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➥ Vocabulary Tips - Adjectives Part 1

Appearance Adjectives

「height / stature / size

  • tall - very tall, quite tall, six feet tall, long, high, big, colossal, gigantic, huge, immense.
  • short - not very tall, petite, low-set, compact, little, small, squat, tiny, miniature.
  • medium - average height, middle height, half tall, half short.

「weight / skin

  • thin - quite thin, slim, slender, skinny.
  • fat - medium-build, overweight, rounded, chubby, corpulent.
  • skin - pale, pallid, light, dark, tanned, olive, white, brown, rosy.
  • shape - broad, crooked, curved, flat, narrow, round, square, wide, massive, straight.

「hair / eyes

  • color - dark, black, red, brown, blond, chestnut brown, white, gray, blue, green, light-blue, dark-gray, grayish-blue, amber, caramel.
  • style - long, short, medium-length, shoulder-length, afro, asymmetric cut, beehive, bob cut, bowl cut, bunches, buzz cut, cropped, curtained hair, dreadlocks, fringe/bangs, hime cut, pixie cut.
  • hairdo - straight, curly, wavy, thick, thinning, bald, shiny, smooth, neatly combed, dull, tousled, disheveled, ponytail, braid, updo, bun.


  • young - kid, baby, toddler, newborn, preteen, teenage, teen, junior, minor, infant, tween, youngsters.
  • old - elderly, older, mature, senior, experienced, middle-aged, adult, grown up. 
  • number - twenty years old, in her thirties, about forty.


  • intelligent - broad-minded, sharp, keen, bright, quick, agile, wise, clever, smart, precocious, gifted, witty, ingenious, savvy. 
  • stupid - narrow-minded, silly, foolish, idiot, fool, ignorant, slow, dumb, dull, brainless, dummy, moron, imbecile, uncultured.


  • friendly - pleasant personality, good-tempered, good-natured, easy-going, sociable, outgoing, extroverted, energetic.
  • independent - strong, tough, mature, autonomous, self-confident, self-reliant, self-sufficient.
  • honest - dependable, reliable, trustworthy, reasonable, sensible, honorable, sincere, direct, downright, truthful.
  • disciplined - organized, hard-working, careful, prudent, cautious.
  • modest - shy, timid, wary, humble.
  • observant - attentive, alert, perceptive, insightful, thoughtful, considerate.
  • humorous - amusing, funny, comical, laughable.
  • generous - unselfish, kind, kind-hearted, gentle, benevolent, sympathetic, tolerant, helpful, careful.
  • interesting - fascinating, exciting, entertaining, stimulating. 
  • elegant - exquisite, graceful, refined, fine, tasteful, neat, high-class, fancy, glamorous, dressy, magnificent, important, powerful, famous, rich.
  • beautiful - attractive, gorgeous, handsome, ravishing, pleasing, glorious, splendid, goddess, god-like, pretty, beauty, resplendent, fine, stunning, good-looking.
  • adorable - lovable, lovely, sensitive, adorable,sweet, angelical, angelic, cute, precious.
  • glowing -  shiny, vivacious, sparkling, twinkle, shining, vibrant, radiating.
  • code - formal, official, informal, relaxed, casual, old-fashioned.
  • hostile - aggressive, violent, offensive, hateful, bitter, ferocious, furious, savage, fierce, bloody, grotesque, boorish.
  • unfriendly - unsociable, bad-tempered, pushy, selfish, egotistical, inconsiderate, arrogant, moody, stubborn, imprudent, stingy, miserly, snobbish . 
  • dishonest - unreliable,  unreasonable, unpredictable, irresponsible,  impulsive, greedy, dull, undisciplined, disorganized, careless, greedy.
  • strange - odd, weird, eccentric, crazy, clumsy.
  • boring - tedious, tiresome, uninteresting, wearisome.
  • emotional - moody, melancholic, touchy, mushy.

➥ Vocabulary Tips Masterlist

if you have other adjectives that fit this topic, just send me a message. 

LGBT movies I recommend!

Brokeback Mountain 

(I really hope you have already seen this tho, its a classic. Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger plays two shepherds falling in love in 1960 Wyoming)


(Dutch, two teenage boys fall in love and deals with it) 

Freier Fall 
(German, two police officers, one with a baby on the way, develops feelings for one another. One of my favourite movies of all time) 

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Introducing Character Drawcember!

