wish i could do this in a lesson

anonymous asked:

One of the most profoundly rewarding acts of self-care I have ever done: Over the summer, before I would go to sleep (even for a nap if I took one), I would ask for love to be given to everyone I could think of. I spent extra time/"prayer" on loved ones and people I felt anger towards. I also made an effort to forgive myself in these moments. It gave me a sense of comfort, encouraged my mood, and improved my relationships. In fact, I will start doing this again.

Thats sooo good!!! I used to do that too, thinking of the people in my life, how grateful i am for them (even if they taught me tough lessons) and wishing them love. It was kind of like praying even though im not religious. I think i also need to start doing that again :-))

This is Disney Channel’s biggest mistake yet. That company is so unbelievably scared of showing this generation the TRUTH about the world that they are willing to give up one of their most successful programs of all time. Girl Meets World taught REAL lessons. Taught lessons about divorce and loss of a parent. Taught lessons about mental disorders. Taught lessons about violence, about war, about discrimination, about feminism, equality, it taught lessons that all of these other bullshit shows NEVER touch on. It’s unbelievably frustrating. This generation deserves the love that Girl Meets World has to give and I am so heartbroken to hear that it is over. 

I am glad that Sabrina and Rowan along with the rest of the cast can move on to bigger opportunities and I know they will all do beautiful things, I just wish this could have lasted.

I learned many lessons from you treating me the way you did. But I just wish that for a moment I could go back to when I was naive and things were great and I could feel you love me and I could love you without fear and just pure pleasure. Because those days were some of the best days of my life and I miss you. I hope you’re doing better now and everything you have now was worth everything that we had. But what we had will always be valuable to me even if it’s not to you.
—  I miss you
Hiatus!!!

I honestly can’t run this blog anymore!! I am going through a very bad state in my life. I am starting to have reoccurring panic attacks due to the extreme hardships I am going through these days.

I am not going to delete but will change into a Hiatus theme and be inactive until further notice.

P.S: this might be irrelevant, but since most of my followers are younger than me, I would like to give you guys the advice to take the path in life in which you believe you are going to shine. Be honest with yourself and may you achieve your goals and be the person you want to be!!!

JOHN MULANEY STARTERS.

  • Wish me luck out there.
  • That’s pretty good.
  • Nice to see you again.
  • Thank you. That was very nice. Thank you.
  • We’ve all gone too big too fast.
  • You totally forget the lesson.
  • We’re all violent here, but you’re very friendly.
  • I don’t like confrontation.
  • I’ve never been in a fight before.
  • Do not fuck with me.
  • You could pour soup in my lap and I’ll probably apologize to you.
  • I’m so open and vulnerable.
  • I got married since then.
  • I love saying “my wife/husband.”
  • Stay away from my wife/husband!
  • Marriage is gonna be very magical.
  • Being married is so nice.
  • I never knew relationships were supposed to make you feel better about yourself.
  • I’d been in relationships where I got cheated on, like, long ones.
  • I don’t know if you’ve ever been in a long relationship
  • where you got cheated on, but it changes your whole worldview.
  • How could another person kill someone?
  • I’m not gonna do it, but I totally get it.
  • No one else can have you.
  • I don’t care about that.
  • It’s just creepy to have an ex out there after things have ended badly.
  • They have a lot of information.
  • Anyone who’s seen my dick/pussy and met my parents needs to die.
  • That’s not even a situation.
  • Aw, she’s/he’s ugly.
  • I know that’s awful, but wouldn’t you give a million
  • dollars to see that video?
  • Cause you know, how you lie to your parents. 
  • I got this under control.
  • They introduced a bunch of new shit.
  • Let’s see. What problems can we solve? Problem one. No.
  • It’s just a little bit wrong, isn’t it?
  • It’s just a little off.
  • I don’t have any children, I have a dog.
  • Go tell your fucking jokes.
  • Let’s pretend. It’ll be fun.
  • Let’s talk before we go in.
  • What is the animosity about?
  • So, this could be an office. Or maybe a nursery.
  • I went outside about as much as Powder from the movie Powder.
  • I didn’t mean to make it sound like we/I don’t want children. We/I don’t, but I didn’t mean to make it sound like that.
  • Sometimes babies will point at me, and I don’t care for that shit at all.
  • You’re never too young to learn our national no-snitching policy.
  • Someone can’t keep a secret!
  • It’s fun to be married.
  • I’ve never been supervised before.
  • I’m supervised. 
  • I had no supervision when I was a kid.
  • No one cared about my opinion. No one cared what I thought.
  • What do you think you’re doing?
  • I think Emily Dickinson’s a lesbian.
  • That’s not how life works.
  • I have had a very long day.
  • My dad/mom loved us. He just didn’t care about our
  • general happiness or self-esteem.
  • My dad/mom is cold-blooded.
  • Are you going to talk the entire time?
  • No one look at me or I’ll kill myself.
  • Hello? Hush!
  • What kind of a person are you?
  • I need you to believe me.
  • Remember, ______, at five o'clock, you need to keep looking like a hard-boiled egg.
  • I think about that every goddamn day.
  • The things they/you say mean nothing to
  • them/you, but they mean everything to me.
  • Eat ass, suck a dick and sell drugs.
  • I’m sorry you all had to hear that.
  • What should I do with my life?
  • What the hell is/are he/she/you trying to pull?
  • Hey, can I walk ya home?
  • It’s not like he’s/she’s gonna remember you.
  • What the hell are you talking about?
  • It was the best night of my entire life.
  • You have the moral backbone of a chocolate eclair.
  • In terms of instant relief, canceling plans is like heroin.
  • I have a lot of stories about being a kid because it was the last time I was interesting.
  • You should be nervous.

