Some of these will not apply to many people so pls take them with a grain of salt. Also I’ve been collecting these pretty much for the two years I’ve been in college so it’s not a guide, they’re just… random I guess.
Warning - specially tailored for super shy people aka me
There’s a thing called the ‘first week window of endless oportunities’. It’s when groups are still forming and everyone’s desperate to make friends. This is the time to put your best self forward (I’m not saying be fake, just a little extra friendly).
Leave. Your. Door. Open. Do it. Even if you have a roommate. Best way to make friends the first week.
Actually get out of your room. You’re not going to meet many people if you hole up in your room. If you have a tv room or people are watching a movie, I don’t care if you’re not interested in what they’re watching, go.
If you have the balls to go to the room nextdoor and introduce yourself then you probably can skip this section by all means do it!
But if you don’t, going from door to door asking for help with your laundry takes a lot less courage + you will learn how to do laundry. Asking to borrow something (pencil, hair tie, hair dryer) also works.
If you’re staying at a residence hall, ask to sit with people at lunch! Nobody is going to say no, i promise.
Similarly if you see someone alone, ask them to have lunch with you!
Also if you meet someone you get along with, as soon as you can, ask for their number ‘so you can go to the dinning hall together’.
Remember people’s names - it makes people feel like you actually care about them. I know it’s hard but make an effort. Also it just gets annoying when someone asks about your name for the fourth time. Use mnemonics if you have to.
Asking what someone’s major is and where they’re from is standard procedure when you meet them but it doesn’t make for an interesting conversation. Think of other questions!
Make sure to arrive about 10 min early to your classes. There’ll be very few people and so it’ll be easier to strike up a conversation (actually people will probably talk to you without you having to say anything which is g r e a t)
Say yes - as a rule of thumb, your social life should prevail over your academic life the first two weeks. This is the time where you’re not really pressed for time. Say yes to watching movies, say yes to going to lunch, say yes to going to campus events (and even to parties). Obviously don’t do anything that makes you really unconfortable but do try to step out of your comfort zone
Make friends with an upper-classman from your same major. Or at least be on speaking terms. Talk to them on Facebook, ask them about your major, just use any random idc excuse to introduce yourself, it doesn’t really matter how you do it.
Don’t go home every weekend, even if you live close by. You’ll miss out on the best of campus life and some of the most fun memories with your new friends.
Keeping your old friends
If you know you’re going home for the weekend, try to finish most of your assignments/studying and make time to hang out with your friends. Spending time with them is the best way to keep those friendships alive.
But! Don’t worry too much if you can’t come home or make time for your friends too often, you just have to make an effort to text them regularly. It will come naturally if it’s your best friend, but don’t forget to set a reminder to text other close friends at least once every two weeks.
You may think you don’t care now but you will once you come home for the summer.
If any of your friends are staying in your hometown for college, be ready for them to get another friend group. That doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten about you, but don’t be mad if they seem to have a lot more plans that don’t involve you. You can always ask to tag along some time and maybe even become friends with these people!
Some people you’ll just lose contact with. Don’t fret it.
Please print out or buy a calendar that has a whole page for each month. With boxes preferably *shameless plug*. You may think you have it all under control but there’s nothing like being able to see all your due dates, hang out plans and laundry days at a glance. (Also js but the pilot frixion are perfect to use on calendars because they’re erasable).
Summary: A simple act of kindness leaves a heartprint that lasts a lifetime.
Jihoon assembled the ingredients requisite for the customary cup of coffee that had begun to bore him. He figured it would become another conventional day at work, where customers would either be students fighting to remain awake whilst skimming their textbooks, or elders with their accustomed newspapers treating themselves a nice cup of tea.
Oh shit you guys I got over a hundred followers today!? Thank you so much everyone, this is so exciting! Here, have a crappy picture of the guys fighting over Kyle. Since you’re all here I’m gonna go ahead and assume you ship at least one of them with Kyle, right? Right.
Could you do a tutorial or give me some tips on how to digitally paint hair is the hardest for me thanks for your time:)
*Never color black hair with pure black, it makes it look bad and you cant put shades on it and, its very difficult to make good lights too. Its much better if you put like a dark gray or something like that but never paint it black.
*Is more preferable if you do not use very saturated colors for the hair, it’s just too bright and make it difficut to watch, putting away the fact that it makes it look very ugly if you dont know how to use that kind of saturated colors.
*Have fun painting it, take your time. I do, and tbh one of the best parts for me its painting the hair, it makes me feel relaxed.
