school work more important than work work

Oh, you had me living a lie for a year? Maybe I'll just go ahead and dismantle every aspect of your life.

Well I was had! I been took! I been hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Led astray! Run amok!

This is a trailer trash roller coaster. All aboard!

The Lies

I thought I was in a slightly tumultuous but overall fun relationship for a year. I had gotten out of a 12 year relationship when I met Fuckboi, he was so charming and handsome I thought I won the lottery! He was super pushy about saying “I love you” first and defining our relationship. He introduced me to his family. His niece started calling me Auntie. He tells me about his 3 children and their mothers and lies about how the mother of his oldest hates him and is keeping him away from the kid.

But then things started getting weird. His “ex” started calling all the fucking time, multiple times a day. They had children together, but the grandmother had custody the lie I was told to make it seem normal was that both of them had jobs where they traveled a lot, so they signed legal guardianship over to the g-ma to make schooling & emergency issue easier. Then she moved down to the city we were loving in for “work training”. Then she was moving down permanently without the kids. When I asked why the kids weren’t coming, the lie I was told they need to stay in the same school Um, they are 6 and 4 I’d say staying with parents is more important at that age than their peer group. It was weird, but I’m the cool girlfriend and it wasn’t my place to tell them where their daughters should live.

His “work” was in the cannabis industry, kind of. He worked with the “ex” brother in law going to legal states, buying pounds at a time and trafficking it via USPS. So, when he tells me he’s going to Oregon I think nothing of it.

After a week in Oregon, a lot of stories aren’t adding up, like his phone is always dead even though he carries a power bank with him. THEN one of his “friends” starts posting cuddled up selfies with him. I quickly put 2 and 2 together and dump him for cheating on me with this chick in Oregon.

The Truth

After I dumped him I made a messy facebook post on his wall, which the mother of his oldest child sees and she contacts me and lays out the truth!

He never contacts his oldest daughter, even though he has her cellphone. No one is keeping him from her.

  • He owes $20k in back child support for her, as he has never once made a payment and he moves around a lot & works under the table, so the mother was never able to collect garnishments or anything.
  • He has a huge criminal record starting with rape he committed at age 15, and then a lifetime of fraud, larceny and drug charges I knew nothing about!
  • His “ex” who moved to our city was his girlfriend of 9 years who was very much still in a relationship with him
  • They willingly gave up the 2 children because they preferred to use drugs; him - heroin, her - pills
  • There is a FOURTH child!?!?!?! He and the mother conspired to pin the paternity on another poor sap and it’s been 17 years now that this other man has been paying for a kid that is not his
  • I was his side chick
  • His family knew and played along in the lie and included their 10 and 16 year old children in the lie!
  • His chick in Oregon is actually his starcrossed lover from childhood! And every time they would try to be together one or the other would end up in jail!
  • The Oregon chick ALSO has a criminal record highlights include criminally negligent homicide from a DUI where she killed her passenger, fraud, larceny, drug charges

This shocked me, so I paid for a criminal background check which is how I learned of their records.

The Revenge

I PROFUSELY thanked the ex for telling me the truth about the situation. I mulled on it for a bit trying to convince myself to simply consider myself lucky and just walk away with my dignity intact. But then he’d be winning and I knew I had everything in my power to come down on him like Thor’s hammer.

  • I gave the ex ALL of his info - SSN, State ID#s, current and past known addresses. With this she contacted her state’s Child Support Services.
  • He now will have his Drivers license revoked and can’t get one no matter the state he moves to until he is current with his past payments.
  • If he ever gets a real job 25% of his wages will be garnished
  • He now has a warrant for his arrest in the state his oldest kid lives.
  • He’s trying to play house with his new GF and contacted the mother of his oldest to arrange a meeting with his kid and his gf’s child. The mother is “playing nice” and pretending it’s a-go and he is planing a trip to visit the daughter. He will not see her, at the “meeting” he will be seeing the police and they will arrest him for failure to pay, and he won’t get out of jail until he pays a sizable chunk of the $20,000 past-due PLUS bail!
  • I gave the ex his info THE DAY BEFORE his federal tax refund was set to go out, She was fast enough at getting his info to CSS that they INTERCEPTED his full tax refund and now he has for the first time paid for something for his child.
  • His past due child support is also going on his credit report
  • I know the name of the business his ex brother in law owns and uses to launder his drug trafficking money, I dropped a dime to the IRS. So, he’s losing his only steady income soon and can’t get a job a Walmart due to his criminal record, and if he DOES manage to find someone that hires without criminal background checks he will lose ¼ of his paycheck.
  • I told this story to two of my “hacker” friends and they got into contact with hackers more talented than themselves and are now going to “take care of” a few more things for me, like finding the guy who was conned into paying for a kid that’s not his.
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pastel!dan and punk!phil

important facts about community college

- just as much of a quality education as you would get at a state school or uni 

- much more affordable 

- usually more night classes that make going to school while working and/or taking care of kids much easier 

- transfer students actually have a higher graduation rate than students who have been at a university all 4 years 

- there is nothing wrong with aspiring to go to a community college 

- there is nothing wrong with being proud of attending a community college 

- there is absolutely nothing wrong with community college 

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school is helpful, but you are a priority

God today has been a good day but also really exhausting bc a lot of stuff and walking going on (or well, more walking than I usually do haha) but!!! I have great life news that you can find in the tags below haha

HOW TO: Be a Theatre Student

1. ATTITUDE

The most common negative quality in Theatre Students is a lack of appreciation. There are so many individuals in this world who feel forced into career paths that have nothing to do with their true passion. We are so lucky to be allowed to follow such a unique dream, and to bring joy to so many audiences. Remember even when completing difficult assessments, or doing back to back late nights, we are working towards something bigger. Being appreciative and passionate is an inspiring quality. Embody this. 

