Slytherin: You should really consider becoming a mentor for the new hires. Tell the department head you want the position.
Hufflepuff: Yeah, that sounds great! I would love to help them develop new skills!
S: No, no, if you start mentoring now, in 10 years all the department will have been trained by you and be your minions. Then, if you have a disagreement with the boss, you know you’ll have their loyalty.
I made the mistake of googling broken bones. I am mentally scarred now and can’t stop shuddering. I also have never broken a bone (touchwood) so I haven’t a clue on how I’m meant to write this. Images put me off researching so I am thoroughly winging it ^^’
Mentor struggled to help Hero limp towards the bed. Hero clung to the front of their shirt as they tried to find grip so they didn’t have to put their foot down again. They were covered in sweat and almost snarling in pain.
“I told you you were training too much,” Mentor grumbled. “Leave off,” Hero winced, “patch me up before you give me the lecture.”
Their mentor shook their head and propped them against the side of the bed, helping them to sit down first. Then they carefully picked up their swollen leg and guided it onto the mattress. Mentor felt the bone shift slightly in their grip and Hero hissed.
“Definitely broken. Well done.” Hero had one arm covering their eyes and the other clenching a fistful of the blanket. “Just. fix it,” they ground out.
Mentor had already set to work cutting the material away from Hero’s leg. The bone was still under the skin at least but it was badly bruised. Hero hissed at the pressure and Mentor felt them tense.
“I think you’ve dodged surgery. You’ll still need a pain killer while I set it.” Hero didn’t answer. They focused on their breathing before they let go of the blanket and raised their arm up for Mentor. Mentor raised an eyebrow. “What’s up with you, aside from the leg?” “Nothing,” they mumbled.
Mentor let it be, leaving to fetch a needle. When they returned they found Hero hadn’t moved an inch, but their cheeks looked red where their arm wouldn’t cover. “You still with me?” Mentor asked flatly. “Fine.” Their voice cracked. Mentor rolled up their sleeve and felt for the vein. “This’ll help. But what the hell were you thinking, [Hero]? Why do you always have to take what I say and do the complete bloody opposite?!”
As Mentor binned the needle they heard hitching breaths. That developed into shuddery shoulders and crying. Hero was crying. For a minute, Mentor didn’t know what to say or do. Hero pressed their fingertips into their eyes slightly and slid them across, wiping away tears. Their breaths were uneven and shaky.
Mentor sighed and sat down beside them. “Hey? I’m sorry. I won’t make excuses. I know why you’re trying so hard.” Hero coughed and kept furiously trying to wipe away their tears. “No, you don’t! But you’re right. I always mess things up. I should have concentrated and rolled. But when I saw them, I-”
Them. Villain. The sole cause of most of Hero’s troubles. Mentor settled a hand in Hero’s hair. “Tell me what happened, [Hero].” Hero shook their head and rejected their comfort. Mentor brought their hand away. Hero said, “Tell the others [Villain] is planning something. I can’t even run away without being so. so- Ugh!” Hero punched themselves in the thigh to try and burn out some of the anger. Mentor grabbed them by the wrist to stop them doing it again.
“None of that,” Mentor scolded. They lowered Hero’s hand and rubbed the top of their arm. “Come on. Sit tight. I’ll get this set now if you think it’s numb enough?” Hero nodded but looked away. They went about trying to wipe away the tears. They covered their face with their arm again and left Mentor to work.
“Did [Villain] see you?” Mentor asked after a few minutes. “They saw me fall,” Hero admitted after a minute, trying not to listen to the slight grinding noise as their bone was realigned. “They laughed.” Hero cleared their throat to hold back any more emotion.
Mentor wasn’t sure what to say. They decided to stay quiet. They winced Hero’s behalf as they worked with their leg, taking the utmost care to straighten it. They had a scanner at hand, checking the breakage before they decided it was set. Throughout it all, Hero didn’t move, even if they couldn’t feel it. They weren’t interested. They had nothing to say for themselves like they usually would with an injury. Mentor found it hard to believe that this was caused by a simple fall, even from a height.
Hero lost track of time but finally, Mentor was finished with the cast. Hero could feel the pain coming back just as they finished working on it. Hero looked down at the cast in disgust. The cast covered their foot and went up to their knee. `What could they do now with that on their leg?
“Anything [Villain] does now is on me,” Hero decided. “Whatever they plan to do next- I’ll take the responsibility for.” “No, you won’t,” Mentor insisted. “You can’t help getting hurt.” “No? You were pretty sure on that before I got upset. This is my fault. I messed up and I don’t want your sympathy, I’d rather you complained- Better yet. Just leave me alone.”
Mentor didn’t stop Hero from forcing themselves to their feet and, using the wall as support, limping away. Despite their dizziness and obvious lack of balance, Mentor let them go.
