that is such hard work and commitment

anonymous asked:

Righties scream and shout about how hard work and personal responsibility are the only things that determine a person's economic and social conditions. Yet whenever someone commits a public act of racism they can't wait to excuse their actions by citing the person's upbringing, the society they grew up in, the institutions they frequented and all manner of environmental factors. Can't racists be consistent? I'd love to see one demand that Jim Bob pull himself out of racism by his bootstraps.

Here’s a handy guide to racist thought: When something bad happened, white people are always victims of circumstance, people of color are always responsible for their shortcomings.

When something good happens, whoops, the converse.

Tales of Berseria - The Major Arcana (SPOILERS)

0: The Fool – Maotelus/Phi

The Beginning and The End – Infinite Potential – Unaware of the Void

I: The Magician – Magilou Mayvin

Power – Awareness - Consciousness

II: The High Priestess – Silva

Unconscious Awareness – Non Action - Potential

III: The Empress – Medissa

Motherhood – Senses - Love

IV: The Emperor – Artorius Collbrande

Authority – Structure - Regulation

V: The Hierophant – Grimoirh

Education – Identification - Guidance

VI: The Lovers – Oscar Dragonia & Teresa Linares

Commitment – Unity - Values

VII: The Chariot – Zaveid

Self-Assertion – Will – Hard Control

VIII: The Strength – Shigure Rangetsu

Courage – Honor - Resilience

IX: The Hermit – Prince Percival Yil Mid Asgard

Searching – Solitude - Introspection

X: The Wheel of Fortune – Eizen

Destiny – Movement – Personal Vision

XI: The Justice – Eleanor Hume

Fairness – Responsibility - Decisions

XII: The Hanged Man – Seres/Celica Crowe

Letting Go – Suspension Between Life And Death - Sacrifice

XIII: The Death – Kamoana

Transition – Moving Forward - Renewal

XIV: The Temperance – Tabitha Baskerville

Balance – Moderation - Stability

XV: The Devil – Velvet Crowe

Obsession – Manipulation - Struggle

XVI: The Tower – The Crowe Family

Downfall – Sudden Change - Revelation

XVII: The Star – Benwick

Hope – Inspiration - Sincerity

XVIII: The Moon – Melchior Mayvin

Fear – Illusion - Bewilderment

XIX: The Sun – Rokurou Rangetsu

Vitality – Optimism - Certainty

XX: The Judgement – Innominat/Laphicet Crowe

Rebirth – Judgement – Moral Worth

XXI: The World – Kurogane

Significant Accomplishment – Fulfillment - Integration

In honor of my 5th semester in a row of all A’s (hell yeah boiiiii) I’m going to make this post. I don’t know how I did it because I am honestly so lazy.

