without-a-box

aoba keeps mentioning how koujaku slept with a bunch of women but lbr he probably just invited them over for a huge slumber party where he did all of their hair and they’d paint his nails and then he’d show them his scrapbook of pictures of him and aoba together as kids

Today, I fucked up... by washing the concession stand

I’m part of the theater club at my high school and am currently in an officer position. I’m “Operations Officer” which basically means I do a lot of menial labor, including washing the concession stand before we sell baked goods.

So as per usual, I went to retrieve the case from the auditorium. However unlike usual, a huge box was on top of it. So for roughly half the period, I was struggling to move the box without breaking anything that was inside. While this was happening, the entire school band of roughly 100 people or so were practicing on stage. Instead of anyone helping, everyone just sat and watched, with a couple students giggling and pointing. An embarrassing situation to say the least.

Once I finally removed the box and wheeled out the case, I came to the horrible realization that the windex used to wash the case was missing. Irritated and tired, I just went to the closet to find any spare substitutes. I found a spritz can of water and a powder can of “Ajax Bleach”. I quickly spread the powder all over the large glass case an began to scrub with thin paper towels. That’s when my hands began to burn. I tried to push through, but it got so bad that I resorted to searching through the band room for a cream that might help. There was nothing.

So I was forced to explain to the band teacher, in front of 100 or so of my classmates, that I managed to give myself a chemical burn by accidentally coating my hands in bleach. To say I was laughed out of the room would be an understatement.

Check out more TIFUs: Internet`s best fuck ups are here.

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Hate me. Rejoice that I’m dead. After all I have done, the last thing I would wish to bring to you was more grief.

Do it for the right reasons

Fitness has become a huge part of our lives. Some people just started their journey and feel completely lost and it’s fine. 

You probably started fitness because you wanted to get strong for your future boxing match, or because your belly is too big, or simply because you want to get over a break up.

At the end of the day, this reason is your goal and nobody will judge you for it. But keep in mind that you should never do something to please other people. Because when it will become hard, you’ll give up.

Never look for approval. Pleasing others will lead you nowhere in life. Have a purpose in life and go after it. I prefer someone who tells me “bro, I love boxing, without it I feel empty” than someone who says “my friends told me I’m too skinny, so I decided to go to the gym”.

If you’re overweight or skinny, it doesn’t change you as a person. Your past/current state doesn’t matter, because you will become someone better.

As long as you’re doing it for yourself, you will get stronger physically and mentally. You will slowly build habits that will take a big part of your life. Define a final goal and work on small commitments on a weekly basis, that’s the best way to achieve.

“You don’t set out to build a wall. You don’t say ‘I’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that’s ever been built.’ You don’t start there. You say, ‘I’m going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid. You do that every single day. And soon you have a wall.” – Will Smith

We’re all gonna make it:

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I do not expect to be treated like a woman, but it’s a pretty awful feeling when others judge me for not acting like more of a man. 

Like what does that even mean? Can I not just act like a human being? Is it to much to have a simple human experience without being boxed up by gender norms?

It is not my body that has predetermined my gender. Mainstream society has predetermined my gender based on my body.

The only thing I have determined is to not be apart of it. As far as I am concerned, I have always been gender fluid, my gender expression has always been what it is today.

The problem is I spent a lot of time trying to fit in, and then a lot of time trying to figure out why I simply couldn’t.

If I hadn’t felt pressured to be, look & act a certain way based on my body, then I wouldn’t have wasted so much of my life trying to.

I imagine a world very different from this one. Sometimes it breaks my heart, other times it drives me to keep being the change I want to see in the world.

I got asked the other day what I hope to get out of having my pictures taken and sharing my outfits with the world. I couldn’t even begin to describe to them how everything they are seeing, all these outfits, it is just the very beginning.

It is typically easier for people to believe something they can see. Well here I am, now you see me.

Xoxo
-Elliott Alexzander

Photo’s by: George Gish & Barry Brandon
Lots of the pieces I am wearing in this collection of outfits are up for grabs in my Thrift Store, some stuff got marked down as well! Hope you’ll have a look!

Just a heads up to artists on here:

If you ever find people reposting your art without sources / permission / whatever and the… lovely person has taken away the ability to contact them you CAN report them.