“You didn’t fall, did you? There’s more to this than that?” Mentor called out. Hero turned their head slightly. Words were on the tip of their tongue but they bit them back. Then they hobbled away. Mentor sighed. “Good job, [Mentor],” they muttered to themselves in annoyance. “Now they’ll never tell you.”
I think one of the reasons I adore the tired old garbage disaster man characters is because I have the personality of the young, talented-but-inexperienced, bright-eyed rookie with a heart of gold who the sad tired old garbage uncle is supposed to train to save the world.
I will create a begrudging father figure out of someone yet!
They couldn’t remember how it happened, but when Mentor regained consciousness they could barely gasp. They were trapped, suffocating in heavy darkness. Great slabs of concrete weighed down on their body. Dust wrapped around their throat and filled their lungs. It felt like concrete mix coating their airways and scratching their air starved skin. There was no way for them to open their eyes and speaking felt like an impossibility.
They tried to move, to perhaps find a way out of this horrific mess but all they succeeded in doing was disturbing some of the rubble. Despite the lack of air, Mentor screamed, feeling something sharp press into their leg. Mentor tried not to focus on it, to drown it all out but the pain was obnoxious and blaring. They didn’t want to think about if it had gone all the way through. They needed Hero. They were due back soon, surely. They’d catch wind of this explosion soon enough. Mentor whimpered and grabbed handfuls of gravel as a desperate means of dealing with the pain, the suffocating, the terrifying feeling of being buried alive.
“[Mentor]?!” a voice cried out. Hero. It was Hero. It was their chance of getting out of this makeshift tomb.
Mentor tried to focus on feeling for Hero’s footfalls. The sound of crunching gradually getting closer to their head. Mentor coughed and choked, spitting black. They called out when they could but it was exhausting. Their throat was burning for the want of air.
“[Mentor], where are you? Keep making noise. I. I think I’m getting close.”
Words wouldn’t come to them, Mentor realised they were starting to hyperventilate, their breathing getting too rapid. They wheezed and spluttered, and Hero seemed to walk closer.
Hero was on top of them and wasted no time in lifting the slabs away. Mentor felt fresh air touch their hand. Hero held their hand for a second as a reassurance. “I’ve got you, hand on!”
Hero moved up to find Mentors head and moved the debris away. Mentor could hear them straining with the weights but they wouldn’t stop. Finally, the thick of it came away and Mentor was able to gasp. Air! Still plagued with dust but it was air. Mentor gulped it down greedily.
“Are you hurt?” Hero asked. Their face was covered in dust and blood. “My leg,” Mentor croaked, “Suppose I’m… lucky.” Mentor hardly felt Hero catch their head as they fainted.
My name is Sj and I’m getting into Witchcraft. I’d like a mentor to guide me in the right direction. I want to learn all I can from all types of sources. I’m an enthusiastic learner and a good student.
I’m white so while I’d love to learn about everything I know I can’t practice everything and I 1000000% respect that.
Please anyone and everyone hit me up if you’re interested. Ask me questions and stuff!
I’ve connected with a business mentor to start looking at how we should be running things in the future. This whole thing started out as just me, my sewing machine, and the monsters in my head, it’s… grown somewhat since then. The monsters are outside my head for starters, and I can’t seem to cram them back in.
The business mentor in question is banker/financial professional, has no idea what TTRPGS are, no idea what Cthulhu is, and is dressed in nice suit, drinking an americana.
I on the other hand am trying not to give myself a hot chocolate moustache, wearing my tidiest (still not especially tidy) work clothess, with a bag of fuzzy monsters.
Business mentor: So tell me about your business
Me: *tips out bag of monsters* We make these and try to convince people to join our cult also dice and dnd and dragons and more dragons and horses made out of ribbons and more dragons.
“You know what? No.” The Hero dropped their sword, “This quest you sent me on has made me lose everything,” They stepped up to their mentor, feeling braver than they ever had in any of their adventures, “I’ve lost friends, family, and my lover. I’m done with your empty promises of glory.” They stepped away, picking up their bag and turning to the door, “If this thing you seek is really so important, you can find it yourself.”
“Deb Aquila. She taught me everything that I know that’s worth knowing about appreciating and approaching film as a creative art and really placing the value of art over everything else. I didn’t always listen to her. And now I listen to every single goddamn thing she says.”
I'm thinking of asking my school's Dean to mentor me but I'm starstruck every time I have a conversation with her. She stopped me, by name, as I was heading out today and I'm just dumbfounded that she even knows my name. Do you have any tips on how to approach asking someone to mentor you?
Hi there, anon!
Oh I’ve been there. I was super, super starstruck by my mentor. Honestly, I’m still occasionally starstruck.
