probably i have used this quote before

Study/Homework Tips

1. Whilst studying, drink something caffeinated that is really cold. I recommend caffeinated water (yes that is real), coffee, or tea. The caffeine will help you stay awake and the temperature should also help with that.

2. If you are reading paragraphs, put some sort of snack on top of each paragraph (or only take one from the bag for each if you are on the computer). Make sure it is a snack that you like, such as Oreo’s, gummy bears/worms, Goldfish crackers, Cheez-its, etc. Eat the snack on top of the paragraph you have just finished reading only after you are done.

3. If you have to read a book, set goals! If it has to be read in a certain amount of days, I recommend dividing the pages among the days but keep it so you have one or two days to practice writing reports on it. Before turning each page, check and see if you can remember and understand everything that happened in those pages. If you see something you have questions about, inferences about, connections you have made, or if you just see quotes you think you could use in your reports, put a sticky note wherever you saw it with a note about what you saw.

4. Say you need to write a 5 page essay…you probably know how big your average body paragraphs are, right? We’ll pretend that they’re a half page each. Maybe your intro and conclusion are only a quarter page each. So 5 pages times 2 paragraphs each equals ten paragraphs, but we would turn that into 11 paragraphs since your intro and conclusion are only a half page together. Brainstorm your 9 big statements onto a piece of paper and write 3 supporting details with elaboration for each statement.

5. Back to essays, if you can’t imagine a mic dropping at the end of your conclusion, it’s not strong enough.

6. If your ice cold caffeine isn’t enough to keep you awake, try rubbing an ice cube under your eye and on your eyelid.

7. TAKE BREAKS! You probably know how much studying or homework you can handle before needing a break. I recommend taking a 10 minute break to take a walk, shower, get a snack, watch a short YouTube video, etc. every hour.

8. Come up with silly phrases to help you remember what you are learning. Maybe it’s a funny little song or jingle, or maybe it’s just a joke to remember something. You’ll probably remember these better than your usual boring notes.

9. Take notes with colorful pens! Then you can differentiate one note from a totally unrelated other note instead of having them all mesh together. Now you won’t think that Commodus helped Shakespeare defeat the Mongols.

10. Have music without words playing. Whatever helps you focus best works, whether that is funky techno or classical piano, as long as it works for you.

11. Have some sort of healthy snack and a bottle of water nearby. This will prevent you from having to get up when you get hungry and you won’t be sitting there devouring a whole bag of chips.

12. For every A you get on your Quarter/Trimester/Semester report card, treat yourself. Maybe let yourself have a cookie for each one or buy a candy bar or some gum for each one.

I wish you the best of luck and hope this helps!

friendbow  asked:

hey! this might be a weird request, but im considering using a quote from arthur as my senior quote. could you suggest some good arthur one-liners for senior quote use? i like DW's "Maybe a rich family will adopt me. I'm cute." and muffy's "Where'd everyone go? Probably home to read my blog." but i feel like i need more options. thank you!

hoo boy, there’s a lot of good’uns! off the top of my head:

  • Oh, are you having cake?
  • Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!
  • Happiness is pizza on a Friday right before a three-day weekend.
  • Glue is for paper, not for skin, and never put it in your soup. 

as an english lit student i understand how difficult it can be to learn quotes and to effectively take notes whilst annotating a book, so here’s a little guide on how i structure my a level english literature notes. 

1. before you start make sure you have the right stationary, you definitely need a light coloured highlighter ( i personally use yellow ) and a sharp pencil or a biro pen ( inkier pens will probably smudge ) and you can also use some small post it notes ( find ones which fit within the pages of your book so they don’t all stick out ).


2. as you go through the book - either at home or in class - highlight any interesting or relevant quotes. if you are reading a large book ( e.g. Wuthering Heights ) try to highlight at least 2-3 quotes per page, ( obviously some pages won’t hold any relevance ) however if you’re reading a short story or a play ( e.g othello ) try and highlight as much as you can on the page so that it is filled with highlighter.


3. next to each quote you highlight use your pen or sharp pencil to write a short explanation as to why you highlighted the quote, you only need to write a couple of words such as ‘status’ or ‘patriarchal control’ but make sure you write enough so that you can understand it when you look back. 


4. this is a tip i don’t personally use but can be very useful. for any points regarding context use your small post it notes to write a short note on the relevance of context to the quote you highlighted. by using post it notes this will really stand out in the book as well as separating itself from your other notes. 


5. now this is the part where people often get stuck with english revision and tend to just read through their notes in the book however merely re-reading isn’t the best method of revision. instead, when it comes to revision i make a word document and add heading of each of the major characters, relationships and themes throughout the novel. then as a re read through the text i add each of my highlighted quotes under the relevant headings with a little note afterwards explaining it perhaps in more detail than my original note. this method allows for all your quotes to be categorised and split into topics and themes at the same time as making you re read the text with precision. 


