Listen, my whole life, - I grew up in the Bronx, I’m from New York - everyone always told me I wasn’t pretty enough; that I needed to get a nose job, you know. I wasn’t pretty enough to be the pretty girl but a little too pretty to play the awkward friend. I just really feel like Hollywood has changed; beauty has changed and I’m embracing, always, my uniqueness with naked bed pictures.
hey guys! talking from personal experience, this time of year can be super scary for anybody looking to move into the job world. whether you’re graduating soon and need to look for full time work, looking for summer internships or placements, or just looking to get a part time job to make some money over the summer, a solid cv is crucial. so i’m gonna share some of my tips below, i work in advertising, i’ve worked most of my career in sales, and even though i’m still fresh to the working world i hope i can give you guys some employment tips!
ok, so you need to put your contact details at the top of the page, name, phone number, email address, post code and sometimes nationality are all important to get out of the way first
if you have your degree grade, or expected grade, put education at the top. list your grade and the dates you studied at uni, and the grades, dates and subjects that you studied to a high level when you left school. this is less important for part time jobs so i would probably put it below the next section in those circumstances
past experience is next. list everywhere you’ve ever worked, whether it was a proper paid job, helping out at local events, tutoring, anything that can give insight into your skills and your character. put a couple bullet points for each job, explaining the tasks you did and what you learnt from them. the most important thing is to emphasise what skills you have and how you’ve proven them in the past.
i put other experience next, generally just volunteering, if you held a responsibility role in your school you can put that here too
skills & interests should be another section, talking about your non work related skills (but still relating these back to working). so for me, i talk about my creative hobbies like writing and music, which are important when applying for creative industries like advertising. i also talk about teaching myself arabic and adobe creative suite because languages are useful, design skills are useful, and most crucially taking initiative and embracing opportunities to learn are essential in any job that wants to see you grow
other people applying for the same jobs as you will not be handing in a 100% truthful cv. you don’t have to lie, and you shouldn’t ever ever lie on your cv because it’s not worth getting caught out. however, you’d be smart to jazz it up a bit.
every task you’ve undertaken in your life has taught you something, no matter how small. think about every job related thing you’ve ever done and think of a way to make it sound special.
for instance, i manually alphabetically organised a directors business cards during an internship. it was beyond boring. yet, now i talk about being a crucial support for the team, how i took initiative in collating their contacts into a brand new filing system to increase productivity speed. any dumb task can be chatted up.
sales is all about confidence, confidence, confidence. you have to believe you are a great candidate, it’ll come across in your writing
keep it to one page, max 2 if you’ve had a lot of previous roles. nobody wants to read that much. if it’s looking a bit long try reformatting to keep it all looking neat and succinct.
send it as a pdf, not as a word document. keeps it looking professional.
now, cover letters can be a real pain. i would suggest writing different ones for each application, even though making a generic one and editing it is easier. it’s worth it to show that you give a shit.
actually, all that really matters is giving a shit. talk about how great you are, and about how much you have to offer that they need in their company. you can phrase it in a non arrogant fashion, but at the end of the day a job application isn’t the place for humility.
talk about the company, talk about why you like it and why you want to be there. if you’re applying to a small company definitely chat about how great you think the business is, because chances are the people who run the company will actually see it. people who have their own company LOVE to hear people talk about loving their company and their idea.
all that really matters
be genuine, be passionate, be enthusiastic about the role, about the company and about yourself.
stay calm and focused on your goals, and believe in yourself and your abilities. don’t be afraid of being great, and don’t be afraid of letting people know it.
i really hope these could be of use to anybody, if there’s any tips you guys need for job huting let me know, i’ve done a lot of it!
