who runs this

anonymous asked:

Harry announces a week long appearane on the late late show, and the 1D account then posts a video of 1D on the late late show? That's some coordination they got there. Getting curiouser and curiouser about who is handling the 1D accounts...

I’m very curious. I can see it making sense a few different ways, but I would just love to know.

anonymous asked:

How do you stay focused and motivated all the time?

Hey! I’ll start by saying I’m not focused or motivated all of the time. I have days where I procrastinate a lot or blatantly put off actual work. I’ll have times where I really don’t want to study and feel extremely unmotivated. Everyone does. Even people who run studyblrs. I think my main trick is being disciplined. I’ve run a studyblr since 2014 and in that time I’ve really worked on my discipline. I have learnt that things just have to be done - be it assignments, studying, or readings. I have to do it otherwise I’m letting myself down. I have always hated the feeling of regret so that in itself motivates me to try as best I can. I don’t want to let myself down or let my parents down. I like to achieve. Again, I think everyone does. I feel satisfied when I see ‘disctintion’ or ‘high distinction’ on my results and that really helps. Discipline really falls into staying focused and motivated. If you can improve your discipline, just little by little, you will get there. Try forcing yourself to do a bit every day. Even if it is something small. Reinforce something positive for completing it. Another motivation is having my studyblr. I like to document what I’m doing so I can share it on here or my Instagram. My blogs kind of become accountability partners in that sense. It is definitely worth trying if you don’t have one already! As I’ve said my motivation dips every now and then. You just have to try to push through. Obviously, having motivation makes it ten times easier to study but it is so important to learn to work without it. These few posts might help you gain some much-needed motivation:

As for focus, this is something that, again, does take time to master but you can certainly takes steps to improve. My biggest tip would be to remove all your distractions. This could be either your phone, computer, or things on your desk. Time management and productivity apps are so great for keeping you off your phone. I currently use an app called Forest. It gamifies and rewards my time with a little tree. If I use my phone, it will die! It really helps me to stay focused. I’ll see that I’ve got 5 minutes left of that study period and I’ll think “okay, it’s just another 5 minutes..keep going!”. If I don’t use Forest, I will sometimes timelapse myself. I find it so cool to be able to watch it back and see everything I’ve written or typed in a quick video. I love sharing them on my blogs too so it’s great! I don’t want to stop recording so I’ll just say off my phone! For your computer, there are apps that block websites. Forest as a Chrome and Mac extension but apps like RescueTime, StayFocusd can stop you going on Tumblr. I have a post on productivity apps here including paid and free for iOS, Android and Mac. Another thing I’ve found works best is having two accounts on my laptop. One is for university work and the other for blogging. I don’t have any social media logged in on my uni account so I can’t just check a site for a minute because I’m bored. Honestly, probably one of the smarter things I’ve done without intending too haha! I think most computers have the option to create a second account, so have a look. Like most people, I get distracted by stupid things like my pens! When they’re on my desk, I sometimes just end up looking at them or fiddling with them. If I catch myself doing that I will put it out of my reach so I’m not tempted again. Another thing I’ve been trying is externalising my thoughts. If I get distracted by something or have a “gosh, I need to remember that” moment, I will write it down. By getting it out my brain and onto a bit of paper, I no longer have to think about it and can continue. One final thing I sometimes do is listen to music. If I’m downstairs working it can get noisy if my family is around. I will usually play the ‘deep focus’ playlist of Spotify. Other suggestions are gaming or film soundtracks. Their intention is to be something in the background but distracting enough to pull your focus! YouTube has loads of compilations so check there!

I apologise this is a really long answer but hopefully it’s informative! Remember to take small steps! You’ll be able to control your focus in no time if you keep practising. It’s important to stay positive as well xx

anonymous asked:

Do you have any headcanons involving Hunk and his culture?

There are SO. MANY.

  • Hunk is the the third of five kids; he has an older brother and sister, and a younger brother and sister.
  • Both his parents are Samoan–his father hails from the village of Lalomanu on Upolu in the Independent Nation of Samoa and his mother is a Samoan-American who was born in Oakland, California.
    • Hunk’s mother is the daughter of a church pastor who runs a Samoan Assembly of God
    • Hunk and his siblings would be raised in this church until they moved to the east coast
    • As a kid, Hunk actually loved celebrating White Sunday because saw that when he sang, it would make his grandmother happy; Hunk is super close to his grandma
    • Hunk’s favorite song ever is an old Samoan song that he sang all the time with his grandma
  • Hunk’s father made his way to the US by enlisting in the US Navy, which landed him in the Bay Area
    • A few cousins of his brought him to the church, where he met Hunk’s mother
    • They were married 2 years after they met
    • Hunk’s father was naturalized as a US citizen when Hunk was 6 months old
  • Hunk’s family moved from California to Norfolk, Virginia when he was 10 because his father’s fleet transferred to Naval Station Norfolk (his interest in Space came about when he found out that he was quite close to the Langley Research Center in Hampton)
  • Hunk’s interest in space travel grew during his early teens, when he expressed a desire to learn more about his heritage
  • Hunk was inspired by ancient Islanders exploring the Pacific 
  • Hunk is, like, half-fluent in Samoan (he understands more than he can speak), but he’s still learning (his favorite words are malosi, which means strength, and agalelei, which means kindness)
    • When he was 15, his sister was born and he’d always sing Send Me the Pillow to her when she was upset; it always calmed her down
    • Hunk plays old school Samoan songs when he is homesick and when he cleans, since his Saturdays at home always started with the sound of Samoan music and his mother barreling into his and his older brother’s room, demanding that they start cleaning
    • One time, Hunk made the mistake of playing Pretty Lil Teine to Lance and Lance loved it so much that he learned all the words
  • Whenever there’s a celebratory event, Hunk is always the one who helps his older sister make the ulas: graduations, weddings, birthdays–Hunk always helps make the ulas (click here if you don’t know what I’m talking about.)
    • When Hunk was accepted to Galaxy Garrison, his folks threw a huuuuge shindig and buried him in ulas.
    • Hunk gets L O U D when one of his sisters are the taupou and doing her taualuga and he has to escort her onto the floor
  • Contrary to popular belief, Hunk actually sucks at football and rugby.
  • Hunk doesn’t have any traditional tattoos because he feels like you have to earn it and he’s hella traditional about it and wants to go to his dad’s village to do it with permission of the elders
  • Hunk’s favorite Samoan dish is pani popo, which is a coconut roll (his mother always made hers look and taste like a cinnamon roll with coconut sauce)