6. i then also add to this document any context, critical material or other relevant information to the text and to your exam criteria. 


i hope this was useful, if you have any questions feel free to ask or if you want to see my notes just send me a message xx

LMAO one of my students went the fuck OFF about OUaT in class today! For like, the entire 2 hours she kept coming back to the subject. She’s ten years old, she and I have never discussed this before, and she’s the one who brought it up. Some direct quotes:

“Hook and Emma got engaged. Why did they have to get engaged?”

“Emma cries about him a lot. And they’re always together. Like in every scene they’re always together. It’s annoying!”

“Probably my least favorite character now is Emma. She used to be my favorite before she started dating Hook.”

“Once Upon a Time isn’t really Once Upon a Time anymore. It’s ‘The Emma and Hook Falling in Love Story.’ Everything is just about them.”

I shit you not. I didn’t prompt her one bit, I simply replied and agreed!

She said more that I can’t remember explicitly but this kid does NOT like Hook and CS. And she knew the ship name and random trivia which surprised me. She said something to the effect of “Emma stopped caring about everyone else besides Hook” but I can’t remember her exact words.

She also thinks the writers are cruel to Regina. She thought Robin Hood was boring but she felt bad for Regina that he died. She thinks fake Robin and the EQ are a weird match visually lol.

God I wish I could remember her whole list of grievances! I would try to steer us back to doing art and we’d be painting and then she’d start up again with “I also didn’t like it how blah blah blah.”

She thought Ingrid was cool but didn’t like that they did Frozen.

She felt that given Regina’s personality and style as the EQ she should have been more glamorous (as opposed to sensible pantsuits) in Storybrooke

She didn’t like the way they wrote or cast Ariel

She felt bad that Mulan is always a third wheel and was mad she never really got her own arc (student is half Chinese btw)

Dammit that’s all I can remember right now lol. She said she quit watching a while ago but still keeps up with what’s happening which I thought was hilarious because same.

Anyway she gave me hope that the kids watching this aren’t buying the bullshit the way the teens and tweens do. I told her I was proud of her and to keep thinking for herself!

Incoming fan-lore critical rant

  Alright fam real talk time now. This is WoW related so if you couldn’t care less about WoW you can totally ignore this. So Im a massive fan of Draenei, and they are basically responsible for most of my interest in the game/world along with the Elves. They are surprisingly one of the most if not the most original, well designed, subversive fantasy races I’ve ever come across next to the Sylvari from Guild Wars 2.

  Heres my issue, and its a hugely irritating one. WHY does almost everyone keep superimposing our concept of gender roles, politics, understanding of religion, etc onto them? Its irritating as hell and massively out of character for the entire species lol; like have yall actually been paying attention? We see extremely low (almost negligible) levels of sexism in their culture with females being present in EVERY profession and level of their society in generally equal ratios to men with some exceptions (additionally this fact is not questioned or criticized by any of them). Our stereotypes of gender are totally irrelevant to them lol. Their whole culture is counter to ours. They are extremely collective oriented with focus being placed on the whole while value is still placed on individual freedom and expression of knowledge.

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#mornings at the manor

So, I’ve decided to add a new tag to some of my posts (see title above). I’ve been using it as a header quite a bit and figured I might as well make it into a tag.

In my mind, the Batfamily’s just as domestic as any of us in the AM (except for the fact that they’ve probably just gotten home a few hours before breakfast, bruised and bleeding, perhaps high on painkillers, after having taken down a vast criminal empire or threat from another planet or something).

So, yeah. “Mornings at the Manor”. My dream sitcom.

Who are the Knights of Ren? It’s tricky.

@gwendy85 and @msheadbanging were discussing the Knights of Ren and came across an interesting quote from Adam Driver that I want to take a closer look at.

Here’s the quote:

Interviewer: “So, who are the Knights of Ren?”

Driver: “It was a group that existed before him, that he was a part of. Their place within everything is maybe more of a satellite group than I would say … This is really tricky.”

The quote was offered as evidence “debunking” the idea that the Knights may be Luke’s other students (presumably because Driver’s words can be interpreted to mean the Knights were a pre-existing group). 

I think it’s useful to look at the larger context in which Driver said this. The article is by Meredith Woerner from the LA Times, and was published on December 21, 2015, right after the film was released. Here’s a little more of the transcript, with the Knights question in the middle:


Interviewer: Where does Kylo Ren stand in the hierarchy of the Empire?
Driver: That’s difficult to say. I think it fluctuates.

Interviewer: So who are the Knights of Ren?
Driver: It was a group that existed before him, that he was a part of. Their place within everything is maybe more of a satellite group than I would say … This is really tricky.

