yes it's getting worse

anonymous asked:

I just started a double degree (engineering and business) and holy shit I regret everything. THIS IS ME SCREAMING INTO THE ABYSS. I DONT KNOW HOW I'LL EVER MAKE IT TO MY FINAL YEAR


Here’s a few things I wish I’d known before I started my double degree (+ a few things which have kept me sane since then!) 

1. Coffee. 

  • I started my degree as a ‘social’ coffee drinker. 

2. Student Discounts 

  • Reap the benefits of student discounts. Seriously. 
  • Know where the cheapest coffee is, transport subsidies, printing subsidies, student sales, student flights! 

3. Shit happens, things change. 

  • Just because you hate something now, doesn’t mean you can’t love it later. The upshot being - just because you love something now, doesn’t mean you won’t hate it with the feverish passion of a thousand burning suns later. 
  • Your interests will change. Your goals, both academic and personal will change. That’s ok.
  • Find something that motivates you to complete each degree. You may enjoy both your degrees equally. You may prefer one over the other - particularly if you’re still completing tedious core units for one degree whilst you get to do much more interesting advanced units for the other. Remind yourself why you’re doing this degree. Why are you doing double the workload, why is it worth the late nights, caffeine overdoses and the concurrent deadlines? Assess each degree independently of the other and find something which motivates you to study in that field. 
  • In my case, I was very demotivated halfway through my degree. Honestly speaking, in my 3/4th year, I was ready to drop my other degree and graduate with a single. I only continued my other degree after going on exchange (read: more holiday than study) and when I could finally do advanced units which were interesting to me. 
  • For others, changing degree (yes, even in 6th year) was the best choice for them. They’re much happier now, and much more driven - and it was their experience throughout their double degree that helped them realise their passion in another field. Sometimes, finding out what you hate is just as important as finding out what you love.  

4. Save a first year unit for the end of your degree 

  • Ok, I shit you not. 
  • If your degree structure allows you to save an elective first year unit for your penultimate or final year, do it. 
  • Sure, its strange to walk into a class of freshers. When you inevitably have an ‘ice breaker’ exercise, watch in sick fascination as the majority of the class whips their head around incredulously as you introduce yourself as a “fifth year student” 
  • BUT BOY THE REWARDS ARE SWEET. For example, having a reduced workload so you can focus on your advanced units. Easy marks because you already know half the shit, and if not, you know where to find it. 
  • You already have half the transferrable skills (report writing, referencing, critical analysis, knowledge of HOW THE FUCK TO SUBMIT AN ASSIGNMENT THROUGH YOUR UNI SERVER) to do well. You could probably skip all the intro/ getting to know your way around the library resources classes. 
  • A relaxed class and a healthy boost to my GPA? Sign me up. 

5. Use time to your advantage

  • One of the things I’m grateful for is time. 
  • Its a long degree. Instinctively I knew this when I signed up - 5 to 7 years is a long time. But I only truly felt how long a period that time was when my friends with shorter degrees graduated and entered the workforce. And whilst I enjoy what I study, the mechanics and routine of going to uni and sitting exams etc remains tedious. 
  • But heck, I am grateful for the time and opportunity I’ve had to figure shit out in the safety of university. 
  • Professionally, I know the ins and outs of graduate job hunting. I have had the opportunity to ‘test run’ interviews etc, and learn about more opportunities with each passing cycle - the fairs, the assistance you can get at uni, the whole recruiting circus. I have a well established study system that works for me, featuring keyboard shortcuts, shitonnes of sticky notes and my weight in coffee. I know where to ask for help and I know which areas of campus are the best study spots and which places to avoid during mid-sem hell. I know what events my student society runs, and I know when there’s free breakfast during semester. I’m confident. I’m certainly not ready to face the workplace, but I’m more prepared that I would have been 3 years ago.  
  • Personally, I’m more confident in my identity and what direction I want to take in the future. I know what I like, what I dislike, and what I’m willing to sacrifice/invest for what ends. I’ve learnt a lot about how I handle stress, friendship and 8am non recorded classes (read: not well). 
  • Also, FIGURE OUT WHAT YOUR HIGHER DEGREE GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS ARE BECAUSE YOU HAVE TIME TO FIX THINGS. Do you need practical experience to graduate? Do you need to complete an internship unit? How many units of each degree do you need to complete? Have you completed the correct number of majors for each degree? Find out early, so you can amend your study plan. 

6. Old habits die hard. 

  • In saying that, use the length of your degree to develop good habits. Figure out what study method works for you, find out whether you’re more engaged in morning or evening classes. Where’s a decent study spot on campus? 
  • Don’t be afraid to apply the skills you’ve learnt from one degree to the other. Whether it be research skills, note taking habits or otherwise. Keep in mind the differences between each discipline. 
  • Work smart. By the time you’ve reached 3rd year, you’ll be at the halfway point. You know what lectures are like. You know what tutorials are like. You know which textbooks are worth the buy and what assessment structure suits you. Don’t be afraid to exploit that knowledge to forge a better semester for yourself. 

Its a long journey. There’s going to be good days, shit days and then “fuck the world, what the hell is this” days. There’s going to be coinciding deadlines and  insane exam timetables. And that’s not even counting the late night existential crises in between. 

But you’re going to learn so much - both in an academic and personal sense. You’ll find out what you enjoy, what lecturers to avoid, what subjects bore you to death. You’ll meet so many people - inspirational people, motivational people, and some assholes. You’ll realise that fuck yes I can complete a 3000 word assignment the night before, and yes I can survive a 90% exam. 

Remember you always have the freedom to choose. You don’t have to do it all at once - go on exchange, take a semester off, find something to break up the tedium of study. Sometimes, the bravest thing you can do is to figure out what’s best for you and pursuing it. 