anonymous asked:

"my 3d printed bong attachment" is a phrase i never thought i'd live to see

i had to send these first two files to the TA who runs the RBE department’s 3D printer and i told him it was a cup holder lol

ominouspotato  asked:

What is the most unusual plant grown in Pod's garden?

Probably not the MOST unusual, but one plant growing in Pod’s Garden is there by accident. Called the “land leech” by dragons who run into them while hunting in the southern jungle, Nepenthes ambulare is a breed of pitcher plant that Pod accidentally created in his early experiments with ambulatory plants. Most walking plants are content to simply follow sunlight around (unless specifically given enough intelligence to be given a directive or even a personality of its own), but something must have gone wrong when Pod decided to try out an experimental method on a predatory plant. They’ve apparently been thriving in the century since their escape into the wild, although their methods of survival are questionable. 

They have some amount of inexplicable bloodlust and will attach themselves to just about anything that happens to walk past them. To most scaly dragons this is just a nuisance, but their digestive juices can leave a rash on contact. Presumably, if the plant was able to suction itself onto a creature for long enough, it could “burn” a hole through the skin and get nutrients that way, but there are no recorded cases of that happening, even on wild animals. Despite their predatory drive, the land leech’s primary source of food remains the same as their sedentary ancestors: insects are attracted to the scent of the liquid in the pitcher and get trapped in there without any effort on the plant’s part. In Pod’s notes on Nepenthes ambulare he wrote in the margin that “it is the most frustrated plant I have ever seen.” 

Here Heart:
*groans* How do you NOT know th-… right, the whole underground thing… Well listen up then. The Aristocrats are a group of powerful ponies who run the whole place. They make the laws, the rules, and give the orders… Are those the same things?
Regardless, they live in the French District and don’t let just anypony see ‘em. Personally, I’ve only heard rumors about ‘em so I can’t say much else. They got eye’s EVERYWHERE so they’ll probably hear about our little scuffle back at the Stable at some point. Probably take an interest in the idjit that somehow made it out alive an’ with a raider at that.
The only other things ya need to know is that there is a lot goin’ on right now. Ludites startin’ wars. Raven Bombers causin’ all sorts of trouble. And some stupid Rebellion out there sayin’ they were all cheated or somethin’. I don’t have the details on all of it.

If I speak for the dead, I must leave
this animal of my body,

I must write the same poem over and over,
for an empty page is the white flag of their surrender.

If I speak for them, I must walk on the edge
of myself, I must live as a blind man

who runs through rooms without
touching the furniture.

Yes, I live. I can cross the streets asking “What year is it?”
I can dance in my sleep and laugh

in front of the mirror.
Even sleep is a prayer, Lord,

I will praise your madness, and
in a language not mine, speak

of music that wakes us, music
in which we move. For whatever I say

is a kind of petition, and the darkest
days must I praise.

— Ilya Kaminsky, Author’s Prayer

BUSTS IN HERE WITH GOOD NEWS!!! LAST NIGHT I HAD AN HOUR-LONG INTERVIEW WITH THE PROFESSOR WHO MANAGES THE MODEL UNITED NATIONS TEAM ON CAMPUS AND I WAS PROVISIONALLY ACCEPTED ONTO THE TEAM!!! OUT OF 16 SPOTS AVAILABLE, I FILLED OUT SLOT NO. 10!!! HE SAID HE WAS EXCITED TO MEET ME BC MY CURRENT MENA POLITICS PROFESSOR, WHO WAS THE FORMER HEAD/DEAN OF THE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT, RECOMMENDED ME TO THE PROFESSOR WHO RUNS THE TEAM!!! APPARENTLY IF THE MENA PROFESSOR RARELY EVER GIVES RECOMMENDATIONS– AND THIS SEMESTER HE’S GIVEN TWO!! I WAS ONE OF THEM!! ahhhhhhh!!!!!! I’m so excited for this you guys!!! I had to share it with yall!!! For those who were aware of my situation at my former community college, things are looking up at the 4 year I’m attending!!! Please wish me luck so that I can make the final cut of the 16 students for next year’s 2017-2018 team!!!

I guarantee you that when Zoe, Alana, Connor, Jared, and Evan are hanging out Alana is the only one who will even consider dealing with bugs and she’ll try to like lead them outside or something but she’ll end up having it get on her and everyone will just dissolve into a terrified screaming mess

Jared is probably the one who runs away the fastest tbh

anonymous asked:

hi thanks for this blog. i'm looking for a fic where yoongi taught jimin the piano, and i think at some point jimin as beaten up by his dad? that's all i remember

i think this is the one

Insanity (in G minor)
Summary: Yoongi is a pianist who runs a music shop in a small town. Jimin is his unlikely student-roommate.