Interviewer: Is that why everything that you have is a bit broken down?
Driver: No, there’s definitely a history that you see in the costume of things in the past right away. They’re kind of like visible scars, on his outfit. In part to intimidate but also because he’s carrying along this history of people.


Who is Driver talking about? He’s talking about his character Kylo Ren, not Ben Solo. In the question immediately before, he says Kylo’s name, in answer to the question about his fluctuating position in the Empire/First Order. 

Read Driver’s words again, substituting the character’s name in place of the pronoun:

It was a group that existed before Kylo Ren, that he was a part of.

The two parts of Driver’s sentence don’t even make sense, unless he is saying that the Knights are a group that Kylo Ren was a part of…before he was Kylo Ren.  I think this is in fact what he is saying, and that he came perilously close to saying too much.

Driver continues, “Their [the Knights’] place within everything is maybe more of a satellite group than I would say … This is really tricky.”

I wish I had video of this interview. It would be great to have the inflection, pauses, and emphases that would offer more data for hair-splitting analysis, but even so, you can sense how Driver trails off when he realizes he’s saying too much. I think he might have finished that sentence along the lines of, “their [the knights’] place within everything is maybe more of a satellite group than I would say part of the hierarchy of the Empire/FO.” 

Would that have told us much more? Sort of. The implication is that the Knights are not part of the regular military structure of the First Order.  They are a satellite group. A group Kylo Ren was part of, a group that existed before Kylo Ren did.  

As both Driver and @msheadbanging note, it’s tricky! The interviewer had no way of knowing she was asking a question that sits at the very heart of JJ Abrams’ Big TFA Mystery Box; the truth about Ben Solo’s fall, and by extension his mysterious companions, the Knights of whom he is Master. Over the past five months I’ve watched hours of Driver in interviews (I used to have a different life), and my impression is that he doesn’t lie well, or perhaps at all, when trying to answer people’s questions. He started to answer the question here, realized he couldn’t, and stopped. “…this is really tricky.” 

The interviewer takes pity and asks a different question, which Driver is able to jump onto and the conversation goes back onto safe ground. 

That we, the obsessed, read this quote as a reference to a group that existed in the deeper past, before Ben Solo’s fall, is probably a reflection of a curious phenomenon of the fandom - we have spent a lot of time with Ben Solo over the past five months. To us, he’s pretty real, with hundreds of thousands of words written and gigabytes of digital paint spilled, but honestly, Ben Solo is barely a construct in TFA. We still know virtually nothing about him, and while Driver does know his character’s back story, he is not in a position to say anything at all about it to us at this time. Driver is talking just about Kylo Ren in this interview, trying to answer a question about things locked in a mystery box, and it results in a paradox statement right away, because the answer concerns Ben Solo

So, tl:dr: This tricky Adam Driver quote does not debunk the theory that the Knights are Luke’s other students at all. Quite the contrary. 

alertpadfoot  asked:

what's your favorite malec quote?

Damn, that’s a tough decision, pumpkin. I mean “You and me, we always seem to find our way back to each other”…. please. If that is not the perfect line and to describe Malec and them being soulmates, I don’t know what is.

But tbh, my fave is probably still “When things get crazy, don’t push me away.” I have talked about it before but well, it’s such a wonderful line because of what it represents and includes, you know. And I love that they used it again in 2x15. Both scenes were so damn great and that line, it says so much with so little words. So yes, I think that is still my fave one.

The Quotable Doctor

July 26: Favorite Quote(s). From inspiring (though occasionally self-depreciating at the same time) speeches to classics like “Don’t be lasagna,” what are some of your favorite 12th Doctor quotes?

I’m so glad this says quotes because there’s no way I’d just be able to pick one quote. Here goes:

First quote

DOCTOR: Kidneys! I’ve got new kidneys. I don’t like the colour.
CLARA: Of your kidneys? What’s happening?
DOCTOR: We’re probably crashing. Oh!
CLARA: Into what?
DOCTOR: Stay calm. Just one question. Do you happen to know how to fly this thing?

This quote introduces us to Twelve–gathering facts, making speculations, asking questions, figuring out how to fly (and who to be) by the seat of his pants. That’s Twelve to a tee!

Most hilarious

From “The Husbands of River Song”:

RIVER: Oh, before you come in, you’d better prepare yourself for a shock. It’s not as snug as it looks.
(She goes back inside.)
DOCTOR: Finally.
RAMONE: Finally?
DOCTOR: It’s my go. [He enters the TARDIS] Oh. My, God! Oh, it’s bigger!
RIVER: Well, yes.
DOCTOR: On the inside,
RIVER: We need to concentrate.
DOCTOR: Than it is
RIVER: I know where you’re going with this, but I need you to calm down.
DOCTOR: On the outside!
RIVER: You’ve certainly grasped the essentials.
DOCTOR: My entire understanding of physical space has been transformed! Three-dimensional Euclidean geometry has been torn up, thrown in the air and snogged to death! My grasp of the universal constants of physical reality has been changed forever.
(River has gone down the stairs.)
DOCTOR: Sorry. I’ve always wanted to see that done properly. 

