anonymous asked:

Hi, Stanford is my top university choice, and it would be wonderful if you gave tips and shared experiences about how you got in! Thanks so much

I did high school wrong & then wrote a really compelling essay about it tbh, plus my arts supplement was pretty solid & my admissions officer apparently liked the fact that I wrote a fuckton of music & my interviewer was chill af

Tip #1: write your common app essay about a specific Thing, a specific Story, and stay focused on that Thing/Story. 

Tip #2: get weird in the supplement

Tip #3: jump at the chance for an interview and charm the pants off your interviewer

Tip #4: like what you do, do what you like, don’t pad your resume but do push yourself to be ambitious in your activities

Tip #5: choose your recommenders early, choose your recommenders wisely

Ultimate Pro Tip: if you come across as a real person you’re already ahead of most applicants

Series: The Clock ‘Verse

Author: hunters_retreat

Pairing: Sam/Dean

Rating: NC-17

Words: ???

Summary: Sam tells his father he’s going to Stanford, but something unexpected happens. AU

Author’s Notes: This is more a 'verse than a series as each one will really be a stand alone. It will tell of the brother’s time together out from under John’s wing. Not sure where this will end up and who will be making appearances. And I would also say because of that this will contain spoilers for all episodes (just so I don’t have to worry about it later :P)

The Clock Verse

One O'Clock : John forces Dean’s hand.

Three O'Clock :  Sam reminds Dean that it’s been too long since he had anything of his own.

Eleven O'Clock :
Sam and friends deserve a night out after their first quarter finals are done.

Six O'Clock : Dean makes dinner.

Eight O'Clock : Dean has aspirations he doesn’t think he can attain.  Sam reminds him there is nothing the Winchester boys can’t do together.

Four O'Clock : Sam’s study group isn’t complete without Dean.  Sam isn’t the only one who thinks so.

Ten O'Clock :
Dean meets with someone but hides it from Sam.  Or he would if Sam didn’t know him so damn well.

Three O'Clock : Dean thinks he can handle it alone, but it’s Sam that ends up handling it.

Seven O'Clock :
Dean’s keeping secrets, but then again, so is Sam.

Four O'Clock:  Dean can’t stand to hear the pain in Sam’s voice, perhaps because it sounds just like the thoughts in his own head.

Eleven O'Clock: Dean’s comfort of choice is greasy food.  Sam finds watching Dean cook is one of his.  And behind it all is a conversation four years in the making.

Five O'Clock:
Dean wants to make their first date special and Jess is awesome, as always.

Eight O'Clock: It’s the morning after and Sam wakes up alone.  Where could Dean be?

Ten O'Clock: Dean took the GED.  It’s time to celebrate!

Six O'Clock : Sam wakes up too early and Dean helps him go back to sleep.

Twelve O'Clock: At the stroke of midnight, they didn’t notice the fireworks at all.

Eleven O’ Clock
: Sam stared at his brother, knowing he’d crack under the silent treatment.  It wasn’t that Dean didn’t do things like this for him from time to time but a picnic lunch was more than just a simple decision to surprise him.  Dean had gone out of his way.

Two O’ Clock : Sam was a dirty fighter when he wanted something though and Dean realized his little brother had woken up fully before they’d stumbled into bed together.

One O'Clock : Dean’s eyes widened and Sam realized a second too late that it was the first time he’d said those words.  That it was the first time he knew without any doubt creeping in that he not only loved his brother, but he was in love with him.


Unspecified  Timestamp:
Collecting Butterflies
: Dean and Sam have a little down time. (definitely after Eight O'Clock)

I Like the Way You Think
Sam and Dean and a little dancing. (set sometime after Six O'Clock)

The Pendulum Swings:
John’s Version


4 stars

http://hunters-retreat.livejournal.com/38112.html

5

I CAN EXPLAIN

my friend and i bet that since i am a fluff queen, I couldn’t make something angsty. So here.

