two weeks' worth of work

My Advice to Year 12's

This time last year I was nervously awaiting my GCSE results to see if I have had got the grades I needed to get into sixth form. I knew the subjects I wanted to do and what we would be studying. However, there is a lot I did not know about when I went into year 12 and there are a lot of things I wish someone had said to me and my friends so here I am saying them to you on the off chance it may be helpful.

1) A LEVELS ARE DIFFERENT TO GCSE - there is a huge difference between A Levels and GCSE. This wasn’t really made known to us until we had started. When you start your A Levels you can’t expect to be getting the same grades you were getting before because the work is different, essays are structured differently, things are marked differently. Your teachers are not expecting you to be getting A’s and you shouldn’t be expecting them straight off either. It’s those kind of thoughts that will stress you out. You improve over the course of the year. I know this is hard to accept when you’re used to doing well but just remember you’re starting from scratch and things will get better through hard work and time. I started off year 12 not understanding Othello and finding it really hard, after a year of studying it I know the play backwards, things take time.

2) Don’t compare yourself to others - Comparison will kill you and this is something I still struggle to remember but wish someone had told me at the start of the year. Just because the person next to you got a B on a test when you got a C does not make you a bad student. You are your own person. It is so frustrating when you’re surrounded by people who don’t even really need to try and get amazing grades but you can’t let them bother you. You are different to them and that is good. You get the grade that you worked so hard for and you be proud of that grade and then look at how you can do better. Don’t feel as though everyone around you is doing so much better, let your own grades be your priority.

3) USE YOUR FREES - It’s okay to have one free where you just have a break but you need to use your frees to actually do some work. If you’ve got homework, do it in your free. Research that topic you just started. Try and find that teacher you needed to speak to. Print that essay out. Finish that question you started. Make those Flashcards. If you’re friends are distracting then put in those headphones. Or ask them to quiz you, you’ll get things done and if they’re also doing that subject they’re learning too. Just use your frees. Please.

4) The internet is your friend - there are other people out there studying the same things as you and have probably already done it. There are hundreds of student made PowerPoints etc out there about the subjects you’re studying. Things like slide share or prezi are useful because there are students who will have been told to make a presentation about Othello or whatever it is and they will have used words you can understand. There are apps too which can be helpful. I now for English Lit we have used the app LitCharts as it breaks down texts with quotes and Themes. We have also used the website No Fear Shakespeare which offers a modern translation of most Shakespearean texts because even English teachers don’t know whats going on sometimes. Also, studyblr, there are plenty people who are in the same position as you.

5) Be organised - Get. A. Planner. There is nothing worse than standing outside a class room a minute before the teacher arrives and someone asking you ‘was there any homework’ and you saying 'not that I know of’. It’s that uncertainty that leads to unnecessary anxiety. Get a planner, write down your homework and then you will know whether there was or not. Your planner doesn’t need to be anything fancy. It can be a 20p reporters notepad from Wilkos just as long as you know know what you’re doing. And keep your folders neat. Use the subject dividers you bought because they were a nice colour. Buy a whole punch because undoubtedly someone has nicked the one from the classroom you’re in.

6) Do the summer work - If you have been giving summer work and it is currently sitting on your desk not done please do it before you go back to school. It’s what you’ll be doing in the first few lessons when you go back and is the first thing your teachers will see from you. If you go into class with the work not done they’ll be annoyed. If you don’t understand it then that’s different. Tell the teacher that you didn’t quite understand it and they’ll explain it to you, they want you on their course.

7) It’s stressful - I’m not going to lie to you and say that sixth form is easy and not at all stressful, it is. It just is. And the teachers know it’s stressful. Most schools will have a pastoral support member of staff who is their to support you. I went to see the one at my school when I was embarrassingly hysterically sobbing about how much I had to do and how I felt I couldn’t cope. I half expected them to tell me to get a grip but instead they gave me advice on how to prioritise what needs doing, they offered to speak to my teachers for me because a lot was happening at once for me. They are there to make sure that you get the grades you need by the end of year 13. If you don’t feel like you can talk to them find another staff member who you can talk to.

