will probably do more edits this time around

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I’m a degenerate too, you know? I have my ups and downs like anyone. All I can do is be me. I really can’t tell you what the hell I was doing before I had kids, just wasting time. I think I was pretty reckless and definitely a bit out of control. Now I’m more focused. I probably love myself more and take care of myself more because I want to stick around.

Original gif created by Bagginshield

So I saw the original gif on my dash and @cas-you-assbutt-dean-needs-you had requested in their tags that someone add wings to it. I was bored and have a lot of time on my hands now that school is over (until July….) so I thought I would give it a try. 

anonymous asked:

Do you have any adivce about talking to professors? Like how formal/informal you should be, what is appropriate etc ( I have pretty severe social anxiety and tend to avoid profs, even emailing, but I'm going to have to approach someone about doing an honors thesis soon and ahhhhh D: )

hi there!

that’s ok if you feel nervous! lets see if we can at least make things manageable. 

the email

structure your email something like this:

dear dr. _____,

my name is ______* and i am a (freshman/sophomore/junior/senior) majoring in _____. i’m writing to inquire if you would like to be my honors thesis advisor on the topic of _____. due to your expertise in the area of ____, i feel your mentoring would valuable to me for both my thesis and growth as a student in _(your field_. 

please let me know if you are available to meet to discuss more. 

thank you so much for your time,

(your name)

*some people don’t like starting with their name bc it’s in their signature, but i always do because that’s how i’d start a convo in real life. i personally think it’s a nice thing to do. 

if you don’t hear back within a week, send a reminder (just forward the original email back to them) and say “hi, i haven’t heard back from you, just wondering if you had the time to consider my original email (see below). thank you!”. you can also just move on to another professor. professors are really busy and sometimes they just miss emails (or they read it and think ok i’ll respond in a bit and then forget. we’ve all been there). 

and if the professor declines, that’s ok! it has nothing to do with you! sometimes they may be too busy and stretched too thin to mentor another student. or maybe they plan on going on sabbatical. 

the response

so if your professor emails back, “sure!”, and suggests you meet, email back something like this:

dear dr. ____*

thank you so much! i would love to meet to discuss more. what days and times would work best for you the week of ___? 

thank you,

(your name)

*if the professor signs the original email with just their first name, then it’s ok to address them by that. almost all professors like to be called by their first name rather than dr. ____. however, this is only ok if they initiate it. the first time i talk to any professor i still use the dr title. just to be courteous. 

there will probably be a few back and forth’s, and that’s ok. professors are busy people, and they know it, so it’s ok to take the time to figure out a time that works for both of you. the meeting will most likely be in their office (unless they say otherwise). if you don’t know where that is, it’s ok to ask. but check their email signature or school directory first–that info may already be there. 

the 1st meeting

things will be informal. it’s not a job interview; it’s more like a chat. the professor just want to get to know you and your project. your meeting may go something like this:

  1. the professor invites you into the office. introduce yourself and shake their hand, and say, “thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me” they’ll say “oh you’re welcome!” and invite you to sit down in a chair across their desk
  2. they may then say, “so tell me about your thesis idea”. have a brief outline of what you want to say ready (you can write this out beforehand and bring it). if you don’t have too much planned, that’s ok. at least tell them your general idea. 
  3. they may then comment, or offer suggestions. you can also ask them for advice and what they think would be a good direction to take. 
  4. you may have to tell them what their role is in all this (not every professor has had to mentor an honors thesis, or they have and just don’t remember what needs to be done). are there forms they need to sign? do they need to meet with you once a month? etc. know all the requirements beforehand. also ask them if it’s ok to email them if you have questions or need guidance during the project. they’ll of course say yes bc that’s their job, but it’s always courteous to ask first. 
  5. you can finish the meeting by telling them if you have a mock deadline for an outline or 1st draft, so they know when to expect it (if you want them to edit things). i always like doing this bc it keeps me accountable and discourages procrastination. 
  6. finish the meeting by saying thanks again, and that you’ll keep in touch. 