anonymous asked:

nct china line (every sub unit + kun!!) reacting to their s/o (or best friend) telling them they'll learn chinese for them!!

Winwin:

Originally posted by y-ta

Sicheng would love you.
It’d mean a lot to him since he practices Korean and English and still struggles a bit, so he’d feel really grateful you were interested in his culture and just him.
He’d help you and even do sweet things like cook for you and bring you little gifts his family sent from China or something, he’d really want to give you the full experience. 


Renjun:

Originally posted by haechannie

“Let’s begin, lesson 1-″
He’d be so ecstatic and want to begin right away, assuring you he could be your teacher.
From then on I think he’d talk to you in Chinese like 80% of the time, trying to force you to learn it.


Chenle:

Originally posted by nct-china-line

He’d do something like ‘wish you luck’.
He’d tease you, saying things like “I don’t know if you can do it-” lowkey calling you dumb.
He’d actually be very happy and constantly correct you, encouraging you to keep learning.


Kun:

Originally posted by nakamot0

He’d be surprised initially, breaking out into a smile as he comprehended your words.
He’d be very glad & thankful that you were willing to put in such effort for him.
I think he’d bug you often about your Chinese, asking you every time he saw you how your studying was going, trying to make conversation in Chinese.

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Lucy Worsley on Mary Granville

“…when I was led to the altar, I wished from my soul, I had been led, as Iphigenia was, to be sacrificed. I was sacrificed.” - Mary Granville

Despite being married for seven years, Mr Pendarves had not changed his will and his niece inherited the estate. Mary got a small widow’s stipend.

Being a widow and coming from the family she came from meant that in 18th c. England she became a perpetual and very popular house guest. She could draw, do needlework, speak French, play the harpsichord (which she had learnt from Handel himself).  She was a fashion designer in her 20s then later in life she created scientifically-correct botanical drawings.

Over the years she was proposed to on more than one occasion but refused, valuing the independence she had lost at an early age.

Bizarrely, today in the 21st century all the ‘sugar daddy’ girls I see posting on tumblr etc. would think they’d died and gone to heaven if a Mr Pendarves came their way.  They have independence and choice and yet are looking to ‘sponge’ off a rich (they hope) man rather than make their own way in the world.

why not try losing with dignity

Today it was Thursday, and like every other Thursday I woke up, ate breakfast, and then rode my bike to my 9:30 AM class. Upon arrival my teacher passed out our week’s quiz, which would be a review of our fall quarter information. She then proceeded to stand in the front of the class and state that tomorrow’s class period would not be mandatory, and that for those that did attend it would merely be another period of review. There would be a walkout she explained. Students would be encouraged to exercise their political rights and participate in the walkout if their heart willed them to do so. This voluntary class period, this come if you wish lesson, would be allowed, no promoted, so students could express themselves politically.