Before you fell, you were known as Samael. The Lightbringer. That was a name that connotated your father’s love for you. God didn’t cast you out of Heaven because he was angry with you. God cast you out because He needed you to do the most difficult of jobs. It was a gift. It was an act of love.
welp, ive been trying to avoid this for almost 4 months now but looks like it’s come down to this! im 17 weeks pregnant and my scheduled appointment for my abortion is Friday, May 5th at 8 am. costs for my abortion is $1,270, however, the National Abortion Federation is covering $505. which leaves me at a balance of $765 that i do not have. now. thankfully, after moving into my new residency, im working now and will be receiving my next paycheck next Wednesday. however, i will only be capable of covering approx. $200 of the $765 because i have rent to pay as well. time is of the essence. i didnt want anyone to know about this, i dont want anyone to know about this. ive been handling this physically and emotionally all on my own since February. help me. in Georgia, i have about 3 weeks left before i am no longer eligible to get an abortion here. if you have questions, message me. if you send a large amount of money (meaning $80 and above), now that i have a job, i can reimburse you. i need to have all of $765 by May 4th at 5:00 pm. in the meantime i will be working, trying to sell shit… do whatever. i cant afford to weigh this out any longer. most of you know who i am, know my story. please signal boost, circulate this as far as you can. if you would like to make a Facebook post about me, feel free but i ask that you keep my personal information lowkey until they personally reach out to me. i will be making a Facebook post tonight and if you want to friend me in order to share the post i make on FB, message me. my paypal is email@example.com. remember: $765 by May 4th at 5:00 pm. thank you.
Let’s start with this –
I am not the witch Pope. I cannot speak for the witchcraft community
as a whole; only for my own tradition.
5 Things I Believe
Beginner Witches Should Ask Themselves
Note that the answers to these things
will change, but that a firm grasp of the answers at any point in
your practice may be helpful to you. I recommend actually writing
your answers down, and every now and again check back and see if your
stance has shifted.
1. Is magick real?
If yes, then what do you mean
when you say, “Magick is real”. (Do you mean that you can effect
reality with your will, intent, and energy? Do you mean like, Harry
Potter real? What will disappoint you to realize might not be
probable? What will inspire you to realize you can accomplish?)
2. Where are your lines? (What do
you firmly believe is true/false, right/wrong? Violence, doing harm,
controlling others, etc. Would you punch someone if they threatened
a friend? Would you curse someone if they threatened a friend? What
would you do, if your coven head told you it was right but you felt
it was wrong?)
3. What are you looking for in a
magickal path? (Pro Tip – no one has all the answers and there is
no one right way.)
4. What are you prepared to do in
order to accomplish your goals? (How many spoons do you have to give
this practice? Can you devote one night a week, are you going to
randomly pick stuff up on Tumblr, are you going to leave society to
pursue your studies under a waterfall, etc.)
I recommend that no one make any oaths
or vows in their first year of practice. Get to know yourself, how
you feel about magick, and what you actually want to do before you do
any big commitments. (Historic anecdote – this is what the original
year and a day was for.) More strident, but still personal,
recommendation: if someone tries to get you to oath to them within
your first week of being a witch, run.
Things People Should
Tell Beginner Witches, But Often Don’t
1. Don’t be afraid to change your
2. Don’t throw good energy after
bad by continuing to do something that isn’t right for you.
3. Don’t be afraid to continue your
education, even if that means learning something that was right for
you before is no longer right for you.
4. There is no one right way to do
this. There is no Witch Pope - there is no dogmatic enforcement of
the path to being a witch.
5. There are absolutely as many
assholes in Paganism and witchcraft as there are anywhere else.
Don’t think that these people are all spiritually enlightened beings
who mean you well and who will give good advice.
6. Yahoo Answers
is not your friend. You have the internet – which has access
to both all of human information and all of human misinformation.
Look for credible sources. Anything that seems too easy or too good
to be true probably is. Work on critical thinking.
7. Try Scholar.Google.Com over
“this article says so on Patheos.com.” Seriously, recently an
article on there claimed Friday the 13th was a sacred
holiday in goddess centered pre-Christian Paganism before the
patriarchy ruined it. There is no
historical validation for that, but a bunch of witches reblogged
it. (Things you learn from scholarly sources rather than the latest
poorly edited Llewellyn mess: the Burning Times didn’t happen,
different kinds of Pagans warred amongst themselves long before
Christianity came onto the scene, there was no great unified Pagan
religion before Christianity, and Gerald Gardner was probably lying
about almost everything he said.)
