this is from last year i believe

anonymous asked:

Umhi sorry to bother but I think I may have just failed a Latin test and it's the 3rd thing I've failed this year and I have papers coming up but I'm afraid I won't get stuff done and my parents will be mad and I just got video game privileges back from the last two.... Do you have any studying/schoolwork advice? i'm really scared (´;Д;`)

Okay look. You’re about to hear an advice from a student, a 16 year old. So i dont really know if what im about to say its okay or not.

But please, believe me when i say you can do it. Maybe you are not paying enough attention to class. Maybe you get distracted easily. And it okay. It doesn’t makes you a bad student. Repeat that to yourself.

Listen, last year i SUCKED at math. I never understood ANYTHING. But this year i’ve been getting so much better. Wanna know why?
Because i started asking. I started raising my voice.

If you don’t understand something you ask. It doesn’t makes you look dumb. Seriously.
If you’re afraid to raise your hand, just stand up, and go straight to the teacher. You tell them if they can explain again.

BELIEVE ME. THEY DON’T GET ANNOYED. ITS THEIR JOB. They don’t think you’re stupid! They are actually glad that you’re asking! You’re in school for a reason! To learn!!

Your classmates.
They are not going to think “Wow, They didn’t understand that? They are so dumb!” NO. They don’t. Some of them are having the same struggles as you. But they are also afraid to ask.
And if someone DARES to laugh at you for not knowing something the teacher will most likely make them shut the fuck up.

If school itself isn’t enough, you can go to the internet. Always. You can ask your parents, your friends. There’s always someone who will help you.

It might be TEDIOUS AS HELL. But its totally worth it. Because when you finally understand, you get, like, SO HAPPY because you finally can do your homework, you can finally be sure about the question of that goddamn test that once gave you anxiety by just looking at the first question.

And one last thing; School is NOT about memorizing stuff. Its about learning. Step by step, little by little.

We are moving slowly, but we are moving.

Please remember that you are not a bad student just because don’t understand some things.

there are a few notes on my terrible terrible macdennis/sweet bro and hella jeff post from last night from younger bloggers who’ve tagged it with “i don’t understand what this is but it’s funny” or “what is this” and i can’t. i can’t believe we’re now living in a time when a small but significant portion of the tumblr-using public is too young to have heard of homestuck. cascade was six years ago. 



🌇Happy New Year!!!🌇

This is a spread from last week
I wanted to give it a festive vibe and what better way is there than using pink champagne color? 🎉

I hope everyone’s having a great start!

And thanks for 2K!!!! Wait, what?
OMG I hit 2K I can’t believe it!!!
Thank you so much irly💕💕💕



I read a translation for episode 10 about how Victor still has no idea about Yuuri’s decision to have Victor go back to Russia after he retires. It also states he has a flashback of a banquet from last year for some reason.


We all know about that preview where Victor and Yuuri have a moment and a lot of people think he’s proposing. I hate to be that person but I don’t think that is the case.

I believe the Yuuri is FINALLY confessing his plans for him and Victor, telling him how he wants Victor to go back to skating because he worries he’s just a burden.


I think Viktor will tell him something along the lines of “You aren’t a burden, you’ve made my life more bright and surprising. I don’t want to lose that.”


Yuuri worries a lot about Victor and worries that he’ll just hold him back but hearing Victor verbally say he wants to be with him now and forever will put him into the reality of things and help him realize it’s alright to be selfish, even for that.

And that there my friends is my theory for the next episode. I think a lot is going to get cleared up for these two and maybe we’ll even hear about Victor’s past! Kubo please give us more Victuuri moments!

Until Wednesday my dudes

15 more ideas for your BOS!

Since our last list went down so well, we thought we would put our heads together and think of 15 more ideas for your book!

Let’s get started, in no particular order:

1.       Something to protect your book, I can’t believe this was not on our previous list! Bless your book/protective sigils, something to protect from wandering or prying eyes.

2.       Update your path page (if you have one, or start one) basically saying what your path is, and what is important to you – know this was in the other list, but we believe our practice changes from one year to the next so keep it updated.

3.       Do you have an altar? If so how about a section dedicated to it? How you set it up for ritual, for each sabbat/season (if it changes), life events, for offerings! Keep all that info together, and add pictures and photos.

4.       An ancestor page, where are your ancestors from? Is there anyone you would like to honour? Anyone who has really shaped who you are as a person? Write about them.

5.       Familiars, do you have one? What do you know about them? Have you had one in the past? Write about it.

6.       Tools. Write a list of the tools that are in your practice and how you use them, keep it updated.

7.       Rites/rituals/blessings/recipes that mean something to you and your practice, or ones that you have done, and how they went.

