everyday activities. If life was perfect, there wouldn’t be a need to manage it in the first place, and what does Virgo rule?

The management of life because there is a strong awareness that perfection doesn’t exist.

inthesilverymoonlight  asked:

So I'm trying to get my first job, and beyond having a stellar resume and cover letter, what can I do to up my chances of getting a follow up interview?

Great question! Here’s some general advice… if you have any specific questions please let me know and I’ll address them!

Resume + Cover Letter

1. Creating a resume. The first step to setting out on a job search is creating the perfect resume! Try to limit your resume to one page that is packed with well worded information about all you have to offer. You may want to create several different resumes that highlight your different skills. For example, I have an IT resume, a teaching resume, and a general resume. Here is a pretty thorough article on creating a resume.

2. Buff up your resume. Now that you’ve created your resume, go over it and exaggerate the fuck out of everything. Nobody is going to stick their neck out for you or going to talk you up. You need to be your own cheerleader. You need to create the most impressive version of yourself on paper as possible. Check it.

3. Keep it clean. First impressions matter! Your resume is going to be your potential employer’s first impression of you. You want that impression to be of someone who is organized, intelligent, and talented. Don’t clutter your resume or make it overly complicated.

4. Cover letter. Not all entry level jobs will require or even ask for a cover letter, but it’s good to have one prepared on the off chance that they do. Think of your cover letter as a teaser to your resume. You don’t want to reiterate it word for word, but you want to spark your potential employer’s interest. Check out this post on constructing the perfect cover letter. Remember- keep it brief, intelligent, and tantalizing.

The Interview

1. Work on your interviewing skills. Your resume will get you through the door, but your personality is what will eventually win you a job. Extroverts have an easier time turning on the charm, but introverts may have to work harder to gain the same ease of conversation. I would recommend seeing some amateur theater or live music performances in your community. Go to a high school musical, see the college Drama Club’s new play. You want the chance to see different levels of confidence in people. Just by watching the performers you’ll be able to easily see who is comfortable being the center of attention and who is not. Let the mistakes or triumphs you see on stage influence the movements, eye contact, and tone of voice that you will use when addressing potential employers. Also, if you don’t want to actually go out, there are loads of community theater youtube videos.

2. Practice makes perfect. Come up with a list of questions that an employer might ask you, and ready your answers confidently. Have a friend “interview” you and have them rate you based on how you respond. If your friend is too positive about your performance, get another one to interview you. You want honesty, you want critiques! If you have no friends or relatives who are able to help you, record yourself answering questions using a webcam. Luckily, there are lots of posts about job interviews on the internet. This is a good one.

3. Talk yourself up. In the interview, you never want to even imply that there is an aspect of the job that you can’t handle. You don’t want to outright lie, but exaggerate your skill levels knowing that once you get in the door, you’ll be competent enough. Never say “I don’t know that skill” say “I’ve heard a lot about that skill, and I’m interested to learn more”. 

4. Ask questions. After the interviewer has asked you all their questions about the prospective job, make sure to ask them several questions in return. The more, the better. Really, truly, honestly. Ask them so many goddamn questions that they feel like they’re being interviewed! These questions should be as specific as possible and should show your interest in the company. Tie in any tidbits of information that you picked up on during your interview, and reiterate important points. Remember, people love talking about their jobs. Use this to your advantage. Get your interviewer talking about the different aspects of what they like and dislike. 

5. Follow up. Send a “thank you” email to your prospective employer directly after meeting them. Thank them for taking the time to meet with you, and let them know that you look forward to hearing from them soon. This will show that you have initiative and follow through. Employers love that shit.

Feel free to message me directly about any of this information! I literally got an incredible job by beefing up my resume and talking myself up.

Additional Resources

General Job Advice

How to Include Dungeons & Dragons on Your Resume

How to Write A Cover Letter 

How to Write A Cover Letter 2

How to Write A Resume (Like A Boss)

Job Hunting Support

Professional Email Address (For Resumes)

Resume Tips

Strong Words to Use on A Resume

Talk Yourself Up!

