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hey hello friends!! i’m excited to present a new original masterpost series, #studyingwithacdemic! my blog’s “tagline” has long been ‘study with me’, and now i’d like to make that a reality. in #studyingwithacdemic, i’ll be addressing many of the problems that students encounter in their studying journeys, and offering my personal tips on how to face them! 

some of these masterposts will be veeery specific while others will talk about a broader topic. however, all of them have one goal: to help you become the best student you can be! you can tag posts using these tips with either #heyacdemic or #studyingwithacdemic and i’ll be sure to reblog <3

with that aside, here’s the very first masterpost: studying a subject you hate. i know hate is a very strong word, but there are some subjects you really just can’t stand. however, there are a few different kinds of hatred:

  1. hatred because it bores you: if you don’t enjoy learning about a subject, that can certainly complicate things a little.
  2. hatred because it confuses you: sometimes you don’t like a subject because it’s not your strong suit and it frustrates you to try and understand it!
  3. hatred because of previous failures: there are some subjects i don’t like because i failed a test on it, or something of that sort, whereas i enjoy the subjects i’ve always done well on. past mistakes may influence your opinions on a subject!
  4. hatred for no reason: u serious mate?? pfft.

there’s really no set, foolproof method to tackle subjects you don’t enjoy, so in this masterpost i’ll be addressing how to study for subjects that you dislike based on why you dislike them. ok ok, without further ado:


  • use a rewards system!! if you really cannot get yourself to enjoy a subject, forcing yourself to like the subject won’t get very far. however, forcing yourself to like studying it is slightly more doable.
    + set up a way to reward yourself for bravely facing that awful subject
    + after two hours of focused studying, give yourself a pack of gummy bears or something. give yourself an incentive to study!
    + bonus points if the reward is good for you. maybe reward yourself a 30 minute run if you finish studying, cause that’ll boost your energy, be healthier than gummy bears, and be a cool reward for studying :)

  • study in different ways! have some diversity in the ways that you study!
    + experiment with timelines, mindmaps, annotating, etc. to keep things interesting while you’re taking notes.
    + also don’t hesitate to stray from your textbook and into the world wide web of info: look up youtube videos, podcasts, websites, articles, etc. to study rather than just sticking with what your teacher gives you!  
    + when you’re reviewing something, don’t just stare at your notes, turn it into a game or something!! make it fun.
    + if you’re always trying new ways to study a subject, who knows, maybe one will click and you’ll start to enjoy it :)

  • associate with things you enjoy! hard to hate something that’s similar to so many things you like, right?
    + for example: you hate english? look, you’ve just shunned all of your favorite books and songs and writing in general. you hate science? sorry, my friend, it’s because of science that you’re breathing (biology) and cake exists (chemistry)
    + ps: sorry if i got those subjects wrong, i haven’t taken chem or bio yet!

  • study with the pomodoro method! here is a great masterpost by aza (@etudiance) about the pomodoro method, i really recommend taking a look!
    + this works great for subjects that bore you because you’d be studying for short blocks and have breaks in between, meaning you wouldn’t be stuck staring at a textbook for 3 hours *shudders*
    + just make sure that the time you’re spending studying is really focused studying, not just passively flipping through notes.

  • study with a friend! especially if they LOVE that subject. studying with a friend (productively) can make subjects so much more bearable!
    + as long as it’s actually studying, and not.. taking selfies or talking about unrelated subjects ////toootally haven’t done that before ahem ahem////
    + plus, if your friend adores the subject you abhor, maybe their enthusiasm will rub off on you!


  • ask your teacher for help! i swear by this one: teachers are (usually) great people who want you to succeed! no they are not evil creatures making you fail your classes for the heck of it!
    + arrange office hours or something with your teachers to go over content you’re struggling with. this is a great time to get to know your teacher as a friend and you’ll be approaching the material at a pace you’re comfortable with
    + if you’re scared of talking to your teacher (we all know the feeling!), you can always just correspond via email, and if they think you need a private meeting, they’ll most likely suggest it
    + if your teacher gives study guides or premade note thingies, always always always go through them thoroughly because that’s exactly what they think you need to study!!

