BIG HAIR! The Tutorial

Every time I post a photo of my younger self with enormous gothy hair, I get a flurry of questions about HOW. How can someone achieve immense hair? Hair big enough to obscure someone’s face in photos, hair big enough that if you unwisely fall asleep in class, someone will hide pencils in your hair and ask you if you can find them. (The answer, for the record, is no. Not until I washed my hair out. On the plus side, I had three extra pencils.)

So here, my Snarklings. How your Auntie Jilli did her hair, 1986 – 1997(ish):

IMPLEMENTS NEEDED: A fine-tooth comb, a hair pick, and extra-super-hold aerosol hairspray. Yes, aerosol. I know, I know, horrible for the environment, hole in the ozone layer. But pump hairspray doesn’t provide as even of a mist, which is needed to build up the layers of hold.

A word about hairspray: NOTHING made today comes close to the magnificence that was the original AquaNet Extra-Super-Hold Unscented. I am still angry that the formula changed, and I will always be angry. Nowadays, when I do Big Hair, I use the Big Sexy Hair aerosol Spray and Play Harder. Ridiculous name, but it gets the job done.

  • Start with dry hair that hasn’t been washed for a few days. If your hair IS freshly washed and dried, gently spray ALL of your hair with a texturizing spray or a light coat of hairspray.
  • Sit down, flip your head upside-down, and grab a section of hair. Hold the hair with one hand, and take the comb and start backcombing it as if your life depended on it. (Backcombing is exactly what it sounds like: combing the hair in the opposite direction, causing a teased clump near the roots.)
  • Do this until all of your hair is teased. Head upside-down, upright, whichever position is easiest for you to get everything backcombed. You should have a bunch of teased clumps of hair with longer tendrils coming out of them.
  • Spray a fine coat of hairspray over all your hair. Let that dry for a minute or so, then start spraying the individual teased clumps. If you miss a few at the back of your head, don’t worry; the other sections will work as a scaffold for it.
  • Alternating between the fine-tooth comb and the hair pick, start combing/teasing/fluffing together the sections of hair to form the shape you want from your big hair. (If you are going for the classic Robert Smith electrified cotton ball, just fluff it all together.) As you get a section molded into the shape you want, hit it with another coat of hairspray.
  • Once you’ve got the enormous style you want, add another layer of hairspray, and do one last check with the hair pick to make sure the tendrils are fluffed to your liking.
  • Now lacquer the bejezus out of your hair with the hairspray. Hold your breath, spray your entire head, then wait a minute. THEN REPEAT. For your magnificent thicket of hair to stay up, you should apply at least 4 coats of hairspray during this final step.

TA-DA! Hair to make Siouxsie, Robert Smith, and Patricia Morrison proud of you. Go forth! Don’t get tangled in low-hanging tree branches! Don’t set your hair on fire by leaning too close to candles!

Hello snarklings! Have you ever wondered how some students get A+ even though they don’t really go to class that much? Maybe, they’re naturally smart. Or they just know how to use the textbook, readings and other course material religiously. btw I’m one of those students shhhhhh.

So I have method that works for most people and it’s really fast so that you’re not wasting too much time! It’s called the information funnel method.

Active Reading Not Passive Reading

When reading any type of text, remember that you should always be active! Active reading is when you process the information and have an internal dialogue such as asking questions and turning it into your own words.

So when you’re reading try to do the following:

Go the back of the chapter instead of the normal front-back approach (The chapter summary and the practice questions/exercises should give you gist of the big idea)

Skim the headings, charts and worked examples

Now read! Ask questions about new concepts, the who, what, when, where and why. 