 I was puzzled. Since when were we not required to attend a mandatory class? Wasn’t a portion of my grade dependent on my ability to come to class everyday and participate? What was this walkout all about? What was everyone so concerned about that class was suddenly cancelled?

 And then my classmate laid it out for me. With the simplest of demeanors she said, “Oh you mean the walkout protesting the Inauguration?”
 

Seriously? You have to be kidding.

To put it rather simply, my education is being put on hold because a population of students at the university I attend cannot accept the inevitable. Well here it is. Tomorrow Donald J. Trump will become the President of the United States. No amount of protest, uprising, or anger is going to change this fact. Mr. Trump was elected through democratic means, and this means he won the election fair and square.

I voted for Donald Trump for President. I have faith in his logic, in his determination, in his work ethic. I have faith in his passion, in his drive. I have faith in the way he raised his children, and I have faith in their seemingly hard earned success. Do I have my doubts? Yes, but who doesn’t.

I am not sorry Hillary Clinton lost the election. I am not sorry Republicans control both the House and the Senate. I am not sorry there has been a momentous shift toward Right leaning power. But I am so incredibly and undoubtedly sorry that the left has no conceivable way of dealing with defeat.

 At this point I’m just not quite sure what the goal is with these protests, walkouts, sit ins? Do you believe if you make enough noise Donald Trump will step down from a position he has earned? Or Maybe Hillary will even rise up from the ashes and crown herself as the first woman President of the United States? Do you enjoy being miserable? I’m just curious.

 The left continues to divide, segregate, polarize, and yet wonders why there is hostility between the two political groups. To the left I beg to attempt a different approach. Try accepting that this reality will not suddenly change. Try working through your apparent pain over the election. Try making something of yourself, instead of just making a raucous. This pity party is getting old. There are those of us who would like to work, to learn, to better ourselves, and you’re inability to cope is infringing on our right to do so.

Remember when there was so much meta about the importance of the handprint Castiel left on Dean, that it was like some sort of physical manifestation of their “profound bond,” it was Castiel laying a claim on Dean’s soul and it was so, so important?

Remember when the show completely forgot to put the handprint fx on Jensen in Season 6 because it turned out it wasn’t important to the storyline at all? 

I wish people who write current meta and flood the episode tags after each airing with their posts about the hidden meanings in the set and prop design would remember that lesson, but they never do. People spent so much time fixating on something that turned out to be so unimportant the show forgot it even existed.

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I wish I could’ve lived my life without making any wrong turns. But that’s impossible. A path like that doesn’t exist. We fail. We trip. We get lost. We make mistakes. And little by little, one step at a time, we push forward. It’s all we can do. On our own two feet.
—  Natsuki Takaya, Fruits Basket, Vol. 21

anonymous asked:

How do you think Dan and Phil's parents/family react when they realize that their sons are literal millionaires?

I actually think about this too…

There’s so much we don’t know about Dan’s parents that I wish we knew. He’s said that his parents were poor or weren’t as “standard” (I’d call it) as the ordinary parents. From his new video he said that he had to pay for his own piano lessons and had to earn it because his parents probably could afford it, but wanted him to work for it. An average parenting skill there for a teenager to learn that you have to work for what you want. (But then again I’m not his parents I don’t know, that’s just my opinion on the matter)
But to use your term “millionaire” I wouldn’t be surprised if Dan, being the over-kind person that he is, who probably loves his family to no end, has probably helped them out in some sort of way. Whether it be financially or holiday wise or even just gifts for friends and family.
He bottled up his feelings as a kid, and was probably told again and again of life things that will come at you when you least expect it, like we all did. 
Now that he’s a well rounded successful adult, I can see his relationship with his parents flourishing right now. “If I have a mean piano teacher again I won’t be afraid to tell my mum” I’m also not saying that they love Dan now because he’s successful, every parent will love their child. But even from my own experiences, when you’re an adult and you grow up and you taste the bitterness of harsh reality, your parents become your friends. At least in some way or another

(Along with Leela’s analysis’ on Dan’s parents I have my own that kind of correlates with hers–If you wanted to know what I think of Dan’s parents)

When it comes to Phil’s parents, I think they’re completely supportive of him. The Lester family alone are just straight up goals. They love their sons and are proud of what they’ve chosen to do in life. I also like to think Phil has helped them out when it comes to money. Not saying that their parents have ever struggled but if you have the money to share why not use it? I know if I was a millionaire that’s where most of my money would go is toward my family members who are struggling, in debt, or just overall need a boost. 

