this was definitely a good use of my time

more of this totally accidental AU, which i did not mean to create, in which lance is a sk8r boi and keith does ballet and no avril lavigne songs were involved at all whatsoever until y’all barged in with y’all’s “see ya l8r boi”s except sk8r boi lance is definitely good enough for keith *bows out*

Obviously happened one time-
  • Hades: Darling, please, you're scaring them...
  • Persephone: *wearing a crown of interwoven black flowers and a cape that seems to be growing and writhing* GOOD. Fear keeps them humble.
  • Hades: Really dear, even Cerby is trembling...
  • Persephone: aww no my little baby Cerby!! Who's the fluffiest demon puppy in the underworld? You are! Yes you are!!
  • Hades: *to the assembled masses, trying to look imposing* We'll deal with you later. Leave us.
Is That a Yes?

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Because it’s almost Valentine’s Day, I wrote a thing.


Hanzo tilted his head, staring at the slim box McCree had shoved into his hands before he could even say hello. He found himself confused for a moment as he tried to think of a reason for the cowboy to be bringing him a gift before recalling the date. He bit the inside of his lip before looking up to meet McCree’s eyes. “I did not get you anything.”

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My literal favorite thing about any time the gems fuck up human stuff is watching Amethyst

Because like, of all the gems she’s the one that definitely knows better. She’s entirely used to socializing with people and she herself is an earthling in every regard. She knows what the other gems are doing is stupid. She knows.

She just doesn’t care

Like “welp, my goofy room mates are all getting up to something again, time for a show. This is gonna be good.”

Hi studyblr community! This is my first original post; I hope it serves you well! I got my research position through a program in my school, so the process was a little more formal at first (I had to write essays), but I still used these when it came down to communicating with my PI (principal investigator). Good luck!

THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE LOOKING FOR A LAB

1. Do you have time to do this? Don’t just think about gaps between classes in your schedule. Think about how hard your classes are and how much time you need outside of class for homework and studying. Orgo and psych might both be one hour classes, but they are definitely not going to require the same amount of time outside of class. You need blocks of time (3 to 4 hours at a time) to spend in lab.

2. What kinds subjects are you interested in? Those departmental websites are where you’re going to be looking. (Don’t be shy about looking into research that isn’t within your major. You never know what kind of answers you’ll get!)

3. What kind of work are you expecting to do? Do you want to do benchwork (wet lab)? Or do you want to do things that are more computational (dry lab)?

FINDING OPPORTUNITIES

1. If you were really interested and did well in one of your classes this semester, look up that professor’s website. Read about their areas of research, or…

2. Go to your major’s website (or website of any other department you were interested in) and find the faculty list. Start reading everyone’s research interests.

3. For the professors whose work catches your eye, go to their lab websites and do some more reading! (Better learn to love it now; research is a lot of reading.) Look up journal articles authored by these professors (pay attention to the year they were published. More recent ones will give you a better idea of what could be going on in their labs right now). You don’t have to understand everything in the article. At the very least, read the abstract and skim through the introduction and conclusion. This will give you a better feel of the problem and what was accomplished in the project. It’s important to know this stuff because you’re going to…

3. E-mail the professors! And don’t write cookie cutter e-mails. Individualize each e-mail and make sure to voice your genuine interest in that lab’s work.

THE E-MAIL

1. Be concise. Ain’t nobody got time to read your perfectly crafted 5-paragraph essay on why you should be taken into the lab. 

2. Introduce yourself, your year, and your major. If you’ve taken relevant coursework, you could mention that too.

3. Mention that you came across the professor’s research and be specific about what caught your attention.

4. Say that you’d like to talk to them about their research (this is code for “Please can I work with you?”)

5. Only send a few e-mails at a time. If you don’t get a reply after a couple of days, you could send a second e-mail as a follow-up. If you get a no, respond courteously. You could ask one more time and insist that you really loved their research, or you could just politely thank them for their response and wish them the best. If you get a yes (congrats!), find a time and place to meet the professor, and ask if there’s anything they’d like you to read in preparation for the meeting.

6. DON’T BE DISCOURAGED IF YOU DON’T GET AN ANSWER OR IF YOU WERE TOLD NO. KEEP LOOKING!

THE “INTERVIEW”

1. I’ve been told that the meeting is basically like an interview, but my “interview” was really casual and not something I should’ve stressed out about at all. I still wore something nice (casual dressy).