However, if you find filing out a DMCA report to be a little too intimidating, don’t worry, tumblr has a built in system for handling this. The most personal thing they ask you is for a name to address you by and your email. You find it here. This is where you can review any terms of uploads and what you can do to possibly fix any wrong doings.

crossover where Dave, Aradia, and Caliborn share a TARDIS and wacky hijinks ensue as they try to keep Caliborn from blowing up every planet they land on

Damara is not allowed on board because the translation software kicks in and everyone gets uncomfortable

Day Forty-Four

-I was greeted by a girl who promptly forgot that she had met me and lit up as she greeted me once more. This routine repeated for the remainder of the transaction, but the glee on her face could have kept me doing this for hours. 

 -An elderly woman announced to the world at large that she was tolerant of nothing. Judging by her face, I have no cause to doubt this.

-While zoning accessories, I discovered a hat with pockets. More than anything, I am upset that they do not make these in men’s, or at least large enough for my inexplicably large dome.

-A young boy was too excited to wait upon being handed his purchase, so he donned his Black Panther mask without removing the box. I am glad to see that T’Challa has begun taking espionage advice from Solid Snake.

-I inadvertently convinced a man that I am a magician as I was able to move his bag to the end of the register without him noticing. I know better than to reveal the tricks of my trade, but I will say that it may have had something to do with the large counter that plainly blocked his view of everything on my side.

-A child stood in his cart, shrieking in bursts. His mother interrupted him. He calmly informed her that he was not done, and resumed his work. The mother seemed to respect his honesty too much to try to suppress him further, and I cannot fault her for this.

-Today I either rang up Christopher Lloyd fresh off the set of his new film in which he portrays a homeless gravedigger or a man who hears that a lot.

-A girl pointed out the sticker she had taken from a box of toothpaste and placed on her shirt. I handed her one of my stickers with the intention of her having twice the sticker-to-child ratio. Instead she took this as an upgrade, throwing the toothpaste sticker to the ground and proudly smacking her new badge of honor to her chest. 

-I witnessed a man eagerly power walk into the store only to immediately and just as eagerly power walk right back out of the other doors. 

-An elderly couple purchased two years worth of dog food. There were no sales, coupons, or promotions. They simply wanted to be prepared. 

-My task for my shift was to organize the accessories section. I spent six hours arranging color gradients and it may well have been my single most soothing shift to date. 

-At the end of the transaction, as I handed an old man his receipt, he exclaimed that we were now cooking. I want to know what had been so lackluster about everything leading up to that, or what his grand plan was that began with the receipt of his receipt. 

I have previously posted a summary on taking lecture notes using notability, talking about different aspect of taking lecture notes + introducing the note-taking format using cornell and outline method.

Cornell and Outline method are great since it:

  • gives clear notes for revision
  • encourages active reading (since you have to apply SQ3R through using cornell note taking method)
  • helps you to be concise (thus you have to look for the key points during lecture, or in the readings)

Note-taking printables by strive-for-da-best

These are three printables pages and formats I use for taking article/reading notes, lecture notes as well as outline notes for textbooks. They are nothing fancy, again, but it has a very clear format for note-taking and makes everything easier to read and more organised.

You can download the pdf of the printables here (you will be linked to my google drive):

Both lecture notes and outline notes involve four pdf pages:

  1. the page that is shown in the preview above
  2. a page without the summary box (can be the first page)
  3. a page without both the topic box and summary box (can be the pages in the middle)
  4. a page without the topic box (can be the last page of your notes)

And here are some extra tips when taking notes (source)

  • Start each new lecture on a new page, and date and number each page. 
  • Write on one side of the paper only. You can set them out side-by-side for easier reviewing when studying for an exam.
  • Leave blank spaces. This allows you to add comments or note questions later. (and this is where cornell method can help you)
  • Make your notes as brief as possible. “Never use a sentence when you can use a phrase, or a phrase when you can use a word” (Berkeley). 
  • Develop a system of abbreviations and symbols you can use wherever possible.
  • Note all unfamiliar vocabulary or concepts you don’t understand. This reminds you to look them up later.

For more of my printables (strive-for-da-best)

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ya lit meme: ten series or books (7/10)
daughter of smoke and bone by laini taylor

once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living—one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers’ arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.

once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon’s secret temple and dreamed of a world that was a like a jewel-box without a jewel—a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happiness.

this was not that world.

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Tony Goldwyn saying ‘Wow’ on Who Do You Think You Are [x] [per request]