Money is a touchy subject as it is. No one really goes around saying “Hey this is how much my income is what’s yours? I’m a literal millionaire sucks to be you!” So I doubt that they’ve actually have brought real numbers to the dinner table around their parents. 
As long as they’re not drowning, suffering, or struggling when it comes to money I think both Dan and Phil’s parents are proud of what they accomplish. And as long as they’re happy, that’s all that matters.

Seriously?

Honestly is that all you got? Thank you for pointing this out to me anon I totally was not aware. 

This makes me want to laugh. I was merely defending a friend from these horrible things being said to her. Defending her honor and now you come to into my ask box and disrespect me in the same way? 

Granted I did ask you to come to me but I didn’t think you would be dumb enough to do so. 

You know I wish I could smack some common sense into you but I see you won’t listen to reason. 

I am going to block you. Please enjoy your wonderful life because mines just got a whole better because I won’t ever have to deal with someone like you again.

You weren’t right for me and you never will be. I fell for the wrong person and that makes me sad, but you were a huge life lesson that unfortunately, needed to happen. You weren’t enough for me. I need someone that validates me, that makes me feel safe. Someone that I can trust, someone that puts in effort, someone that wants everything that I do. Someone that will talk through their feelings and make it easy. I need someone that picks me up, that will do anything to keep me. I need a partner in life, not a warm body to fill the space. Someone that I don’t have a harsh history with. I need new, I don’t need you. I’m okay with that now. I wish you well, but please God do not call me in 6 months because I won’t be here to answer. Thank you for the life lessons, my future wife thanks you. 

You never cared enough, you never earned my trust. You just took what you could get. You never lift me up, I never feel your love. I know exactly what this is. I’m tired of the weight when you lean on me. If I fell you would never stay to carry me

WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN: TIPS FOR NEW A-LEVEL STUDENTS!!

hello everyone so I know that in the UK, there are many students who have got their GCSE results and are off to college or sixth form where they will most likely be studying A-Levels or a similar qualification. 

I have just fought my way through my first year of A-Levels, also known as AS; and so I am going to give away some tips on how to make Year 12/AS successful! 


WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN #1: DO THE SUMMER WORK THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SET !!!

Some people that I knew in my sixth form didn’t bother to do the summer work, and honest I have no idea how someone could skip this! I find that this is particularly important for sciences - I did Biology and Chemistry at AS and trust me you need that homework to get you through the first lesson before you properly get into things! Another subject this is pretty crucial for is English (although this isn’t from experience as I didn’t do English) because you usually need to read the book and gain some background knowledge of the characters to be able to start work straight away - if you haven’t read the book, the first few weeks for you will be so hard! DO THE WORK!

Not only does it help you in the first few lessons, but it gives you some background knowledge into the subject and a taster on what the syllabus will include and different things you might be studying. I remember my biology and chemistry work gave us a taster of most topics that we would cover throughout the year and I found it really helpful to give them a look through and answer some questions on the content so that I knew what type of things I would be learning about. 

WHAT I WISH I’D HAVE KNOWN #2: THAT YOU CAN GO FROM BEING A STRAIGHT ‘A’ STUDENT AT GCSE TO GETTING ‘D’ AND ‘E’ GRADES AT A-LEVEL!!!

So I guess the title of this ‘what I wish I’d known’ is probably not the most appealing title, but you seriously need to bare this in mind! You probably already know that the jump from GCSE to A-Level is like playing on Call of Duty for 10 minutes and then being expected to go and fight in a World War - the gap for pretty much every subject is huge. The sheer amount of knowledge that you are expected to know and getting used to the new terminology and new techniques and skills you need to acquire can be really difficult to get to grips with at first - but know that this is normal and every A-Level student struggles with this!