You Should Probably
Learn the Difference Between Paganism, Wicca, and Witchcraft
What is Paganism?
Pagan is an umbrella term for a member
of a religious, spiritual, or cultural community, other than those of the main world religions, so:
Non-Abrahamic – it is not Christian,
Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, or Mormon
Non-Eastern – it is not Buddhism,
Hinduism, Taoism, Sufism, or Sikhism
Theistic – The belief in some kind
of divine power, which is sometimes polytheistic (a belief in more
than one god), but not always
Some Pagans practice witchcraft –
others do not.
This definition isn’t quite right, though it’s in hugely common usage, because there are Abrahamic and Eastern
persons who consider themselves Pagan. Keep in mind that there will be
exceptions to this definition and that those exceptions are valid.
There are also secular Pagans, so it
isn’t even always Theistic. I know – it’s complicated. Though this is the largely accepted Academic definition, it doesn’t really work when applied to the real world, if you’re considering someone saying, “I’m Pagan” as a self-identifying definition, which I do.
Wicca is a religion. Most people
consider Wicca as falling under the Paganism umbrella, although not
all Pagans are Wiccan. Not all Wiccans are witches, and not all
witches are Wiccan.
Wiccan is generally defined as:
Dualistic – There is a God and a
Pacifistic – Wicca has a rede that
requires Wiccan do no harm to themselves or others, though not all
Wiccans (such as those who follow Doreen Valiente’s suggested
guidelines) are Pacifistic, so there are definitely exceptions to
Earth-based – Having a respect for
and acknowledgment of the powers of the Earth
spiritual or secular art,
craft, and/or practice
of the witch, defined many ways by many different people.
witch is a witch who says they are one.
there is no witch Pope and no witchy excommunication because you
define yourself as a witch differently than someone else does.
male identifying and/or presenting persons can be witches.
and Witch Fallacies
There are certain ideas that most
beginners in the witchcraft community will encounter over and over
again. I’m going to run down some things – with the reminder,
again, that I can only speak for my personal tradition.
1. “You should remove all negative
influences from your life! You should purge all negative feelings! Be
positive all the time!” Not everything that is negative is bad.
Not everything negative can be avoided – we can’t all just quit
our jobs and live in a witch shack in the mountains. We have to
endure negative things, both because it is healthier to experience
the full range of human emotion rather than to ignore a large chunk
of it, and because it isn’t possible. What we should do is stop
victim blaming witches who are going through hard times and stop
telling witches they can’t be angry when they encounter something
that should be angering.
2. “But, tradition!” Just
because an affluent white guy in the 1400-1600s said something,
doesn’t mean you should do it. We don’t follow their medicinal advice
anymore; we don’t have to follow their magickal advice either.
Seriously, I don’t care if tradition says a trans woman shouldn’t
be in a sky clad ritual – that’s bullshit. We don’t put leeches
on our bodies anymore – let’s leave the past nonsense where it
3. “We have to make sure everyone
feels included and welcome!” Not
if they abuse the welcome of others, we do not. The
problem with making some people feel included and welcome is that you
make their victims feel excluded and unwelcome because you’ve made
“We have to support each other and love each other and be
a positive force in people’s lives.”
Okay, yes, in small doses, this is a great aim. It doesn’t work for
everyone (some witches are spite and malice fueled and they are still
witches), but okay, it’s a nice idea. Until it becomes ableist or
demands free emotional labor from people, which
it often does.
“We have to educate them!”
Okay, it’s great that there is this effort in the community to
educate others. But if you don’t have the spoons or if it seems
like they’re using the demand for their own education as a way to
still have access to a community they are abusing, then no, you have
no obligation to put their education over your well being. None. They
have access to Google (even if they have to go to a library to use
6. “You have to earn your right to
be a witch.” No, no you don’t. Seriously, though, from whom?