From our human journals GF au, since technically, the journals are all dead and gone, my bro

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGulAZnnTKA

only illustrated part of the song bear with me 

THERES GRAVITY FALLS GOODIES SOMEWHERE IN THE WOODS

Alright, the title makes me seem crazy but hear me out. So the cypher on the bus seat says something like this:  KEY: “Hidden deep within the woods a buried treasure awaits” DECODED:  “statues found beyond the rusty gates”. So I think this is implying that there’s two treasures. A statue, and buried treasure. Hmmmmm…a statue? 

Where have we seen a real life statue in Gravity Falls? 

BOOM. BEYOND SOME RUSTY GATES IN OREGON THERE’S A STATUE OF BILL. 

…Deep within the woods is a very vague description of where we can find treasure. How does Alex expect us to know where he is talking about? 

UNLESS THEY ALREADY GAVE US THE EXACT COORDINATES. 


This is from themysteryofgravityfalls website.

And guess where those coordinates take us to! 

SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE IN THE FUCKING WOODS IN OREGON. https://www.google.com/maps/place/44°47'36.7%22N+121°33'12.2%22W/@44.7935348,-121.555591,574m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0 

ANNNDD The spot is not too far from a road. So it is reachable. 

So you might be thinking I’m still crazy. I might be overthinking this, and losing my mind because it is 4am and I have been figuring this out nonstop. 


But a reporter for Disney (aka this guy isn’t a fan, he works for this shit) Posted these tweets: 

BTW, the guy that runs that Twitter account is Reddit user GravityFallsCipher and he’s usually the first to post trailers for GF and stuff. He’s the real deal. 


SO WHAT CAN WE CONCLUDE? 

1. Alex Hirsch and the Gravity Falls team are all fucking geniuses. 

2. There’s treasure! They want us to make our own mysteries! 

3. This is the greatest show ever. 

THIS IS JUST MY GUESSES. THIS IS NOT 100% ACCURATE. IF YOU LIVE SOMEWHAT CLOSE TO THE COORDINATES, GO AND SEE IF YOU’D LIKE. I AM NOT AN OFFICIAL SOURCE AND I JUST TRIED TO PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER AND THAT’S WHAT I GOT. 


…anyone up for a road trip?

3

Stupid Genius

He only wrote “can cause minor gravity anomalies” in normal ink. That wasn’t that destructive was it? XD I mean kinda but not really

Oh, and I’m sure Stan wouldn’t have cared anyway. He needed to bring his bro back one way or another.


DA Version

And finally, to girls everywhere, I am with you. On nights when you feel alone, I am with you. When people doubt you or dismiss you, I am with you. I fought everyday for you. So never stop fighting, I believe you. As the author Anne Lamott once wrote, “Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” Although I can’t save every boat, I hope that by speaking today, you absorbed a small amount of light, a small knowing that you can’t be silenced, a small satisfaction that justice was served, a small assurance that we are getting somewhere, and a big, big knowing that you are important, unquestionably, you are untouchable, you are beautiful, you are to be valued, respected, undeniably, every minute of every day, you are powerful and nobody can take that away from you.
—  Stanford Sexual Assault Victim 

When Ford was trying to convince Dipper to be his apprentice, he says “I’ve been reading your additions to my journal, and I’m impressed with your potential!”

 But…  

The page the journal flips open to is from “Tourist Trapped”.

 Mabel was the one who discovered that gnomes have a weakness to leaf blowers. Mabel was the one who found a way to trick and defeat the gnomes. Mabel discovered that, not Dipper.

And while yes, Dipper has made some amazing discoveries and contributed so much to the journals on his own, I think it says something that this is the page we see.

Despite Ford’s somewhat dismissal of Mabel, she’s still clever, and still valuable. Particularly to Dipper. She makes him stronger, and braver. Many people have already pointed out how Dipper is at his best when he’s protecting those around him.

Mabel has helped him by being there with him. But let’s not overlook that Mabel is a mystery solver in her own right. She is brave, and smart, and knows how to problem-solve. Sometimes, she just has a sillier solution.