The big things to remember:
1. They are a human being just like you. They trip and fall, they accidentally spill their coffee, they’ve fucked up before, too. They are a very badass human, but all you need to do is treat them with respect, not fear or worship. Just treat them with respect as you ought with any human. The thing that humanized my mentor for me was when I realized that he was a big fucking pop culture nerd like me. And when I found that human/dork element, I realized that yeah, this person is a rockstar, but is a person just like me. I was immediately less freaked out.
2. Respect their time. As a Dean, she’s likely quite busy. Keep your communication and interactions with her schedule in mind. It may not be the hours-long conversation you crave, but mentorship is not built in one conversation. Also, given her age, do not be frustrated if she doesn’t answer texts or emails particularly quickly. Mentoring in the age of technology is different from literally just a decade ago, so do not interpret lags as mentor-ghosting or rejection.
3. It’s not a proposal. So this was something no one taught me but I had to figure out myself. You don’t ask someone on bended knee to become your mentor. I thought it was like a very formal process of like emailing them my CV and asking for a formal, one hour meeting to discuss the possibility of accepting me as their mentee. It wasn’t. You have to feel someone out and decide mutually that they would be a good mentor for you and they would like to or have time to mentor you.
If I could do it over again, I would do email the person and say, “Hi Dr. A, my name is md-a. I’m currently a PGY-xx or MS-xx interested in (insert medical topics of interest, limit to two. You can always talk about the others later). I was wondering if you had time this month for a short chat about career development. I noticed that you do research/write about/talk about areas I too am interested in, are in a position I hope to hold someday, are a woman in medicine whose path resonates with me, (take your pick). I am usually free on (provide your free times, the worst is when someone tells you ‘I’M FREE WHENEVER’ because you’re trying to be polite but then you’re really not free whenever and that’s hard on someone like a Dean with a very strict schedule) and would be very grateful to get the chance to talk more with you!
4. Mentorship has styles. Sometimes the mentor will ask to meet with you again, sometimes you ask. It depends on both people involved. Don’t be disappointed or surprised if you take the initiative to touch base. Don’t be disappointed or surprised if they’re hands off but offer great advice if you approach them. I’ve had colleagues whose mentors encourage them to drop by the office unannounced to just chat about career development. I’ve had colleagues who invite mentors to their weddings and baby showers. My mentor was the perfect one for me: hands-off but always there for critical moments. He wasn’t always around, he didn’t want monthly/annual/etc. meetings. But he’d answer texts if I needed help. He’d ask me how I was doing if I bumped into him in the hospital. The one time I really needed his guidance, to make my fellowship rank list, he cleared out 1 hour for me to look through my list, institution by institution, and told me everything he knew. He also provided really solid career/life advice that I’ve held on to.
5. Don’t be disheartened if she’s not the right mentor for you. Keep looking. You’ll find the right person! And don’t be disappointed in yourself if you find someone else to mentor you, too. You’re not being insulting or disrespectful.
6. Once you do get that time to talk to her, a couple things you may want to ask: ask about things she would recommend her younger self to do at your level of training, ask about how she chose her path, if she does mentor people. She’ll catch on to what you’re asking for.
mentor figure accidentally lashing out at their small (child/teen) apprentice because the kid pushed the right set of buttons. "if you don't want to train me, i can just go." "why not at least act like you care?" and the final nail in the coffin, "stop comparing me to your previous (dead) apprentices!"
The mentor doesn’t even have to hit them, just smashing a nearby object or shouting at them to “Shut up!” is enough to get their attention. Bonus if the apprentice has an abusive background and the sudden outburst sends them into a flashback.
This is mostly for interpreting students, but this can be applied to any mentor.
1. Don’t bail on your students -They could have a panic attack -They might not be able to get out of the job
2. Don’t say, “I wasn’t sure how to approach this with you.” -Honesty is the best policy. Please. Flame me.
3. Don’t wait until after the assignment or the day of to tell them you had other plans. -That is childish -Unprofessional -Makes me want to find another mentor.
4. Don’t even try to discuss it if you do any of the above. In these cases the student attempted to reach out to their mentor and they didn’t respond. “I am willing to discuss this with you.” -Well, maybe I’m not. -Maybe it’s okay for your student to be upset with you over this
Hi :) Could you explain to me what exactly a mentor is (I’m pre-med right now)? Like when is a good time to look for one, what is it they can do for me (and me for them), etc. thanks, I love your blog!
Hi there, anon! A great question, as I was someone who really didn’t see the value or even acquired a mentor until residency.
Before I start:
-not having a mentor does not mean you will fail
-there is no timeline or due date for finding a mentor
-you can have multiple mentors
-you can have zero mentors
-you will find yourself changing mentors depending on your own personal and professional needs
Now on to the questions!