8) Class group chats - You may not get on with everyone in your class but I don’t think my drama group would’ve survived without the 'Drama Squad’ chat which, yes has been filled with lots of dramatic banter and memes about doing badly, but has been there to keep each other on the right tracks. We use our group chat to plan rehearsals, keep on track with homework, send pictures of work etc. They’re just useful and the fact 'whack it in the group chat’ is now a catch phrase my teacher uses also amuses me.

9) Don’t say 'I’ll revise near the time’ - the amount of people I saw two weeks before the exam trying to cram a years worth of work in was alarming. It’s surprising how much work you do in a year, you won’t be able to learn it all in two weeks. Start near the beginning and keep going back.

10) Find your balance - There is no use spending all of your time just studying because you’ll end up feeling miserable and you’ll be tired and it’s just not nice. It may be difficult to get out and see friends but remember to have those breaks. If one free a week that you have together you sit and chill for a while then that’s okay. Or when you’re at home find your release, find the thing that you can do that is stress free. For me I write or a I play guitar/ukulele or I watch Comedy. I do that for an hour maybe then I carry on studying. You can’t just study 24/7 because it will make sixth form very unpleasant for you.

There probably a lot more but at the moment I can’t think of anything specific. Just remember not to panic and everything will be fine. In sixth form I have made some really strong friendships, I have laughed more this year than I have in a long time despite a lot of things kicking off which made things very difficult. I hope you all have a lovely start to the year. Enjoy the insufferable 'getting to know each other’ tasks you’ll be set during the first week. Those 'find someone in the room who reads a newspaper’ or whatever it is ones that you’re supposed to get up in but everyone just sort of sits not wanting to interact with each other. Good luck in your first year, I hope I’ve been helpful x

elvenannie-main  asked:

In an animation studio, how does a budget help with the overall quality of an animation? if given more time, could animators do just as good of a job? I want to get into the industry but I'm not sure how it works, thank you!

More budget means you can either hire a large enough team to get the work done quickly, or you can afford to pay a smaller team long enough to get the work done.

So like, if a job requires two weeks worth of work, a reasonable budget would let you hire one person for two weeks or two people to work together and get it done in one week. An under-estimate on the budget might mean you can only afford one person who has to try to come in and do two weeks of work in one week.

800 Followers Celebration!

I got a request for Heir’s Champion for the snippet.  Ask and you shall receive.  Have Harry in the Slytherin Common room.


“Come in and make yourself comfortable,” Tom said, placing a hand at the small of Harry’s back and guiding him into the room.

“Said the spider to the fly,” Harry couldn’t help muttering under his breath.

Tom threw back his head and laughed again, long and loud and rich. Harry couldn’t help but stare, drawn in by the sound that he heard so rarely. To have earned two of Tom’s genuine laughs was a rare thing, and Harry couldn’t help how pleased he felt at having accomplished it.

“You really do know me remarkably well,” Tom said with an amused grin. “Now, I need to go fetch several things. Are you comfortable waiting here?”

Harry felt apprehensive and out of his depth, but he also didn’t want to intrude on Tom’s privacy. If the man had wanted him to come up with him, he would have asked directly. So he simply nodded and gave Tom a grin that might have been a shade too tight.

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Playing in the Mud

“I’m gonna kill him I swear,” you muttered as you let yourself into Michael’s study, him letting out a not so subtle sigh.

“Woah love, what’s Teddy done now?” He asked, putting down his pen and closing the book, knowing he wasn’t going to get much work done. He watched your eyes grow wide in bewilderment as you stopped in front of his desk.

“Oh god, not Teddy, Tommy. Look at what he just sent us to get done in a week.” You informed him while slamming the huge folder full of documents onto your husbands desk. He took it in his hands flipping through quickly.

