Wear jeans/pants that “breathe” and bring a sweater, even if it’s scorching hot out, until you know which building blasts the AC to 60 degrees F and which feels like a sauna
Backpacks with thick straps are your friend! Messenger bags are cool and all but if you’re commuting with a lot of stuff, symmetrically styled backpacks are better for your back
You are your own person and you can walk out whenever you need to or want to, so long as you’re not disrupting the class. Meaning you can go to the bathroom without permission, take a breather if you’re anxious, answer an important phone call, etc.
If you don’t like the class on the first day, if you can- DROP THAT CLASS AND TAKE ANOTHER ONE! It’ll only get worse from there!
If you can, take a class outside your major; it’s a good break from your expected studies.
You are in charge of your schedule. Your adviser and guidance counselor is there to ‘advise and guide’ but if you don’t like certain classes and you can substitute for others, that’s your choice.
Consequently, if you are changing anything drastic in your plan, talk with your adviser and instructors.
Pay attention to your credit hours and grades. Never leave this to the last week of school, you will be sorry and stressed beyond belief!
Unless it’s a lab book or otherwise specified, go to the class for a week or sobefore buying an expensive textbook. Some classes, while having it on their required list, do not actually use the textbook a whole lot and you might find some of it scanned online. Rent if you can or buy used online (schools actually don’t give discounts). Use your best judgement on what you think you need.
Tell the people who go up to you selling or advertising things you are not interested in that you are in a rush to class and don’t have time to listen to them. It’s less rude and they’ll leave you alone.
The smaller the class, the better it is to have some sort of acquaintanceship with a couple classmates. They might save your ass if you are absent one day or need to study. And talking with them makes the time go by faster without it being so insufferable.
You don’t need to join a club or sport, but internships are cool and useful!
If you can afford it, take a day off once or twice each semester if you’re too exhausted. Just be aware of what you missed and if it was worth missing!
Your health is the most important, this goes for mental health too!! Note: College-age/upper teens is when mental disorders like depression and anxiety are most commonly diagnosed. Most schools have therapy services, especially during exam time. Look into it if you need to!
Communicate with your professor if you are having trouble with something. Anything.
Eat and stay hydrated. Bring a water bottle and snack to class.
All-nighters will happen but never go over 36 hours without sleep.
It’s going to be hard and there will be times you might think about giving up. This WILL happen. You just have to make sure what you’re doing isn’t making you absolutely miserable and/or there is something rewarding and positive to look forward to at the end!
[Disclaimer: this is a U.S. version and written based on my experiences; it’s important to keep these points in mind, but know that nothing is ever 100% accurate as each university and college runs differently to some degree. The intention of this post is to make aware of the big potential circumstances one might run into and what to do. It’s by no means a complete list and it’s important to get advice from multiple sources as well! Thanks for reading and I hoped I helped at least a few people! c:]
- I’m going through this scene by scene y’all get
- Kay so, when diana rescues him he’s immediately
anxious when she asks him “You’re a man…?” I could almost taste the “oh god am I
suddenly not passing??” fear in his eyes
- He doesn’t say something like “of course I am”
or “yes haven’t you ever seen a man??” instead he goes straight for “Yeah, uhm…don’t
I look like one?” this is not something a cis man worries about
- Side note: if y’all come at me with “oh he says
steve is his name when they use the lasso of truth on him so he must be cis” l i s ten his name is steve. Why would he answer that
question any other way? Also, I’d like to note, in the comics when Batman was
asked the same question while holding the lasso of truth, he answered with
Batman, not Bruce Wayne. The lasso makes you answer what YOU believe is the
truth. Steve’s deadname isn’t his “true name” steve trevor is obv
- Consider: we know there were LOTS of women who
cross-dressed in wwI in order to fight. What if that’s what steve did to join
the military when he was much younger, but then he realized oh…maybe there’s
more here going on than I thought
- HRT became available after WWII largely due to
this guy, and in this superhero universe of Scientific
Inaccuracies and Magical Goddesses Made From Clay, it’s not entirely
implausible that HRT couldn’t have become available a few decades earlier in
some capacity (alan hart is amazing, please read more about him)
- Okay, the bathroom scene: Steve panics at first
when diana walks in on him, because he’s like SHIT CANT REVEAL MY WEIRD JUNK
but when its clear shes not going to be weird about it, he stops trying to hide
- diana specifically says “are you considered