the meeting should last probably around half and hour, and no longer than an hour. no need to dress formal either; just wear what you would normally wear. be sure to bring a notebook to jot down any notes during the meeting, or to have speaking points to refer back to if it makes you more comfortable. 

if you want, you can practice your responses ahead of time: things like “so tell me about yourself”, “what are your career goals”, “what do you hope to gain from the experience of writing a thesis”, etc. and know that it’s absolutely ok to respond with “i don’t know” or “i’m not sure”. it’s a learning environment, and every great learning experience starts with “i dont know” :)

everything i’ve just said is really generalized though. the culture may be different at different universities, or with different professors. but i hope by giving you a “what to expect” may ease the anxiety a little bit :)

let me know if i can help you with anything else. good luck!

bfu wwii era jazz big band au

i know that sounds hella confusing BUT im sososososo very distracted from my math/english homework and can’t stop thinking about this so here we go

im a Big Nerd and I when i really got into big band jazz i instantly brought my fave bois Shane and Ryan into this au (and now i guess worth it squad and potentially the try guys too) and will probably never have time to write this so here we go

  • set around 1944
  • Shane plays the piano mainly but he can also sometimes sing [see piano player in this video and now imagine shane as the pianist and ryan as the singer k bye also yes this is where i keep on basing most of my au from] and play the alto sax
  • Ryan is a trumpet player
  • the band is rather mixed in race, which would cause it to be unpopular/controversial at the time, but because of the raw talent in it made their songs hit the charts anyways
  • you bet my ass that as soon as soon as they found out famous Glenn Miller disappeared december 13th of 1944 that ryan and shane teamed up to investigate this
  • for the try guys in the band, ned is definitely a trombone (sorry i dont make the decisions), eugene is that one (tenor) saxophone who was originally a clarinet but plays both better than you can ever hope anyways, zach is an alto sax, and keith is also a trombone
  • steven is a trumpet too (two lol) and andrew is the bari sax
  • help i need at the very least a drummer and bassist and a guitarist if not more horn players they can be side characters for now tho
  • of course theres war angst if they go and travel to europe to perform
  • look i hastily and disorganizedly slapped together a set of songs (from my own playlist) on spotify that theyd play for example from that era (hopefully before 1944 otherwise soon after)
  • originally, it was shane who actually recruited ryan to the band cause they met somehow and jammed and was really impressed with ryan’s skills
  • they still jam a lot just the two of them, and shane will often just play stuff for ryan like axeman’s jazz and any scott joplin
  • all of them just being all around great and a saving grace to everyone in war times, even if they aint as popular as the tommy banks big band or the glenn miller big band
  • guess itd have to be called the buzzfeed big band
  • brent was once in it but left (probably a saxophone) and wasn’t very remembered (was in it before they really hit it big)
  • edit: two words - fancy suits

please add anything else to this/i will add more on later but it is also midnight and have no idea what im doing

New Studyblr!!!

Hello!! I’m Natasha and I’m 18 and an IB student from Singapore. I love sushi and love love LOVE making notes! I only recently stumbled upon studyblrs (it honestly felt like finding gold hahah) and i think this community is so so wonderful and lovely :-) I am extremely OCD when it comes to making notes/ organising my stuff and i also do a little typography once in a while. I would love to post more pictures of my notes (like this one) but unfortunately i have yet to find a way to edit my pictures to produce that crisp, clean kinda look (yknow what i mean? haha i probably sound a little insane) so for the time being i’m just exploring all the studyblrs and trying to find more inspiration for my notes. Speaking of which, there are so so many wonderful studyblrs around and i though i’d share a few which i thought were absolutely amazing!

@studytwice / @chic-studies / @studie-s / @imaginativenotebook / @foxandstar / @studysthetics / @roadmapplus / @starbucksandstudies/ @studydiaryofamedstudent / @elkstudies / @krispyklene / @studypetals / @studybuzz / @stuhdys / @reviseordie

[Oh! and this is my sideblog :-) My main blog is @spectacularz !]

