If all women stopped wearing makeup at exactly the same time, the vast majority would look the same amount of attractiveness relative to each other, and they’d collectively save EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS in the U.S. alone
Some of these will not apply to many people so pls take them with a grain of salt. Also I’ve been collecting these pretty much for the two years I’ve been in college so it’s not a guide, they’re just… random I guess.
Warning - specially tailored for super shy people aka me
There’s a thing called the ‘first week window of endless oportunities’. It’s when groups are still forming and everyone’s desperate to make friends. This is the time to put your best self forward (I’m not saying be fake, just a little extra friendly).
Leave. Your. Door. Open. Do it. Even if you have a roommate. Best way to make friends the first week.
Actually get out of your room. You’re not going to meet many people if you hole up in your room. If you have a tv room or people are watching a movie, I don’t care if you’re not interested in what they’re watching, go.
If you have the balls to go to the room nextdoor and introduce yourself then you probably can skip this section by all means do it!
But if you don’t, going from door to door asking for help with your laundry takes a lot less courage + you will learn how to do laundry. Asking to borrow something (pencil, hair tie, hair dryer) also works.
If you’re staying at a residence hall, ask to sit with people at lunch! Nobody is going to say no, i promise.
Similarly if you see someone alone, ask them to have lunch with you!
Also if you meet someone you get along with, as soon as you can, ask for their number ‘so you can go to the dinning hall together’.
Remember people’s names - it makes people feel like you actually care about them. I know it’s hard but make an effort. Also it just gets annoying when someone asks about your name for the fourth time. Use mnemonics if you have to.
Asking what someone’s major is and where they’re from is standard procedure when you meet them but it doesn’t make for an interesting conversation. Think of other questions!
Make sure to arrive about 10 min early to your classes. There’ll be very few people and so it’ll be easier to strike up a conversation (actually people will probably talk to you without you having to say anything which is g r e a t)
Say yes - as a rule of thumb, your social life should prevail over your academic life the first two weeks. This is the time where you’re not really pressed for time. Say yes to watching movies, say yes to going to lunch, say yes to going to campus events (and even to parties). Obviously don’t do anything that makes you really unconfortable but do try to step out of your comfort zone
Make friends with an upper-classman from your same major. Or at least be on speaking terms. Talk to them on Facebook, ask them about your major, just use any random idc excuse to introduce yourself, it doesn’t really matter how you do it.
Don’t go home every weekend, even if you live close by. You’ll miss out on the best of campus life and some of the most fun memories with your new friends.
Keeping your old friends
If you know you’re going home for the weekend, try to finish most of your assignments/studying and make time to hang out with your friends. Spending time with them is the best way to keep those friendships alive.
But! Don’t worry too much if you can’t come home or make time for your friends too often, you just have to make an effort to text them regularly. It will come naturally if it’s your best friend, but don’t forget to set a reminder to text other close friends at least once every two weeks.
You may think you don’t care now but you will once you come home for the summer.
If any of your friends are staying in your hometown for college, be ready for them to get another friend group. That doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten about you, but don’t be mad if they seem to have a lot more plans that don’t involve you. You can always ask to tag along some time and maybe even become friends with these people!
Some people you’ll just lose contact with. Don’t fret it.
Please print out or buy a calendar that has a whole page for each month. With boxes preferably *shameless plug*. You may think you have it all under control but there’s nothing like being able to see all your due dates, hang out plans and laundry days at a glance. (Also js but the pilot frixion are perfect to use on calendars because they’re erasable).
next week is my finals week… procrastinates on studying by drawing characters studying
i didn’t really think about what they would both study but i like the idea of them being the same major/field bc it’d probably be 2x funnier with them being in the same classes trying to one-up each other every time one of them brings up an argument
Bojack Horseman and Rick and Morty: The Hardest Nihilistic Show to watch and the easiest Nihilistic Show to watch
Bojack Horseman is such a weird show for me.
It’s like I need to set a time weeks, or years in advance to sit down and watch it. I’ve only watched the show once but it is so philosophical and life changing and depressing and deep, it’s like I have to set out emotional time out of my day to pick a moment to watch it.
I’ve only watched it once and once was enough to change my entire outlook on life and look at my life from a new angle.
Where as Rick and Morty is a Nihilistic show too, there are way more laugh out loud moments and tends to make fun of Nihilism. The characters can be deep, while being shallow at the same time. They can be very aware they are in a show. Saying things like: “Was he doing a bit?” things I don’t hear in modern english unless I’m hanging with the theater kids.
A thing that Rick and Morty achieves perfectly with it’s humor is the art of Schadenfreude. Or “Taking pleasure/enjoyment/humor from the suffering of others.” Every single deep moment in Rick and Morty is usually accompanied with a sad or intense song, that you can take in as Horribly deep and depressing, while being hilarious at the exact same time.
I will take an example from Season One.
Kind of a spoiler, but this happens very early in season one. It’s like the halfway point of season one, just to establish this show doesn’t fuck around.
The jist of it, is that Rick and Morty ruined the world so badly, that they went to a different universe. A different reality where they died around this time. Accompanied by sad music is Morty coming to grips that everything around him isn’t real and it’s an entirely new reality. Leaving behind a damaged and broken world. And he has to bury his own corpse. So every event in the previous episodes are reconnected or might of not happened in this reality.