2. TUTORS

We are extremely lucky in my course to be taught by a group of working Professionals, not Lecturers. Although you will spend every day with them, remember they are Professionals who deserve respect. They will be your most valuable resource. Do not waste their time. Ask questions. Drink in all that you can. They will know you better than you know yourself. Theatre Professionals in the Industry do not have time to stop mid-show and explain their decision making. Working with such people is an amazing privilege. Use it. 

3. OBSERVE

As well as observing the Tutors methods, also observe the other students around you. Before screaming about how much potential you have, take time to watch other students succeed and fail. Take from their methods the aspects you want to incorporate into your own practice. Never ignore the potential of those sitting next to you to have incredible ideas. 

4. OPPORTUNITIES

Theatre School will immerse you in an environment of external opportunities. My school offers a variety of non-assessed events that we can volunteer to work on. We are also able to be hired as Venue Technicians for weekend work. I would highly recommend using these as platforms to practice your craft and keep you fresh. This will make you a known face around campus, and give you extra experience your peers may not have. It’s easy to get stuck in the classroom. Remember you are here for live art! 

5. EVERY DAY IS AN INTERVIEW

Every day we are surrounded by current and future industry professionals. Although you should feel safe to make mistakes, know that the way you act now is being constantly monitored and will be remembered. Try to handle stressful situations with grace, and always have an air of professionalism about you. People in theatre are good judges of character. Think quickly, and be respectful.

6. STAGE MANAGERS ARE TIME KEEPERS

You are completing a Stage Management course. A Stage Manager’s first job is to be a time keeper… So meet your goddamn deadlines. Seriously. There is nothing that makes Tutors cringe more than seeing Students getting extension after extension when they are training to be a professional organiser. Your ability to stay on top of work, even that unrelated to productions, is being judged as part of your work ethic. Although sometimes it is overwhelming, remember this time of your life will end and you DO have the ability to complete the work in good time. Write the essay. Read the play. It will get you one step closer to theatre.  

7. TEACHING OTHERS TEACHES YOU

Although Theatre School can sometimes be a competitive atmosphere, it is important to remember that teaching others actually teaches you. I do my best learning when I have to explain concepts or procedures to someone who doesn’t understand them. Although sometimes you want to keep your knowledge close to your chest, be generous with your learning. It will consolidate the knowledge in your mind, and doing favours for others does not go unnoticed.

8. LET OTHERS FAIL

You also need to find your own moral ground on when to stop pulling friends across the line. As with any Degree, at the end of the day you need to all individually be capable enough to walk into a theatre and create a Prompt Copy, or set up a console. Don’t do all the work for people who aren’t interested in learning for themselves. Sometimes it takes a blown system or poor grade or yelling Director to wake a Student up. Ensure your work is always  high quality, but it is not your responsibility to manage any other work load. Do not get walked all over. This education is yours.

9. STOCK UP

Use this time to Stock Up! Create useful templates and file them nicely for you to use once you’re in the Industry. Buy a Stage Management Kit, and begin slowly stocking up throughout your time at University. Invest in the Tools you deem most useful. Buy the Stage Management book you keep reading from the Library. Collect the elements you want to be a part of your professional practice. This is the perfect time to gather resources. Do not waste it.

10. DON’T GIVE UP YOUR LIFE

The best advice I received at the commencement of my First Year was to not give up your personal life for a 9.00AM-6.00PM Monday to Friday course. I was ready to give everything away. I moved out of home to be closer to the city, worked through my weekends, and over the year stopped caring about my friends, family and other interests (including this blog!). Let me tell you, this does not get you ahead in your career. It left me lonely, and vulnerable to toxic relationships that I didn’t need. You need a well balanced life and support system to be good at your job. You need to be healthy and happy to inspire passion in those working for you. My best work of the year was during my November production, once I had realised this the hard way. Make an effort with your friends, stay with your family, have other hobbies that make you happy. Don’t throw your life away just because you got an acceptance letter. If this career is going to sustain your whole life, it needs to fit into your whole life. Theatre is not the only beautiful thing in this world. Just look around. You might surprise yourself. 

Best of luck to the 2017 First Years in all the kickass Theatre Courses around the world. I’m here for every single one of you! 