This is a series of drawing prompts I designed for myself to get into a better rhythm of art production and also to think in depth about my characters. I’m posting this in case anyone else would like to work through the list too! :) I purposefully designed the workload to be relatively relaxed, since December is a busy month for a lot of people, myself included.

RULES: Use whatever of your own characters you want to use. You can stick to the same couple of characters or use all different ones. Any medium, and they don’t have to be consistent in style or technique. Basically there are no rules, just use this as a fun opportunity to work on your cast of characters. If you do decide to do this challenge, use the tag Character Drawcember!

WEEK ONE (Dec 1-7)


…a protagonist

…an antagonist

…an old character you don’t use anymore, and then redesign them.

Finish one of these into a full-color piece.

WEEK TWO (Dec 8-14)


…the inside of your character’s room.

…your character as a child, adult, and senior.

…an alternate universe version of one of your characters.

Finish one of these into a full-color piece.

WEEK THREE (Dec 15-21)


…a big group shot of your characters.

…a fake screenshot, as if your characters had their own movie

…your character’s favorite place

Finish one of these into a full-color piece.

WEEK FOUR (Dec 22-28)


…your character in someone else’s style (credit who you were inspired by!)

…three different outfits for your character

…free day- you choose what to draw with your character

CATCHUP (Dec 29-31)

If you’re not done yet (it’s okay!!), use this extra time to finish!

One of my former students sent me pictures of his boyfriend proposing to him, and I’m teary-eyed about the beauty of their love. I am so happy for them. 💗

anonymous asked:

Hey, would you happen to have any tips on telling adult skulls from juvenile skulls? Sometimes I'll find a skull from a species I've never found before, but they just seem so impossibly small...! It's super hard to find photo refs that show the size... Are there any general features that can show age? Huge eye sockets, tricks with teeth, etc...?

Hi there!

There are a few things to look for when trying to tell what age an animal was by its skull.

Skulls are made up of many different bones and the lines where those different bone plates connect are called sutures. As an animal ages those sutures begin to fuse together and in some cases in very old animals they will completely disappear. In young animals though those plates are very noticeable. 

Here are a few comparisons between juvenile and adult skulls of some common species.

Opossums are unlike many other mammals and the sutures of their skulls never completely fuse together.

Here are four Carolina Dogs ranging from approximately six months old to around ten years old.

Note how the suture lines begin to fuse together as the animals mature. In the Senior dog on the bottom right they have practically disappeared.

Domestic Cats: Kitten, Adult, & Senior

Goats: Juvenile, Young Adult, and Senior. Note the completely fused sutures in the senior goat skull on the far right.

Like humans, all baby mammals have deciduous aka milk aka baby teeth that are shed as the adult teeth begin to erupt. In some cases you can even see the adult teeth erupting from under the milk teeth. This baby bobcat has both baby and adult canine teeth present, giving it the appearance of double fangs.

Those baby teeth are usually hollow/have undeveloped roots. Adult teeth are hollow too until the animal matures and the root of the tooth fills in and becomes solid.

Here are adult vs. juvenile teeth in Red Foxes:

and Raccoons:

The rearmost molars are usually the last teeth to finish erupting. Here’s a young standard size horse foal’s teeth (left) compared to a 17 year old mini horse’s teeth (right). Note the foal’s rearmost molars still encased in bone. An older animal’s teeth will also show signs of wear. Enamel loss and discoloration, points worn down smooth, and decay are all signs of age.

Teeth yet to erupt in a young feral hog’s skull.

So the main things to look for when trying to age a skull are suture lines and teeth. Size is helpful too but some animals like raccoons have skulls that come in an incredible variety of shapes and sizes so sutures and teeth are really your best tell when gaging age. Bones and skulls from juvenile animals are also typically very lightweight, fragile, and porous. Sometimes the bone of the skull of a juvenile animal will be paper-thin. Often when they are being processed and cleaned juvenile animal skulls will completely fall apart at the suture lines and have to be rebuilt.