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Irreplaceable; Jealous Jungkook

Finals bruh, they wore me out. I have been so busy this week, I was so happy when I finally got a chance to sit down and work on this. Although now I get two weeks off to relax so all the hard work was worth it. Request is for Anon, I hope you enjoy!

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You stand at your locker, continuing a conversation with your new lab partner about the ethics of genetic cloning when your best friend, Jungkook, walks up. He grabs your arm, trying to pull you along to lunch like he usually does, but you wave him off. You can practically feel him pouting at your back as you continue. You hear him huff as he walks away but choose to ignore it to focus on keeping this conversation going. Although you do feel a slight pang of guilt for brushing him off so easily.

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You walk to your usual lunch table, sitting next to Jungkook in your usual place. This time though, his head is down as he eats. He doesn’t even look up as you sit down. You’ve known him long enough to know this meant he’s upset. You poke his arm to get his attention but he doesn’t look up.

“Oh, so you’re finally done talking to your boyfriend.” He says bitterly.

You are taken aback for a moment at his comment.

“What are you talking about?” You ask, looking at him in confusion.

He actually looks up at you at the question, meeting your eyes.

“That guy you blew me off for.” He answers, annoyance obvious in his voice.

“My lab partner? We were just having a very important conversation.” You explain to him, trying to act like it’s a normal day as you unpack your lunch.

“Whatever.” He says, going back to his food and back to ignoring you.

“Is little Jungkookie jealous?” You ask, pushing on his shoulder.

He doesn’t answer, continuing to pick at his food. You tat in silence, just staring at him for a few moments.. It wasn’t like him to get jealous easily. He’s never like this when you hang out with Jimin or Taehyung.

“Okay, maybe I am jealous!” He yells, breaking the silence suddenly.

He grabs his tray and starts to storm off. You follow close behind, determined to find out why he’s being so sensitive about this. You almost run to catch up with him as he walks out of the building.

“Jungkook, wait!” You yell after him, grabbing his arm.

He turns to look at you, irritation in his eyes.

“What? Do you want to mock the way I feel some more?” He shouts, breathing heavily.

“I just don’t know why you’re getting so upset about this!” You retort, getting worked up with him, “I hang out with other guys all the time.”

“You’ve never blown me off for any of them though.” He answers.

“It’s not like they’re replacing you! You’re still my best friend Jungkook.” You insist.

“Well maybe I don’t want to be your best friend anymore!” He yells.

You take a step back at his comment, instantly trying to figure out what that means as your heart drops to your stomach. You didn’t want to lose him over a stupid fight like this. You watch him sigh, probably trying collect his thoughts too.

“What if I want to be more. I’m not scared he’ll replace me, I’m scared he’ll become better than me..” Jungkook confesses, staring at the ground intently.

You are shocked, unable to form the right words so you just step closer to him. You place your hand on his cheek, tilting his head up so he meets eyes with you. You slowly lean towards him, molding your lips together finally. You lean into the kiss, as does he. It’s innocent and sweet, the best first kiss you can have with someone. He leans back, breaking the kiss to look down at you. You look up at him and smirk slightly.

“I could never replace you.”

Brotherhood to Manga Conversion

Here it is, my little project! A full list of the chapters as they appear in each of Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood’s 64 episodes! It’s a bit rough but it could be helpful for cross examination, edits, etc.

All I ask is for you to keep in mind that the anime and the manga don’t always neatly coincide, a lot of the time the events appear in slightly (or not so slightly) different orders and I didn’t/couldn’t keep track of the exact numbers. I do always list the chapters that appear in each episode however, if not the page number or scene in question. (And if I do include the page number, it’s close but not exact. I could be a little off depending) Let me know if you find any mistakes!!

But all in all FMAB is an excellent representation of its manga so please enjoy!

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Soooo.

