so you didn't hear it from me

For people who are nervous about starting conversations with professors:

I just emailed a guy who is, academically speaking, a huge deal, who doesn’t know me from Adam. Like, my opening line was, “I hope you’ll pardon me for writing to you out of the blue, but…” And then I proceeded to just ask him if he might be willing to tell me some stuff about his recent research, and you know what he did? Replied within two hours with a four-paragraph email full of exclamation points saying how glad he was to hear from me and that I was interested in his work. Now, obviously this doesn’t happen every time, but the worst response I’ve ever received to this kind of communication is an “I’m so busy right now, can I direct you to my colleague Professor So-and-So instead?” Basically, you have nothing to lose. Be polite and professional and reach out. There’s a lot of potential reward and very little actual risk involved.

shady-swan-jones  asked:

i have just the thing for to wake your fluff muse up: cs + You just woke up from surgery and you don’t remember me or that we’re married or have a kid because you’re so high but you flirt with me anyway au

okay, so, wanna hear something hilarious? sophie sent this prompt to me     A G E S  ago, and i started writing it, and then it got lost in the abyss. i’m so glad you sent it to me again. so…take two! i hope you like it!

also, to @killiansdevotedheart! surprise! i’m your CSSV! consider this your pre-gift because i’m still working on your actual gift but i want you to still have something. enjoy for now!


Emma knows she shouldn’t be so worried. It’s a simple appendectomy, after all—the removal of an organ human biology deemed no longer very useful years ago. She shouldn’t be so worried, especially after the doctors assured her she brought him in just in time.

(“A few more days and we would have had a mess on our hands. You did good, Emma, even if it meant dragging him here against his will.”)

Doctors assurances don’t mean much in the grand scheme of things, because it’s Killian, after all—

Killian, who spent two weeks in pain because he didn’t want to trouble her.

Killian, who sat through Henry’s ceremony in utter pain because he didn’t want to miss it.

Killian, who let his appendix almost burst because he didn’t want to be a burden.

— And yet she’d murder him herself if he didn’t make it out of this, adding a whole new meaning to the whole “til death do us part” portion of their vows.

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Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Nomi’s Pride Speech

I’ve been thinking about my life and all of the mistakes that I’ve made – the ones that stay with me or the ones that I regret are the ones that I made because of fear.  For a long time I was afraid to be who I am because I was taught by my parents that there’s something wrong with someone like me – something offensive, something you will avoid, maybe even pity.  

Something that you could never love.  

My mom – she’s a fan of St. Thomas Aquinas and she calls Pride a sin.  And of all the venal and moral sins St. Thomas saw pride as the queen of the seven deadly sins.  He saw it as the ultimate gateway sin that would turn you quickly into a sinaholic.  But hating isn’t a sin on that list.  Neither is shame.  

I was afraid of this parade because I wanted so badly to be a part of it.  So today I’m marching for that part of me that was once too afraid to march and for all the people who can’t march:  the people living lives like I did.  Today I march to remember that I’m not just a me. I’m also a we and we march with pride.

So go fuck yourself, Aquinas.

Sense 8, Episode 2: I Am Also A We

anonymous asked:

Double Kudos for making my work day(s) so much better. Nothing like being yelled at by customers as you read hung!otabek ... fuck me raw... no one knows how I get yelled at with a smile on my face... Just amazing. Thanks for making this cougars day!

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fgeurghrug I’m so glad I’ve been able to make you smile, or make your day~! That’s just so unbelievably great to hear. Thank *you* darling, please keep enjoying yourself~! <3 


Decided to post some of my real art that isn’t fandom related to my blog, just to see what would happen if I posted something personal. Such a game changer. So, here are some portrait studies for this evening…

I do take requests if I feel like it and I’m dying for things to draw so please put some in my ask box!!

In the book, all of Mason Verger’s man eating pigs escape into the woods at the end, and no one does anything about them. All of these pigs were specifically trained to eat people alive, and at least one of them is confirmed to be pregnant. 