8.       A list of any active charges, wards, sigils that you have running at the moment.

9.       How you meditate

10.   How you ground yourself

11.   How you centre yourself

12.   How you create a sigil

13.   Have you had experience with spirits, done any spirit work? Write about it?

14.   Have you got experience with binding? Or banishing? Write about them.

15.   Draw/paint/be creative.

16.   Bonus! Have you picked up any witchy life hacks? Or little witchy tips? Write them all down in one place.

Anti-Semitic historian David Irving claims he is inspiring new generation of teenage Holocaust-deniers

Historian David Irving has claimed he is inspiring a “new generation” of Holocaust deniers through YouTube videos of his speeches.

The author, labelled “antisemitic and racist” by a judge in his failed 2000 libel action, said he received hundreds of emails a day from young people who back his views – many of them supporters of Donald Trump.

The 78-year-old told The Guardian: “Interest in my work has risen exponentially in the last two or three years. And it’s mostly young people.

“I’m getting messages from 14, 15 and 16-year-olds in America. They find me on YouTube. There are 220 of my lectures on YouTube, I believe, and these young people tell me how they’ve stayed up all night watching them.

“They get in touch because they want to find out the truth about Hitler and the Second World War. They ask all sorts of questions. I’m getting up to 300 to 400 emails a day. And I answer them all. I build a relationship with them.”

Perspective (from a non American)

I’ve been here. I’ve felt your anger and I’ve screamed your pain. After Brexit I was outraged, angry at everyone around me. I didn’t understand my country anymore. I couldn’t believe my country had voted to do something so stupid, silly and frightening. 

Here’s the thing: it gets better. This horrible feeling will pass. You will wake up in a few days time with your head straight and your mind focused. 

Important: unlike brexit, Trump has an eight year time limit. The effects of Trump will last for decades but you can stop the man himself. I can’t change Brexit. I can’t reverse a referendum. But you can stop Trump. You have the tools and the knowledge to beat him at every level and vote him out again in four years time. 

The reasons for Trump’s win are numerous: racism, sexism, homophobia, toxic masculinity, a deeply unpopular democratic candidate, a badly run democratic campaign, globalisation, the collapse of liberalism…it goes on and on. You can change minds though. The battle doesnt stop here. Your vote counts. Your anger counts. The pain you feel right now matters; hold it close and remember how it stings. Use it, mould your world with it and set it on fire.

Remember what Michelle Obama said? “When they go low, we go high.” I’m rooting for every single one of you. 


Last week was our third anniversary - I can’t believe it’s been three years already! Unlike last year, we were together this time (the pains of long distance relationships across borders!) so I wore something pretty to go out for dinner and drinks with my Moosh. We look some photos in Cubbon Park before the light faded and then strolled over to Social for cocktails and the arguably the best poutine in Bangalore. I felt rather festive in my burgundy velvet skirt and snowflake stockings from Tabbisocks - ‘tis the season after all! The best thing about anniversaries around Christmas is how joyous and festive everything is all around. I might post some photos from our Christmas celebrations later - we managed to dish up a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings but forgot to get any pics of it! In the meantime, I hope y’all are having a joyous, restful and much needed winter break ♥


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alright gang
lets catch us a white dude in a mask

scooby doo, where are you??


Take it from President Obama: it’s not too late to vote for Hillary Clinton– because there’s a whoooole lot at stake

“If you supported me in ‘08, if you supported me in '12, if you think that I’ve done a good job, if you believe that Michelle has done a good job — everything that we’ve done over the last eight years will be reversed with a Trump presidency,“ Obama explained.

Gifs: Real Time with Bill Maher


So I have been checking up discussions from last year about Santa Claus being Black and how much of an unnecessary controversy it caused and it got me thinking, does the public even know if Batman was white or do people just assume he is? cuz lets be real, the man is covered from head to toe and only appear at nights, that’s not enough to know someone ethnicity so what if every kid in Gotham believe that Batman is the same race as them and will not allow someone to tell them otherwise?


White kid: But why do you think Batman is black?!

Black kid: Why do you think he isn’t?

White kid: Why? have you see his chin skin? its white so how can he be black?

Black kid: Heelloo, black people with vitiligo exist so….

White kid: Bu- thats-….that’s just an unlikely to thing to be. Thats all. 

Korean kid: Well if you’re so hang up on skin color then Batman might be Korean? we have fair skin too.

White kid: What?? how can he be Korean if he doesn’t have Asian eyes??

Korean kid: Ah, well not all of us have “Asian Eyes” and even if we do, Batman has his mask on him at all time, so how do you know he doesn’t have “asian eyes” under there?

White kid: Because I’m being logical and going by facts unlike you.

Arab kid: Well if you really wanna be “logical” wouldn’t it make the most sense if Batman was middle-eastern?

White kid: And how does THAT make any sense?!?