So, Kátia was asked about the the twins rumours on a portuguese morning show. I was hesitant about posting this because I don’t really like the fact that she talked about it before Cris did, and I didn’t really want to spread her mistake even more. But, the truth is, this will blow up in no time, so I would rather you guys saw the full video and full transcript and translation instead of the heavily edited and convenient version the media will probably spread around. This way you can make your own judgements.

TRANSCRIPT AND TRANSLATION UNDER THE CUT (also sorry for the video quality i didn’t know how else to get it besides recording it from my TV.)

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Was supposed to finish this PhichiYuu doodle for tonight but the posing was not cooperating, and I kept changing it and it got more and more and MORE provocative…>.>;

Will try to finish this in time for Fri/Sat night post, and will also put up an update for Inferno around then. Art updates have been slow bc I’ve been prioritizing Inferno, should be ready to post in a week or two ^v^)b

As a perfectionist I have a terrible habit of feeling guilty for not spending literally every second of my day polishing up a piece of work. When I am working on something I usually spend more time fixing it than actually completing the task - often to the detriment of my other, more pressing work.

So if you’re just like me what should you do?

Why is this important?

To help combat perfectionism, you need to figure out what is actually important to you. What are your values and where would you like to end up in 1 year, 5 years, 10 years? Where does what your doing fit in?

One technique I like is the 5 whys. This is aimed at problem solving but I think it fits in well here.

  • Write down the task you’re working on (a.k.a. spending too much time perfecting)
  • Ask why the task needs 100% of your effort
  • Ask why reason #1 is necessary
  • Ask why reason #2 is necessary
  • Repeat until you reach a suitable answer - sometimes this can be that you realise the task doesn’t have to be 100% perfect, but occasionally there will be tasks that require more effort

Set a time limit

Start small. Choose one task that you need to complete today and estimate how long it should take. Leave a reasonable amount of buffer room.

Now for the hard part; get started on the task, keeping note of the time and stick to the task duration you agreed on earlier. There is no going back once the time is up, you’re done and you aren’t going to look at it again! (This is so hard but I promise it is worth it)

Think 80/20

There is something called the Pareto principle, which states that for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. What this means for you is that 20% of your effort results in 80% of the results. So if you spend 10 hours working on a piece of work, you should have completed about 80% of the work in 2 hours. The other 8 hours only achieves around 20%!

If you realise you’ve been spending hours and hours doing something, you’ve probably realised that the last few hours hasn’t really achieved all that much. More hours =/= a huge amount of productivity.

For less important tasks, keep the 80/20 rule in mind and spend less time working on it. Sometimes 80% is all you really need and additional time put in is not really worth it.

Will this matter in 5-10 years

So you’ve spent the last 2 hours editing an essay worth 5% of your final grade. Time well spent? Probably not. Very little of what we do now will matter to us (and others) 5-10 years down the track. The key takeaway? Focus on what really matters and forget about the rest.

Wow this sounds so depressing - but this doesn’t have to be. You can use this way of thinking to your advantage. Have a presentation coming up and you’re nervous? Remember that even if you 900% embarrass yourself no one will probably remember in 5-10 years and it’s not that important in the long term.

Forgive yourself

Even if I’ve spent hours trying to make something perfect, I’m rarely happy with the end result - it could always be better right? I could have spent even more hours?

You need to accept that you could always spend more time on something but in the end it’s not worth your while. Forgive yourself and remember that you’re only human, sometimes our expectations are so high that we can never reach them. Try to be realistic and remember that it’s not the end of the world when things don’t work out the way we want them to.

Okay so pretty busy with the end of the year, but I’ve been working on upscaling Kelares’ Ref sheet in between, and it was the opportunity to start adding those other outfits I wanted to add. Probably will only edit the original outfit compilation after everything is done, but I think I’ll be uploading the individual outfits as I do ‘em :D.