So Baltimore just has an infestation of enormous killing machines. Nobody is even going to know where these things came from, but for whatever reason, campers being eaten by murder pigs is a huge problem now.

there was this AU that bugs me a little while when the internet was gone. It begs me too much. *sobs

After the battle between the two brothers, Genji was left alive. Then…Think of Genji, in a wheelchair, paralyze. he didn’t have his cybernetic body. THEN THEN Hanzo heard rumors floating around that Genji was alive and then he went to that place seeing his brother :D

-this was random and my art block still kills me slowly-

I feel like everyone always gets sick of me, or tired of me or whatever…like you talk a lot but then suddenly I never hear from you anymore?? it’s so…rude??? And it’s always the same type of person that complains about being mad when someone wastes their time…like it’s okay to waste mine but it’s such a big deal when someone does it to you???

So why is everyone mad at Elijah for walking away after Klaus’s ‘apology’. Did anyone actually hear what he said? ‘Perhaps I did stray a little too far from the shores of reason’. That was it. That was his whole apology. Couched in relatives instead of absolutes. That’s not an apology, people. I don’t know why Klaus would think it would come over as such with Elijah, or would sway him to forgive him. Elijah knows his way around words and how to not actually say something. And yes, this probably was Klaus’s equivalent of not just holding out an olive branch but rather an entire olive tree, but still… Klaus hurt Elijah on such a fundamental level I’m not surprised that Elijah is not yet ready to give him a pat on the head and throw him the bone of forgiveness.


“Oh, I think that Lord Tyrion is quite a large man,” Maester Aemon said from the far end of the table. He spoke softly, yet the high officers of the Night’s Watch all fell quiet, the better to hear what the ancient had to say. “I think he is a giant come among us, here at the end of the world.”

Tyrion answered gently, “I’ve been called many things, my lord, but giant is seldom one of them.”

Tyrion Lannister Challenge - Favorite Book // A Game of Thrones

burn (abby/raven, t)

angiecartinellis and beaglesinbowties ganged up on me yesterday with the abby/raven feels, so this happened instead of sleeping. whoops.

a missing scene from “reapercussions”; (also on ao3)

“Abby?” Raven’s voice is rough, still broken from the screaming that hadn’t stopped through her entire surgery.

(Not that Abby still hears it. Not that she can’t shake how Raven’s skin had tensed beneath her hands with every incision. Not that Abby can’t look at her without feeling the strangest combination of guilt and awe.)

She licks her lips and squares her shoulders, tries to ignore the searing pain that radiates through her body with every step. The stale air of the camp is even too much on her exposed back, and she has to grit her teeth until she’s standing over Raven.

Abby forces herself to relax, and smiles down at her. She thinks about stroking Raven’s hair back, but the idea alone is tiring. “How are you doing?”

Raven looks up at her and her brows are furrowed deep. Abby’s weak smile falls. “Jackson told me what they did to you.”

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1D Hiatus: Day 23

* Louis is skiing with friends in France and not wearing a proper coat or scarf so we worry because we don’t want him to catch a cold :(

* Louis seems to be wearing Harry’s old beanie from The X Factor

* Louis posts two pictures from his ski holiday on Instagram, one of them is a selfie with Oli

* You can hear Louis’ voice in Danielle Campbell’s Snapchat video

* Niall is in London

* Niall follows Shawn Mendes on Instagram

* Ellen DeGeneres mentions Harry on her show

* The BRITs’ Instagram account posts a picture of the boys from the award show in 2012

It’s Jan 5th, 2016.


Vaneeleanor Appreciation Week :: Day 2
↳ Favorite Moment 

“You will turn on absolutely anyone, won’t you? So what’s the plan? Leave me to answer for this among the men? Assume they’ll tear me to pieces for granting access to the woman who stole the girl out from under us? My death sentence? Listen to me clearly. Put down that key, walk back through that gate, return the girl, and I will sort this with the men. You have my word. But lock that gate and there is no walking back through it, ever. And I assure you, you will hear from me again.