This is the best thing ever. And I re-watched again today at work and was probably turning red with silent laughter (because I was at work). I will think of this and laugh. I’m laughing as I type this. I also appreciate River’s sense of ‘I’m so focused on the mission that I don’t really notice/care how overblown and therefore how suspicious this is’.

Most encouraging

From “Extremis”:

Goodness is not goodness that seeks advantage. Good is good in the final hour, in the deepest pit without hope, without witness, without reward. Virtue is only virtue in extremis.

I know Nardole says the above, but it’s what the Doctor believes and therefore! therefore! counts as a Twelve quote. To me, at least. Especially as he and Missy both reference it in later episodes.

and

MONK: You are not the Doctor. You are not real.  
DOCTOR: Oh, you don’t have to be real to be the Doctor. Long as you never give up. Long as you always trick the bad guys into their own traps. And here’s the trap you fell into. Your simulation, it’s far too good. [He picks up the sonic shades.] Do you see these? They’re set to record. I’m blind, you see, so I’m psychically wired into these, so my memory print of the last few hours will still be intact on here. Information about you!
MONK: You are not real. There is nothing you can do.
DOCTOR: There’s always one thing you can do from inside a computer. Even if you’re a jumped-up little subroutine, you can do it. You can always [puts on the shades] e-mail!
MONK: What are you doing?
DOCTOR: I’m doing what everybody does when the world is in danger. I’m calling the Doctor. Pressing send. 

It’s encouraging because you don’t have to be real to be the Doctor, and you don’t have to be fictional to be the Doctor, either. We can all be the Doctor.

From “Heaven Sent”:

You must think that’s a hell of a long time.  Personally, I think that’s a hell of a bird.

Of course this is in context of the Doctor punching that wall made of azbantium, but it’s such a great story and such a great metaphor that it’s super encouraging to me.

From “The Doctor Falls”:

No! No! When I say no, you turn back around! (catches up with them) Hey! I’m going to be dead in a few hours, so before I go, let’s have this out, you and me, once and for all. Winning? Is that what you think it’s about? I’m not trying to win. I’m not doing this because I want to beat someone, or because I hate someone, or because, because I want to blame someone. It’s not because it’s fun and God knows it’s not because it’s easy. It’s not even because it works, because it hardly ever does. I do what I do, because it’s right! Because it’s decent! And above all, it’s kind. It’s just that. Just kind. If I run away today, good people will die. If I stand and fight, some of them might live. Maybe not many, maybe not for long. Hey, you know, maybe there’s no point in any of this at all, but it’s the best I can do, so I’m going to do it. And I will stand here doing it till it kills me. You’re going to die too, some day. How will that be? Have you thought about it? What would you die for? Who I am is where I stand. Where I stand, is where I fall. Stand with me. These people are terrified. Maybe we can help, a little. Why not, just at the end, just be kind? 

I’m pretty sure I’ve already written about this, but yes, this speech.

Most loving

From “Face the Raven”:

DOCTOR: Don’t run. Stay with me.
CLARA: Nah. You stay here. In the end, everybody does this alone.
DOCTOR: Clara
CLARA: This is as brave as I know how to be. I know it’s going to hurt you, but, please, be a little proud of me. 

From “Heaven Sent”:

DOCTOR: If you think because she is dead, I am weak, then you understand very little. If you were any part of killing her, and you’re not afraid, then you understand nothing at all. So, for your own sake, understand this. I am the Doctor. I’m coming to find you, and I will never, ever stop. 

So, look, interpret the kind of love it is as you will, but it’s the Doctor’s love (and grief) for Clara that motivates him to punch the azbantium wall for 4.5 billion years. 

From “The Husbands of River Song”:

DOCTOR: Every night is the last night for something. Every Christmas is the last Christmas
RIVER: But you will. You’ll wait until I’ve given up hope. All will be lost, and you’ll do that smug little smile and then you’ll save the day. You always do.
DOCTOR: No, I don’t. Not always. Times end, River, because they have to. Because there’s no such thing as happy ever after. It’s just a lie we tell ourselves because the truth is so hard.
RIVER: No, Doctor, you’re wrong. Happy ever after doesn’t mean forever. It just means time. A little time. But that’s not the sort of thing you could ever understand, is it?
DOCTOR: Mmm. What do you think of the towers?
RIVER: I love them.
DOCTOR: Then why are you ignoring them?
RIVER: They’re ignoring me. But then you can’t expect a monolith to love you back.
DOCTOR: No, you can’t. They’ve been there for millions of years, through storms and floods and wars and time. Nobody really understands where the music comes from. It’s probably something to do with the precise positions, the distance between both towers. Even the locals aren’t sure. All anyone will ever tell you is that when the wind stands fair and the night is perfect, when you least expect it but always when you need it the most there is a song.
RIVER: So, assuming tonight is all we have left.
DOCTOR: I didn’t say that.
RIVER: How long is a night on Darillium?
DOCTOR: Twenty four years. 