  • don’t hesitate to raise your hand! everybody hates asking questions in class because they’re afraid they’ll sound dumb. don’t.
    + ask with pride because somebody out there needs you to ask that question for them! and even if you think you hear snickering (spoiler alert: that’s your imagination, silly), imagine it as a heroic deed for that-one-kid-who-needed-to-know-the-answer-to-that-particular-question-but-didn’t-bravely-raise-their-hand-like-you-did. congratulations, my friend.
    + teachers are totally fine with going through material again because if you are struggling to understand something, that’s their fault because they’re supposed to be teaching you. 
    + it’s better to ask during class than struggle on a test.

  • basically, reach out to other people. if you have trouble with a subject and are starting to resent it because of that, the answer is not to self-study and cry over things, the answer is to ask for help.
    + i know because i basically wing everything and there are times when i want to slap myself for not asking a teacher, friend, or my parents for help beforehand.
    + don’t be afraid to search online, but don’t rely on it either. if you’re scraping through your english class by living on sparknotes / cliffnotes, etc. that’s clearly not going to work. it’s okay to use resources like that sometimes to help you understand content you’re really struggling with, but using those ideas (aka not your own ideas) in your homework, etc. is plagiarism. nuh-uh, not ok, don’t do it! ask for help!!
    + also the studyblr community is great!! send in asks because we will all want to give you love and support: and even if we don’t know the answer, we can direct you to another person or masterpost that can help. some people to ask are emma (@elkstudies), grace (@gracelearns), sareena (@studyign), ann (@educaticn), seo (@tbhstudying) and kimberly (@kimberlystudies) – they are absolutely lovely and seem to always have an answer <3 or you can check out @studyblrindex to find someone who studies the subject!! or just ask any studyblr honestly! feel free to ask me as well, i’d love to help if i can ;o;

  • use methods that work for you! even though diversity in study methods is great for subjects that bore you, stick with the stuff that always works for you when you’re confused.
    + do you usually get good grades when you annotate while you read? great, keep doing that!
    + don’t make the mistake of sticking with methods that don’t work, though: if annotating while you read just confuses you even more, it’s time to stop and try something new.

  • just keep working on it! hatred due to lack of understanding of the subject is probably the easiest to fix because if you work hard enough, the subject gets easy and woah omg, more bearable <3 it may seem tough now but you can do it!!
    check out my motivation tag for some stuff to keep you going!
    + i personally think @chibird’s super adorable drawings are great for boosting your morale if you’re feeling down / unmotivated :) give jackie a follow!!!


  • don’t doubt yourself! you get one bad grade, then you think you’re just doomed to bad grades in the class for the rest of the semester. then you really do get bad grades because you’ve just given up. don’t let that happen!!
    + the worst thing you can do is constantly remind yourself about what you did wrong!
    + also, most of the time your “failure” wasn’t even as bad as you think!! even if it was something public and embarrassing, the only person who still remembers it is you.

  • spend less time thinking about your “mistake / failure / incident” and more time assessing what you can do better next time! this one’s a biggie. instead of resenting a subject because something bad happened that one time, it’s better to see how you can prevent it from happening again.
    + giving up isn’t an option here!!!
    + maybe for the test you got an F on, you tried a new study method that definitely didn’t work. all you have to do is stop using that method!
    + this will also take your mind off the fact that you “failed” (again, you probably didn’t), and lead you to think of it more positively (because now you know what to avoid doing in the future!)