Ella X

Rules of the House : How my Parents Raised Me

1) Mistakes are never allowed.
2) Never ask for help.
3) Never make the family “look bad” - even if you have to lie.
4) Do not mention God (even though we go to church).
5) Social workers are evil people; go to all lengths to make sure they never have a reason to take you away - even if you have to lie.
6) Friends are not welcome.
7) Sex does not exist.
8) Parents may never apologize, but children must apologize for everything - even things they didn’t do.   

9) Never express emotions.
10) You are always wrong.
11) You don’t deserve respect.
12) If you are not working to serve your parents, you are a horrible person.
13) Never relax. Always work.
14) Having fun is wrong.
15) Unnecessary chores are more important than homework or sleep.
16) You are lazy and disrespectful, and that can never change.
17) Violent yelling is encouraged.
18) You may not be independent.
19) Your opinion is wrong.
20) Your memories are wrong.

21) Do not socialize.
22) Fear your parents.
23) School work must be above average.
24) Do not share your feelings.

25) Always make the family look perfect on the outside.

chaos-online  asked:

I saw on a post of yours earlier, you mentioned being an archeologist. I've always thought about getting into archeology as a career, but I don't much about it. I don't know what the work is like or how it pays. May I ask you a few questions about it? What kind of jobs are there? What kind of degree do you need to get an archeology job? How easy is it to get one. As an archeologist, what do you do? How easy is it to find work in the field? Thanks so much for everything you do, I love your blog!

My answers are going to be in the context of the United States because that is where I am and what I am familiar with. This may vary depending on other countries.

What kind of jobs are there?

There are primarily two kinds of jobs for archaeology: commercial and academic. Commercial archaeology primarily consists of Cultural Resource Management (CRM). CRM is when companies go in to assess the archaeological and historical significance of a construction or work area before construction or work can begin. These kinds of projects are normally done for state and federal projects or commercial projects that involve the state or federal government. Most of the work consists of surveying, digging test pits, and doing limited salvage work before construction/work begins. If the survey, test pits, and salvage work uncover something truly important and significant, the construction/work project has to work around the designated area. This could mean reducing a highway, moving the location of a building, and not putting up an oil well.

Academic archaeology focuses on research, but you must be affiliated with a university, museum, historic park, etc. While academic archaeology may focus on research, often you must do other things like teach classes, design and set up exhibits, write reports to the government, etc. For academic archaeology you do much less field work. If you become a professor your time is split into thirds. One third is teaching and all its trappings, one third is grant writing, and one third is field work including excavation and lab analysis. Somehow you have to fit in writing articles for high impact journals, book chapters, or entire books to ensure that you can get tenure or just hold onto your position.

What kind of degree do you need to get an archeology job?

If you do just CRM all you need is a Bachelor’s. But you will be restricted to seasonal and part time work forcing you to move around the country chasing jobs to pay off your bills and student loans. You can move up to being a crew chief in which you oversee teams of people in CRM, but you need a Master’s. If you get a PhD you can become a Private Investigator (PI) for a CRM company. You may be able to publish some of your work, but you also handle working with companies to meet their needs and requirements for archaeological work in accordance with the law.

For academic archaeology you need a PhD. You cannot really do anything else without it.

How easy is it to get one?

A BA is easy, usually four years. A Master’s takes work and can be as little as two years to more. A PhD takes a lot more work and you are looking at 4+ years.

As an archeologist, what do you do?

I’m pursuing the academic route. So what I do is design research questions to answer using data collected from the field. This can be my own data or I can do a secondary data analysis on data collected by others. 

Typical work consists of finding a site, mapping the site, placing test pits for potential excavation units, digging said excavation units, carefully documenting soil levels, soil changes, and the presence of artifacts within the unit, analyzing recovered material, and publishing a paper on your findings. The same hold true for CRM, though there may be less lab work and publishing depending on the project budget.

How easy is it to find work in the field?

For CRM it can vary. Sometimes years are booming and CRM companies are in desperate need of field workers. Other years it seems as though the only jobs available are those that require a MA or above. On top of that you have to scramble around for work. A couple months in Nevada, two weeks in Texas, three months in Tennessee, two months of no work, three works in Utah, etc. It is not a field with regular work opportunities.

The academic route is … depressing. Even if you go through all the hurdles and get your PhD there is a slim chance of finding a university position and an even slimmer chance that the position you get pays well and is a tenure track position. I don’t like to think about it.

This is the reality of archaeological work. It is bleak, depressing, and sad. As important as some of the work is and as interesting as some findings can be, there never seems to be enough public support to help drive and fund more archaeological work. If you want to get into archaeology you have to want to do it more than anything else. You have to be at peace that you’ll have a massive amount of student debt. That you’ll be poor for 10+ years after high school while you try and get a PhD. That you may be left behind while everyone else is buying a house, starting a family, and living life. 

As bleak as that sounds, the pure thrill of finding something, of doing an analysis that answers a question, the excitement of learning something new about humanity and its past, the light that flares up in someone else’s eyes as they learn something new and get excited about it makes all of that bleakness melt away. At least, it does for me. And that’s why I chose this path and why I started this blog.