What makes this a very emotional intense scene and an extremely funny one is how juxtaposed Morty is to this compared to everyone else around him. Morty is having an existential crisis about everyone he left behind, meanwhile Reality doesn’t care. Rick grabs a drink, Summer Texts on her phone, his mom and dad argue on the cusp of divorce. Nothing changed. Life goes on.
I remember the first time I saw this scene when it aired on TV, it blew my mind, while also making me laugh at the same time.
That’s because the show makes it clear Reality doesn’t care about Morty’s extensional crisis. You can take pleasure in his suffering while making it tragic and realistic but funny at the same time.
And a majority of every emotional scene in Rick and Morty is like this.
There is a moment in season 2 where one character attempts suicide, and while it’s framed in a serious manner, it is also hilarious. It’s not that the show makes fun of suicidal people. (like a tasteless joke in some other adult shows) The inner turmoil is shown and portrayed very seriously. What makes the scene funny, is while the character lies still and alone all night after his failed suicide attempt, the Pathetic Father character Jerry, comes into the foreground, with his weed wacker. A trivial thing he was complaining about the whole episode. Without noticing the character’s pain. “Life goes on. Nobody cares.” Which is seriously sad and funny at the same time.
As I said Schadenfreude. “Nobody cares. Might as well laugh about it”
Bojack Horseman has it’s share of funny moments too, it’s writing style in similar format to the Simpsons and typical satire.
But the comedic moments are usually far away from it’s serious moments.
They have their moments of
Schadenfreude as well. Such as small #relatable moments that make me laughing my ass off due to the delivery. Cause I’m sure many can relate to procrastinating and being lazy as hell on a project or having friends kick your pathetic ass to actually do something.
But when the show wants to get deep, the humor stays far away from the realism.
There are also suicide attempts in this show as well. And while Rick and Morty can take a look in the mirror and laugh at itself. Like “Nobody cares, might as well laugh about it” This show seems to say: “Life is horrible, we are horrible people, if we don’t take power within ourselves to change. nobody cares. Deal with it.”
Which it a heartbreaking but raw realistic message.
Which is why I only watched the show once and am postpoing watching the newest season as long as I can.
The show is raw, it doesn’t hold back and every deep emotional moment has no comic relief moment to recover.
It lets you breathe in the heavy atmosphere and deal with every screw up the main character commits.
It’s like if an adult cartoon character had real world negative consequences for his horrible behavior. Friends abandon him, forgiveness is optional, and people die because of a direct result of the main character.
A lot of the problems with myself and with my generation as a whole is that we tend to dissolve blame for things that we are directly at fault for. I know we tend to point fingers at the Baby Boomer generation or society a lot, but pointing fingers doesn’t really help things get better. If you just want to whine and not inspire change. You have to look deep inside yourself and find the will to change.
Something that both shows preach.
“The thing about repairing, maintaining and cleaning is, it’s not an adventure. There’s no way to do it so wrong you might die. It’s just…. work. And the truth of the matter is that, some of us are okay with going to work, and well, some of us rather die. Each of us gets to choose.”
I love Bojack Horseman and I love Rick and Morty. But one is way more easier to watch then the other. I know a lot of people on tumblr are comparing both shows, but to me, they are equal in greatness, just take a very different approach to the same subject mater.
I will get to watching Season 4 of Bojack Horseman some day. But not where I’m at right now.
I am glad I read a few therapy books before watching bojack horseman and rick and morty so I wasn’t too mindblown by the messages portrayed.
By popular demand, I present you with the unfortunate story of how I went to college and accidentally got a math degree.
I was tricked
Engineering. Fucking mechanical engineering. That’s what I blame it on. Fucking engineering. Fuck. I was thinking about majoring in it. i could build cool mechanical shit and blow up things but on purpose. sounds good right? So freshman year, while everyone else is taking freshman art & english & intro classes, I start doing engineering prereq classes. Most of which are math. So. much. Fucking math.
Skip ahead 2 years and I’ve switched majors to computer science. Guess what also requires math prereqs?
Fucking computer science
No problem right? I wasted two years on math courses, Hundreds of hours in the math building, which smells like the 80s and mold. I’ve probably already taken the ones I need.
Nope. Fucking computer science. what the fuck.
More math. So much fucking math. I had nightmares where functions are chasing me across graphs. That sounds like I’m exaggerating. no. I have actually more than once fallen asleep in the library and had study-induced nightmares. also I was on a lot of cold meds.
Fast forward to my last semester. I’ve already taken all the fucking math prereqs, no more math for me. This is it. I’m finally done.
And thats when I find out: i’ve taken so many fucking math courses that i’ve literally completed the major. I have literally accidentally gotten a second degree in math.
But. One final Fuck You from mathematics. only certain courses can count towards more than one major. i’ve already using one math course to count towards computer science. I’m one course short.
And now I’m fucking angry. And tired. So tired. I stop fighting it. I drop my shoulders, bend my weary head. I give in to the inevitable. i blubber a little. Say goodbye to the semester i thought i was gonna mostly skip & sleep in. And I sign up for fucking math.