writing mixes

for my 3rd essay in my writing class we have to take an object of taste and analyze it using one of the theories of taste we’ve discussed but i dont know what to pick bc so many of my like… interests in terms of media really only have relevance in terms of taste within subcultures and idk how to write about that

Currently working on a Swan Prince!Victuuri AU, and it’s not going so well so have a feathery Victor instead :’3c He’s so pretty, but so hard to draw….

this anime is killing me in more ways than one

College can be a lot sometimes. Over the past two years I’ve learned some helpful little tricks that help to keep me sane and on top of things, and it’s time I passed them on to all of you! Ahead in part one: scheduling classes, going to them, and homework. Be on the lookout for part two soon!

i. scheduling classes 

  • Take a full load, but keep it balanced.
    • Don’t schedule all of the tough classes for one semester. 
    • Also try to schedule it so that you will have a variety of homework (ie a mix of writing, tests, and worksheet focused classes)
  • Always speak to your advisor before scheduling classes.
  • Keep in mind that you will need time for homework and online classes when making your schedule.
    • Whether it means choosing not to have classes on certain days, putting a two hour break in between classes, or having all your classes in the afternoon so you can study in the mornings.
  • Keep in mind your personality when picking times.
    • 8AMs are rough. Unless you are the world’s biggest morning person, avoid them if you can. 
  • Be sure to have a plan for eating meals!
    • Some schools will let you bring your lunch into class, but I prefer to have a break during lunch so I can relax while I eat. 
  • Look at a map of campus when scheduling and try to schedule classes in the same building back-to-back, or at least near each other. 

ii. classes

  • Never go to class without a bottle of water and a pen.
  • If it’s a workday and you’re given the option to leave class and work elsewhere, actually use that time to work.
  • Sit wherever you’re comfortable. A lot of posts say to sit up front, but I personally prefer to sit further back so that I can fidget without worrying about distracting others. Figure out what works for you.
  • After about the third class, seats might as well be assigned. Don’t move and throw everyone else off unless you really have to.
  • Always be respectful and kind to your teachers and classmates.
  • Make at least one friend in every class. You don’t have to be bffs, but chat with the person you sit beside before every class so that you have someone to study or share notes with if you need to.
  • If you need to fidget to pay attention, consider bringing a small container of Play-Doh with you to lectures (you may want to let your teacher know what’s up, they’ll almost definitly be cool with it).

iii. homework

  • Unlike high school, you really can’t skip homework. Instead of getting lots of small worksheets, your grade will be decided by a few bigger projects or papers. Try to stay on top of things!
  • Break larger projects up into smaller deadlines.
  • If a class has a lot of worksheets as homework, start a study group so that you can all work on them together. 
  • Try to start homework as soon as you get it.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask from help from teachers, tutors, or classmates.
  • As soon as you get a syllabus, enter all of the due dates into your planner. If you wanna go the extra mile (hint: you do), go ahead and add in dates to start working on projects, too. 
  • Work ahead so that you have the flexibility to hang out with your friends at the last minute, instead of being stuck in the library working on a project that’s due first thing in the morning. 
  • Never plagiarize. It’s the fastest way to get kicked out of a class, or even a whole program. If you’re not sure if it needs a citation, it needs a citation. 
  • The number one rule is simple: do all your work, and do it the best you can. As long as you follow that, you’ll be golden. 

Happy studying, and be on the lookout for part two coming soon!

Please imagine Kent and Tater on a grocery run at 1 AM with the intent of last-minute restocking on condoms and lube, but it’s now 1:20 AM and they’re both standing in aisle 3, their carts filled with chicken, frozen potatoes, eggs, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, tortilla chips, cheese, rosé, vodka, 6-pack of beer, 3 brands of cereal, milk, paper towels, fancy cat food, and a bag of discounted chocolate bars, because they got hungry on the ride over. They’re both in loose-fitting pajamas and Kent has his hoodie pulled up, wrapped in his fluffiest blanket and wearing a very serious expression as he scrutinizes the ingredient list of Orville’s microwavable popcorn. He’s leaning his head on Tater’s shoulders, and Tater’s mouth is pressed against Kent’s cowlick as he holds Kent close, muttering tired, noncommittal noises when Kent asks him if he’s making a horrible decision in wanting to make chicken parmesan at what will be 2 in the morning. 

sext: people died for you.
I bet you liked it.

sext: they say Helen’s was the face
that launched a thousand ships
but she’s got nothing on you.

sext: good men took up arms and you
torched a city to the ground.

sext: But, oh, the roar of victory.
You must have been so proud.

—  HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO THE GOD OF WAR, by Ashe Vernon
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#BestLeaderJBDay (jan 6, 1994) 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

it’s your special day, jaebum!!!!!!!!!!!!  you are another year older today, so i’m gonna take a paragraph or so to be all sappy over you 😚  when i first became a fan of got7 last year, you were the first member that caught my eye.  your heavenly voice captivated me, and yes, so did ur angry jaw 😁  and then when i started watching more videos, i fell in love with each and every little thing about you.  everything from the way you move to how friggin’ amazing of a writer you are to how much you care for your fellow members ( i 👀  those heart eyes, mister! ) to how much of a big mushy, marshmallow you are underneath your ‘chic & sexy’ persona 💕  jackson might have ended up as my ult, but you will forever and always hold a huge piece of my heart because a girl doesn’t forget who catches her heart first 😌 

I LUV U SO MUCH, IM JAEBUM~~~~💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

i hope your 24th year is the best one yet, and i hope you get spoiled with lots of cake, cuddles, and gifts today 💓 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, M’DEAR🎈🎂🎁🎉❤️

Before I start, I’m gonna check my privilege as a US citizen.