  1. Grades are reflective of your work ethic and your ability to strategize, not your intelligence.
  2. Be real with yourself. Are you sure you are ready to commit to perfect grades? Are you ready to work, day in and day out, when it sucks and classes are boring and hard? Are you ready to feel satisfied for all of the hard work you put in? If the answer is yes, congratulations. You are on your way to becoming a straight-A student.
  3. Prioritize classes. Not every class requires the same amount of work, and you should find out the hardest classes early on in the semester. These will take the most time, and you will have to spend extra time and effort to get a good grade. When choosing classes, make sure you will be able to handle them. Make sure you will be able to ace all of them, at the same time. That being said, don’t shy away from hard classes. You have to challenge yourself. Take a few AP’s. They are worth it.
  4. Make friends with teachers/professors, especially the ones that teach hard subjects. I am very close with my chemistry professor, and this has proved invaluable because I am able to get free tutoring, as well as a great recommendation letter for college apps.
  5. Have other goals. You need to do something that is not studying to keep you productive. I would highly recommend joining a sports team or club. I exercise (usually running and weightlifting) at least 2 hours a day, usually more. Playing 2 sports made me more healthy, social, and productive. Running calms me down, and weightlifting makes me feel strong. Do whatever makes you feel good, as long as it’s healthy.
  6. Learn to manage time well. How do I play 2 sports, get straight A’s, have a studyblr, and have time to spare? The answer is that I take care of myself well. I go to bed at 10:30 or 11 each night so I can get 7 ish hours of sleep. I do homework during lunch or in class so I don’t do it at home.
  7. Slack off. Yep. I said it. I complete assignments strategically, spending the most time on things worth the most points. Things that will only take a few minutes can occasionally be done in class right before the teacher is collecting homework. I have done this all too often. That being said, small assignments really do add up so make sure you do an acceptable job and turn them in on time.
  8. Turn something in. It is ok to sometimes slack off in quality, but if something is due, you better turn something in. Something is better than nothing. Getting extensions on assignments for no reason will make the teacher think you are lazy, or don’t care about their class. Every single essay and worksheet does not have to be your best work, but make sure you fill the basic assignment requirements, and it should be enough. 
  9. Extra. Credit. Some classes don’t offer this, but if they do, just freaking do it man. Knowing you can miss an assignment because you did extra credit earlier is the best feeling, especially when doing that assignment would have meant losing sleep. 
  10. Plan (sort of). I have a bullet journal where I write important assignments down. As I said, there are some assignments not worth your time that you can half-ass. The ones I write down are the ones I need to do well. If you write down every. last. assignment. you will burn out and stop planning altogether. 
  11. Sometimes, go above and beyond. You know that subject you really like? With an awesome teacher? Spend time on it. Make your project extra beautiful, and read ahead in the textbook. Watch video lectures online, and maybe even make a studyblr post about it. Your extra work might not be turned in for credit, but it will make you feel a whole lot more knowledgeable on the subject. Do this for classes you hate, too. Maybe it’s not as bad as you think it is. The extra effort might allow you to see the beauty in a subject you used to despise. 
  12. Be real with yourself (again). This past semester, I had a B+ for a few months in a subject I really love. I wasn’t mad, and I didn’t stress about it, because, honestly? It doesn’t really matter. Eventually I brought the grade up again, but it would be fine to me either way. 
Commitment and determination is everything. One can have a naturally born skill, although there is no skill that cannot blossom without hard work and persistence.
Stress is what will lower your grade, stop you achieving, prevent you from doing what you love and so much more. Stress is poison to the human mind, do not let stress rule you. Take a minute, take a walk, take time out, but always bring yourself back into the game. Do not let stress win, keep going.
— 

Stress is a killer by Amy Kennedy

14/01/16

anonymous asked:

I feel so bad right now because of the episode and I don't want to move but I have school tomorrow and I'm really depressed

Oh honey, we’re in the same boat.

But hey listen.

We ship two women who love each other and are giving each other full, happy lives.

We ship two women who look at each other like this:

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And who kiss each other like this:

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And who laugh together like this:

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We ship two women who care for each other, who are committed to each other, who assert to the other what they need, who build each other up, who own up to their mistakes and work so hard to fix them, who listen to each other and respect each other and who are falling deeply, deeply in love with each other as they cultivate a beautiful and healthy and loving relationship.

That’s what I’m going to be grabbing onto, and I hope it comforts you, too.

I’m sending you so much love, sweetheart. So. Much. Love.

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Ideal Careers Based On Your Zodiac Sign -- Capricorn

Capricorn - December 22 - January 19

Capricorns are serious, pragmatic, and organized—but definitely not boring. You have the charisma and enthusiasm to lead a team. You’re not intimidated or annoyed by authority—you know that with hard work, ambition, and commitment, you too can be at the top. Which is, generally, your ultimate goal, no matter where you land. Just be careful to make time for other pursuits—Capricorns are notorious workaholics.

Ideal careers: Capricorns run a tight ship, so they’re great at being a manager or administrator for a number of career paths or companies. Your production and administrative skills are some of the best, and you work well in corporate environments with set hierarchies that let you “achieve” the next rung on the ladder. You also make great engineers, architects, and design-adjacent employees, as you’re one for details.

Source

If you’re controlling your dangerous symptoms, the ones that make you a risk to others, I’m proud of you.

Taking responsibility for corralling your brain when no one else has to work half that hard is amazing. You are amazing.

Being proactive about yourself and finding out what helps you stay under control, and then using the fuck out of those tools? It takes so much commitment to learn, and twice as much commitment to keep up with.

You are fucking amazing.

You know why?

Because you are keeping people safe. And that is one of the most important things that any of us can do.

Good job.

Hello, Arda family!

This is Amy, creative director at Arda and one of the company’s cofounders. My wife, Crystina, and I have worked hard to build this company as a reflection of the world we want to live in. Arda is LGBT- and woman-owned and operated, and we do our very best to provide a safe and supportive work environment for the people of color, immigrants, women, gender and sexual minorities, and people with disabilities who make up our staff. At Arda we believe that diversity is our greatest strength – not passive diversity, but active acceptance and ongoing work to always improve, doing the best we can by the people who make up our company as well as by every one of our customers.

