Tumble Tumble Tumble
shinitama:

handageddon:

foronlya-hiccup-couldgetthisfar:


dragontameroutoftime:

dotanon:

kripke-is-my-king:

vexie-chan:

midnitedancer:

sdelabelle:

cute-sexual:

thelittlecoyoteinitiative:

This needs to be rebloggable …

number 9 tho

number fucking 9. there was a dude that would play his guitar outside of my window at 1 am all the time

Some bits that I’ve picked up:
There’s a general rule of college that if you were sitting in that seat for over two weeks, that is your seat. Not many if any professors have seating arrangements but switching seats will {Censored} everyone up.
Get there early and stay late. As soon as you get home you will not want to do shit. Stay on campus and do some homework while you’re in the environment.
SIT UP FRONT. The best way to start understanding something is to listen to someone talk about it and you can’t do that from the back of the class trying to listen over everyone whispering to each other. LISTENING WILL MAKE HOMEWORK SO MUCH EASIER. 
Be childish, but be respectful. Have a massive snowball fight across campus, but don’t aim for anyone not taking part. 
SHUT THE {Censored} UP IN THE LIBRARY. Some people work there, some people sleep there. It is a quiet space. 
Don’t be afraid to talk to professors. They are not there to flunk you. They would rather you pass than not.
IF YOU NEED TUTORING GET TUTORING DON’T WAIT UNTIL YOU’VE DUG YOURSELF INTO YOUR GRAVE.
Get involved. It will help you make friends, give you new skills to learn, and even help you get a leg up in the work place if you know the right people.

I will add to this as a GTA:
   Take time for yourself—buy a planner, figure out when your best study hours are, figure out WHERE you study best, and figure out how much time you need to complete an assignment—AND THEN make sure to pencil in an hour for video games, some time to watch a TV show, or time to just lay on your floor and blow bubbles. Whatever you like. Don’t forget about YOU.
  SLEEP. EAT. DRINK WATER. Don’t die. Caffeine =/= sleep. I cannot emphasize that this much. 
    AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:
  COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR INSTRUCTORS! If you’re sick, shoot an e-mail and say “Hey, I’m sick today. Can I set up a time to talk to you about what I missed?” If you’ve got a good opportunity (scholarships, to go to another country, to check out a cool lecture, etc.) let your prof know ahead of time. If you just need time to work on projects, all it takes is an e-mail. We understand. I gave a student a free skip day because he e-mailed me and said “Hey, look, I have two massive tests and a project due and I need the time to study.” And THAT IS OKAY.
   However, sometimes you just need a personal day, and you know what, when you wake up and getting out of bed seems like the worst idea ever….just turn off your alarm and get that sleep.

Some additionally tid-bits that might help you 
Before signing up for classes, look on “ratemyprofessor.com" and see if the teachers at your campus are included. There may be two or more teachers for the same course, and you want to try and pick the good/easy one. Who your professor is can have a great affect on what grade you make, even for the "same" class. 
Look for a facebook group for your "graduating class" set up, which is a good way to make friends and find people with similar interests (particularly for introverts). 
Look for a facebook group for each of your courses. If there isn’t one, MAKE ONE and send it out via the course email or word of mouth. These groups are helpful for if you missed class and need the notes, and especially for review time before exams. 
If no one else does it, make a google doc of the exam reviews and post it on the class facebook page. That way everyone contributes to the review. 200 brains are most definitely better than 1. 
During lectures, unless Internet is required, TURN IT OFF. If it’s on, you WILL end up on tumblr or some other site, and you will miss important shit. 
For the love of God, pay attention to your syllabus. Sometimes assignments are listed there, and that’s the only place it’ll be mentioned. Also, if it says to do a reading by a specific date, DO THE READING BY THAT DATE. Otherwise you will get behind, and you will have 200+ pages of textbooks to read in one night before the test, and you will cry.
Yes you actually need to do the readings. Yes it is a lot. Yes it will suck. Do it anyways. 
If you are used to getting all A’s, do not cry when you get a B. Take it from someone who killed herself for two years to maintain a 4.0, it feels like the end of the world when your GPA drops, but it’s not. You’ll be okay. Just breathe and do your best. Your best is good enough.