Annotate your thoughts and highlight the most important pieces of information (remember you only want the piece of information that can be recalled when done)

The Information Funnel Method

The information funnel method (IFM) can be used to turn large chapter texts into smaller chunks to help you remember what you read by doing three things:

  1. It identifies the important information and hides the unnecessary ones
  2. It lets you rapidly review the material n identify problem areas in you knowledge (called filling in the gaps)
  3. It replaces your textbook

The IFM works by creating 2 sets of notes: A Keyword List for self-testing (like flashcards) and a Summary of each section for review

Note: Depending on your choice of note-taking this method works really well with the Cornell method where the keyword list is the question column (left-side) and the Summary of each section read corresponds to the notes section (main section)

Step 1: Preview

So again, skim the chapter but pay attention to sections that don’t seem important or that you already know.  Keep note of bolded text, information books, visuals/diagrams. Get the big idea for each section.

Step 2: Summarizestudy

Put each section (large paragraphs) into your own words that’s less than what was written. Also use abbreviations!

Summarize large chunks of the main concepts into smaller ones (don’t copy word for word)

The chapter summary that you just wrote will replace your textbook/reading for review purposes. You can quickly review the entire chapter in 10% or 25% of the time.

Step 3: Create a key word/question list

Now crete a list of key words or questions that will facilitate your mind to recall from what was read. 

Use this for self-testing

Step 4: Review

Start by looking over the summary points you made then cover them and read the keyword/questions to see if you can remember them.

Tied Up At The Moment

A/N: Underfell!au where Sans gets caught in a trap set up by him and Papyrus. Papyrus isn’t too pleased to say the least. Lots of language. I came up with this one a whim, so I hope you like it anon!


“Sans!” The name echoed across the seemingly dead underground. The crunching of snow under large boots could be heard from a few yards away.

The smaller skeleton barred his fangs in annoyance. He turned to find his older brother Papyrus towering over him, his usual grim expression set in place. 

“Sans! Have you been watching the spike pits? The holes? All of the traps?” Papyrus growled. “Or have you been lazying off again like always?”

Sans flinched slightly. “N-no, boss. I’ve been watching them. No sign of a human.”

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Hello, Snarklings!

One of the three main study methods that I use and always adored would be flashcards! So, why not share how I set mine up and hopefully you guys can be inspired (crosses fingers ever so tightly). 

So why use flashcards?

  • They’re so small and cute! They’re small enough to break a lot of information into small bits that are easy to memorize!
  • Easy to test yourself (just flip back and forth to test and shuffle and time yourself and see how fast you can recall information! It’s like a game).
  • It’s so portable, you can study anywhere (even in the bathroom LAWL)
  • They’re really customizable! 

The Basics

  • Memorizing terms and definitions.
  • Equations or diagrams. 
  • Names or places or historical dates.

What’s on the Front?

  • The term or main idea in the middle.
  • The subject/class and chapter in the upper right corner.

What’s on the Back?

  • The definition/concept.
  • Maybe a sketch (they’re always my favourite part btw lol).
  • An example is always really helpful to see the bigger picture.

So these are just my flashcards for my chemistry class when I took IB chem HL but you can personalize them for any different subject that you take. For instance in math or physics you can put all the major important formulas that you need to remember. So have fun with it and happy studying!

If you have any more questions remember to drop it in my ask and remember to follow and reblog to spread the word! Ciao for now! 

xD J2 turned into My Little Ponies

But it’s cute :P

After two seconds of trying to burrow his head under the couch Jared resigned, stood back up and ran at full tiny horse speed to Jensen. Jensen couldn’t move as sparkly pink creature came towards him, rainbow hair flowing behind him.

Jared had a dust bunny on his ear.

“I can’t fit under your couch,” Jared informed Jensen with great regret.

Jensen blinked what he knew were ridiculously big eyes.

“Oh,” Jared said as an afterthought, “And I think we’ve turned into My Little Ponies.”

Then Jared shook off that little bit of news as if it wasn’t even important, and then he proceeded to take great interest into looking at Jensen’s peach posterior.

“You have stars on your ass,” Jared said. Then he was still again, “I wonder what that means.”

“Stop looking at my ass,” Jensen finally said, backing away quickly from Jared.

“What do I have on my ass?” Jared asked…