Dusty white men in graves? A Llewellyn author who couldn’t fact
check themselves out of a paper bag? Again – no witch Pope. I’m
just gonna keep pointing out the lack of a witch Pope until people
7. “You have to be ________ rank,
degree, etc. to have an opinion on this topic.” Yeah, okay,
I’ll be sure to wave my certificate in your face before having an
opinion on my own tradition. No. Your opinion may
be an uneducated one and you may be corrected for it, but that
doesn’t mean that you didn’t have the right to it before you
completed your O levels at Hogwarts.
a corollary to above, “This is just my opinion and you
can’t be mad at me for it!” People
absolutely have a right to their opinions. And everyone else the
right to decide those opinions make them an asshole.
“I’m super special and powerful because xyz, which
means I get to tell you what to do.”
People only get to tell you what to do if you let them. Sometimes,
that’s an exchange we willingly make, but other times, people will
feel they have the right to tell you what to do because they are a
hereditary witch or because they’ve been practicing longer. Just
remember – their position doesn’t trump your humanity and you
don’t have to kiss the feet of someone who kicks you.
“The person really wants _____ from you, and you should
help them on their path. Helping them on their path helps you on
yours!” Just because
someone wants something from you, doesn’t mean they get it. Being a
witch doesn’t take away your right to say no.
Please remember that you don’t have to
earn your right to be here. This one is tricky on some level – to
be the respected person in your community, you need to put in your
time. However, in order to be part of a group you don’t need to give the High Priest a blow job (seriously, run).
You don’t have to earn admission to witchcraft, but
you do have to earn specific positions and other people’s trust. If you teach people not to trust you
through your actions, they won’t trust you.
Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.
I’m gonna be real honest with you here, it’s been a long time since I’ve worked on the fake bf fic and writing is hard and life is just overwhelming as hell these days, so if y’all wouldn’t mind giving me just a liiiiittle bit of validation that my writing hasn’t turned to complete crap?? that’d be super cool??? please & thank you, here is what I have of ch. 6, it’s not a lot but hopefully there’s gonna be more soon now that I have some kind of flow???? idk man I love you all thank you for being so ridiculously patient
Summary: Nesta and Cassian go on their first date and try to figure out how they work when they aren’t expected to bicker all the time. Nesta has a candid conversation with Feyre about their mother. Later, as Nesta and Cassian are beginning to find a rhythm as a couple, an emergency interrupts their progress.
Notes: This is… going to be 5 parts now. Just an FYI. I don’t know how this happened. Thanks this time to @acourtofstarsanddreams for helping me figure out jobs and apartments, and @illyriantremors for helping me make their first date more awkward :D
Part one, Part two : AO3 for comments :this chapter rated T : tw brief mention of Feyre’s abuse
When Nesta made this date, she wasn’t thinking clearly.
She considered canceling, considered calling and just saying that it was
a mistake, no hard feelings, that she wasn’t ready to go out with
Instead, when she called Cassian the next day, she reminded him that she
lived outside the city and that he would likely need to leave early to
make it to her place on time. She still had that nagging question in the
back of her mind and had considered backing out then. But the smooth,
confident tone in his voice had done something to her doubts, and by the
time Nesta had shoved her phone back into her pocket, they had decided
on a restaurant and a time and he knew her address.
Anakin’s Force Ghost: [laying across Obi-Wan’s lap in a hammock] Man, this is the life. Obi-Wan: You know, I wish things could have been different, but knowing that we saved the universe and that Luke is out there, teaching new Jedi…I just feel like finally everything’s going to be all right. Anakin: [sighs, reaching up and feeding him a grape] Yeah. Luke: [disheveled and winded, wandering over through the trees, twigs and pine needles caught in his beard] Guys…? Dad? Ben? Where are you? Obi-Wan: [cheerfully] Luke! It feels like it’s been years. Luke: [peeved] It has been years. And I’ve been trying to find you two for weeks now! Anakin: We are retired, you know. [mouth full of food] And you’re doing a bang-up job, son, really. You don’t need us anymore.