Hope that helps, Anon! Happy collecting!

i’m still in that state of like what the fuck am i doing with my life bc y’all. i graduate in like five days. my sister is going to school and my dad is like, let’s go see a movie since you’re doing nothing. and i’m doing nothing with my days even thought i should be getting ready for college in a month.

anonymous asked:

Do your sims change personalities? I mean in your head. Mine never stick to one, its kinda frustrating

This is a great ask, thank you! For the most part, the personalities of my Sims remain the same. For instance, Nico is arrogant and always will be. But I do change their behavior and response to certain situations based on experiences/growth. Remy is a manipulative character but falling in love has changed his cunning actions to a degree or at least it makes him analyze his behavior. Nico learning he has a child didn’t change his arrogance but it has changed his behavior toward his wife (he is becoming distant). I do think it’s okay to change a characters personality somewhat as they age…most people go through some transformation when they transition from child to teen/ adult to senior etc. And last a major life event can create a personality change as well. But for the most part, personality is pretty consistent, but the choices don’t always have to align perfectly. A shy character can be bold when drunk, a sad personality may find some joy when they adopt a cat, etc lol Hope this helps in your writing!

moshiznik  asked:

unpopular opinion: jinki is a bad leader (i mean i think ppl who actually believe this need some Help... but just please enlighten us!!)

strongly agree | agree | neutral | disagree | strongly disagree

( here’s what i said when told that jinki shouldn’t have won the leader award in ‘15.)

if i were going to whittle every moment where jinki has shown his strength as a leader, broadly or through nuance, it would be this moment.

because he & jonghyun are friends.  every ship in shinee sails at least as a bromance because at the most basic, fundamental level they’re friends.  there’s a comfort that exists between them all that is beyond chronological familiarity & comfort to varying degrees of genuine compatibility.

but this is is not jonghyun & his friend jinki.  this jonghyun & his leader, the only hyung he has on the team, & while age is not of great consideration for jonghyun when making friends maybe this time it was.  maybe this time he needed someone older than him to hold his hand & let him know that it’ll be ok because they’re there & they’re not relying on him to be strong.  there’s a difference between being allowed to cry because they can’t stop you anyway & being allowed to cry because they know it’s what you need & this feels like the latter.

jinki gave up the stage to hold his band member’s hand so that he could cry without looking at the crowd & for just a moment be the one being held.  that’s leadership.  that’s knowing what your member needs & giving it to them & sacrificing your own wants/needs to do so.

“[an ideal adult/senior] is someone who takes care of the staff around them.  rather than someone who displays their adult/senior position, i think someone who invisibly does things, without anyone’s knowledge is great.“ - taemin 

School Info from Kay

Okay so since I’m a senior now i feel like i should give some words of wisdom to the upcoming freshmen on how to “survive” high school and general stuff that comes with it!


  • Make friends. easiest way to do this is by talking to people in class or by joining clubs. I promise you there are people out there who share interests with you, you just gotta find em
  • Don’t go to big parties. I’ve been to a few and honestly they’re really boring and everyone is drunk/high and the cops might show up which just makes you anxious. Freshman year, don’t go to big parties. Instead, go chill with some friends and raid a CVS for soda and chips at 2AM. Way more fun, way less stressful. Better memories too.
  • Hang out with people on weekends! People can generally give/get rides, and chilling out on weekends while studying is a really fun thing to do. Skype is also a great way to do this if rides aren’t available.
  • No one notices if you are alone at lunch/in the hallway, so dont feel worried. If your friends have a different lunch than you, try to make some friends in the same lunch, or pretend youre studying if you feel awkward about sitting alone.
  • Dont. Date. Upperclassmen. Its not that you’re immature or not, but its freaking creepy if an upperclassman wants to date you. There is something wrong with them if they want to date you. Especially seniors - they’re almost adults and they’re going after someone just out of middle school? thats fucked up. Just dont do it. Even if they’re cute and on the tennis team or something, don’t do it. 
  • Don’t have sex/send nudes “just because” Not to be proverbial, but if your friends jumped off a cliff would you? no. I know that you may feel ready, but I can promise you that it just feels bad afterward if you really arent ready. I’m a sex-positive person, but freshman year is too young to put yourself in that emotional position. It’s very stressful, and for myself personally as well as friends of mine it caused us all more anxiety than we would have gotten otherwise.
  • Don’t overstuff your schedule with clubs. I tried this last year, and it was just way too stressful. Instead, focus on one or two clubs that interest you. Leave time for yourself.