So Young Kelares on his fancy clothes! He’d be around 19 in equivalent human years during this time pre-second war, with the first orcish invasion nothing more than trivial gossip for the thalassian nobility. So a young and more vain Kel doesn’t have much going on his mind at this point, except looking good.

anonymous asked:

What does Handprintes Belle do for a living that she lives in such a nice place?

Handprints - Part 5

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Notes: Thanks for the prompt, Anon! I hope I answered your question enough through this chapter. I think have the rest of the story planned out from here, maybe two more chapters. :) This one kinda got longer than the others. Oops! Here we have the aftermath of the lunch date, and another “date” of sorts. Also Belle is very good at making sure the woobie knows her intentions. ;)

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Gold was surprised at how well his lunch date with Belle went. He couldn’t stop fidgeting as he waited outside the building for her, and while they were waiting for their food he’d nearly knocked over his iced tea and hers. He was an awkward mess, but Belle had put her hand over his and everything went still. Her hand was warm, her smile soft, her eyes so blue and bright, that the rest of the world faded away.

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Lily YT Channel FAKE

Earlier today I saw and shared a video from a YouTube channel that’s saying it’s from Lily.

After seeing some comments and talking with some people, it seems that it has a high probability of being a fake created by a stalker fan that got Lily private Instagram videos.

If it is fake, it is AWFUL and WRONG! How can people do that? Use another person private videos and image for personal gain???

I feel bad for falling for it and will be more careful next time! If you see the video around don’t reblog it please, I don’t want to reward such a awful behavior by giving this person views.

EDIT: IT IS FAKE, confirmed by Lily herself! I’ll flag it and if you want to do it as well pm me!

So now that Steven Bomb 3.0 is over, we are sixty-seven (67) episodes into the current order of one hundred fifty-six (156) total episodes. We still have eighty-nine (89) to look forward to, so get ready. The regular schedule returns in August!

Inspiration for this comes from this Crewniverse post from way back when!

Edit: A lot of people are wondering if there is only going to be 156 episodes, and the answer is it’s probably not. I fully expect us getting a season 4 around this time next year.

The progress bar only reflects the current episode order and will be updated when more seasons are ordered in the future.

Sorry if I got people scared that SU was going to end after three seasons. I should have clarified the situation. I’ll try to do it better next time!

While my TruForce Kickstarter experience hasn’t been exactly perfect, what with my X-Kai figure missing (but hopefully soon on the way), I still am quite thrilled with the quality of the figures and the packaging they came in.

I held off on opening anything until I heard back on the status of my shorted merchandise, but finally got around to unwrapping what I do have today. As great as Bandai’s D-Arts line is, hot damn I’d love some more unique Megaman TruForce figs!

My print was a little bent in the bottom right corner, but wanted to scan it to preserve it, despite it probably already floating around in better quality out there among cyberspace.

Ride Chaser? It’s still the Acid Ace chopper to me. ;D

Hrmm…first time tumblr has told me my 600 DPI scans are too large to upload. Ah well. They’re always shrunk on me no matter what.

Scanned from: TruForce Collectibles MMX Kickstarter Backers Limited Edition Print, drawn by Keisuke Mizuno

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Behold as you see my face probably for the first time ever 

I was tagged by @yvesgrl (thank you for tagging me!) to do the 6 selfies of 2017 (or was it 7, idk) but I never take selfies so I just messed around with snow for a little bit and got these and can you tell I don’t know how to take selfies

[ EDIT: Fuck this, I wanna tag people ]

I tag @blushign @1hoseokie @coerry @yerimkat @parkjihyo @a-c-e-wow @ffaallingfor-you @curledlife @salisburied and @kantelli

Just because I tagged you, doesn’t mean I expect you to do it! You can just use this tag as a way of noticing my selfies, that’s fine too ♥

School Tips: Overcoming Procrastination

Whether you’re in high school or college, the battle to defeat procrastination is endless as a student. We believe we’re just failures who will never be able to manage our apathy towards doing assignments and studying. But I’ve found a few techniques that are helpful for becoming more productive.