At first, you will probably get a few lower grades to perhaps what you are used to, which is absolutely normal and your teachers will keep reminding you that it takes a while to adjust the A-Level life. It is also important to remember that people adjust to them at different times. So whilst your mates are starting to get higher grades/improve their techniques etc. in October/November; you might not adjust until January/February time - or after your mock exams. The adjustment takes time, and sometimes people perfect their technique in their second year. Everyone is different and it is okay for it to be like that. It is important that you realise everyone is different and everyone adjusts and everyone copes with the gap in different ways. 

WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN #3: IF YOU DON’T LIKE A CLASS AFTER THE FIRST FEW WEEKS, DROP IT BECAUSE IT ISN’T WORTH YOUR TIME !!!

This didn’t apply to me, but a few of my friends regret not dropping subjects that they hated in the first few weeks. Luckily in my sixth form, they offered you to drop a subject at anytime in the year, even a few weeks before the exam! However, if your school doesn’t do this - it is important for you to assess how you are feeling about the subject after a few weeks of lessons and drop it as soon as you have made the decision. 

It doesn’t mean that you have to drop one, you could switch the subject to something else. For example, dropping Maths to a science, or Sociology to Economics; or whatever it is you want to change it to. You need to make sure you are comfortable with the subjects you are studying because if you don’t want to study them, it makes studying it so much harder - and with A-Levels being so demanding, it is crucial that you are comfortable so that you can effectively revise and actually want to revise. 

If you need some advice about dropping or changing subjects - speak to your teachers or your head of subject/sixth form/ college and they will be able to help you out. 

WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN #4: GET INVOLVED !!!

This is something I didn’t need to know as I got straight in there, but for many people, this is something that I feel is crucial for A-Levels.

At GCSE I was fairly quiet in my lessons, but after many parent’s evenings of being told they thought I needed to speak more, I decided that I was going to kick their opinions in the ass and get more involved in my work and in my lessons, and I did from day one. I can’t recommend this tip enough. 

At A-Level, you have a much better relationship with your teachers because not only are they more inclined to help you because you are taking their subject at a higher level; but also because A-Levels are more independent and won’t tell you everything in lesson; if you go to them for help or always ask questions, they are more likely to help you and have your best interest at heart. If someone clearly shows them they aren’t bothered, they don’t want to waste their time. Get involved and show them you want to be there and study their subject and they will help you!

Challenge what they say and ask lots of questions about the content - teachers love this and it is so beneficial to your learning!

Getting involved can be scary, especially if you are quite anxious about speaking in front of people; but coming from someone with anxiety; getting involved actually really increases your confidence to participate, even if you get the answer wrong - the more times you participate and the teacher recognises you’re having a go - your behaviour is reinforced and you feel more confident! 

WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN #5: THOSE FREES ARE NOT FOR NIPPING DOWN TO THE CHIPPY - GET YOUR WORK DONE !!!

At first when you get all these free periods in your timetable, you feel like you’re finally free to do whatever the hell you like. 

In the first few days, you are going to feel a little empty and like you have nothing to do - these frees are a bit useless to you. I remember on my first day, I had 2 free periods and a lesson, and the day after I had two lessons - I had 5 frees within one and half days - I had no idea what to do with myself! I guess you can kind of be slightly lenient with yourself if this happens, but after the first few days - work just keeps flying in your direction and all of a sudden you become Harry Potter when he receives all of those letters inviting him to Hogwarts - you drown in paper and deadlines and you can’t escape them. 

These are where your frees come in handy; and even though I have three subjects now, I still feel like I don’t have enough! These frees take some pressure off doing everything at home and give you that time for independent study. It is important that you work your ass off so you can keep on top of things. Admittedly, everyone falls behind with work and deadlines; even the best of us do; but working solid in these frees just enables you to not fall behind as much as what you would if you didn’t work in them!

In my sixth form, they offer the library where we can talk quietly, or the common room where it is silent study. Personally, I spent pretty much all of my frees in the common room so it was silent which meant I could get lots of work done and I was so much more productive. 

WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN #6: TRY AND GO OVER NOTES ASAP !!!