5 Tips for Staying Productive

1. Get ahead on your work. There is always something you can be doing. A great way to stay productive is looking forward a few weeks in your schedule and seeing what’s coming up. This is especially handy when you know you’ll have a few tests in one week. Staying ahead of your work allows you the freedom to focus more on one or two subjects without getting behind in the rest. 

2. Take breaks. Short, frequent breaks can help you stay productive and not get tired as quickly. You don’t want to burn out on your assignment and then rush through the rest of it. Also, it’s a good idea to break up large amounts of reading over a few days, so you don’t have to do it all in one massive tiring chunk. But, it’s important to set a time limit on your breaks. If you leave it open-ended, you may never get back to work. 

3. Work hard all week, relax more on the weekends. Put in the extra hours during the school week, and you’ll be able to have a much more enjoyable weekend. Your friends will probably want to hang out over the weekend more than the school week anyway, so it’s great to actually be able to take a break and do things with them rather than staying home to catch up on all the work you neglected. 

4. Don’t do unnecessary work. Learn what works best for you and tailor your study style to the class. If you know you can make an A in a class without doing the readings, then DON’T DO THE READINGS. It’s important to delegate your time wisely, or you will constantly be stressed and overworked. Be careful though, sometimes this can backfire. Pick and chose your workloads with a lot of consideration. 

5. Be proud of all of your work. If you just look towards a bigger picture goal- such as graduation or getting an A in a class- you will feel much less accomplished throughout the semester, even if you’re doing a lot of work to achieve your goal. Make smaller goals and be proud that you achieve them. Focus on the work that gets you to the accomplishment, not the accomplishment itself. 

anonymous asked:

I really love the Lena dating a grad student idea. Could you do one where Lena convinces Reader to take a break and get some sleep because Reader has been awake /at least/ 24 hours with research or other school things but is still trying to work on a paper?

A/N: I just wanted to make a quick note (though, you’re probably all aware of this) to say that staying up 24 hours to do school things isn’t good. Don’t let your health slip just because you think you need to do research or school work. Sleep is important and research can always wait. Make sure you look after yourselves, you’re far more important than the work.

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Photoshoot Frenzy (1/2)

Authors: Tori and Marielou
Summary: Phil owns a popular modelling company and when he doesn’t have a model for his client for a shoot, his boyfriend Dan… who’s just a regular teenager studying law at University, offers to be the model. Of course Phil doesn’t say no to that. But when the fame and paparazzi get to much, Dan breaks down and luckily Phil is there to comfort him.
Genre: AU, Fluff
Word Count: 2,552
Total Word Count: 5898
Beta(s): thanks to phangirlingforphan

A/N: this is a collab fic that I’ve done with my lovely friend marielou-for-you we worked hard on it and we really hope that you like it! ^__^

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Meeting the Shelby’s Pt. 3


When your eyes fluttered open and you took a quick look around, you were surprised to find yourself in an unfamiliar room. It was cozy, but your heart started to beat faster as you began to realize you didn’t know where you were. Your head was aching as you slowly remember everything that happened the day before. Your father was alive and dead all in the one day. You had lost everything you had, but possibly gained so much more.

You force yourself out of bed and to get dressed, walking downstairs to find that you were alone in the house. You were very grateful for the Shelby’s; for Tommy honoring your Father’s wish to give you the money, for Polly for letting you stay here in her house. You made yourself a cup of coffee and paced around the house, admiring it. You examined the pictures on the mantle piece, family photographs and individual pictures of her nephews and niece and children. You looked at them all, but found yourself drawn to Thomas’ picture.

Then the door suddenly slammed open and shut, causing you to jump. Polly entered the room, looking angry.

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Staring Your AS Levels

Hello! Here are some tips I have about going from GCSEs to AS level:

  • Keep your GCSE notes- please keep any relevant gcse notes because they can be useful for going over things that you’re doing in more depth at AS. You don’t have to keep them all (for example, if you’re doing art, history, english lit, and philosophy you won’t need your physics or french notes), just make sure you don’t throw away notes that you’ll regret not having later as you may want to look over them to recap basic ideas! Or maybe a friend or sibling in another year may find them useful- you never know so please don’t rush to burn them!
  • Go over things after every lesson- at the beginning of year 12 all my teachers said this to me and I just ignored them because like seriously no thanks, but when it came to spring I deeply regretted not going over things as suddenly I had to recap everything in just a few weeks! So I’d suggest that maybe one night every week, go over everything you’ve learned, rewrite notes if needed, and do extra practice questions on things you’re not sure of- it’ll definitely be worth it in the long run, trust me! Also it’s good to make revision notes throughout the year; for example, if you have a test on one topic of a subject, make some good quality notes and keep them as during exam season you’ll be so happy that you already have some good notes. The night before one of my AS chemistry exams I was trying to cram my way through the whole syllabus (revise early!! I’ll talk about this next) and cried tears of joy when I found a set of notes I’d made previously as it’s much easier to revise from concise notes than it is a textbook or your school notes.
  • REVISE EARLY!!!!!!- I’m currently in the middle of my AS exams and omg please please please start revising early! I kept saying ‘it’ll be fine, I’ll start next week’ from like January until mid-April and by then it was too late and I ended up not being able to revise everything I needed to and to a poorer enough level overall. Therefore please start revising definitely before March- this sounds a bit extreme as that leaves around 2.5 months before exams but ‘revise’ doesn’t just mean ‘write intense notes’: make mind maps, timelines for subjects like history, flashcards, do past papers, make notes based off mark schemes so you know what key words examiners like, etc. Make resources so that when it is April/May time you won’t be panicking (as much) as you already have concise notes to then make even more concise and specific notes off, and hopefully you’ll be much clearer on things from the start of the year that otherwise you’d have forgotten completely!
  • Do your homework- teachers set it for your benefit so by not doing it you’re just setting yourself back! Try to do it as soon as possible after you get it and please do actually try when doing it- don’t just google the answers straight away (I am very guilty of this and it only made things worse in exams as I hadn’t built up technique).
  • USE YOUR FREES- free periods are an absolute blessing and it’s easy to just see them as extra break times. However they are given to you for a reason and it’s soooooo important that you actually use them for what they’re for- working! It’s okay to be ‘free’ in your frees sometimes but more than not you should be working in them; catching up on homework, doing past exam questions, improving your notes, etc. Most sixth forms/colleges have quiet working areas/study centres so do try to take advantage of these areas in your frees- it means you have less work to do at home!
  • Plan- buy a planner/diary (if your school doesn’t provide you with one) and use it! Make sure you write down all your homework and when its due as it is extremely easy to lose track of things, especially if you have multiple teachers for one subject! I’d also recommend having a whiteboard or something in your bedroom where you can write a clear and visible to-do list.
  • Be organised- most sixth forms like you to use files and to write your notes on A4 lined paper, unlike in ‘books’ like you did in lower school. It’s extremely easy to end up with a messy file so please make sure that you organise it well (use dividers and maybe buy a mini hole punch and stapler to go in your bag- teachers are too good at not hole punching sheets…) as this will make revision a lot easier! It also makes a good impression on your teachers.
  • Crappy teachers- there isn’t much worse than having a crappy teacher at A level. It’s seriously frustrating- especially if there’s another class for the subject you’re doing who have the good teacher! If you’re unfortunate enough to get a bad teacher, please don’t let it define your grades! Download your exam’s spec from their website, buy a textbook/revision guide, etc, Basically do as much as you can to make sure you’re learning everything that you should be and that you don’t fall behind. Maybe talk to another teacher if you really need help or straight up tell your teacher that you aren’t learning from them- most are happy to help and don’t realise that they’re so bad! Tell them how you learn best and maybe they can adapt to help you.
  • Buy revision guides/wider reading- please try to get a hold of revision guides as they will save your life during exam season. If money is tight, speak to a teacher as most schools have bursary funds that can help you out if needed. It can also be good to do some wider reading, especially around subjects you may want to continue in the future- ask teachers or google for recommendations.
  • Use online resources- if your school has access to revision websites, etc. please try to use them! Really take advantage of as many resources as you can since A-level resources are more scarce than GCSE ones.
  • Make decent notes- this one is very important! Please make sure that your notes throughout the year are good quality- if you feel like they aren’t then make sure you add to them using a textbook/revision guide as otherwise you might end up revising from sub-par notes and therefore won’t get the top grades.
  • Catch up- if you miss a lesson (even if a friend tells you that you didn’t miss anything important) always go and see your teacher as soon as possible! You must make sure you don’t miss a single thing and also it’ll make your teacher like you more since you’re actively trying to catch up!
  • Give yourself a break- please make sure you have a life outside of school work! But also make sure you don’t get too wild; usually the people who flake out are the ones who party too hard or work too hard. So make sure you find a good balance. Sixth form/college is an awesome chance to make/maintain some amazing friendships so make the most of it! Also please don’t feel pressured to get a girl/boyfriend and if you do, do not let your relationship get in the way of your grades.
  • Good habits- also try to make sure you stay healthy and make good diet/exercise habits. It’s vital that you have an outlet (running, tennis, walking you dog, whatever you like) outside of school. Also, exercise is good for your brain! A levels can be extremely stressful so you need to try to take care of yourself or else you might not make it- I know many people who dropped out because they couldn’t deal with the stress so you need to try to deal with this as best you can. If you do start to struggle, talk to a teacher as this is very common and there’s lots they can do to help you! 
  • It’s okay to fail- there is no way (unless you’re superhuman) that you can continue getting the same grades at GCSE and at AS; for example I got A’s and A*s in chemistry all through GCSE (an A at the end) and in AS I always got B’s (and a few D’s…). AS is such a huge step up in most subjects (some you may find are quite similar- I found this for geography but most are way more complex) so it’s totally fine to not get the top grades; at AS you can’t even get A*s (they don’t exist) and E’s are still a pass so it’s really not expected of you to get the same grades as gcse, especially at the beginning. It can be disappointing but please try not to get down about this! At the start of the year I was getting mostly D’s-B’s and towards the end it was more B’s and a few A’s so there’s plenty of time to improve. Also, if you feel that at the beginning of the year you want to swap subjects, do talk to your teachers as this may be possible within the first few weeks. Remember that you could retake year 12 if thins went terribly wrong so it’s not the end of the world if you fail everything! Also the new AS levels don’t count towards your final A level grade so you do get a second chance.
  • Overall: so overall the jump can be pretty daunting but to be honest it’s really not that bad as long as you stay organised and ask for help if you need it. In sixth form, learning is more your own responsibility so you need to make sure that you are doing enough work outside of school and that you understand all topics being covered. Year 12 and 13 are seriously some of the best years of school (the best yet to be honest) so do also try to make the most of them!