Originally posted by fothuzz

The excuses we come up with for not getting work done are never legitimate. The first step to ending procrastination is accepting we do it to ourselves, it’s no one else’s fault or always bad circumstances. Therefore, you have to learn how to change your work habits first. Consider, where do you work most effectively? At home or in a library? Most importantly, don’t go to places you socialize before you’ve gotten work done. You’ll avoid procrastinating by avoiding nonproductive environments.  My first tip is make daily deadlines for working on an assignment. Furthermore,if you do a little bit of work each day you’ll feel more motivated to stay on track. This technique helps make the assignment feel smaller and easier to do. For example, you have an essay due in a week, write one argument per day and leave a day for editing. Of course, you probably have other assignments that need to get done too, but planning ahead to see how you can break up each assignment helps. 

Originally posted by tinarannosaurus

It often seems like teachers and profs conspire together to have everything due around the same time. Especially when you have multiple tests to study for it’s hard to juggle all that knowledge. There is a way to space out studying for each class. Do the intense memory work for your earliest test two weeks before. You might still have some material to cover a few days before the test, but the majority of the information will just be a refresher for you. Then, study  a week before for your next earliest test. For your last test study five days before it. If you have more than three tests due in a week, see if one of your profs would be willing to let you write their test at a different time. Most times, they’re willing to help you out. Even three can be too much to handle, so never be afraid to ask to adjust your schedule. 

Originally posted by burgers-bobs

Not everyone can study using the above method, having great memory recall takes time. However, there is another option when you have more than one test to study for. When you’re short on time associate what you need to know with things you already relate to, like t.v. shows and movies. For example, you have a psychology test, remember what bipolar disorder means by associating it with a t.v. character who shows characteristics of that disorder. You’ll remember facts and terms faster by triggering them with pop culture references. This method also saves time by studying orally, when you repeat the associations out loud, instead of writing out study notes. Most importantly, get the right amount of sleep every day to help your memory. In the end, it’s better you knew for certain 60% of the material on the test, than you maybe knew 70% of the material.  

Originally posted by mx-re

Overcoming procrastination is hard, but ultimately you have to be the one that makes the change to do better. The best motivation is to make yourself proud. Good luck!

WHAT TO CONSIDER IN REVISION

Revision is the much-dreaded process of turning your vomit-worthy first draft into a polished, refined, and ready-to-publish work. Rather than doing line-edits, you’ll be looking at it on a much broader scale. And if you do this process right, you’ll probably be spending more time revising than you did writing.

PLOT

Now is the time to figure out how much you truly need to rewrite the story. You need to asses both the structure of the story and its contents. Consider the following questions as you’re rereading your work:

  • Does the story start at a point of intrigue?
  • Were all the promises you made at the beginning addressed?
  • Is the plot pushed forward by the characters and not the other way around?
  • Is the work free of plot holes?
  • Is the plot free of cliches?
    • If it does have cliches, do those aid the work positively?
  • Does the plot arc have an obvious climax?
  • Does the plot just make sense and is never pushed forward by out-of-character actions?
  • Does the story end in a way that satisfies the main plot and most, if not all, of the subplots?

If you didn’t fulfill all of these, create a plan to tackle the points you missed. These are some of the big issues you should be looking at to make sure your story works at its most basic level.

CHARACTER

Characters are the heart of your story, and therefore arguably the most important thing to analyze when doing revisions. These are the people your readers are going to either love or hate, relate to or completely misunderstand. Characters can change a cliche, trite plot into a moving novel. Consider the following when you’re looking at your characters:

  • Is your main character’s personality firmly established within the first couple pages?
  • Does your main character change over the course of the work?
  • Is your main character more than a cliche or a single personality trait?
  • Is your main character flawed?
  • Does your main character have an established motivation or goal?
  • Do your characters act consistently with their personalities throughout the work?

Again, you should be answering all of these positively. Otherwise, it’s time to do some character work.