  • Be up front with teachers about mental health. Teachers will try to help you. They will work with you on that stuff. I can only speak from my experiences, but finding professional help for my mental illnesses actually helped me in school. 
  • Don’t procrastinate forever. If you have tests, prepare for them ahead of time. If you have projects, start doing research or plan. If you have a paper due, start writing before the last day. Even if it’s possible to do something the last second, the stress isnt worth 
  • Take time for yourself. buy that bath bomb and chill out to the sounds of metallica if you want to, binge watch voltron one weekend if you want to. Take a nap if you want to. Play some video games if you want to. Just, don’t fill your time with school. You will wear yourself out so fast. 
  • Talk to your friends. If you had shit friends in middle school, get new ones who listen to and respect you. Friends are there to be friendly. For those of you who have parents you trust, talk to them.
  • Be super fucking gay. This obviously applies to location, but most schools now have some variation of a gsa/saga. Join them. If you’re closeted, just say you’re looking into it for a research paper or something, or that youre an ally. i can promise you there are more gay people in your school than you expect. Be gay in front of your teachers, in front of your friends, your principal, idgaf, just don’t feel obligated to be a super closeted person in high school. (disclaimer: if you are in an unsafe area do what makes you feel safest. There are tons of online forums for other info - GLSEN is great for school related saga stuff.)
  • Don’t worry about dating. This can fit into the first category, and a lot of overlaps happen like that, but honestly if you cant find a boy/girl/date-friend its okay! I didn’t have a steady relationship until my junior year and no one cared at all. have fun meeting people, and dont pressure yourself into something. If you don’t like someone and they ask you out, don’t say yes just because you want to date someone. Its not worth it.
  • During Summer, don’t completely slack off. I know this sounds counter-intuitive, but don’t just log out of life during summer. Take extra time for yourself, and have fun, but summer is a great time to deal with mental health problems due to increased flexibility. Ex. if you want to start seeing a psychologist/therapist, summer is a great time to start. If you think you need to take medication, summer is a great time to find out.
  • Take Mental Health sick days. Its a legal thing you can do. it counts as a normal sick day. Relax, drink some tea, watch a movie, take a nap. 
  • But if you cant take a day off… talk to your friends, don’t stress yourself with work at school. Explain to your teachers that you dont feel well, just don’t overwork!