Arab kid: Well I mean the current Robin is obviously Arab and unlike all the other Robins he refer to Batman as “father” which would mean Batman is his father so it would make sense if Batman too was the same ethnicity as his son.

White kid: Okay all of you really need to stop attacking me right now because Batman is white just like Jesus is >:(

Arab kid: Oh boy if you think Jesus was white then I got some news for you…

Got outed by my 'best friend'

One lesson I’ve learnt in this World is don’t trust fucking anyone!!!
This girl, I’ll call her S. We’ve been best friends for years and years. Told each other everything. She’s honestly the last person who I would think would do this to me!! She went ahead and outed me to my family just because my SDBF turned her down. She tried to steal him. I get a very generous allowance from him 7K and pretty much anything I want, he’ll give it to me. S is not in the bowl because she believes it’s degrading. She got his number from my phone and messaged him introducing herself which I don’t know why. The night before BF had just given me my allowance and since I thought we were best friends, I showed it to her. That’s why she borrowed my phone and got his no. I had no idea. Anyways she starts texting him, at first it’s all friendly then she starts flirting with him, wanting to meet him etc. Anyways he tells her to stop that’s how she went crazy. She starts telling him how am fucking other men on the side, just using him for the money, I have diseases, etc Just some fucked shit!!! Which is not true because am in an exclusive relationship with BF. I love this guy to death, like if he popped the question today I’ll say yes!!! She’s mixed, am dark skin. She goes ahead and tells him how can enjoy having sex with someone with a dirty burnt up vagina😡😡😡. BF tells her off and blocks her!!!
Anyways that’s when she decided to message my parents. Tells them she’s ‘concerned’ about me because am a prostitute. That’s how I was able to afford my nice car, apartment, everything in it and have money all the time. Tells them BF is not really my bf (they have never met him thank God) but he’s just my sugar daddy. She says how I got pregnant so many times and aborted babies because I have sex with many clients, I couldn’t tell who the father was:(:( Which again is not true!! She creates a back page ad, puts my pics up there, and my real phone number!!!!
My family aren’t even talking to me right now!!! I’ve cried and cried and cried!!
But at least I have my BF on my side & he’s taking me to Mexico next weekend to cheer me up! I feel so blessed and lucky to have him in life!!!

I almost can’t believe it, but I’m actually posting two fics within the space of a few days!! This week has been crazy productive. 

So this fic is not a Christmas fic, but it is kinda Christmas-y, because I wrote this while listening to copious amounts of Christmas music. It has a very different feel from the last fic I posted, but I hope you guys like it~ 

Sterek, ~6k words, rated T

It happens on a Monday. Derek stayed up stupidly late the night before, reading a weird German serial killer novel Erica lent him, and overslept. He’s running late, out of breath and a little sweaty from jogging all the way from the subway, and when he yells, “Hold the elevator!” an arm obligingly snakes out between the doors and he slips inside.

The guy who held the door for him doesn’t even look up. He’s slouching back against the wall, scrolling disinterestedly through his phone, his other hand curled around a bouquet of flowers wrapped in crinkly paper. He’s got messy brown hair and a mole right by his mouth, four more in a cluster along his jaw, and, under the scent of cold air and wet pavement that’s clinging to his jacket, he smells—good. Really good. Warm and a little gingery.

The elevator doors slide shut. Derek’s so focused on trying to look at him without letting the guy know he’s looking that it takes him an embarrassingly long time to realize the guy just said something. To Derek.

Derek blinks. “What?”

The guy smirks. “Running a little low on caffeine? I asked what floor you want.” He nods at the elevator buttons, and Derek flushes. Right.


The guy leans forward to press the button, and Derek leans in a little after him, trying to subtly smell him again.

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Language Mistakes | Etiquette Mistakes

Hey guys, first off Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s already 2017. I had a pretty great year last year, but I’m much more excited for what this year will hold for me! Graduating from university, moving to Japan, etc.! It’s all very exciting.

My first post for 2017 is going to be on common mistakes that foreigners make when speaking Japanese and when they’re in Japan!

Language Mistakes:

  1. Particles - I think a lot of Japanese learners struggle with particles and more often than not, end up using the wrong particle in their sentence. は and が are often misused by non-native speakers. When は is used the meaning depends on the context that it was used in (it usually has multiple possible meanings and you just have to figure out what the meaning is depending on the type of situation it was used). For example: 私は魚です can mean “I’ll have fish” when speaking to a waiter or “I am a fish” in response to a question about yourself. As for が, it can be used to exclude other possibilities and to lock in your answer so 私が魚です means “I am a fish”. Another example is the overuse of と which means “and” but it can only be used to connect two nouns together. If you wanted to connect multiple nouns together you would have to conjugate and use て form not と.