I hope it helped a little bit at least (?)
also sorry again if you didnt understand, my english is a little crappy and my handwriting is very confusing for some people <:0
tomorrow is your last day on this planet, there’s no more pain when it’s over, it’s just a silent movie afterwards, death has been saving your favorite moments inside of a reel and he has the popcorn ready, he has your happy moments, your i’m too broken to function moments, he has all of your laughter and crying inside of a walkman cd player because he refuses to upgrade his technology just to hear if you’re having another bad day or if this is the best day of your life, in truth, he never grows tired of your many moods. tomorrow is your last day on this planet, love transformed into a thousand butterflies landing on top of your tombstone, a garden of fluttery pureness, who said you can’t be beautiful when you’re dead? tomorrow is your last day on this pale blue dot of ours, have you seen the ocean lately? she kisses your cheeks when you were six, yes, the rain is just another version of her. she ran down your face when he broke your heart, but no matter how hard you were crying over a shitty relationship, baby, don’t the tears always stop when you least expect it? someone has been kind to you lately and what do you know, you’ve forgotten all about the pain between letting go and a crappy apology. tomorrow is your last day to find yourself, death is disguised as the little girl who stepped into the rain for the very first time at the age of four, at that very moment, she didn’t know it yet, but one day, she’ll become the rain. we’re just recycled souls trying to undo past sins, this is just another version of who you’ve yet to become. tomorrow is a beautiful day indeed. but today? today is even better. today you finally get to live. i hate stories with endings, so i guess in a sense i hate all stories, how come everything good or bad has to end some day? today is your day. today is your fleeting moment. today is your first kiss memory tatted behind your heart because you wanted to keep it safe. today will never end. don’t worry. this story is a happy one, it doesn’t need a “the end.” it just needs you. it just needs love. it just needs you to be your own i. don’t say i love you to anyone else ever again until you’ve got it all figured out for yourself. how can you love anyone ever again if you don’t love yourself? they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. so stare into a cracked mirror enough and you’ll eventually see that even though a broken mirror is still a broken mirror, at least your reflection is still in there somewhere. it’s like your heart. a broken heart is still a broken heart, but at least all of the people you did love is still in there somewhere. it’s like people. a broken person is still a broken person, but at least some day… even if it’s an astronomical chance… someday like maybe today. you’ll find yourself whole again.
Character: Lucifer Morningstar Words: 2140 Warning(s): Injury, blood, some swearing A/N: Okay, besides my ask box got completely cleaned for no reason, I was happy I was able to get this one-shot done. I know the ending is very very crappy, but I thought it might of been cute to have Luci and you banter at each other while being all lovey dovey.
-Stefano would totally make you his and only his muse
-He’d ask you to model for his photografs, but these are only for his eyes
-Like hell he’d show the filthy and
world his precious s/o
-Honestly, you are the only one who Stefano doesn’t want to “redo” into his art
-But be careful, because this guy will take a ton of pictures of you in the most random of times
-It may be a little strange and/or creepy at first, but it’s his way of showing affection
-So even if you look crappy in one of his photos, he’ll still tell you that you’re the most beautiful person on Earth
-Another thing that may be a bit unsettling, is that he’ll very often watch you sleep
-Stefano will even go as far as to specially wake up long before you, and just stare at you and caress your cheek, neck etc.
-He just loves you so much, you are the only good thing beside his precious art that he has left, so you have to expect Stefano to be very dedicated to showing you his love
-Personally, I headcanon Stefano to be very clingy towards his significant other, so be prepared for lots and lots of affection
-For example, he just randomly walks up to, locks his arms around your middle and refuses to let you go unless you give him the attention he oh so much deserves
-Little attention whore
-But sometimes, even the cocky Stefano has his ups and downs
-One stormy night, while you were just sitting in a comfortable red armchair placed near the window in Stefano’s mansion in Union, he started to get nervous, fidgety and just so out of character you noticed it immediately
-While asked what was wrong, with one swift movement he was kneeling before you, between your legs, head tightly pressed against your chest and arms wrapped in an iron grip around your middle while shaking uncontrolably
-To say you were terrified was an
-This was the first time you ever saw Stefano like this
-You started to gently caress Stefano’s silky hair and softly whisper to him calming words
-After he calmed down a little, you offered that the you two should go to a more comfortable area, so you two ended up in your shared bedroom with him clinging to you
-After a while, Stefano ended up spilling the beans and started to tell you about the horrors of war, the cruelty, the fighting,
-Stefano ended up asleep while still having a wire like grip on you, fearing that when he’ll wake up, you won’t be there with him
-While he was sleeping, suddenly, you had an image of a whole new man before you, this was the first time that you saw Stefano loosing himself like this, and to be honest, you were glad he did
-The next day everything was ‘normal’, like the talk you and Stefano had never had place, but the two of you knew very well
-And from this time onward, Stefano was far more talkative with you about his past, and sometimes, he’d kneel before your sitting form and just cuddle up to and show you his most content and vulneable side,only you,his dearest (y/n)
So basically, Stefano may be a cocky, arrogant,
presuming son of a bitch, but for you, and only for you, he will show a side of him no one ever will witness