We are a US-based company; our nation like any other has always been a work in progress, but we now find ourselves at a point in history at which so much of the hard-fought progress we have made stands to be undone. Arda has always been committed to giving back to our community – local, national, and global. Now more than ever we believe that silence is not an option. Going forward, we intend to recommit to supporting an array of nonprofit groups working to protect our civil rights and our environment.

Three of the Arda team – Crystina, Miya, and myself – recently went on a short trip to Tokyo to bring back Yuri!!! On ICE merchandise and doujin for upcoming conventions, as a fun event for fans and to introduce our new ita bags. In light of the events of the past few days and the difficult work that we know they will continue to face in the months to come, I’ve decided to donate all profit from the sale of these items to the ACLU.

If gay figure skaters and civil liberties sound like your thing, stop by and see us at Katsucon or Anime Boston. If you’re not into winter sports, keep watching our newsletter and social media for future fundraising efforts.

Stay safe, and take care of one another. Constant vigilance!

Amy and the Arda Team

Shit I've Heard In Class (Part Five):
  • "Does that make me not gay?"
  • "Oh, classical guitar—this must be very serious music."
  • "I must admit that I have wished death upon a random stranger before."
  • "Fuck men—literally, not literally, whatever blows your bubble."
  • "That's beautiful—to me. That's delicious—to me. That's hideous—to me."
  • "Wham—bam—that was fun—don't ever call me."
  • "This is not a beer."
  • "And then she dies."
  • "What else matters besides money? Nothing?"
  • "It's not even that hard to commit a felony."
  • "I'm shocked—why am I shocked? Why am I shocked? I'll tell you why I'm shocked, it's because I'm stupid, that's why I'm shocked."
  • "Can I disagree?"
  • "You were just a virgin."
  • "This is why you don't mix work and goofer dust."
  • "Should you fall asleep I will sneak over to you and write on your face."
  • "I'd like you to see that I'm different from you."
  • "If I don't win I'm not the hero."
  • "The teenage girls loved it; they didn't know the difference."
  • "It's perfect for the background of your rap."
  • "If you tell on me I'm totally not gonna like you."
  • "You said the same thing twice."
  • "This is an embarrassment, actually."
  • "The problem is sexual tension, there's too much of it."
  • "I'm making a statement about cultural relativism."
  • "Your math teacher doesn't care what you believe."
  • "They're a bunch of old fuddy-duddies."
  • "I can spell THAT."
  • "He was speechless or stoned or something."
7

Shahi has always had incredible chemistry with whomever she is working opposite on any show, but never to the degree she had with Acker. Both are incredible actresses on their own, but paired together on screen they delivered some of the most stunning moments of their careers. Their chemistry gave birth to the relationship between their characters and their joint commitment to nurture that relationship made it something truly special that will live on in the lexicon of pop culture until the end of time. You absolutely can’t talk about either character or either actress without mentioning the other because these parts richly intertwined them. For years, and likely decades, to hear the mention of one will elicit a reference to the other. Their hard work and dedication to Shaw and Root has forever bonded them in ways I doubt they could have fully comprehended when this journey began.

i work in a specialty pastry shop and usually it isn’t bad but we do have a few customers whose teeth i would love to kick in.
a few days ago a man who is easily 50 years my senior comes in and as he’s waiting for his order he hollers down the counter to me “hey you’re not wearing a wedding ring anymore!”
(i am not married but i wear a ring to 1. declare my commitment to my boyfriend bc we don’t really believe in marriage but we are spending our lives together and 2. keep creeps off my back, however i sometimes take it off at work because i am often working with dough and icing and other things that are hard to clean out of it)
i just kind of smiled tightly and nodded and he just…..kept asking about it?? like asking why i’m not wearing it?? and it was really embarrassing and personal and what if i had just gotten divorced? what if my spouse had just passed away? i should have burst into tears and made up some bullshit story to make him feel awful but i was just uncomfortable and he was at this point just going on about how “i should get out of here, i’ll get into a lot of trouble if i’m alone with you *gross old dude wink*”

and the owner of the shop is just standing there watching this go down…..like the least of could do is tell me to go do something in the back to get me out of there without me having to be rude? but tbh it’s not surprising bc my boss has told me on more than one occasion that i need to not only get used to harassment, but i should play into it for repeat business. no??? y'all don’t pay me near enough for that???

tl;dr old men aren’t allowed to speak to me from now on. i will eviscerate them.