[fussing over Obi-Wan] Look at him. He deserves to rest. [pets his hair]
Obi-Wan: [blushing furiously] Really now, I – Luke: [scowling, rubbing his eyes] Oh for kriff’s…don’t you want to know WHY I’ve been trying to find you? Or where your grandson is and why he’s not WITH ME? Anakin: Which grandson? Luke: YOU ONLY HAVE ONE GRANDSON, DAD. Anakin: Oh. Right. OK, where is the little scamp? Luke: [dusting himself off] He’s a grown man, dad. And it turns out you guys have a lot in common. Obi-Wan: He got drugged by pirates? Luke: What? No – Anakin: Knocked up a Senator? Luke: No, he – Obi-Wan: Ate two jars of expired cocktail onions on a dare? Anakin: Hey, Rex and Cody gave me 50 credits for that! Obi-Wan: Yes, and I had to sit with you while you threw them up – Luke: [exasperated] GUYS. Anakin: Well, what then? Luke: I’m afraid…I’m afraid Ben has turned to the Dark Side. [long pause] Obi-Wan: Luke, this isn’t funny. Anakin: Dark Side? No, no, no. You must be confused. We crushed that, remember son? With the lightning and the Death Star and my redemption…? Luke: Well, they have a new flavor of Darksider now. Evidently. Anakin: [scowls, sitting up] …these fucking writers. Obi-Wan: [solemnly getting his lightsaber and a flask out of a storage trunk] I knew a quiet afterlife was too much to hope for. Force, I just hope Maul’s not still alive.
I don’t have a shred of maternal instinct in me...
…but sometimes I have kid feels.
I had a patient today, an adorable seven year old girl who was really brave as I treated an injury of hers. As I patched her up, she asked what was hanging around my neck, so I explained to her that it was my stethoscope and I use it to listen to peoples heartbeats and breathing to tell if they’re sick. She was fascinated, but she was having a tough time with her treatment, so I promised her that if she was a brave girl and let me finish, I’d let her borrow it for a few minutes when I was done so she could hear her mum’s heartbeat. She was excited and while she was still a bit squirmy and scared, she got through the rest of the treatment like a champ and so I handed over my tubes for a few minutes as I cleaned up and as I looked back at her listening to mum’s heart, I realized that the look of wonderment on a child’s face, the glimmer of excitement in their eyes, the headiness of new experience…. these things are precious, and beautiful, and it warmed my heart so damn much I can’t stop smiling thinking about it.
You go, girl.
You learn, explore, ask questions, seek answers, create, be inspired, inspire: never stop. Never let go of that wonderment.
Thank you for showing me the beauty of enthusiasm again. It’s something I so desperately need in this sick, sad world some days.
|||Thanks @goeffmercantile for the idea!! I hope you will enjoy this if you read it 😃|||
The leader and founder of the gang.
taken seriously in the industry because of his age but these people seem to disappear
not long after they make those statements.
He takes care of the whole business and every
mission has to go through him first.
going out on them himself he’s still a very good shot and an excellent hand to
activities include scouting new members and making deals with the other gangs.
That’s how he met you. You were the daughter of one the
leaders he came to make a deal with and immediately caught his attention. You
had that aura of confidence and respect around you. When he saw you standing
besides your father he stood up and said.
“I want to make the deal with her and see if she has what it
You accepted the challenge and the rest is history.
He would be the one to take care of gathering information.
He actually has too many ways to do that. From sweet talking to torturing.
Looks really strong and confident and even come out as cocky
on the outside but in reality is really soft, especially to people he cares
soft side doesn’t interfere with his work though as once he has to get
something he will do it with any means possible, no mercy.
met you when the gang kidnapped you to gather info. After a few questions
though it turns out they got the wrong person, the gang lets him decide what to
do with you since he’s also the one who takes care of the bodies. He gives you
2 options. Either stay with him or die. He can’t let you go because you already
saw all of their faces. So you decide to stay and as crazy as it may sound it
was one of the best decision in your life.
hand man of the boss and actually the most reliable member as the others (including
the leader) tend to get in trouble a lot and he has to be the one to get them
smart and cunning that’s why his specialty is scamming. Not only ordinary
people fall for his charms but also the other gangs. That’s how he gets around
town and was recruited in the first place.