School Stuff

  • Don’t stand in the middle of the hallway. Upperclassmen do this too, and if they do it just shove through them. But seriously, its the worst thing to have someone or a group of people standing in the middle of the hall/doorway. If you are walking slowly, stay to the right of traffic.
  • Being late to class sucks, but it’s not everything. no one really cares other than the teacher, but it’s not very fun to miss out on warmup time. Also, you can get in trouble which is crummy.
  • If you are absent, talk to your teacher/classmates. Many schools have an online thing you can check for assignments, but also email your teacher if you are sick. If you know ahead of time that you’ll be out, talk to them about it. And, if possible, work on those assignments/lessons while you’re out to avoid falling behind. 
  • Study. Like, seriously. Even if you never had to study a day in your life before, do it. And take notes. Take notes over and over. Quizlet is great for studying, and there are a ton of studyblrs that can give you tips. 
  • Make your notes readable. I’ve literally had times where i couldn’t read anything ive written. It sucks, but just make sure you take your time. 
  • Listen to teachers rather than writing everything from the slide. Teachers usually tell you whats most important on the slide anyway. Write down what they say. And make funny notes about it - it helps you remember! There was a funny picture in the textbook? Draw it into your notes, or write about it somewhere. Teacher made a joke about the plot of a book? Write that down! Stuff like that will save you on test day!
  • Don’t worry if you’re late on the first day your teachers super duper understand. This also applies if you go to the wrong class or something. No one cares.
  • Have a visible copy of your schedule for at least the first 2 days. You will forget where your rooms are. You will be asked your teacher’s name. You will need to know this stuff. Take a picture on your phone or print out one and put it in your agenda, whatever suits you! Don’t put this away either - keep it out while you’re going to each class. 
  • Don’t stress about knowing the building. I just discovered a new wing of my school last year, so its no big deal if you don’t know every nook and cranny. Ask a teacher/janitor/whoever if you cant find your class. An upperclassman may also know!
  • Don’t act like a dick. You may assume this is common knowledge, but ive met so many kids who act like they’re hot shit on the first day. Seriously, shut up, I just have to go to class and I dont need you acting personally offended when i accidentally push you. Also, if you seriously body slam someone, apologize however quickly, but also don’t be afraid to squeeze through groups of people taking up the hallway (they’re the ones being dicks, not you)
  • Make room for disabled students. Whether this be students with physical or mental handicaps, giving a bit of extra room is really nice. As someone who’s been on crutches at school, being in the middle of a crowd with no room sucks. Mentally disabled students are really chill, but their teachers may want to keep an eye on them so they don’t accidentally get hurt. Be curteous.
  • Get an agenda. Seriously, don’t just use your phone to write everything down. Even if your agenda is a $1 walmart version, its really useful (I got calendar sheets from target for about $1 and a binder for them for $2.) Copying down your assignments physically helps put them in your mind.
  • Write. Your. Notes. Physically. As stated above, writing physically helps you remember things. A tip for those who are willing - write your notes in class messy and then rewrite them more nicely in a binder at home with just the key info. It’s another copy-to-remember session and helps you find key points. Bonus if you put those notes online for your friends to look at too.
  • Don’t go to things you don’t want to. I went to my freshman homecoming dance and it sucked because I didn’t really want to be there/didn’t know a lot of people. I went to prom last year and it was awesome only because I wanted to be there. I’ve never gone to a sports game because I’m not interested. Don’t go just because all of your friends are saying “only losers don’t go” (which is a total lie). Use your parents as an excuse, or say you got sick, or whatever if you don’t want to tell them straight out you aren’t feeling it.
  • Don’t feel obligated to keep up with your blog. My followers probably can tell when school starts for me because im on 10x less than usual. Its okay to use tumblr as a fun time to relax, but don’t spend more than 2 hours on it a day. 
  • Even if homework isnt assigned, do homework. This means studying, reading up on the next chapter, doing makeup work, working on a project/paper, etc. Do something school related for whatever subject doesn’t have homework.
  • DO YOUR WORK ON FRIDAY. Please, take this one to heart. Having a less-awesome friday because you chose to do your homework means you have a less-guilty saturday and sunday (which helps you relax and prepare for the next week of school!) Alternative: do half on friday, half on saturday morning.
  • Go to bed at a reasonable time. This includes if you have homework left and its midnight. Get to sleep, your paper is gunna suck even if you finish it past midnight. I know waking up sucks (im a night owl myself) but seriously, wake up an hour early, take a shower, get a coffee, and plunk yourself in front of that project. in additon, get to bed at a fairly regular time. If you go to bed at 11 every night, thats better than going to sleep at 9, then 7, then 3:30 AM. Regular sleep is key to good sleep. #ap psych taught me that.
  • Don’t stay up chatting with friends. Seriously, if your friends are still awake at 4 AM tell them to get to bed! You won’t miss out on anything if you go to bed early, and even if you do, im sure it wont be so important that it couldnt wait.
  • Don’t be a jerk to teachers! especially your first period jesus. Imagine how tired you are - then multiply it by 100. My mom was a teacher and she always stayed up later than me grading work and planning lessons. Teachers, even if they suck and are assholes, don’t deserve you being a jerk to them. Sure, rant about  them to your friends, but don’t cause problems in their class. Youre not cool, youre just annoying if you do. 