2. If the professor gave you something to read, do your best to read it. Don’t freak out if you don’t understand, but don’t just read it without trying to understand. Google any recurring words and phrases that you don’t know (odds are that if they appear often, they’re probably important). Write notes and questions down (even if it’s more technical ones like “how does this work?”).

3. If you didn’t get anything to read, try to look up past papers again and skim anyway. Take notes and come up with questions. Don’t go in there without having anything to say or ask.

4. When reading scientific literature, don’t dwell on the details of the methodology. Go for understanding the big picture: what kind of work came before this paper? What were the findings of the paper? What are the implications for future research? What’s the next step?

5. At the meeting, admit that you didn’t catch much of what you read (it’s humbling and very likely to be true). Ask questions and talk about what you did understand.

6. At the end, thank them for meeting with you and ask about openings in the lab. If they have one and offer it to you, thank them and say that you’d like a few days first. Ask if they could talk to other students in the lab so you can get a feel for the environment. Also ask about who you’d be working with, what their project is, etc. You want to know what you’re getting into.

7. Once you’ve made your decision, e-mail the professor.

IN THE LAB

1. ASK QUESTIONS WHENEVER YOU’RE UNSURE OF ANYTHING. If you have anxiety like me, it’s scary. Admitting you don’t know something is anxiety-inducing, especially when you’re in an environment where everyone has tons more background knowledge than you. THAT’S OKAY. You’re new. You’re an undergraduate student. Of course you don’t know as much as everyone! You are here to learn and you learn by asking questions. SO ASK!!! 

2. If you’ve made a mistake, don’t try to cover it up. TELL SOMEONE ASAP! Be honest and responsible! 

2. Keep a notebook with you so you can take notes on lab procedures. Be diligent! 

3. If things aren’t going well (you’ve lost interest, trouble with your mentor, etc.), talk to your PI. It’s not fair to you to be doing work you’re not excited about (this is an extra-curricular activity, after all), and it’s also not exactly productive to the lab to have someone who doesn’t really like being there anyway. You have to love research to do it well!

4. Do your best. People are using their time and resources to train you. In return, you should dedicate yourself to it! (Doing your best does not mean sacrifice your emotional, physical, and/or mental well-being. Understand where your boundaries are and stick to them.) 

5. If you’re pre-med, this is a way for you to illustrate your passions. Research can end up being a talking point for you if you end up dedicating a lot of your time and energy into it!

“I’ll Definitely Return”

When I started doing this, I was posting to a rather obscure social media site in a thread between myself and some friends, making it fairly private without much concern about it spreading very far outside of us.

That site wasn’t good for posting a lot of images, which led me to post to my (then pretty much) empty Tumblr where it was easier. They got noticed pretty fast on Tumblr, so I’m taking a little time to fix things up now. I’ve only been at this for a few weeks, so it was a rather abrupt shift. Bear with me for a bit. You may notice some changes.

Posted with permission.

Artist: Kitasu

Art: “I’ll Definitely Return”

The song Prompto is singing is a parody of the Space Battleship Yamato theme song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGvIspfzLU4

I know it’s too late for this but I just want to say thank you for everything. For the days that you were right there for me. For the good morning and good night messages, for all the back hugs and the kisses on the forehead, and for the “I love you’s” every time I need it. I’ll surely miss your sleepy voice that became gradually enthusiastic whenever I crack a silly joke during our midnight phone calls, and your hugs and loving mischievous smile and the instinct of feeling your warm skin. I will definitely miss everything about us. Just know that I will always be here for you, silently praying for your happiness. We may have gone our separate ways but you’ll always have a special place in my heart and I’m eternally grateful that you came into my life.
—  (d.g)
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I’ve been slaving away long days and endless nights on this portrait series and today I finally get to debut my hard work. In fact, I am going to open a gallery show this summer containing works like this which I expect you all to attend. For now, though, prints of my crowning achievement are available in my sexy new shop (my old shop couldn’t handle it.) If you don’t buy the entire set I can only assume you don’t appreciate true beauty.

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This will be our year (took a long time to come)

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A/N: A tiny little new years well-wishing from me to all of you, as you were definitely good parts of my 2016

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Some canonish New Years fluff

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She has absolutely no idea where she is.

Well, at least she is fairly certain that she’s still in Storybrooke, with a winter chill prickling at her ears and her nose. Emma thinks she lost her sense of direction about five minutes after they left the festive hubbub of the main street; all familiar sounds faded save for the scuff of Killian’s shoes and the tread of hers after his. And up she’d stumbled a few minutes after that, through a creaky sounding door, up a creakier set of stairs, round one corner, round a few more —

With Killian’s hand tugging firmly on hers —

And an old scarf of his tied to shield her eyes.