  • don’t overdo it! one time in english class, i basically made this really dumb mistake and i cried and was miserable about it for a whole year. then, i made myself attempt to memorize the dictionary because i forgot the meaning of one word. 
    + that was a huge waste of time for me, constantly reminded me of the mistake i made, kept me miserable, made me feel guilty when i couldn’t memorize a word, didn’t actually help my vocabulary, and was basically a big, fat pfffft.
    + the lesson to learn from this is: assessing what you can do better next time DOES NOT MEAN to overdo things. it just means to learn from your mistakes and try to improve <3

  • re-inspire yourself! most of the time, this subject wasn’t one you always hated. it was just that one dumb thing that made you feel miserable and queasy to even think about the subject. don’t let something so small ruin a whole subject for you!
    + check out my failure tag for some posts about dealing with failure or disappointment in the academic world!!
    + search for posts in the studyblr community related to that subject to see how wonderful that subject is! :)


  • there’s no way to make yourself not hate something if you don’t know why you hate it. ask yourself why you hate that subject so much! chances are, you don’t hate it at all!
    + try and talk / rant to someone about it (you can drop me an ask with a rant about a subject you hate – i’d be happy to try and help or just be a person you can rant to). maybe the reason will come out in the process of ranting.
    + or just journal / write for a little bit about the subject. sometimes letting your emotions loose can help!

alright, that is it for this first masterpost!! i really hope you found this helpful, since these are all my personal tips, no research or anything. if you have any questions, want to talk, want to yell at me for a bad masterpost, want to chat about your day, have any suggestions for future #studyingwithacdemic masterposts, want to request a future masterpost etc. etc. just drop me an ask and i’ll answer asap to the best of my abilities! <3 thanks for reading and have an absolutely magnificent day, xoxo hannah

anonymous asked:

both families having an s/o that's 4'10? if you want you can add some NFSW stuff i don't care if you do

Shu: - Uhmmmm… YES.

        - It’s easier for him to cuddle them since they’re so short.

Reiji: - Honestly, he didn’t even notice how tall his S/O was at first.

         - To him, it doesn’t matter how tall his S/O is.

Laito: - ͡° ͜ʖ ͡ –

         - That’s it. Just ͡° ͜ʖ ͡ –


Ayato: - If he’s S/O has big boobs, no one can stop him. ;)

Subaru: - He’s like Levi Ackerman. He calls them Brat.

             - He also calls them shorty, but he loves them. He think’s they’re adorable.

             - He’s constantly scared that he’ll hurt them accidentally since they’re so short.

Ruki: - Like Reiji, it doesn’t matter to him.

Kou: - His whole mind, body, and soul is just like “ CUTENESS OVERLOAD!”

Yuma: - He loves to hold his S/O and he’s just thinking about how much of a smol bean they are.


            - The smol couple.

While I adore Sunless Sea, I have no clue what’s going on in Fallen London. I started a Fallen London account because I liked Sunless Sea, and I have no idea what stories I’m doing or what following the prison escape. I constantly feel like I’m missing something, and then I blow through all my actions for the day trying to figure out where my plot even went. I think I’m solving some crimes? But I’m also now wanted because I keep clicking cards that can’t be discarded and my only option is to stuff my face with rose clippings? Maybe I clicked too fast through certain screens early on and missed something? I don’t know, but I am very confused.

anonymous asked:

Hi, hi, can I get some headcanons for TFP Optimus, Arcee and Ratchet with a s/o who just compliments and says "I love you" to them like it's an everyday thing? For example, when they see their bots doing something cute or awesome, they won't hesitate to say stuff like, "Wow, you're so adorable!" or "You were so hot when you punched that Vehicon!" Thank you :DDD


- Optimus isn’t used to such compliments, so when he begins to constantly get them, he can’t help but be a little embarrassed.

- He really appreciates it, but if s/o could not do it in the middle of battle, that would be great.

- When s/o first said “I love you” to him, he was pretty confused and embarrassed.

- “I…What?“ 

- S/o only shrugged and went on with their day.



- She honestly enjoys the compliments.