Tips for Teenagers

Since I’m still thinking of Gekkan Shoujo and Kashima, I’ve got to point out that the “princely” girl who is super competent at everything and admired (and often crushed on) by all the younger girls and also flirts with them is a common shoujo trope and Kashima is parodying that as well.

Because on one level, she plays the trope completely straight- like most princely shoujo girls, she’s top of her class, best at all athletics and best at basically any extra curricular she tries and she’s infinitely charming- but she’s also a complete goober with a total lack of common sense who screws up ALL THE TIME and and that’s where the subversion comes in. 

Being great at academic and athletics and being a princely hearthrob doesn’t stop her from being a total dorky dingdong, and people who actually know her stopped being awed by her very quickly. Instead of constantly being blown away by her, the two other main female characters of the anime are like “wow Kashima’s being an idiot again” and also are notice that her flirting is pretty ridiculous and over the top.Rather than feeling threatened by her or wanting to “fix” her, her guy friends see the total range of her personality and accept her as a flawed person who’s better than them at some stuff.

In typical shoujo manga, princely girls walk around seducing every girl even when they have other obligations at the moment and nobody is ever really exasperated by it, but in Gekkan Shoujo, Kashima will cheerfully ignore her responsibilities to seduce girls and people will actually be annoyed by that and yell at her for skipping class or practice to date around. It’s also acknowledged she’s seducing so many girls she can’t actually keep track of their names. Her mob of fangirls isn’t an easily controlled army she can get to do whatever she wants, but actually tend to wreck things or act out in order to get her attention and inconvenience others in the process.

The manga gets VERY explicit with “Kashima is a parody/deliberate subversion” when there’s a gag in the manga where Mikoshiba reads a shoujo and comes across the common “masculine girl secretly has a feminine side/wishes she were more feminine” trope and wonders if it’s the case for Kashima only for her to cheerfully make it clear she has no problem with being mistaken for a dude and no secret desire to be feminine.

So, a lot of the parodying here makes some positive and somewhat progressive points: princely girls are still human beings who can be dorks and should be treated as human rather than superhuman and also, masculine girls don’t necessarily have the secret desire to be feminine, nor should they have to.

(On a side-note, fairly sure Haruka Tenoh popularized/revived this trope for modern mangakas (but it’s a VERY old trope, goes all the way back to Osamu Tezuka, though the earliest example of one I can think of that seduces ladies and who is the truly the Ur-example in general is Oscar from Rose of Versailles), or at the very least she’s the one who comes to mind for most of us in the west as a prominent example. While the manga mostly played her super-competent-princely-girl status straight, there were definitely a couple moment deliberately showing she’s also kind of goober. The 90s anime took that even further, with quite a few scenes where she’s a total dork or that show that her “perfect” image is very constructed and the girl underneath is a hot mess and a lot of the “cherry blossoms and breathy music follow her everywhere” scenes being very deliberately tongue in cheek. So even early, very prominent examples of princely girls has elements of self-aware parody that acknowledged the girls’ humanity. However, in Sailor Moon it was more subtle and the younger girls never quite stopped being awed by Haruka and didn’t seem to notice how much of it was a facade. Her girlfriend seemed pretty aware though, in a subtle way.)

(Then we have revolutionary girl Utena, a straight-up deconstruction of the princely girl archetype, taking it beyond just aesthetic and looking at how gender roles and fairly tales intertwine and what it means for a girl to try to take on a “prince” role in a misogynistic and heteronormative world where “prince” has a lot of conflicting meanings attached to it)

(The princely girl archetype in shoujo and all the ways it’s subverted, parodied, and used to explore gender would be a great term paper topic in general, basically. FREE IDEA.)

anonymous asked:

How do I get a job, like I've had two previous jobs in fast food but i had school and other things going on they weren't very understanding with scheduling, I'm trying to get a new job and I've been applying online going in for applications and taking those back but no one seems to want to hire me, I'm only 18 and that sometimes seems to like think I'm inexperienced but honestly I'm just trying to pay my bills

From what you’ve said, it sounds like you need to update your resume and/or your interviewing technique. I’ve done a step by step listing below, but take a look at this right off the bat. 