Good luck dear anon. You’re the first double degree anon to scream into the abyss - THIS IS ME SCREAMING ALONGSIDE YOU OH MY GOD YOU ARE NOT ALONE. 

All the best,


serensama  asked:

Girl. Congrats. You know the deal. Jumin as byakuya. Please. Please. Please.

Ask and ye shall receive.
Thank you @serensama for the excellent request I know you’ve been waiting forever for this my bad XD Hope you like it, Mother <3

anonymous asked:

Just one of those little things for Yugi in glasses 2k16, but cause of the pic you drew with his hair pinned back, it made wonder if Yugi would be the type to have regular clips, or fun ones with different shapes (like a heart, or maybe a promotional kuriboh hair clip to clip his fringe back with, etc etc). What do you think about this?

And this is how his unintentional collection started


“We have to get her inside before she wakes up!”


“Yes, and I had pimples so badly it used to make me so shy. I used not to look at myself. I’d hide my face in the dark, I wouldn’t want to look in the mirror, and my father teased me and I just hated it and I cried everyday…”

“Because show business and my career were my life, the biggest personal struggle I had to face during those teenage years did not involve the recording studios or my stage performance. In those days, the biggest struggle was right there in my mirror.” ~MJ

you guys. you guys. mtv’s finally done it. they’ve made a show that is essentially just taking away millennials’ phones. 

anonymous asked:

1/2 Not sure if I have said this to this blog I have schizophrenia and I created a character that has this illness and has murdered one person to protect her and 6 yo daughter and people get so pissed off and rant on about "that's not what that's like" or "schizophrenia is so overrated" and I'm like excuse me? I know that first and for most that illness =/= murder but for fucks sake I gave her that illness b/c she is my character and i get so scared and embarrassed especially with all these self

2/2 dxers and “edgy” kids who think either romanticize it (creepypasta fandom) or say “oh you can’t use that because I have it and its offensive” (self dxer) yes I have a mild form of it, yes its getting worse but I’m getting help for it, and I’ve done my own research for this character. I even get scared to admit that I have schizophrenia because of how much of a trend it’s been. mental illnesses aren’t cute or awesome they suck, please go to a fucking doctor or do some research first.

I think you did actually submit this previously but you are still right.

anonymous asked:

Y'all if we literally cannot have a single conversation about the negative effects of Islam without resorting to "yeah but Christianity is bad too guiz" then wtf are we doing here? For starters, please show me the country where Christian women are forced to wear headscarves and whipped if they don't believe in god? I'm sorry to all the Muslim women who will get upset, but yes your religion is way worse. It's not a comment about you personally but the men who created the rules you live by.

Tom- thanks for the soup,

Matt- yeah! no problem!

Tom- it would have been better with a spoon though….

Tom- yeah.

Tom- its not ‘stupid mutation’ that’s a trigger, it’s people being assholes.

Matt- I-I know, I’m sorry. I just lost my cool, I’m really sorry. I don’t know how to help you… well now I guess I do. I wont do that again I promise!


Matt- y-yeah,,,

Tom- yes. he did.

Tom- its the worse, your brain and body gets fuzzy and all that you can even think about is what this jack-ass said.

Matt- I hate using it, it hurts my head too, but I only did it because I felt like I had to,

Tom- shut up.

anonymous asked:

im so alone i have no friends and my sister hates me and always tells me to die and my parents love my sister and give her so much attention and anytime I've told them how i felt they just tell me to go to bible study and its no help and idk what to do if i should go to my counselor or just idk i don't know what to do all i do is writ show i feel and its not enough its just been getting worse

Yes, and I’m so proud of you for even considering going to your counselor. If it wasn’t for me reaching out to my counselor when I was in high school idk if I would’ve even survived it. Always reach out when you feel like you need to talk to someone. I know shits rough and it seems like it’ll never get better but I promise after high school shit will eventually work out. You’ll find yourself, your interests, social circles, todo. Just work on bettering your mental health and getting good grades. Dont be dependent on your parents or your sisters validation. If they’re being ugly towards you, work for that diploma, get outta high school and work to get your own place. Take control of your own life chicx, I believe in you.


Guren’s Memory by Shinya - Part I

Shinyas special comments regarding this special photos:

1st Picture: Bringing out trash.~ So cool!

2nd Picture: Ah, yes. I remember. He almost caught me that time. *grumbling* But I quickly fused with my surroundings. Hehe. Super Sniper Abilities!

3rd Picture: Awww, look at that face. Bringing out trash makes him truly happy. <3 Gureeeen, I’m trash for you. ^////^

“When we hold each other, in the darkness, it doesn’t make the darkness go away. The bad things are still out there. The nightmares still walking. When we hold each other we feel not safe, but better. “It’s all right” we whisper, “I’m here, I love you.” and we lie: “I’ll never leave you.” For just a moment or two the darkness doesn’t seem so bad.”  

                                                         - N. Gaiman

anonymous asked:

backpack clip! and yes its awful now, but it gets even worse to think that he is arrested while he's wearing his pack, so they obviously TAKE IT from him and then lock him in a glass box that looks a lot like his old cryotube. Starting to wonder If maybe he doesnt get sputnik'd at all and he just has damn panic attack and snaps back to his programming on his own :/ couldn't blame him

I honestly hate this so much, I can’t believe I’m going to be watching that film and genuinely upset about the loss of a backpack. Yo what if that’s why he looks so defeated in that glass cage thing he got put in???

Maybe they took the backpack from him and he shuts down without having that physical link to his memories, that reminder that he’s more than what hydra made him. No offence but why is Bucky Barnes just the most tragic character.