average for your sex” not gender. And
we know from later during the scene on the boat that she must know the
difference, because she read the 12 volume collection on genitals and what you
can do with them
- So diana’s like “well that’s not what I was
expecting at all” and what she says is basically the more subtle, educated way of saying: dude why
don’t you have a penis and balls
- And when steve answers above average, he’s basically
saying “yeah, im trans, go me, deal with it”
- Just saying, him being trans makes this entire interaction
and every one after that where steve is trying to explain western gender norms
to diana significantly more hilarious
- Moving on: the boat. Diana asks about marriage
and Steve answers two people go in front
of a judge etc etc. then when she asks why they get married, even if they’re
unhappy, steve says he doesn’t know. Marriage is as mystifying to him as it is
to her. If that isn’t queer then idk what queer is
- The “this confuses me just as much as it does
you” look on his face throughout this entire interaction
- His interest in her books about sex: as a trans
man in an age when sex for the pleasure of vagina owners was basically unheard
of/considered sinful, of course he’s
- The soft “no” when she says the books ultimately
say men are unnecessary for pleasure; no as in utter disbelief, more like “no
way can I read this??” than “no omg sex needs a penis and a vagina what are you
- Lastly: it makes SO much sense for steve to
become a spy. Trans people are excellent liars. They have to be in order to
survive. Steve obv would have made it through his entire military service
without letting on that he was trans, so he knows he’s totally capable of lying
his way into german high command
- This has so
much fanfic potential, I am dying
- Go forth and write all the fanfic about diana
teaching steve the secrets of her 12 volumes about sex
I’m sorry, but anxious Logan made me laugh.
I have a pic of Princey coming up from the Accepting Anxiety video, too, but that’s probably gonna be very basic. I experimented a lot with Patton’s pic and this one, so I’m probably gonna be chill with his.
Uhm, yeah, so. SANDERS SIDES. SANDERS SIDES.
Harry, was Sweet Creature written about a specific person?
*deep breath* um...in my opinion, I think most songs are written for one listener, in my personal opinion, in the way that I think, you know, people write books, they probably write them for one reader. and uhm...yeah I think it's a really amazing way of being able to say something to someone that, maybe they'll never know it's about them, maybe there's one thing in there that only they will know is about them. I think it's...you know like I said it's so much easier to say something in a song than it is to say it to someone. and I think it's...it's really amazing to be able to communicate through that and be able to wrap up everything you want to say in three and a half minutes and say it in a song.
for lack of, not like, really wanting to analyze your art right, you kind of said without saying that this song is kind of about somebody right? You had a message that you were looking to convey. Who makes you feel at home?
I think that's fair...I think that's a fair um...acknowledgement yeah
So does this person know that the song is written about them?
.....um...I actually don't know. I think the thing that's important to remember is it's not always necessarily...um...the first thing that you might think of but I obviously...would never...tell someone that what they thought was wrong. I think the best thing about music is that everyone can take away different things from stuff--
different to every ear!
--and that's not wrong, there's not really a wrong answer. I feel like a lot of my favourite songs that mean something to me, I'd be disappointed if someone told me they were about something else, it might ruin the song for me, so, uhm yeah I think Sweet Creature is definitely about one person but uh...yeah I think it's important to remember that there's many different types of things that it could be about you know a person...yeah you know what I mean? That an answer?
It wasn’t necessarily the pile of dishes or the trail of clothes that seemed to almost constantly hover around Jungkook like he was some annoying ass Avatar or something that got you so mad. It wasn’t the thick fragrance of his cologne or body wash that drifted through the open plan of your shared apartment every morning, or the smell of his musky sweat when he returned home from his evening jog, or from when he emerges from his room- having clearly just having a ‘fucking mind blowing’ wank. It wasn’t the soft melodies, or exciting electronic beats that flooded from his open window and into yours, nor his big and copious amounts of jackets and coats that made it nearly impossible to get your own fucking clothes from the rack next to the front door. Your frequent burning irritation had nothing to do with his presence, with the evidence of his existence in your apartment and life; it was with the man behind it all. It was with him. With fucking Jeon Jungkook. Ok, and maybe it was also for his fucking annoying baking habits. Did he really need to bring that shit home? Didn’t he get sick of it at work?