Resume + Cover Letter

1. Creating a resume. The first step to setting out on a job search is creating the perfect resume! Try to limit your resume to one page that is packed with well worded information about all you have to offer. You may want to create several different resumes that highlight your different skills. For example, I have an IT resume, a teaching resume, and a general resume. Here is a pretty thorough article on creating a resume.

2. Buff up your resume. Now that you’ve created your resume, go over it and exaggerate the fuck out of everything. Nobody is going to stick their neck out for you or going to talk you up. You need to be your own cheerleader. You need to create the most impressive version of yourself on paper as possible. Check it.

3. Keep it clean. First impressions matter! Your resume is going to be your potential employer’s first impression of you. You want that impression to be of someone who is organized, intelligent, and talented. Don’t clutter your resume or make it overly complicated.

4. Cover letter. Not all entry level jobs will require or even ask for a cover letter, but it’s good to have one prepared on the off chance that they do. Think of your cover letter as a teaser to your resume. You don’t want to reiterate it word for word, but you want to spark your potential employer’s interest. Check out this post on constructing the perfect cover letter. Remember- keep it brief, intelligent, and tantalizing.

The Interview

1. Work on your interviewing skills. Your resume will get you through the door, but your personality is what will eventually win you a job. Extroverts have an easier time turning on the charm, but introverts may have to work harder to gain the same ease of conversation. I would recommend seeing some amateur theater or live music performances in your community. Go to a high school musical, see the college Drama Club’s new play. You want the chance to see different levels of confidence in people. Just by watching the performers you’ll be able to easily see who is comfortable being the center of attention and who is not. Let the mistakes or triumphs you see on stage influence the movements, eye contact, and tone of voice that you will use when addressing potential employers. Also, if you don’t want to actually go out, there are loads of community theater youtube videos.

2. Practice makes perfect. Come up with a list of questions that an employer might ask you, and ready your answers confidently. Have a friend “interview” you and have them rate you based on how you respond. If your friend is too positive about your performance, get another one to interview you. You want honesty, you want critiques! If you have no friends or relatives who are able to help you, record yourself answering questions using a webcam. Luckily, there are lots of posts about job interviews on the internet. This is a good one.

3. Talk yourself up. In the interview, you never want to even imply that there is an aspect of the job that you can’t handle. You don’t want to outright lie, but exaggerate your skill levels knowing that once you get in the door, you’ll be competent enough. Never say “I don’t know that skill” say “I’ve heard a lot about that skill, and I’m interested to learn more”. 

4. Ask questions. After the interviewer has asked you all their questions about the prospective job, make sure to ask them several questions in return. The more, the better. Really, truly, honestly. Ask them so many goddamn questions that they feel like they’re being interviewed! These questions should be as specific as possible and should show your interest in the company. Tie in any tidbits of information that you picked up on during your interview, and reiterate important points. Remember, people love talking about their jobs. Use this to your advantage. Get your interviewer talking about the different aspects of what they like and dislike. 

5. Follow up. Send a “thank you” email to your prospective employer directly after meeting them. Thank them for taking the time to meet with you, and let them know that you look forward to hearing from them soon. This will show that you have initiative and follow through. Employers love that shit.

Feel free to message me directly about any of this information! I literally got an incredible job by beefing up my resume and talking myself up.

robotmieser  asked:

Santana-san! I have a video game you'd be good at! It's wwwrrrrrryyyyyyyly good! *slides over a copy of Harvest Moon

When Someone Say Me

Someone: I hate your OTP

Me:

Someone: Your OTP is stupid together

Me:

Someone: Your OTP never be canon

Me: 

Someone: Nobody likes your OTP

Me: 

Someone: Your OTP is my NOTP and of everybody

Me: 

PS: this happened to me a few days ago (do not judge me)

Respect the OTP of all

3

The Black Fairy’s cardboard prison is finished and ready to be signed by Jaime Murray this weekend 😊