“Every Christmas is last Christmas” is something he learned from his time with Clara. And his maturity in being able to actually come and express his love for River here is a good thing. It just means time.

From “The Pilot”:

DOCTOR: If she died when you were a baby, when did she say that?
BILL: In my head. I’m supposed to look like her, but I don’t really know. There’s hardly any photographs. She hated having her picture taken. But if someone’s gone, do pictures really help?

[he glances at his pictures of Susan and River]

[and then he gets her pictures of her mom!]

This is more an action than a quote, but it’s a tangible moment of his love for Bill, in my opinion. And it’s just so lovely that he (I assume) went back and became friends with Bill’s mom in order to take pictures of her for Bill to have–it’s something that the cue-card-using Twelve of “Before the Flood” would never have done.

From “The Eaters of Light”

That’s the trouble with hope. It’s hard to resist. 

Also interpret the kind of love as you will, but the Doctor loves Missy. That’s why it’s so hard for him to resist the hope that she’s genuinely turned gud. 

Anyway, here are some of my favorite Twelfth Doctor quotes. Better late than never!

openmouthwideeye  asked:

For the prompt thing: JB 🔥

In continuation of this storyline)

For what seemed the millionth time in three months, the fire alarm went off. 

At three in the morning.

Again.

Brienne grumbled, making sure to take her time gathering her things. She was starting to regret her move to this apartment complex - what with the early morning fire alarms, Jaime Lannister, the strange smell that lingered in her living room, Jaime Lannister, the lack of an elevator, Jaime Lannister, the strange landlady, Jaime Lannister, and the random service fees that appeared on her rent every month… well it was a pain. 

If she hadn’t signed a year lease she would have left a month ago. Unfortunately, as it was she still had nine months left to go.

Sighing, she winced as she saw snow falling out in the window, wishing that she could just ignore the blaring alarm and go back to sleep. 

But she couldn’t. It was too loud and the worry that this time it could actually be a fire was too strong to ignore. 

She shrugged on her winter coat over her pajamas and went outside. 

Jaime was already there, grinning at the crowd of people who all looked to be half dead. “There you are, wench,” he said. He looked snug in his own winter coat which looked to be three times more expensive than her own. Snug and annoyingly handsome. 

Brienne reluctantly went up to him. “Why does Melisandre like to torture us?”

“The night is dark and full of terrors?” Jaime said, quoting their landlady. “Or something along those lines.”

Brienne wished she was surprised by this but had become too used to the eccentricities of her new home. “I just want to go back to bed.”

Jaime’s grin was small. “As do I. But it’ll probably be another hour before we can go back to bed. Remember last time?”

She did. Very well. Jaime had teased her mercilessly during the long hour wait for the fire department. “Of course.”

“Perhaps we should split the cost of a hotel room,” he said. “We both have work in the morning… after all.”

Brienne eyed him. Although Jaime did drive her crazy, she didn’t mistrust him. He was nothing like Hyle.  “Why me?”

“Because you look tired,” he said, blunt as ever. “And I’m tired. And I much rather share a hotel room with you than with any of these other weirdos we call our neighbors.”

She was tired. She had only fallen asleep about two hours before. She was tired enough that she found herself agreeing to his idea. “Fine. But I’m warning you…”

He laughed. “Wench, you wound me.”

As if he would try anything anyhow, she thought as she watched him laugh. She almost wished he would try to kiss her but no one as beautiful as Jaime would try something like that. Not even plain Hyle tried anything when he had the chance.

“Now I’m thinking someplace as classy as you,” he said, pulling out his phone. 

Expecting a crappy motel, she leaned over to find him looking at The Targaryen Embassy, the nicest hotel within ten miles of them. “That’s too much money!” she protested.

“Despite the fact I live in this place,” Jaime drawled, “I do actually have quite a bit of money put aside.”

“Well I can’t afford this!”

“Think of it as my treat for dealing with me,” Jaime said. “And for being my workout buddy.”

Brienne flushed and Jaime’s grin widened. “Now, my lady, are you ready to go to bed?”

TIPS ON HOW TO OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION

Examinations are finally around the corner and there’s really no time to play around. Everyone’s worst antagonist - Procrastination. That guy is always out there trying to lure students like us to stop working hard and get the grades that we deserve. Here are some tips that work for me that help me to overcome procrastination. Please pardon my English. Thanks!