I feel like this is really important because if you haven’t gone over things within a few days, you start to forget everything you learned and this makes revision for tests and homework so much harder. Try and keep that information stuck in your brain by going over everything my re-writing them or making some revision resources, like flashcards. This is just a such a productive way of going over content and remembering things. 

Many people at GCSE may have done this anyway, but at A-Level I feel like it is a big mistake not to do this just because there is so much information that you need to know and it really works in your favour to be able to go over the notes to keep that information ticking over in your head. It makes revision just so much easier!

WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN #7: GROUP CHATS WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE !!!

Setting up a group chat between a few people in your class is actually so beneficial. I know the Maths AS class set up a whole group chat but people in the other biology class to me set up a small one between a few people. Not only can you help each other out learning content, but it enables you to keep up with homework, deadlines and other important things. Also, if you are away for whatever reason, the group chat is a great place to consult for any information (as well as collecting info from your teacher too!)

It acts as a mini support network for your subject and can really help improve your work and help to make friends with people you wouldn’t usually!

WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN #8: HAVE FUN !!!

Whilst I have been banging on about how you need to focus as A-Levels are not the easiest thing you will come across; it is so so important that you have fun! Mixing with other people in your year and becoming friends with people in your classes and getting to know your teacher and your subject better and having fun with your friends makes everything seem so much better and worth while!

Everyone doing A-Levels is bound to go through mountains of stress but it is important that you do have fun and that you are all there for each other and have a great time! A-Levels offer you to be more independent, whilst still having that help and support and still enable you to have fun whilst drowning to death in work - have fun and enjoy yourself - it makes studying so much more bearable!

Don’t just have fun with your friends, but have fun researching things out of your syllabus and looking more into your subject, you never know what amazing things you can find out which gives you motivation to keep studying and makes it enjoyable!


So there are my little tips for the upcoming A-Level students that most likely start this week. I hope you found them helpful and if you do have any questions about A-Level life or my subjects (I do History, Psychology and Biology to A2 and dropped Chemistry after AS), please feel free to message me!

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Today (well it is already 24 February here in Brazil) is the birthday of someone who is very, very, very special. I wish I could write here everything that she means to mean but 1. I don’t think that hey have invented the words yet 2. I am horrible using the existing words. 

But there is one thing that I wanted to say.

I know that this last months weren’t easy for you @itsaporcupine, both in your personal life and football. I hope that the lesson that Harry Potter taught us stays with you forever: always remember the good moments because they do happen even in the darkest times. The path is rough but in the end we know that everything was worth it because of the moments that made us smile. This is why I choose to make this simple edit with some tags that you wrote about Debuch (I am so sad that “#there’s nothing quite as precious as smiley Debuch and all his wrinkles and I need that tonight” isn’t here because the sentence was too long- also I think that I could make 5 edits with all your awesome tags). 

Happy Birthday Vania, my shadow-kissed best friend - I hope you have a wonderful day! :D

Don’t Take Your Alien on a Bus

Summary: … A story and lesson from Alex Danvers.
Word Count: Almost 1k
Beta’d: No. Sorry.
Notes: I wish I could draw this … but then I remember I can’t.


The ground beneath her shook once more, and Alex couldn’t help but to tighten her jaw as her body was jerked from one side to the other until she eventually tipped forward. This had been going on for quite some time now, but Alex wasn’t about to complain - not when she could only just barely manage to wrap her entire hand around the stupid handle. If it meant that she’d be swaying around and being tossed about like a ragged doll every second of the trip, then so be it, at least she wasn’t falling all over on her ass.

It was also important to note that while all the seats were taken, and the aisle packed with people already, Alex and Astra had managed to squeeze themselves just by the steps of the second doors, both of them hanging onto the same handle. Of course, Astra had absolutely no problem during the entire course of the ride thus far. The Kryptonian seemed to be doing well in such an isolated environment, what with the noise and smell, but what irked Alex the most was how Astra seemed to be completely impervious to the bumps and sudden turns of the bus. And yes, the brunette had been studying the other woman for the entire course of the trip just to come to that conclusion. While she had been bounced and tossed for nearly the entire trip, Astra had only stood there, still as a stone, even as others occasionally brushed and knocked against her when they swayed and were caught off balance.