I hope this is helpful and please do feel free to send me any questions you might have! :)

“Furuya and Sawamura aren’t the same”

I never came across “Furuya hate” until a couple fo days ago -when I started to follow new people- and I had to read that sad words: Furuya and Sawamura aren’t the same.

You are right OP, they aren’t the same.

  • While Eijun learnt to play baseball with his friends, Furuya was playing by himself.
  • While Eijun had people wanting to play baseball with him, Furuya had no one to play with.
  • While Eijun got Rei to scout him for Seidou, Furuya studied hard to get on the same school so he could play with Miyuki.

Of course they are not the same. But they do have things in common:

  • Both work on their weakness (so don’t you dare to say “only sawamura works hard” because Furuya works hard TOO and if you haven’t notice that I have no idea what manga are you reading)
  • Both respect each other (Not a single time Furuya thought he was better than Sawamura)
  • Both are important for the team. Both. 

I’m not making this post too long -I could but I won’t- because there are a lot of good posts with the same and more info. I just needed to get this out my of chest. 

It’s 2k16… stop with the nonsense hating on Furuya for the love of GOD. 

Show-and-Tell

HI L

Hi, I’m so sorry for this, but I saw this post and I couldn’t help but write a not-so-little fic for it!

I love this AU so much please keep it up!

(also apologies I don’t know how to put a readmore on a submission).

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One of the first warnings Ms. Jackson got when she started teaching was “Watch out for show-and-tell day.” She had nervously laughed as she stirred her tea and asked why.

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[07/01/17] Just some econ notes 🙌🏼 READ THE WHOLE CAPTION ✨now I’m going to use this caption to talk about something important that isn’t talked about in the studygram community all that much and thats self care and mental health. Yes we are all about helping people work hard and get through school with good grades but that isnt all life is about. Self care and mental health will ALWAYS come before school. It is ALWAYS okay to skip school if you don’t think you can face it today. It is ALWAYS acceptable to be sad about a bad grade. It is ALWAYS okay to take a mental health/self care day to look after yourself you need that more than you need your grade. It is important to look after yourself so you don’t hurt yourself by working too hard. You dont have to work every single day in fact thats probably not very good for you - if you can cope with that then fine, but understand that many people (more than you would expect) are badly affected by mental illness and everyone has bad days and its okay to feel that way. Don’t ever feel pressured to work by anyone if you cant/dont feel like you can that day. You dont have to. Look after yourself and dont listen to any studygrams who tell you to just be more dedicated or to just get over your bad day and go to school. Unfollow them. Block them. They are not what this community is about. I, and many other studygrams, care about you and we are here for you. Some days I dont go to school because I cant. Some days I dont do any work because I couldnt get out of bed. I just think its important to keep that in mind when you are looking at my posts - I am not always motivated and I’m not someone that has everything perfect, I’m just here to try and inspire people to do their best. And if the best you can do sometimes is just get out of bed, or just go to school then I applaud you for making that far. I wish all of you guys the best as always. Keep this in mind.
BoyStudy.

Junior Year Plan Of Action

It’s annoyingly cliche but the truth is Junior year matters a lot.

There’s a ton of things you need to be ready to do in the next semester before terrible horrible senior summer hits. Here’s what you’ll want to get done now:

  1. Sit for the SAT/ACT

    Your school might not recommend you take your boards till senior year, but that is a mistake. Try sitting at least once in the spring. You do not want to be dealing with standardized tests and college applications at the same time. Just do it. Block off three hours a week (one per section) to study for the exams now, and then increase it a little at a time as the tests get closer. If you start prepping now, it will be a breeze by the time March or May roll around.

  2. Position Yourself for Leadership
    Colleges are looking for people who will be the real leaders of their industries post graduation. They want people who are going to make their campuses vibrant and be joiners. So whatever it is that you do (be it a club, a job, a sport, a charity, or something else entirely), start positioning yourself for leadership if you don’t have it already. It’s easy to do, just get involved with whatever the big project is. Ask what you can do to help. Yes you might be doing errands or grunt work, but the members of the club will notice that you are an involved person and it will put you in a good place for leadership senior year.

  3. Start a Preliminary College List

    Do. Not. Do. This. Until. You. Have. Scores.
    Am I clear? Yes? Okay.
    You are going to want to start your college list around springtime junior year. There’s a million tools for this (college board has a good one, their “Matchmaker”). This list will help you figure out what you want and don’t want, what appeals to you, and what kinds of deadlines you’ll be looking at in the fall.
    I know it’s hard to hear this, but I fully recommend that you make your list around the scores you currently have and not your goal scores. If you are planning to study and get those scores up, the first list can become your safeties when you improve your scores. But don’t have your heart set on a school that you really really need an ACT 28 to have a shot at when you just can’t break 25.