  • Get a bullet journal. It’s okay if you don’t own one, make sure you have a small notebook that you always keep around with you. Write down deadlines, assignments or anything that you need to get things done. Write it down. I promise, if you think that you could remember what your lecturers or teachers have assigned you task without writing it down, I am sure that once you stepped out from the lecture hall or the classroom, you will probably forget about it. Bullet journal is effective as you are able to plan ahead, planning what you have to do on a certain day.
  • Be motivated. Yes, I know it’s hard to be motivated to study. For me, it’s even hard to sit in my seat for a good three hours without walking in and out from the kitchen, staring at my phone wondering what I am doing with life and I swear, it is hard to get your head together and inspire yourself to get things done. Write down some motivational quotes on some sticky notes and stick them on your walls, where you are able to see them when you are studying. I swear some of the quotes I had on my walls are “Do it now! Sometimes ‘later’ becomes 'never’” and “There’s no substitute for hard work”. There are thousand of motivational quotes out there on Google. Search it up, probably it would keep you motivated.

  • Time management. This is seriously one of the biggest concern I still have - managing my time productivity. For me, I used the 60 minutes study and 20 minutes break. And I would repeat the cycle for at least two more rounds before ending my study session. I installed the 'Forest’ app on my phone a week ago and it really helps me to concentrate and stay away from my phone, which will come to the next tip. And you don’t have to study the same topic for five hours straight. Balance your subjects so that you would not suffer when examinations are nearing.Stay away from the social media. Get out of Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat or whatever social media you have and get your shit done. Yes, there are times where you wanted to scroll your notifications and stuff but think again, do you really want to waste that few minutes on that? Probably you should revise your work before you even go to the websites. Social media can be a huge asshole and it would disturb you from having a productive study session, so try your best to stay away from these apps.

  • Take breaks. Who on Earth tell you to study 24/7? Even the smartest kid in the world would not do that, unless your burning midnight oil, which you should not even do that in the first place. Take some breaks. 20 minutes, 30 minutes, take as many breaks as you want. Relax your mind. Reward yourself from all the pen inks you used up so far. But wait, do not take too many breaks as it will lead you to procrastination. So get enough rest and start doing your work!

  • Prioritize the important one first. Hello, if your assignment is due the next day, shouldn’t you be doing that assignment first? Yes, prioritize your assignment according to due dates. If you are studying for an examination, study the ones that are nearing. Or maybe study those that you are weak in so that you could spend more time on those topics or subjects. At the end of the day, all you want on your report card the grades that you wanted, and not disappointed on the bad grade you have on that single subject that you thought you could do better in.

  • Lastly, stay positive. Having negative thoughts may lead you to procrastinate your studies, so be happy and smile. Being positive will not only change the environment around you but also yourself. You will tend to be more focused and motivated to study well so that your preparation for your examinations will run smoothly.

I really hope that this tips will help you to overcome your procrastination. Since this is my first time creating a study guide, I hope all of you could forgive any mistake I did in this post and good luck to those who are busy preparing themselves for their examinations! We, the studyblr community are cheering on you!

We know you two are hoping we die of starvation and our bones picked clean by wolves. Joke’s on you, cause some guy I’ve never met before gonna come waltzing outta the woods after you abandon us and be inexplicably attracted to me for nothing but my looks and he’ll take us to his castle and after I tell him how we were mistreated he’ll have guards scour the kingdom and hunt you down. And due process doesn’t exist yet so you’ll probably be sentenced to a really horrible death.
—  Melissa being savage in His World: Fairy Tale Act 1
Daenerys, House Targaryen, and Prophetic Dreams

A Targaryen magical trait, that some family members possessed over generations, is the ability to have prophetic dreams. While rereading Daenerys’s chapters, I noticed that she inherited this power.

  • But let’s first have a look at how the Prophetic Dreams influenced Targaryens of Old.

The first (and one of the most important, probably) Targaryen we know of, to have the ability of visions, is Daenys the Dreamer. When still a young girl, she dreamed of the Doom of Valyria, 12 years before the Doom actually happened. She told her father Aenar Targaryen of her vision, and that led to the relocation of the House on Dragonstone.

I think it is safe to say that Daenys used to have dreams that became true Before her dream of the Doom, for Aenar took her warning very seriously. He knew it was no simple dream, but a visions of the future. Most probably, this power was common among Targaryens prior to Daenys as well.

We can look at Brynden’s quote:

“There have always been Targaryens who dreamed of things to come, since long before the Conquest.”

He uses Targaryens, in plural. So that means not only Daenys, but many others too.

The Dreamer recorded her abilities in a book that is believed to be called Signs and Portents, but the book is now lost. 

 We don’t know how exactly the visions came to Daenys – were they with a hidden meaning she interpreted, or more explicit? 


But then, we have The Tales of Dunk and Egg.