And by ‘others’, Alex meant herself.

As Alex was jerked forward once more, her feet nearly leaving the floor and hand nearly slipping from the shared handle, she was saved from falling right over as the warm, surprisingly soft, Kryptonian body in front of her cushioned her. This had been at least the tenth time, and Alex remained slack against the strong feminine body just for a bit, cursing the bus and how her official training did not include anything that would help with her balance before pulling herself upright, away from Astra.

Astra who was looking down at her with a soft smile, a soft smile that disguised both her amusement, and the smug seductive smile that would betray exactly how much she enjoyed watching Alex stumble and her pleasure of having her human pressed right up against her - even if it was in a publicly crowded environment.

Scowling at the woman, with the softest of pinks dusting her cheeks, Alex muttered out a weak, “Shut up,” as she leaned further back, though not as far as she wished, since Astra’s grip on the handle was surprisingly strong, making it nearly impossible for Alex to cover any kind of distance from it - and her. Not that it stopped Alex from trying though, even if it meant that she’d be straining herself to lean against thin air rather than some flat surface. In the end, it was clear that it was an absolutely horrible idea, one of Alex’s many no doubt, when the bus rolled over a speed bump at incredible speeds.

Jostled once more, Alex’s luck finally ran out. Her hand slipped from the handle and due to her insistence on pulling as far as she could from the handle - and Astra - she found herself tipping backwards, with absolutely nothing to prevent her descent. However, instead of falling over onto the floor as she had predicted, Alex gasped softly as a strong arm quickly snaked its way around her waist, pulling her entire body forward with ease.

This time, Alex didn’t bother moving away or making any more comments as her body was flush against Astra’s once more. The arm around her waist was gentle, yet firm, unwilling to let her go, and though it irritated her just slightly, that fact it was Astra who was silently worried, outwardly smug yet sincerely concerned made all the difference. Letting out an exaggerated sigh, Alex relaxed in the one armed embrace, allowing her hands to grasp at the sides of Astra’s shirt - because if that smug girlfriend of hers thought for a second that Alex would actually wrap her arms around the Kryptonian like some lovesick teenager on a moving bus, she had another thing coming - while her head tilted and rested just above the Kryptonian’s shoulders.

As Astra turned her head, to softly nudge at hers, Alex sighed once more. It was one thing to have a cuddly Kryptonian on a bus, but she didn’t exactly want to have to deal with an overly needy one either - and so, she gave into Astra silent demands and wrapped her arms around the woman’s waist, hanging on tightly as she buried her forehead against the woman’s collarbone. Of course, she was only doing this so the Kryptonian would shut up, it wasn’t like she actually enjoyed the warm body pressed against hers, nor did she particularly like the way that Astra always tried to look out for her in her own very smug way.

That was how things remained for the rest of the trip. And yes, that was including Astra’s very quiet chuckling every now and then, and the older brunette couldn’t even lie about it since Alex was pressed right against her chest, feeling every single chuckle. For the last 20 minutes of the trip, where the bus was somehow even more crowded than it was initially, Astra had snuck in some light gropes here and there, sliding her fingers along the agent’s sides, ghosting her hips, and drawing shapeless patterns on her back with a delicate hand. Thankfully, for Alex’s sake, all shenanigans ended when a particularly loud ass slap had drawn eyes towards them, and Alex quietly threatened to make Astra watch a shark eat a clown fish.

I finally got around to talking to my linguistics professor and I’m only 6 credits away from getting a BA in linguistics! Which means I should be able to finish out both computer science and linguistics next semester!

We’re going to make a linguistics class only for me. I don’t know what the term is for that. But, I’m going to be studying directly under the professor and the class is going to be all about Computational Linguistics! And we’re also going to bring in the CS department and maybe make a program for it as well! I’m excited. I contacted the cs prof I talk to as kind of a mentor (though he is not my assigned mentor) to be my CS prof for this class…

I think in the next few weeks we’ll hash out a lesson plan and goals and stuff. :)

I wish I had thought to do this just like a month earlier…then this could have been my senior design project. Oh well.

Also, algorithm analysis is…an exercise in frustration.