  4. Woo Your Teachers

    You’re going to need recommendations. You’re going to need recommendations from your academic core-4 teachers. You’re going to want a rec from a junior year teacher if it’s at all possible. So start wooing them now. Be a rockstar in class if that’s your way, or just care a lot and have a genuine passion for the subject, or work your tushie off in a class that’s super over your head (hey, it worked for me!). Make sure your teachers notice you and know something about you other than, “they’re quiet but get good grades.”

  5. Try, try, try to relax

    Silly to put this at the end of a to-do list, but it’s the truth. This is not the end of the world. This is not the only path to success. Your mental health is more important than your school work. Find something that makes you happy and helps you unwind. All the academic success in the world isn’t worth stressing yourself out to the point where you can’t smile and enjoy your life.
The Magic of a Bonfire

Tittle: The Magic of a Bonfire

Pairing: Newt x Reader

Requested: Yes

Rating: M for Mature

Warning: Smut, smutty smut smut

   Waking up in the maze meant you had to learn to to adapt to the new cruel world around you. That meant learning and working with the new rules that were given, as well as the unspoken rules. The unspoken ones where the ones you really had to look out for. Like the rule that you don`t ask questions about the past, everyone here only remembered their name, and to demand any more information than that would only result in angry boys and sarcastic answers.

  Also don’t let fool yourself, the glade was just like high school. We all had a clique. The only difference was that our clique, more often than not, was those we worked with. Having to spend hours on end with the same group of boys everyday meant that you grew close. It became second nature to hang out with those who did the same work as you. Unlike high school however we still spoke to each other, even if we weren’t in the same clique.

  Then there was the most important unspoken rule, one that I changed the day I arrived. Do not upset the steady routine the Gladers had worked so hard to make. I never meant to break that rule, I had never intended to. I wanted to fit in, to prove to them that being the only girl in the glad wasn’t a bad thing, that we could work without having any changes. Try as I did though, nothing seemed to stop the fact that I was head over heels in love with Newt, and that he somehow felt the same.

  “Hey I brought you a drink.” Newt chuckled as he sat down beside me, pulling me from my thoughts. I smiled at him and pressed a kiss to cheek, taking the jar he was holding out to me.

  “What do you make of the greenie?” I asked, smiling as I curled into his side, his arm instantly wrapping around my shoulders.

  “Thomas? He seems like a good kid, I think once he stops freaking out he`ll make a good match.” Newt answered, coughing as he took a sip of the drink. “Gally made it a bit stronger tonight, fair warning.”

 I hummed my thanks before taking a sip of my own drink, the liquid instantly causing me to cough.Newt was right, it was stronger tonight, though it still managed to hit the spot. His drink may a tad strong and not the greatest but it was cold, refreshing and not water so I welcomed it.

  “How was the maze?” Newt asked after a moment, his hand tightening on my upper arm. He hated the fact that I was a runner, I knew that. I knew that he spent everyday inside the glade worrying about wither or not I would come running back through the doors.

  “Boring.” I responded, shrugging my shoulders a tad bit. “Nothing`s changed.”

  “It will sometime, I mean it has to.” He said softly. “There has to be some way out of here.”

  “Yeah, the box. We just need to figure out a new way.” I muttered, earning a groan from Newt. From the moment I woke up in the glade I was determined that the way to freedom wasn’t in the maze, but in the box, we just needed to figure it out.

  “We’ve been over this Y/n.” Newt said softly, gripping my chin gently between two fingers so I was looking at him. “The box isn’t the answer. We have tried everything, and I mean everything, you can think of. The way out is the maze.”

  “How can you be sure, I mean there has to be something we missed. We have been searching that maze for years and we still have no way getting out.”

  “You don`t know that for sue love, there has to be another way.” Newt said softly, smiling warmly at me.

  “I don`t think I can stay here much longer Newt. Heck I know it. What if there isn’t a way out? What if we are stuck in here forever? Newt I can’t be stuck in here forever.” I whispered, finally feeling a little relief at the fact that I was able to voice my fears. I knew Newt was having a hard time with the maze, and was scared to finally say it, I still was, but it still felt like a huge rock was lifted from my chest. “I don`t want to die in this place.”

  “You won`t. Baby girl I’ve been there, I know what you’re going through. But I also know  that you need to have hope, hope that we will get out of this place. You are my hope. You keep me going. You’re sweet, kind, beautiful, and the best damn thing that happened to this place, I have to believe that there is hope for you getting out of here because you deserve so much better than this. There is a way out, and even if we do spend the rest of our lives here. We’ll have each other, and I don`t know about you, but that is more than enough for me.” Newt said calmly, his eyes searching my own before he pressed a gentle kiss to my lips.