“Seriously, is this necessary?” Emma’s voice is much louder than she was expecting, carrying far and wide, bouncing off the walls of what sounds like a cluttered warehouse and wondering if she should be worried about trespassing.

Her nose is cold, but her fingers are colder and she can picture the exact chair she left her gloves on at Granny’s when an eager Killian, grinning from one pointy ear to the other, had pulled her up, and out, and away. And though she gripes, though she still keeps tripping over things after he’s warned her to beware of her step, it doesn’t even occur to her to cheat his charade, to peek through the blindfold. She doesn’t scratch at her nose, doesn’t attempt to fiddle with the cloth to make a peephole.

But she does decide, as they barge through another door, a blast of cold air hitting her face, that she needs two hands to hold onto his one. If only to feel the warmth of him against her tingling fingers.

(If only, and very simply, to hold his hand.)

“It’s a surprise, love.”

“Not really all that fond of surprises.”

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hii I'm a hufflepuff and I'm new to tumblr but I used to look at your blog from time to time :) Any good blogs you'd recommend? I love looking at written hufflepuff aesthetic and the marauders era...Also I was wondering if you'd maybe like to be my friend?

I’ve done a bit of searching and these are all active blogs with great content that I would definitely recommend checking out!

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Outlander | vii. Sanctuary

i. O Come, O Come Emmanuel / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Bonnie Rideout, Maggie Sansone, Al Petteway | ii. Cumha na cloinne (Lament for the Children) – Laura Risk | iii. Hallelujah: Multifare – Cappella Gregoriana | iv.  Firethief – Karine Polwart | v. Adagio for Strings (Barber) – David Zinman, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra | vi. You Will Be My Strength – Emily Cole | vii. Only Time (cover) – Michael Schulte | viii. Love and Glory – Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm

anonymous asked:

What was the worst scrape you and Bucky ever got into in school?

Oh gosh. Where to start. 

Well, Ma told me that school was the way up and out so I tried to behave at school, and I think I did a decent job most days, but all that behaving when you really want to just pop a fellow in the teeth for pulling on a girl’s pigtails, it gets to you. Bucky used to know when I’d get that certain look in my eye that I was about to start something, but he’s a good man, Buck. 

So he’d start something instead. 

I think the worst time was the time that involved actual property damage, but we didn’t mean to do it. His idea was to wait until he saw me going after Pip McGillucutty (I swear that was his name) for picking on the littler kids, and when he saw me definitely about to jump him, Bucky would start a fire in the schoolyard. Which even in those pre-child-safety times was very much against the rules unless it was a really really cold day. His idea was he’d start the fire and then come help me push McGillucutty’s teeth in. 

Well, that worked, sort of, but it’d been a dry winter and the little rubbish fire he started in a hole in the dirt sorta caught on a nearby bush, and while him and me (mostly him) were teaching Pip to pick on someone his own size, it spread to the wooden fence, which was made mostly with kindling and twine, and twine burns like billy-oh as it turns out, and almost set the schoolhouse itself on fire.

So we got to teach Pip a lesson AND we got a half day off school AND to see the FIRE TRUCK come, which was grand. 

But then someone stooled on Bucky to the teacher, and she was gonna take a switch to him until I said no he didn’t start the fire because he was with me beating on Pip, which was at least a lesser crime I suppose, and Pip had the black eye to prove it.

So we both had to write I WILL NOT FIGHT OTHER BOYS IN THE YARD a hundred times. 

And that’s the story of one of MANY times Bucky and me got in trouble because I hared off after someone who deserved it and Bucky tried to Create A Distraction. 

Now we get paid for doing that, which is nice. 

my classmate was told us about a beach party/get-together they had during high school and apparently they buried a guy named dave up to his neck in the sand. they all played and swam, and generally had a good time, and so since one of them lived near the beach, they showered and ate at that person’s house. 

then they started to notice that something was definitely off, something was different, then they realized they fucKING LEFT DAVE BURIED IN THE SAND THIS WHOLE TIME AND THE TIDE WAS COMING IN SO THEY ALL RUSHED DOWN TO THE BEACH TO UNEARTH HIM AND THEY FOUND HIM THERE, CRYING, WITH THE WAVES SLAPPING HIS FACE IN THE SUNSET