《 Soooo this is probably really stupid but hear me out…

I had to do a book project as a final in my english class. So I had it all done and put together on this awesome as fuck looking poster board and I had it laid down to just put one last thing on it. My dog came running and fucking pranced across it and ripped the hell out of it. It pretty much ruined. A week of work all gone because he felt the need to come shower me in kisses. A sweet gesture at the wrong fucking time. I have two days to buy a new poster board and do a weeks worth of work in two fucking days and if I dont have it done I will fail my class. So, I pretty much lost my shit and I’m more or less having a mental breakdown over the situation.

So in order to finish that and write my four essays due next week I’m gonna take a break from posting. I’ll reply to dms when I can but this is really important. You can still send me asks and I should be able to answer them next week. Thanks for understanding and thanks for hopefully not getting mad at me.

I’m really sorry. 💕

-Vic’s Mun 》

A year ago today I would have never thought I could be this happy and this at peace. On April 21 2015, I realized I was making myself unhappy by the choices I was making and I realized I had the power to change myself for the better. This journey meant more to me than just weight loss, it was about overcoming my depression and learning to love myself for the first time. All the hard work was worth it!
In two weeks, I will be a certified personal trainer and I am so excited to see my clients surpass their goals and grow as people. Thank you to the people who have stood by me and who have picked me up when I thought about quitting. I am 5′6″ and have lost 60lbs, 7 inches around my waist, and went from a size 14 to a size 8. At my heaviest I was 215lbs (December 2014) and I am now 155lbs. 

90sgrungeandeverythingfun  asked:

So I just joined jazz band about a month ago. I play piano and have no experience with jazz. I’ve only played classical. I can read music pretty much perfectly, but I’m behind everyone by two months worth of work. Our performance is in two weeks and I have five pieces to learn by then. Any advice?

Welp make sure to practice like 24/7 like practice as much as you possibly can. For a practicing tip is what I do for learning audition pieces or anything else is section of the notes two at a time then when you finish playing the line go back and section the notes off three at a time etc. It can surprisingly help you learn a section or song pretty fast. Hope you do well in your concert.

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          “Oh don’t look at me like that– We’re going clubbing, so I dressed the part!” It’s a half-whine, a pout leveling the girl’s lips as she glances from herself to the mirror and back to her companion. After almost two weeks worth of constant work for a big group’s comeback, Divali really just wants to have fun, get a little shit-faced and maybe find someone to go home with at the end of it all.

“Let me have my fun, won’t you?

Iris Musicia's Grand Horn Tutorial

The #1 question I was asked at Katuscon was “how did you make your horns?”  Because there’s no short answer to this (and I want to be thorough) I thought I’d make a tutorial.  Here is how to make large, realistic-looking horns that would be excellent for the Grand Highblood, but I decided to use on Gamzee because why the heck not, and there’s no reason you couldn’t use these for Kurloz as well.


I made mine and Cyrus’s horns this way, so it’s able to work for a difficult set of horns like Tav’s.

This method can be adapted for Condesce or Handmaid horns as well.  Basically, any large or weirdly-shaped horns!

Also includes how to attach them because whenever I read horn tutorials that didn’t tell you how to attach them, it would piss me off.  These horns were difficult to attach and I don’t want to piss you guys off or leave you with horns and no way to wear them.

Image heavy and a long post, so it’s under a cut.

PART 1:  MAKING THE HORNS

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zankie in the final four

3:17 am


Zach is upstairs in the HOH room, lying his bed and reflecting on the entire experience up until this point. He thinks about how he managed to backdoor Devin, the devastation of losing Nicole, and how he got Caleb out of the house. A whole Summer’s worth of work behind him, leaving only two weeks left. Luckily Frankie has managed to stay right at his side all the way to the final 4, along with Jocasta Odom and funnyman Donny Thompson. A deep sigh is released, a sort of relief. Zach is just happy that Frankie conjured up the votes to stay last week. The feeling in Zach’s stomach almost having to say goodbye to Frankie was a horrendous sensation.