  2. Using the word ‘あなた’ for “you” - in Japanese they don’t use pronouns such as 'you’ when addressing each other, this concept is a little hard for some Japanese learners to grasp and they use あなた in Japanese, just like you would use “you” in English, but actually it’s kind of rude to refer to someone as あなた in Japanese so please try to refrain from using it.

  3. Intonation and Nuances - intonation and nuances are important in Japanese, for example there are some words that have different meanings but are pronounced the same. 箸「し」means chopsticks and 橋「は」means bridge. If you want to say chopsticks you should place more emphasis on “は”, and if you want to say bridge you should place more emphasis on “し”. Another example is “ええ”, depending on what kind of intonation you use it in, it can mean “yes”, “what?!”, or “must I?”. Some Japanese learners speak in a monotone voice but it’s important to use intonation to properly convey your message across.

Etiquette Mistakes:

  1. Taking a phone call on a train or bus - making or answering a phone call and having a conversation is a common mistake that foreigners make in Japan. Being loud in public transport is rude in most countries but Japan takes this especially seriously, so don’t get caught out committing this social faux pas!

  2. Blowing your nose in public - this might seem strange to us foreigners who are quite used to openly blowing our noses in public and hearing others do it (all throughout my schooling life I’ve had class mates blow their noses in the class room so I’m quite used to this), but in Japan you won’t see this happening. So try to avoid this as much as possible.

  3. Not removing your shoes - I think a lot of people know about this by now, but when you enter someones home you have to remove your shoes. They’ll usually have quest slippers for you to use so you don’t have to walk around barefoot. Some Japanese restaurants might ask you to remove your shoes too, so make sure you’re always wearing matching socks ;)
The Signs as Shit Neil Josten Has Probably Said
  • Aries: I may have two broken legs and a dislocated shoulder, but I can still take you!
  • Taurus: I've had the same three types of protein shakes as dinner for the past year, I'm not about to change it now Matt! I don't care if it's blueberry flavored!
  • Gemini: You will not believe the shit I see on my runs. Apparently no one is aware that public spaces are public.
  • Cancer: Healthy sleeping habits are for the weak. Now pass me the ball.
  • Leo: Only one will survive tonight. (Allison: Just pick a cake, Neil!)
  • Virgo: Jack, we did not get from the last place to first in one year by practicing less than 36 hours per day.
  • Libra: I'm sorry that I punched him in the left eye. I will get on to punching his right in just a second.
  • Scorpio: So Aaron opened my secret box with my favorite cupcake flavors. How dare he! (Dan: Why was that a secret?) Why wouldn't it be?
  • Sagittarius: I'm guessing Nicky didn't want my collection of fake passports for his birthday.
  • Capricorn: What do you mean I'm dependent on Andrew to function in a normal life? He only pays my bills, buys me phones, provides me with Wi-Fi...oh I see what you're saying.
  • Aquarius: I will paint my entire house orange if I want. Viva les Foxes!
  • Pisces: Of course I won't judge you. It's not your fault that you're blind with 20/20 vision and can't see the goal.

what it’s like to live with seasonal depression
right before your peak month

at 7am last morning my body broke into sobs
because i could taste the toothpaste on the roof of my mouth
and knew in a month i won’t be able to anymore

what it’s like to live with four bodies
one for each season

i am a blind woman given sight each year
in echoing rays of sunshine and beaming laughs
in the ability to breathe and speak and eat
as if my limbs move without protest and my poems —
they exist only etched into the redwoods
as if every life movement contains purpose

what it’s like to believe
you can extend your lifeline from june

so i tell myself
every year you get better
but a diary entry from last march reads
“i am being held captive in eternal february”
fourteen times consecutively  
and god only knows what i wrote on the torn-out pages
i burnt into ashes out of shame

what it’s like to count 28 days
while you swallow paper cuts
what it’s like to tell your mother
you need therapy again every year
what it’s like to lose your body
to a page in your calendar

what it’s like:
we eat and we sleep and we try to breathe
we write and we speak and
(we really do try)

and it will swallow me whole

—  for my birthday i would like operative body parts

Last week, after Representative Jason Chaffetz got into hot water for saying that poor people need to choose health care instead of iPhones, Dan Hopper posted the following screenshots on Twitter, saying, “Forget iPhones, this is the level of animosity Fox News has towards poor people”.

That comes from a 2011 episode of The O'Reilly Factor, in which they start out making the point that the living conditions of the poor in the U.S. has gotten better in the last however many years … But it quickly devolves into “Can you believe these fucking people? Calling themselves ‘poor’ like that, when they own these things?”

I was outraged. I couldn’t believe that I lived in a country where the impoverished could shamelessly flaunt those luxuries right in my face while I heroically sacrificed my tax dollars to support their laziness. I had to see this for myself, so I got in my car and drove an hour to my mother’s house to see if Fox News’ claims were real.

I Investigated Fox News’ Poverty Claims (On My Mom)