- "You were so hot when you punched that vehicon!”

- “I was, wasn’t I?”

- She gets a bit of an ego boost, but she deserves it. 

- She’ll also compliment s/o back, calling them cute all the time.



- He doesn’t let on that he likes the compliments, but he really does.

- “You’re so adorable!”

- He’ll stutter. A lot. 

- “Stop. I’m trying to work.”

- He is blushing a lot. 

- He’s happy someone isn’t forcing themselves to compliment him.

shantae/rottytops headcanons cause i love them

  • when shantae confessed her feelings, rotty was ecstatic that all of her flirting had finally gotten through to her
  • the first person Shantae told about them getting together was Uncle Mimic. He was mildly surprised, but ultimately swept up by the wistful realization that his niece was growing up and such
  • the first person Rotty told about them getting together was Abner, but it was more of a “GUESS WHO GOT A CUTE GIRLFRIEND BEFORE YOOOU DIIIIID”
  • rotty’s constantly traveling, so she and shantae send each other lots of long, mushy letters with an undead messenger bird (because Sky wouldn’t let them use one of hers, RUDE, sky)
  • shantae will literally scoop rotty up into her arms when she’s REALLY HAPPY to see her (which is most of the time)
  • rotty tried picking up shantae once. it was magical. then one of rotty’s arms fell off
  • shantae stresses SUPER EASILY. rotty can calm her nerves in .05 seconds
  • shantae is VERY excited to show rotty cool (if mundane) things around scuttle town. (look at this neat crab. here’s the best spot for watching boats sail in and out of the ports. this is my fave place to watch the stars come out.) rotty has seen much more impressive stuff but shantae’s so THRILLED she can’t help but be caught up in that energy
  • shantae flops on top of rotty for naps because she is smaller. much like when an adorable kitty is sitting in your lap, rotty is always reluctant to get up and do anything when this happens
  • rotty’s constantly coming up with new terms of endearment for shantae but always falls back on “snack cakes” at some point
  • they both are huge cuddlers, but shantae initiates the most hugs
  • lots of nose boops
  • lots of hand holding. rotty’s arm fell off when they were holding hands once and shantae was freaking out a little the whole time she was trying to put it back
  • rotty makes terrible puns. shantae makes… less of them
  • shantae is an early riser, but rotty will ONLY get up if coffee is involved. shantae has gotten very good at making coffee.
  • rotty will stay up ‘till 3 in the morning, consistently, while shantae tries to get to bed before 11pm
  • this actually works rather well because shantae regularly has nightmares and can count on rotty to still be awake to comfort her if she’s extremely spooked
  • rotty would like to pull shantae away from scuttle town and take her on a grand tour of… well, everywhere. but something always attacks scuttle town right before she’s about to bring it up and it’s getting frustrating. let her cute gf have a break, please
  • shantae would love to take up the offer of traveling around the world with rotty, but only when she isn’t scuttle town’s only line of defense
  • the holidays are generally spent with poe and abner in whatever ruin they’ve moved into. people tend to stare when they come to town and shantae thinks they deal with enough of that. also, abner can’t fit into most doors or sit at most tables because he’s so big, so it helps alleviate awkwardness

being a “mentor” is weird

so I’ve been, like, mentoring? my friend’s little brother for a few months now. He’s 13 and wants to train dogs and breed them one day. His particular interest is gundogs. As said, he’s 13, so it could all change. But he was really enthusiastic and super excited when my friend told him all that I do for a living and insisted on meeting me. Very nice kid. Not the best in academics but he has a lot of heart and he works hard. I spoke with his parents about him helping me out with the dogs so I could teach him some stuff and they said it was fine by them. In no time he started working around the property.

It’s just odd. He mostly does daily dog chores. Changing water, cleaning, and playing tug of war. I don’t let him walk the dogs by himself for obvious reasons and I handle feeding. I figured he’d stay for maybe two weeks and quit when he realized how fucking boring it can be to manage a dog yard.