 I kissed back instantly, my eyes fluttering shut as I wrapped my arms around his neck. He threw his drink to the side, using his now free hands to grab my waist and pull me closer to him. I hummed as straddled him, scooting further up his lap so I could press myself tighter to his chest. His hands moved along my back, his fingers pushing my shirt up, drawing small patterns on the small of my back.

  “Follow me.” He muttered against my lips, he pressed a quick kiss to my lips before he gently moved me from his lap. He stood up quickly, grabbing my hand in his as he quickly lead me to the little hut where we kept the weapons. As we moved quickly towards it, the other Gladers seemed to pay us no attention. They had long since grown use to us running off at night to pay us any attention.

  “Newt what are you doing?” I asked, watching as he glanced around us quickly before dragging me inside the weapons hut.

 “Taking you somewhere private.” He answered, smirking at me over his shoulder as he crossed the room. “After last week, Alby made me promise I would use this room when we wanted to be alone. I don`t know about you, but I want to be alone.” He muttered, his eyes darkening with lust, as he pushed aside a trap door.

  “Being alone sounds really nice right about now.” I hummed, giggling as I pictured the look on Alby`s face when he walked in on Newt and I in the shower. I have never seen the leader looked as upset as he did at that moment.

  “Good, now come on.” Newt chuckled, grabbing my hand to lead me down the down the stair case. As we made our way down it, he turned on the light, the moment the light turned on I looked around us. We were in a small staircase that lead to a wide room. A table sat in the middle of the room, and that table seemed to be Newt`s destination. Once we were in the room, Newt wrapped his arm around my waist, spinning me into his chest. Once I was in front of him, his lips once against met mine.

  “Newt.” I moaned, running my hands down his chest, and tugging at the end of his shirt, running my hands up his chest to pull his shirt over his head. We broke the kiss quickly, just long enough for both of our shirts to be thrown over our heads. He put his lips on mine again, pressing me up against the table, his hands running down my sides to grip my thighs.

  “Jump.” He muttered, moving from lips to press kisses along my jaw and down to my neck. I hummed as I obeyed, jumping up to wrap my legs around his waist. He sat me down on the table, his hands roaming around my body. He sucked gently on my collarbone, his tongue flat against my skin.

  “God your so perfect.” He mumbled against my skin, his finger quickly undoing my bra and throwing it aside. The moment they were free his mouth attached onto my breast, his tongue flicking against my nipple as his free hand moving against my other one

  “Newt.” I moaned out, my fingers running down his back as he focused on my nipples, taking his time with each one. “Newt, yes.” I moaned, my fingers tangled in his hair, holding his head against my chest. He chuckled against my breast, his mouth leaving a pop as he moved to kiss down my stomach his fingers trailing along behind him. Once he was at the waist band of my pants, his eyes flickered up to mine, as his fingers danced under my waist band. His fingers dancing across the skin of my pelvis.

  “Want do you princess? Do you want me to take these off?” He muttered, scattering kisses along the bottom of my stomach.

  “Yes.” I moaned, arching my back up whining as he slowly removed my pants, my panties moving down with them. He smiled up at me, pressing kisses along the inside of my thighs. “You see baby we can get by with each other, just you and me.” He whispered, his hot breath fanning across my core, causing me to scream out in pleasure.

  “Newt.” I whispered, arching my back in pure pleasure when licked softly between my folds, his tongue flat against my core. The more I moaned the faster he flicked his tongue onto my core. He looked up at me, when his fingers dipped into my center, curling up so they hit my g-spot every time he pushed them inside me. He picked up speed smirking when his actions caused me to moan loudly, my back arching upwards as he continued to run his tongue over my clit.

  “Newt!” I moaned loudly, thrashing against the table as my high hit, his name leaving my mouth in a breathless moan. “Fuck Newt.” I gasped, smirking as I grabbed him the shoulders and pulled him towards me, his body sliding my own. “It`s your turn.” I hummed, smiling at him as I rolled over, pinning him under me. I smirked at him as leaved a trail of kiss down chest. I sat up, wrapping my fingers under the hem of his pants and pulling them down in a swift movement. Threw his pants and boxers over my shoulder and I lowered my mouth onto his length, bobbing my head as I swirled my tongue around him.

  “Baby girl right there!” He moaned, his fingers tangling in my hair as he held my head down, his hips thrusting gently into my mouth. I gagged around him, causing his to moan loudly, his fingers curling into firsts.

  “Ugh!” He moaned, his eyes hooded with lust as he stared down at me, watching as I pulled back to suck gently on the tip, running my tongue up his shaft slowly. “I need to be inside of you.” He grunted, grabbing my upper arms to pull me up to him. He flipped me over and attached his lips to mine again, groaning happily as he slid inside of me.

  “Fuck.” Newt groaned, thrusting into my quickly, his moans mixing in with mine as I bucked my hips up to meet his thrusts.

  “God Newt yes!” I screamed, digging my fingers into his back as he picked up his pace.

  We stayed like that pressed up against each other until our highs washed over us, each of us coming undone in a series of screams

  “God I love you.” He hummed against my lips, his chest pressed against mine.

  “I love you too.” I whispered, running my fingers through his hair as I scattered kisses along his shoulder.