Eventually, the character evolved to a point where it made sense for him to leave. After all, explains Eisendrath, “It’s super-hard because he has a kid now and a woman who he’s actually at a good place in his relationship with — that’s good drama.” And it’s that personal story that drives the show.  Tom and Liz are split apart physically, but not emotionally, Bokenkamp stresses. “For me, the fact that he’s a dad and not a single dad, the fact that he has a real commitment and a desire to be a father is a very important dimension of who he is,” he says. That willingness to put in the work of being a father is an important point for Bokenkamp: “It centers the show that, ultimately, with all the bells and whistles that it’s going to have, is really about family.”
— 

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/the-blacklist-redemption-creators-the-spin-off-is-big-crazy-twisted-and-peculiar-154953084.html

So great for Tom - he gets to have it all - but how is any of this good for Liz? Split apart physically but not emotionally?  Going to tag this as anti for the sake of those that block tags.

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★☆Reading Tarot★☆

☽ ℰvery card in the Minor Arcana is designed to reveal at least one of four things to you:An internal concept, an external concept,a person & an action.

 ☀An internal concept: Such as an emotion , a perspective within a circumstance,our perception or beliefs, or a spiritual message;it could represent the energy used in a spell and what that means considering the querent or nature of a situation.

(example:The seven of cups reveals that the querent is jaded in choice,judgment or evaluation in regards to the matter at hands & depending on surrounding cards could mean ambiguity of choice or, the person is unsure of the resources and all options available and cannot assess this truthfully.)

A external concept: Such as one’s physical efforts or commitments, relationships;your home and physical belongings or your health;productivity,hard work. It reflects on the world surrounding the querent or the environment they’re in. (think physical / practical or tangible).

(example: the Eight of Pentacles might reveal someone’s high work ethic or depending on the surrounding cards, what in particular someone has been working to achieve or gain. It could mean working for achievement)

A person : a description of a person .it  reflects on their occupation,behavior,or role in the life of the querent. Usually the theme of the cards implies the nature of the person indicated.

(example:The Seven of Swords would show someone who is being cunning,conniving or methodical ; depending on surrounding cards it could be the querent or someone in their immediate environment. It could represent someone who deals with sales or business and warrants a lot of  persuasion  (i have mostly drawn this card as a person who is studious,methodical,a critical thinker or someone who’s a good planner)

An Action or movement: the activity of the querent in consideration to their question;Reveals to you what the querent’s choice or physical/verbal actions were and/or what they will result  in

(example:the Page of Wands reveals a rather younger person or amateur starting to bloom with new ideas and understanding,someone is about to take a new direction that will lead to mental growth. it talks about being over stimulated or having a lot of thoughts , it deals with thinking and questioning a lot. Someone who is being fickle or flighty or is developing their intellect.)

                          ✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩

☽ⅉn most traditional Tarot decks , the Major Arcana will reflect on a certain nature or pattern of events  much like a mythos(like a legend or lore). It reflects on a facet of a bigger inclusive image to reveal the prominent and crucial parts of the querent’s inquiries .

(example:Strength reveals a need to shed excess and wasteful parts to begin anew in pursuit of a more deeper aspect , usually associated with the true self’s weight in salt or ability to harness their “natural resilience & strength”.

(example 2:Temperance; one who is strong in harnessing and maintaining the polarity and extremes of their lifestyle or circumstance. one who knows both the capacity of chaos & order or goods & bads and see’s the balance of both their dark times and good times and how this has built us up to be more than either particular side could have alone . someone who shows the culmination of their pain and their strength to show us their true self.)

Ʈarot in a linear sense, seems to play out like a story or progression of a person.(personal opinion here..)

“we are the fool in pursuit of  becoming the magician only to grow to be the high priestess  only to become the empress to become the emperor.”

                                     ☽ !!!!!!!Please remember!!!!!!!☽

☽ Do not become discourage by the cryptic symbolism shown to you. Instead, focus on how a card applies to the querent and question at hand.

Lastly , take your time to learn your cards and to understand how you best read them , and always always have fun and enjoy the journey of discovery and divination.

 ☀ONLY you know what your cards are bringing to light for you ,always trust your gut instinct and do not shy away from your reception of truth and knowledge from the cards.