The house is silent, with only sounds of cameras zooming in and out of focus and of air flowing through the vents. A new sound emerges: footsteps coming up the stairs, far in between, a very faint sound. A bolt of energy strikes Zach’s slowly beating heart, the tempo of its beating quickening. He knows who it is waltzing up the stairs, headed for the HOH room. It’s Frankie, it has to be. Donny and Jocasta are sleeping downstairs, leaving only one pair of feet to do the walking.


The door creaking open, Frankie enters the dark room and lies down on the bed. He lays as close to Zach that he physically can, resting his head on Zach’s shoulder. He is greeted by Zach wrapping his arm around him.


“Hello Franklin”, Zach says affectionately. Calling Frankie by his full first name has become a sort of habit, out of endearment of course. Neither of them can see a thing, but Zach is wearing an enormous cheesy grin on his face.


“Hey boo”, Frankie responds, half jokingly. Both of them bear an obvious exhaustion in their voices. “I’m so fucking sore. Everything hurts.” This was the unfortunate aftermath from today’s endurance competition.


Using the arm he’s got wrapped around his compliment, Zach begins to rub up and down on Frankie’s hurting arms. This was a sort of sweet nurturing. Frankie lifted his head to kiss Zach on his scruffy cheek.

“I love your kisses”, Zach ensures him. Luckily the blackness of the room covered up the intense redness from Frankie’s face. Zach didn’t normally make Frankie blush, but in such a vulnerable state and being so close to each other, Frankie can’t hold back the sensation. “I’m sorry. I wish I could make it all feel better”, Zach possesses a deal of concern in his voice. “You did great, though. And you’re safe now, so you don’t have to worry. We just have to make sure they don’t win the POV.” Jocasta and Donny got the short end of the deal this week, being the defaults to go up on the block.

Frankie throws his arm over Zach and fastened himself to him. “I’m not worried”, he claims with a chuckle. “I’m just happy to get some rest.”


Zach lays his lips on the top of Frankie’s head, taking in a deep breath. He repositions himself on the bed, nudging Frankie slightly too much. “Ouch”, he cries.


“I’m sorry. Are you okay?”, Zach worries. Frankie tells him that his shoulder is sore and that he moved it the wrong way. Zach leans over and kisses Frankie’s shoulder. “I’m so sorry.”


Frankie only holds onto Zach with a firmer grip, blanketing him with their legs intertwined. Their faces are now just an inch or so apart. Frankie swallows. “Tell me. I want you to say what I’ve been waiting to hear for two months”, he demanded. Frankie had fought off heartbreak and anxieties all Summer, all stemming from his adoration for Zach. Zach wasn’t as verbal about his feelings as Frankie always was. It seems like Frankie has just reached the edge of his patience. Finally, Frankie has grown bored of the platonic cuddling and hugging, he wants to try something more genuine and heartfelt.


“What d-” Zach began before getting cut off.

“Do you like me?” Frankie has melancholy in his voice, and it clouds the room like smoke as it poured from his mouth. There’s a brief moment of silence, but given the situation, the pause seems everlasting. “Tell me.”

“I love you, Frankie.”

That was more than enough to satisfy Frankie’s longing. The two boys manage to squeeze even closer together.

“I’ve loved you since the very beginning. When I hugged you for the first, there was a warm and fuzzy feeling I haven’t felt in years.” So much time has been wasted up until this moment; their relationship being so casual when it could have been an irrevocable romance, to follow them outside of the house.

Zach continues, “I never took anything too seriously because I didn’t wanna move too fast. I didn’t want to lose you if we weren’t on the same page.” Frankie chuckles at the ridiculousness.

“Hasn’t it been obvious that I feel the same way? What do you mean we weren’t on the same page. I love you too, idiot.” They both laugh and allow a few moments of silence to clear the air. Any tension in the room is to be dismembered within seconds, because the two boys simply cannot stay upset about any particular subject. They are too good at making each other happy.

“I know, it’s very clear that we’ve been more than just friends this whole game, but I didn’t want to make you commit to anything.” Zach continues running his hand over Frankie’s sore limbs as he speaks, only hoping to soothe his companion.