There’s so much more I could put in here, but I really feel like a lot of it just comes naturally. Everyone is different, so pay attention to your own body and needs, but don’t overwork or overstress yourself! High school should be a fun time getting to know your interests, so don’t put pressure on yourself to be the perfect straight A student! if you do, you might realize you missed out on a lot of fun!

i actually went to the orlando youth empowerment summit earlier this month, as i do every year, and i haven’t dealt with anything more powerful recently than sitting in a GLBT history discussion, led by a 50+ gay man, surrounded by LGBT seniors, adults, and teens.

my group sat together and older people spoke about the AIDS crisis while younger people talked about pulse, and we compared the two. we really dwelled on how nobody outside of the community could ever understand what we’d gone through to get here, or what we were still going through. we talked about how it was the same, how all of us knew what it was like to lose somebody to the hands of hate, and we talked about how different it was- the AIDS crisis had people clambering to claim it was just a gay thing, but i remember after pulse while i broke down in line to donate blood and my mom claimed it could’ve been her because gun violence was so common. 

we also talked about the resolutions of both things, how just because a city banded together or a few politicians spoke it didn’t stop us from getting beaten in a bathroom a week later. one of the older women there said what really devastated her so much was that she had dedicated her life to protecting us and that she felt like she’d failed because “letting” something like pulse happen again.

i don’t know, i’m kind of rambling. being LGBT is cool and all. there’s so much love and so much kindness and i’m so fuckin grateful for everything those that came before me have fought for but it’s just. it’s really hard to rationalize why so many horrible things have to happen before we can get to the pride part of it all.

biggs--jasper  asked:

Out of curiosity(and a lack of knowledge on the subject) about how much (dry or wet) food is healthy to give a cat if you're feeding them twice a day

That depends on a lot of factors. The main things to consider:

- How big is your cat?

- How old is she? (Kitten, adult, or senior?)

- How active is she? (Does she run and play a lot, does she walk around and only play during her habitual Spaz Hour, or does she spend the time she isn’t sleeping laying in place or otherwise staying still?)

- Are you feeding her wet or dry food?

- How much protein / fiber does the food have?

- Is her weight above or below where it needs to be? (You should be able to feel her ribs when you pet her, but her hips and shoulders shouldn’t be jutting out visibly when you’re just looking at her. Her silhouette from the top view should be a smooth, basically straight line from behind her neck to her tail.)

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^ It’s hard to see here, but the full size version has a lot of good reference info, and is in line with what my veterinarian, classes, and experience have all taught me about how to tell your cat’s weight.

General rules of thumb:

- Half of a 5.5oz can of wet food is usually good for twice-a-day feedings. If her weight is low or she’s an especially big or active cat, it helps to offer dry food to nibble between feedings on top of that.

- Wet food is much better for cats because of the moisture content. 

Finding a high quality wet food can be tricky, but pet specialty stores always have something better than 9 Lives. Friskies actually isn’t terrible. And if you can find it, Blue Buffalo’s “Wilderness”, “Basics”, and “Freedom” lines are all good quality, Natural Balance is VERY good, and Wellness brand is phenomenal. Grocery stores sometimes have a couple good brands, I know I’ve seen the “Rachel Ray’s NUTRISH” line at Walmart and Giant Eagle.

You want to see all the protein/meat sources FIRST, and THEN veggies, and THEN hopefully vitamins. If there are any fillers, like wheat /corn /soy, things that have no nutritional value, they should only be AFTER the meat+fiber sources. Real meat is preferred to by-products, which are often sloppily processed and vitamins + proteins are often destroyed. “Meal” ingredients, such as “chicken meal”, from meat sources actually means it contains bones and organs that are beneficial!

^ This is all relevant because feeding a lower quality food means more grains, which a cat’s body absolutely cannot digest, let alone make use of. So they can’t absorb energy from it. A lot of grains means very little protein. Protein is what cats need to get energy. And they will only get as much energy from the food as there is protein. If there’s not a lot of protein, their body only gets a little bit of energy, even from a whole bowl. And the cat will have to eat more to feel satiated, because that’s just the way their bodies work.

So, for dry food: you don’t need to feed as much of a high quality food.

With dry food, you can usually provide it freely. She’ll probably eat about half a cup, to one cup a day, depending on all these factors. If providing one quarter cup presents an issue (she eats too fast, doesn’t chew thoroughly, etc), feeding a few times throughout the day in smaller amounts to add up to about ½ to 1 cup daily helps.

- The higher the protein and lower the carbs, the better! Fat is actually very GOOD for cats. And fiber isn’t much of a concern unless she’s having litter box trouble, hairballs, or she needs help losing weight.

- As a sidenote, treats don’t count towards this. Only 5% or less of her diet should be treats! So if she’s eating 5oz of food a day, that’s just a couple bites every day.