Although not easily annoyed he does lose his patience
sometimes and you better don’t even be near him when he does.
He actually knew you from high school and promised not as
much to you as to himself that one day he will definitely find you again and
make you his. And so he did, a few years later, after making a title in the
mafia world he waited for you outside your house. When you saw him, you couldn’t
believe your eyes, it was him, he was alive.
“Sorry for making you wait this long.” he said with a smile
but you didn’t care anymore as you jumped in his arms.
One of the top assassins in the
he and Jooheon get together expect no survivors.
He’s more skilled with guns and
is actually quite proud of his collection.
Keep tracks of how many people he
kills and tends to brag about the clean shots he made.
not on a job, he looks pretty casual and you would never be able to tell that
he is part of the mafia. Also kind awkward when he needs to talk about other
topics besides guns and violence.
He met you in a coffee shop right
outside his home. He used to spend his mornings there just thinking about ways
to complete the mission when he also started noticing you. You also came there
almost every morning (he was quite disappointed when you didn’t) and sat at the
table by the window. He was mesmerized by you and after a few months finally
decided to gather his courage and talk to you.
The first person you should come to if you need anything concerning
though his job is to smuggle them to and out of the country to make more money
for the gang, he also has a very extensive knowledge about them.
can even advise you which weapon is the best one for certain kills.
Doesn’t like fighting himself and actually prefers not to
have a weapon on him at all times.
But when push comes to shove he has an unexpectedly good
accuracy and take cares of the things fast.
You came to buy some weapons from the store he had set up
and that’s how he met you. To his surprise you knew everything about the stuff
you wanted and couldn’t help but smirk as not often does he meet someone as
knowledgeable in his field as you. When he got you the guns you wanted he just
“Want to go try these bad boys out with me someday? I won’t
be doing any shooting though but I can see you more than know how to use them.”
Behind his cheerful exterior there is a fearless drug
He likes to keep it simple and be on good terms with his
clients but everyone knows that you will be dead on the spot if you try
so good with his words that he even made some connections with the higher ups
in the city from police officers to judges.
Because of that and his skills, making drug deals has never been
Other gangs often ask him for advice in exchange for money.
He gladly agrees but never tells them his secrets.
met you at the start of his career when after a deal gone bad he was left all
beaten up in an alley. You were coming home from your night shift when you
noticed him. You immediately came up to him and asked if he was okay, even though
he was barely conscious he just laughed and said that he thought you were an
angel as he never saw anything prettier than you. You wanted to take him to a
hospital but he begged you not to call anyone and so you dragged him to your
apartment and nursed him back to health.
The other one the most feared assassins in the gang.
Unlike Changkyun he specializes more in close range or hand
to hand combat.
His favourite weapon of choice is knuckle duster knife.
Tends to get to know and earn his victims trust before he
Starts acting all weird and does a lot of aegyo when drunk.
actually really friendly if you’re not his enemy that’s why he has a bunch of
friends and companions outside the mafia industry.
Likes making detailed plans of the missions and often helps
Shownu and Kihyun with that.
You were actually going to be his next victim. He was hired
to kill you by another gang for unknown reasons, not that he asked, he was only
here to get the job done and then take the money. He didn’t expect you to be
this cheerful and an excellent discussion partner though. This never happened
before but he was starting to doubt if he should kill you. When you agreed to
him taking you home and were pushed in the alley behind the club you didn’t
even flinch or beg when he pressed the knife to your throat.
“Why are you not scared?” he asked.
“Why should I? I did a lot of awful things in my life, so
maybe it’s my time to go.” you replied.
That’s when he knew for sure he couldn’t kill you. After he
released you out of his grasp he asked.
“Which gang were you from?”
“Why don’t we get back in the club and I will tell you my
A/N: I hope you enjoyed!! Anyhow, I would love to write more kpop reactions, scenarios and stuff like that. I keep up with a lot of groups, both male and female, so if you have any ideas feel free to request!!