LANGUAGE

This is going to be the hardest part. Language is more than grammar; it’s the word choice and style you use to communicate the story. Language is what pushes a work from great to amazing, so spend some time on these questions:

  • Does the dialog push the plot forward and/or establish character?
  • Are you avoiding lazy language?
  • If you’re writing in first-person or third-person limited, does the tone and voice of the writing reflect that of the main character?
  • Have you erased any “feeling” words?
  • Have you gotten rid of most instances of passive voice?
  • Does your sentence structure vary?
  • Do you need every adjective/adverb you used?
  • Do you avoid stating the obvious?
  • Is the work free of grammatical and spelling errors?

Answered everything positively? Awesome!

Once you’ve analyzed everything above, your work should be almost completely ready for query. All you need now is a grammar/spelling run-through, and you should be golden.

a day in december: christmas lights

on ao3

my friend buff asked for djwifi so here i am!!! really though this ship deserves more love, i love them so much

i finished at exactly midnight. why am i like this. also i start school again tomorrow so we’re going to see how this goes yikes

(unfortunately, nino is no longer considering the coconut)

enjoy~


Nino checks up and down the street, checking to make sure there’s no raging akuma headed his way before he crosses quickly and ducks inside the small café. He closes the door quickly before the icy air can blow inside and tugs his beanie down over his ears. He spots Alya sitting alone in the corner.

“Hey,” he says as he drops down into the seat across from her.

She looks up from her phone with a smile. “Hey! You found me.”

Nino snorts. “Wasn’t hard. This is your favorite post-attack hangout, after all.”

“You know me so well,” she teases. “It’s almost like you’re dating me. But it’s not post-attack for once.”

“Get sick of the cold?” Nino asks. He steals her drink and takes a sip, making a face at how bitter her coffee is. “Ew.”

Alya rolls her eyes. “Sorry I don’t like hot sugary milk. But yeah. The fight is long and cold and it’s getting too dark for it to actually be worth filming.” She sighs and rests her chin in her hand. “No point in videotaping mostly darkness.”

“Man, I’m sorry, Al.” He pushes her drink back toward her. “I’m sure whatever footage you got is great though. And if it makes you feel better, I can buy you a pastry.”

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hello potahtoes potaetoes, im jia, its nice to meet you !! im about to go to sleep for work tomorrow morning #rip, but i’ll be on mobile and the computer all day tomorrow so p l ot with mee! 

minhwan is very warm pisces, he probably will kill you by annoying you to death by wanting to be around you all the time. he’s a little more on the optimistic side, if you know what i mean- so if you’re the opposite, they’ll definitely get along.  but dont worry he’s very persistent too so … 

edit: hes 20, used to be a full-time student but doesn’t know what he wants to really do, so he’s now in like 1-2 classes max, while working just to earn money, and wants to ‘l i v e’ - he now works at a restaurant and is looking at a multitude of other options. 

i have some wanted connections here, but pls like and i’ll pop into your dms to say hello, or even comment a random word and i’ll try to make a starter for us randomly ! 

Writing Goals for 2018!!!

Feel free to reblog with your own goals :) 

MAIN/LONG-TERM GOALS

Current WIP: Finish my first draft for my work in progress
Editing: Finish first two rounds of editing for my current WIP once the first draft is finished. Also start saving money for a professional edit. 
Word Count: Try to write 20-30K words a month. 
Author Platform: Start a YouTube channel, figure out how to develop an author website for when the time comes (which will probably be around or just before the beta-reading stage)
Extra goal/s: Find a critique partner


MINOR/SHORT TERM GOALS - helping reach those main and long-term goals

Current WIP: Remember to refer back to my outline more often when I feel stuck. 
Editing: Make more notes on what I know will need editing as a go so I don’t forget them when it comes time to do the actual editing.
Word Count: Start implementing the 5 minute rule (where you find just 5 minutes to make yourself write to get the ball rolling and hope that 5 minutes turns into an hour or more of writing focus. I procrastinate a lot, I need to find out a way to minimise it.)
Author Platform: Be more active on the social media accounts I already have: Tumblr and Instagram. 
Extra goal/s: Make more effort to look after my mental and physical health. I enjoy writing more and do write more when I’m looking after myself.