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Daeron Targaryen, eldest brother of Maester Aemon, and Aegon “Egg” Targaryen, was known for his prophetic visions.

- His first appearance in the tale:

Across the room, the lordling raised his head from the wine puddle. His face had a sallow, unhealthy cast to it beneath a rat’s nest of sandy brown hair, and blond stubble crusted his chin. He rubbed his mouth, blinked at Dunk, and said, “I dreamed of you.” His hand trembled as he pointed a finger. “You stay away from me, do you hear? You stay well away.”

Daeron seems to be afraid of Dunk at first. Later in the tale, few hours before the Trial of Seven, Daeron talks with Dunk and explains his behavior.

“I dreamed of you,” said the prince. 
“You said that at the inn.”
“Did I? Well, it’s so. My dreams are not like yours, Ser Duncan. Mine are true. They frighten me. You frighten me. I dreamed of you and a dead dragon, you see. A great beast, huge, with wings so large they could cover this meadow. It had fallen on top of you, but you were alive and the dragon was dead.”
“Did I kill it?”
“That I could not say, but you were there, and so was the dragon.”

As we see, Daeron’s dream isn’t very explicit, rather vague. And after the trial, Dunk worries if any “dragons” – Targaryens – were killed.

“And Prince Daeron?” Dunk blurted. “Did he survive?”
“Once Ser Robyn unhorsed him, he lay where he fell. He may have a broken foot. His own horse trod on him while running loose about the field.”
Dazed and confused as he was, Dunk felt a huge sense of relief. “His dream was wrong, then. The dead dragon. Unless Aerion died. He didn’t though, did he?”
“No,” said Egg. “You spared him. Don’t you remember?”

Dunc interpreted Daeron’s words as a Targaryen Prince dying during the battle of the Trial. He feels relieved that every member of the royal family is safe. But then he approaches Prince Baelor. 

“Dunk saw something red and wet fall out of the helm. Someone was screaming, high and terrible. Againstthe bleak grey sky swayed a tall tall prince in black armor with only half a skull. He could see red blood and pale bone beneath and something else, something blue-grey and pulpy. A queer troubled look passed across Baelor Breakspear’s face, like a cloud passing before a sun. He raised his hand and touched the back of his head with two fingers, oh so lightly. And then he fell.”

Baelor Targaryen, Prince of Dragonstone and heir to the Iron Throne, died few minutes after the end of the Trial, falling on top of Duncan after removing his helm (half his skull was missing).

Daeron dream came true.

The part “A great beast, huge, with wings so large they could cover this meadow” doesn’t refer to the size of a dragon, or Baelor himself; but to Baelor’s personality -> By all accounts, Baelor was not only a skilled warrior and a capable Hand, but a good person as well.

“Few could doubt that Baelor Breakspear would be a great king, for he was the heart of chivalry and the soul of wisdom, and came to serve his father most ably as Hand.”

So Daeron’s dream was metaphorical.


- Another Daeron’s dream that will have a huge impact on his family many years afterward was his vision of the dragons returning. This impressed his little brother Aegon.

“Someday the dragons will return. My brother Daeron’s dreamed of it, and King Aerys read it in a prophecy. Maybe it will be my egg that hatches. That would be splendid.”

Half a decade later, Aegon perished at Summerhal (and many others too) while trying to hatch dragon eggs.

In his last days, Maester Aemon confessed to Sam:

“My brothers dreamed of dragons too, and their dreams killed them, every one.”

This sentence refers to Daeron’s prophetic dream of dragons, and probably Aegon’s normal wishful dream.


- Still from Maester Aemon, we have a hint at another of Daeron’s portent:

“The prophecy … my brother’s dream … Lady Melisandre has misread the signs.”

This may imply that Daeron had visions of the Prince that was Promised too, or something else related to the prophecy.

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Haldir and the Wardens of Lorien

Eight Reasons Haldir and the Wardens of Lorien are Awesome

  1. The Wardens scare Legolas (l’il shits)
  2. They don’t stop Sam from climbing up with Frodo, or even mention it, even though they initially said only Legolas and Frodo could climb up to them. 
  3. Haldir speaks Westron b/c he’s a scout/spy for Lorien in the world outside
  4. Haldir lets Gimli into Lorien even though laws, custom, and his own preference say not to
  5. Haldir still insists on Gimli being blindfolded, which is species-ist but sensibly ass-covering given that he’s a lower-tier worker in a species-ist society
  6. The Wardens share their food with the hobbits but not with the rest of the Fellowship (IDK if that’s ‘awesome’ per se but it made me laugh)
  7. Haldir and the Wardens are good strategists when it comes to fighting Orcs
  8. Haldir is a trustworthy guide for the Fellowship while they are blindfolded

Quotes and implications/meta below the cut!