“You know,” Frankie starts, sounding serious. “I came into this game with my head in the right place, steering way clear of any distractions. I had my mind set on playing the game and conducting strategies. But you have been the sweetest distraction for me. I’m glad that if anything were to snatch my attention away from the competition, it was you.”

A Summer’s worth of anticipation is completely shattered in this moment. Zach’s only desire since the very beginning is finally satisfied, as the two boys inch closer and closer until their lips lock in a warm embrace. This is a big step up for them, a step they’ve both been waiting so long to make. Frankie’s hand rests on the side of Zach’s head, holding on tightly to set their position more firmly. The kiss lasts seconds, and is ended by a laugh on both ends.

“I wish I could take all the pain away. I hate that you’re hurting and there’s nothing I can do to help it”, Zach lets out miserably. Frankie’s head is returned to Zach’s shoulder, Zach’s planted on top of Frankie’s.

“Resting is probably the only way to fix it right now, so we have an excuse to cuddle.” Frankie’s voice holds more exhaustion. The time was now 3:32 am and the two boys were completely worn out.

“Then just sleep, babe.” Zach begins twirling Frankie’s hair in this fingers, a clear sign that he too was getting tired. Many minutes pass without any words spoken, though the two have yet to fall asleep.

Just seconds before the clock hits 4, Zach decides to break the silence, unsure if Frankie is even still awake. “I love you”, he tells Frankie again, knowing that he can never say it enough times.

Frankie’s tired lips part, a tiny grin forming at the start of his words, “I love you too Zach”.

The two now sleep on and remain intertwined, like vines, and don’t awake until the next morning. Of course, by the more generous of forces in the universe, the two boys are granted with dreams of each other throughout their slumber. Dreams so sweet cause the boys to make smiles in their sleep. From time to time, the two boys move around, readjusting. This still acts as a slight discomfort for Frankie. But no matter how much the two boys toss and turn, Zach and Frankie always manage to stay wrapped around each other.

The Note That Sticks

AN: I found this story idea on tumblr and since AUs are my thing (I find it difficult to write with canon things), I decided to share it with you my fellow Snowbarry shippers.

Summary: Dr. Caitlin Snow, a well-known geneticist and heiress to the STAR Labs Pharmaceuticals gets a new PA, Barry Allen, a relatively simple guy but a specimen she can’t seem to figure out.

The Note That Sticks
by: Nym13

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Her mum tells her to get a personal assistant, to make her life easier and actually maybe even get one. Catherine argues that, “… there’s something seriously wrong when a mother calls her daughter and is greeted by ‘Hello, Dr. Snow speaking’.”

Caitlin just hates it when her mum meddles with how she does things and presses her about getting a life. At times she acts nonchalant but it bothers her when other people comment about her lack of social skills.

Caitlin sighs, “Fine. But I’m far too busy to do the interviews right now, could you-”

“Oh, honey…I thought you’d never ask! Leave it to me.”

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When Caitlin first met Barry Allen there was just something about him that made her at ease, maybe it was because he seemed so familiar. Graduating from the same university must have made him one of those faces she had passed by along the campus hallways, and ignored.

It must be her subconscious reminding her of him.

Barry Allen is indeed all those things her mum told her of, but he too was also constantly late for work. Still, he never failed to bring her coffee just when she needed it and for Caitlin, that was enough.

Truly, she wasn’t so picky. At least coffee was one thing she was less worried about.

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'Smile’

It’s the twenty-first note she’s received from her new personal assistant. It was written in that same stroke of a deft hand she’s slowly growing accustomed to. Much like the first time she still found the one worded note plastered on her morning coffee cup.

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Getting closer and closer to completion with Place 5. I have been working on lots of small things that don’t really take that much time individually but end up cropping up to quite a few hours together. It’s been fun though :) Maybe a week or two worth of work remains (ten to twenty or so hours) if nothing unexpected happens.