What exactly is a mentor?What do they do for me? I can give you the dictionary and wiki definition “an experience and trusted advisor.” Which is precise yet vague for a reason, because there is no exact or precise thing a mentor does for a mentee. There are many things, or few things, as you need them. A mentor can just be there to tell you stories about their experiences, and from there you extrapolate lessons and advice (my other ID friend and their mentor). A mentor can teach you how to perform research or ask better academic questions, but may not necessarily be there for you emotionally (my heme-onc friend and her mentor). A mentor can also be the one you cry to, who gives you a cup of tea, who tells you they’ve been through what you’ve been through, too (my med-peds friend and her mentor). A mentor can be someone you admire and emulate, and they coach you and provide tips and advice to help you get to their level (my mentor and me).
When is a good time to look for one? Anytime. Most folks tend to start looking or accidentally find one as they decide on their professions or careers. Many find them as they are training or working. If you have mentoring clubs/services/programs or alumni-student advising/support programs at your undergrad or high school, that’s a great way to start looking for a mentor. Basically you stumble upon them like Yoda or they pick you like a sith lord or you pick them like a sith lord in training or a padawan. I don’t know why Star Wars is the only analogy I can come up with right now.
What do I do for them? Honestly nothing but be respectful and considerate of their time and their advice. You don’t have to follow their recommendations to the letter, but think critically about their advice and decide if it’s right for you. Respect their time. Thank them for their time.
These new hires are absolutely adorable. Fresh faced and so new out of college, I’m laughing at how eager they are and how new everything is to them. No, they can’t do everything I can do now, but I couldn’t even do that 8 years ago.
Now that I’m finally old enough to not be the youngest in the room, I’m loving being a mentor to these people. I can’t wait to help them be their best selves and to find their favorite skills.
And it’s funny how a little mutual respect can foster a loyalty. So far I’ve heard “I need to do this for Mary bc I don’t want to disappoint her” and “I love that you don’t just tell me what to do, you let me figure it out”
“You have to kill them!” Their mentor shouted over the alarms.
“But, but their my friend!” Hero called back.
“You already tried talking to them, it didn’t work! Now because you didn’t take them out while they were still contained they’re rampaging through the city! You have to fix this! You have to stop them!” Mentor called.
If i have two 3/3 creatures with mentor such as wojek bodyguard and one 2/3 creature and they all attack together, can both mentor abilities trigger on the 2/3 or does one fizzle?
While you’ll be able to target the 2/3 creature with both Mentor triggers when you attack, only one of those triggers will resolve successfully. After the first trigger puts a +1/+1 counter on the 2/3, making it a ¾, the second one will go to resolve and see that its target is no longer legal because it no longer has lesser power than the source of the trigger.
Description of my practice: I am a hereditary witch so my mom’s side is Celtic, further down the line they were Kemetic. Now on my father’s side, they were Roma/Romani so I take a heavy amount of influence from them.
Types of magic that I work/practice with: Crystal, herb, spirit, energy work, shadow work, elemental, clair senses, astral work, rootwork, blood, death, sea, weather, love, psy vamp, fae magic, alchemy, chaos, spell and sigil crafter, and a lot of others that I’m not sure what to call.
Types of divination that I work with: Tarot, Oracle, shufflemancy, palmistry, runes, pendulum, and spirit board.
Pantheons I work with: Greek, Celtic, Egyptian, Romani, Norse, and far East ones.
What I’d like in a witchling: I personally don’t mind how the witchling is, I’m very flexible with schedules and I can try my best to work with you. I do ask that you keep open-minded. Also at least be 17+ and be willing to learn.
I do tend to have a lot of family issues come up but they typically don’t last very long. I also wanna point out that I’m a pro curse and that I do work with demons.
I would prefer being contacted on Discord though email is fine too.
Please message me if you would like either!
Sorry for the repost! I ended up having to delete my old one because of a stuck up trad gatekeeper. How fun~
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Mentoring bermanfaat untuk kita mempersatukan ukhuwah umat Islam di manapun dan kapan pun karena belajar itu tidak hanya di dalam daerah tetapi juga di luar daerah pun juga bisa agar kita saling mengenal dan saling perhatian sesama umat manusia,perhatiaannya tidak hanya sesama teman sesama liqa tetapi juga bisa mendapat perhatian dari guru liqa kita sendiri. Liqa juga mengajarkan kita untuk perhatiaan sama orang lain agar selalu menjaga ukhuwah persatuan umat manusia.
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Idea: A book where the main character isn’t the Chosen One, but the Mentor.
The one who knows what’s coming, and has to balance between teaching their ward all they need to know to survive their ordeal, but also keeping a lot of the scary details to themselves. Otherwise, the Chosen One might be running for the hills already, and then who would they get to fulfill the Prophecy?
Optional bonus of the Mentor gaining a new appreciation for their own everyday world through the Chosen One’s unbridled enthusiasm for all the things the Mentor thinks as mundane.