 

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DMC Quotes in Project X Zone 2: Part 2

Part 1
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Part 2: Fighting with Dante and Vergil

Fights with our beloved half-devils are where the most quotes are hidden in the game, having special interactions with every support character you can assign to them, also some pre- and after-fight quotes.

Yes, that’s a demon fetus in the background, and supposedly a part of the demon world where Vergil had been before he went through a portal which led him to Mallet Island of DMC1.

Here’s Dante’s remark before the famous burn.

Ouch.

You’ve probably seen this gif of their special attack:

Originally posted by chunli

The quote below changes each time, ranging from remembering the old days to Vergil being pissed off having to use Dante’s gun again. 

(I might do a seperate post with each version sometime in future)


BONUS

After the mission on Mallet Island Vergil and Dante only comment on the story from time to time.

Especially Dante has a… rather unique way of commenting on stuff?

iamthekarmapolice  asked:

Can i ask, what is up with the glass candles? Why are there four? Is it like for the 4 great heroes or something? Or is it something else?

Obsidian/dragonglass candles were used by the Valyrians to communicate long distances magically. This is very certainly a tribute by GRRM to Tolkien’s palantiri, but probably with a twist. (I’m sure that they’re activated with “fire and blood”, probably by cutting yourself on the sharp edges of the candle, and then the blood flames up like with Beric’s sword.) With the decline of magic and/or the death of dragons, they stopped working. With the return of magic and/or the rebirth of dragons, they started working again.

The Citadel has four glass candles, but there are many others in the world. (In Qarth for sure, almost certainly in Asshai, very definitely in the ruins of Valyria, and I’d bet any money there are some on Dragonstone as well.) Why four? Dunno, it probably doesn’t matter. Maybe there’s one glass candle for each cardinal direction, maybe the candles could only view a specific city/area so there needed to be several, maybe there were only four people interested in magic in Oldtown a thousand years ago when the candles were brought there, maybe whoever acquired them from the Valyrians could only afford four glass candles, maybe they bought a dozen or more but only four have survived over the centuries… or made it into the Citadel at least, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s at least one glass candle at the top of the Hightower.

What interests me particularly about the Citadel’s glass candles is the test for acolytes becoming maesters. The Citadel has them spend a night’s vigil with a glass candle that can’t be lit to teach them humility, to show them there are some things beyond the scope of knowledge. But if the candles actually worked back when the dragons were alive, a hundred-something years ago, what was their vigil like then? Was it to light the candle to see if they had aptitude for magic? (Although for that you’d think they’d’ve had a Valyrian steel link already.) And if the candles did work only a few generations ago, what kind of coverup was done to establish within the Citadel the new concept of what they symbolized, once the maesters killed the dragons? They’re definitely tied in with the maester anti-magic conspiracy, for sure.

As for what’s up with the glass candles now –

  • the warlocks of Qarth are using them to communicate with each other
  • Quaithe is very probably using one to send visions to Dany
  • Archmaester Marwyn “the Mage” got at least one of the Citadel’s candles working, and has been using it to look at all kinds of things; one thing we know for sure was that he saw Sam traveling to Oldtown and sent Alleras to get to him before the other archmaesters did
  • Leo Tyrell, Alleras/Sarella Sand, and Pate/the Faceless Man formerly known as Jaqen H’ghar are students that Marwyn has shown the glass candles and may have taught how to use them
  • Sam is probably going to learn to use a glass candle in TWOW
  • I think they’re going to be very relevant in TWOW, ADOS, and the endgame war against the Others (like, does dragonglass have to be in candle form to produce a communication flame? or would a dragonglass knife work also?)
  • I honestly can’t wait to see more

And if you’re interested, lots of interesting quotes about dragonglass candles under the cut:

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Assassins Daughter Prt 3

Summary: Avengers go to Rocky Horror and Natasha is a little jerk.

WARNINGS: the usual language and what not, but also violence and some kissing. A few sex jokes and violence/implied PTSD.

(A/N): part three everybody thanks for everything guys sorry this one took a little longer than I expected hope you like it!

Originally posted by coloursong

Friday morning you woke up with a groan. You did not make a good morning person ever, and it really didn’t help when FRIDAY had sunlight streaming in your fake window like no tomorrow. You sat up and rubbed your eyes before screaming.

“WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING NATASHA!?” She was watching you sleep, sitting in a chair reading an old book of yours.

“Well, I was reading this book, before somebody rudely interrupted. She sighed and sat the book down.

“I have news.” She told you.

“Okay well I haven’t had coffee yet.” She handed you a mug. You took a sip from it.

“Not enough sugar, continue with your news.” She rolled her eyes at you before continuing.

“First off, Steve likes you. Like a lot.” You started to say something but she cut you off. “Second thing, Bucky and Clint are totally screwing, and I’m not allowed to tell anyone so you don’t know this.” You looked at her like she was crazy.

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