But this isn’t about me as a US citizen, this is about mixed status families. this is about the reality that for some of us, being together isn’t a right anymore, papeles or not. there won’t be a time where my mother, my father, my sisters and me will find ourselves together in a room - my papeles won’t give us that luxury. My papeles give me the privilege to see my mother three times a year, but never with my father, never with my sisters - this is what a mixed status family looks like, always in pieces, always in parts.

Mixed status families look like a cold winter with only one cobija and the inability to share, not because you don’t want to, but because the government doesn’t let you, because the government hasn’t felt cold before.

Mixed status families look like only one of you getting to meet your grandma before she passes, because papeles can’t stop time, can’t stop our loved ones from growing, can’t stop them from leaving to find peace on a side where borders don’t exist.

Mixed status families look like fear, for all of us, all the time.

Mixed status families look like papi hoping mami comes home, mami hoping papi will come home, sisters hoping they’ll know what home looks like, they were too young to know, dreaming of a land where survival was accesible.

Mixed status families is never truly feeling whole, never truly feeling complete, because a part of you, is always…missing.

—  Mixed Status Families
8 Studyblrs to motivate you this New Year

Originally posted by twelveslapels

As I slowly become more active on tumblr I thought I’d check out some new blogs to motivate me and wow did I hit the jackpot!

Whether I need a cute aesthetic to get me inspired, on-point advice and facts, or relatable quotes and life posts - here’s some people who do it amazingly. Prepare for a love-in! ♥️

@juliebunny-study  A neat aesthetic and a lil bit of français for motivation and inspiration.

@write-read-study  Cute, mixed blog with tips, images and, my true love: quotes

@howtogrowthefuckup  Finally!! Some useful succinct advice! Helps decode the unspoken “adult bible”. 

@sophocused  Lilac aesthetic to soothe your procrastination woes

@bulletjournaljungle Feel some handwriting envy, or feel inspired to make your notes more artsy. 

@emmastudies  Get some amazingly useful advice from someone who   seems to have seen it all!

@studywithcat  The friendliest blog for any questions, big or small, with cute pics amongst the asks. 

@intprocrastinationstudy   I feel so at home amongst the procrastination and realism of this blog, its just so bloody real   

(Should I be cringing at myself? *puts relevant gif below for distraction* )

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Mixed race character and feeling disconnected from your own culture

@the-galactic-republic asked:

So I’m writing a fantasy story in which one of the main characters is mixed race. She lives with her (white) mother in a setting based largely off of northern european culture, as that was where her mother lived and her parents met. Her father (presumably black,arab or indian equivalent) had travelled up to this area from the south (which is based more off northern africa or southern asia and the middle-east). As he was a traveller, he didn’t stay long, so no one really knows who he was.

Because of where she grew up, she connects more with the predominantly white culture of her homeland. However, she also recognises that she is culturally different to her peers and experiences discrimination. I was wondering how I could describe the connection she feels with her mother’s race but still keep the alienation she feels because of her father’s?

Alright, so this feels somewhat relatable to me, so I’m going to answer this from my own personal point of view. It doesn’t have to be the same for everyone.

First of all, it sounds like you have the absent black father trope in here. You can find more about this trope in our tags, but to put it shortly, it’s a harmful stereotype of Black people being bad parents who abandon their own children. We’d like to see that stereotype gone.

As to your character’s feelings for their culture and heritage. If she doesn’t know her father, meaning he hasn’t played a part in her upbringing, how is she culturally different? What other culture has entered her life and how? From your wording, it also seems like you’re confusing race and culture, while they’re not the same thing.

Growing up as a Black mixed race, non-white passing person in a predominantly white setting and culture, can really give one mixed feelings about their culture and belonging as well. Like growing up like the outcast amongst your own people and everyone knows it, but no one talks about it. Like sometimes forgetting you’re different until the micro-aggressions hit like a slap in the face. Like feeling an ever-present but passive disconnect from the only culture you really know, because even the cultures you’re connected with through family members doesn’t feel like it fits as best as you feel it should. It’s feeling part of your culture only when you’re with people outside of that culture, then completely losing your sense of belonging once you’re surrounded by people of your own. 

It’s getting weirded out by national pride. It’s internalized biases and always having to prove yourself. It’s days of completely rejecting your culture while others you force yourself between narrow lines and definitions just to feel a part of something. It’s using mocking humour and racist jokes just so you don’t have to hear them from others and seeming less threatening and “uppity”. 

It’s being the exotic other in your own home. It’s not always knowing what to think or feel. It’s being mistaken for a foreigner, while white foreigners are treated like family. It’s people, friends,as well as strangers being biased and discriminative, racist even right to your face because they think you’re cool with it. It’s being “one of them” so they can use you to excuse their xenophobic and racist ideas and opinions. It’s being called a “tropical beauty” but not suitable to bring home to their parents. It’s in so many little, but important things.

Describing a complicated and nuanced situation like that is extremely hard if you’re not doing it from experience, which is why we always advise stories like these to be written from within the community. “Outsiders” have little ways to really understand the fine parts of these sorts of experiences and can easily by mistake pepper their stories with tired stereotypes because they aren’t aware of them. These are often also pretty personal.

Assuming this will be a minor detail instead of part of the plot, you could describe your characters connection with their culture with nuanced and mixed feelings towards things related to their culture. Have them search for a sense of belonging, possibly struggling to find it. It’s hard to give any clear or pointed advice here, because of the nuance, complex and personal nature of this, so the only other thing I can say is ask appropriate beta-readers to find the appropriate reactions to specific situations in your story or leave the cultural (dis)connect out of your story and for someone who can write from experience.

~ Mod Alice