I was very wrong.

He thoroughly enjoys the daily tasks involved in keeping things running smoothly and has even done other things without being asked (fed the chickens, gave the dogs’ baths, etc.) and he got them a few little plastic pools with his own money. He’s here for half the day on weekdays, all day Saturday, and sometimes Sunday. I often have to make him go home. He just really loves the dogs, and everything that comes with.

I’ve been teaching him a lot of the basics. Quadrants, timing, how to use certain tools, keeping the dog motivated. I’ve also been explaining various dog sports and jobs to him. He is, of course, most interested in the hunting. Irish Setters are his one true love. I’ve been occasionally borrowing my other friend’s Pointers and Goldens to show him some stuff about training those types of dogs and he’s taken to it very well. I’ve also been teaching him about the breed standards of some of his favorite breeds. When he arrives he usually has a picture of a dog to show me that he’s curious about, or that he wants to talk about the conformation of. Dude’s a little genius when it comes to the stuff he cares about. He also adores musical canine freestyle.

It’s been so weird teaching someone all these things. There are times where I feel like a sham, but I try not to let it get to me. Self-confidence issues and all that. Asher constantly reassures me that I’m doing something really great for this kid and I hope it’s true.

I don’t know, I just kinda wanted to ramble about it. It’s been on my mind. If you get the chance to mentor someone and you have the experience, maybe go for it. You might really help someone.


anonymous requested: Hi, could I please request a one shot where the reader is smart like Tony Stark, and pretty, but self conscious because she is taller than average and Steve has a crush on her and ends up getting fed up with her constantly saying she isn’t pretty, too tall, etc and sorta scolds her and inadvertently admits he likes her? Then fluff? I am just self conscious about my height and stuff, but if it’s too much you can delete this

Author’s note: This was adorable and I’m so in love with this request - I’ve always wanted to be taller, and so this made me so happy to write. Hope you enjoy! Also, this took me like 2 hours for some reason…  ( update, i still can’t do titles )

Steve Rogers x Reader

Working at the Avengers base was amazing. You were constantly surrounded by superheroes, your job was to help design suits and technology to help save the world and keep it safe, and somehow you had managed to become friends with the Avengers. You were a main technician, and you’d helped develop many things like enhance Falcon’s wings, upgrade the War Machine suit, and even keep Captain America’s shield in top shape. But you couldn’t escape the same kind of things that girls everywhere worried about - your looks. Even though you were almost as smart as Tony Stark (don’t tell him you said that), and quite pretty, you were taller than most of your coworkers, male and female.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Why do you waste your time writing fanfiction when you have original stories that you're writing? I'm not trying to be mean, I just really don't get it.

Mostly because I don’t think of it as a waste. Think of it this way: writing fan-fiction is to writing original fiction as playing with legos is to building a fully functioning real home. Both can create amazing things and are not mutually exclusive. Just because you like to build houses does not mean you don’t like to also play with legos. Legos can even be a great way to warm up for building a real house. They let you easily play with a bunch of pre-made parts that you can re-arrange to your heart’s desire where as re-arranging a real house can be tiresome, expensive, and possibly impossible. 

Also, if you’re crazily devoted you can build a real  house out of legos: 

Writing fanfiction is relaxing for me. It’s a way for me to write without constantly second guessing myself about research or world building or stuff like that. I still adore doing all those things, but sometimes its nice to write without having to worry about any of it nearly as much. 

Also, publishing is a stupidly slow process sometimes. It’s nice to be able to write and interact with fans on a much quicker basis. Like, let’s say my current manuscript gets picked up by an agent within the next hour, and a publisher by the end of the week by some miracle. I’d be damn lucky to see my book on the shelves by 2017. I’m not the most patient person, so that’s a long freaking time to wait. So, to fill the gap, I write and post fan-fiction. Because it’s fun.