Addons—
Try to make sure you leave an open hour around midday so that you have time to get food in you. A lot of people forget to do this. If you have to have back to back classes, check your syllabus or with your teacher—some midday classes allow you to bring in a drink and a snack. Some will even allow you a full meal.
If you can get an online/pdf copy of the book without busting the bank, DO IT. Sometimes there are even annotated versions online. This can make notetaking a shitton easier, because you can highlight printed-out versions of the book and they won’t dock you on the money back. Sometimes professors move through their lecture too fast for you to write stuff down. Shrugging off that old ‘don’t ruin your books’ rule you had in high school may be your only hope.
UNLESS YOU NEED THEM OR REALLY WANT TO KEEP THEM TRY TO SELL BACK YOUR BOOKS—maybe even offer them online to incoming students. You won’t get nearly the worth of them but someone after you will thank you a million times over for providing a used copy. If you take good notes, you can sometimes buy/sell those as well. A lot of professors teach literally the same class every time.
IF YOUR PROFESSOR PUTS NOTES ONLINE GET THEM. GET THEM NOW. TRUST ME. YOU WANT THOSE NOTES. Bring them in with you if it’s possible to get them before class.
Keep change on hand. Always.
The Best Way To Make Friends:
Bring a printer with you to college and offer to print people’s stuff for half of what the school does or for free if you can afford it.
Carry around small candies with you and offer them to people while waiting outside of class. If you are the ‘candy person’ this gives you an in for starting conversations.
Buy a jumbo pack of chalk and find an open sidewalk on a free day. Write the words ‘Come draw with me?’ and begin doodling.
Have a pack of cards.
Last But Not Least: if you go onto campus and you can’t find what you’re looking for, and you are afraid to go up to someone and ask, find an open, well-populated area, hold your schedule/map in hand, and walk in circles for a few minutes, looking up and around in obvious confusion. Other students know this body language well. Someone will stop and point you in the right direction. (if you are worried that the person’s directions are a joke or faulty, wait for them to leave and take up the stance again; if the directions match-up the second time, they’re legit; do not allow a person to ‘show you the way’ unless EVERY STEP is along an obvious walkway, just in case)
For those of you who fear assault, most campuses aren’t much for small blades or mace. Carry a pocket air horn or a hand bag of those little pop-rock fireworks unless you can get a concealed weapons permit.



don’t feel so pressured to make so many friends though
I had a lot of fun freshman year hanging out in between classes! however it left me too exhausted to stay up for a night class, and there’ll probably be a night class you’ll have to take sometime

For the love of god if you’re doing art do not take 3 studio courses at once if you can help it. I was dying.

I cannot stress enough the part about talking to your profs. They want you to learn. Nothing makes teachers happier than involved students, and this is even more true at the uni level. You may even find a life mentor.
Also important: go to a school that teaches via professors, NOT TAs.
Take a year off and either work or travel. It’ll help you learn if and why continuing education is important to you, which will help you focus your track and you’ll learn better too.
Don’t let anyone in the admin tell you no for something that should be reasonable or possible. Keep going up. If no one else listens, go to the omsbudsperson (that’s what they’re there for, but for that reasonthey’re usually hidden, their offices like hobbit holes). 
If you DO get stuck in bureaucratic red tape, find the person in charge of that dept and, if they won’t pay attention, explain your situation and how happy you’d be to tell the local paper about it.  (I had to do that to get my financial aid released to me.) The only way you can hurt a school is their reputation. Gets results every time.
If you find yourself taking electives all in one thing, consider making that your major—because that’s the thing you like the most.
If at all possible, adopt a grad student. They will teach you things, and will appreciate getting out of the house.
Sororities and frats help you get jobs after school. But don’t fall for that hazing bullshit. Respect is respect even at the institutional level.
Employers do not look at your grades or your deviance record. Go ahead and protest. (But try not to get arrested).
If you’re depressed, don’t wait. Find a councilor (that’s actually good). You have a right to request new ones until you find one that fits (and that’s pretty much the same for everything a uni offers, be it advisers or classes). There are ones specifically for honors students because they face different kinds of issues than regular people, and regular therapists don’t tend to be effective.
For the love of God, get out of your room. (Thanks, cattheterrible)
Be open with your roommate. Laughter and an open ear policy are way better than passive-aggressive turf wars.  Even if you have to fake it, fake it. It’ll help.  Don’t be Thor and Loki.  Be Sif and Volkstaag.
And FOR GOD’S SAKE MAKE A COSPLAY CLUB, TUMBLR.  You will never regret it.

shinitama:

handageddon:

foronlya-hiccup-couldgetthisfar:

image

dragontameroutoftime:

dotanon:

kripke-is-my-king:

vexie-chan:

midnitedancer:

sdelabelle:

cute-sexual:

thelittlecoyoteinitiative:

This needs to be rebloggable …

number 9 tho

number fucking 9. there was a dude that would play his guitar outside of my window at 1 am all the time

Some bits that I’ve picked up:

There’s a general rule of college that if you were sitting in that seat for over two weeks, that is your seat. Not many if any professors have seating arrangements but switching seats will {Censored} everyone up.

Get there early and stay late. As soon as you get home you will not want to do shit. Stay on campus and do some homework while you’re in the environment.

SIT UP FRONT. The best way to start understanding something is to listen to someone talk about it and you can’t do that from the back of the class trying to listen over everyone whispering to each other. LISTENING WILL MAKE HOMEWORK SO MUCH EASIER. 

Be childish, but be respectful. Have a massive snowball fight across campus, but don’t aim for anyone not taking part. 

SHUT THE {Censored} UP IN THE LIBRARY. Some people work there, some people sleep there. It is a quiet space. 

Don’t be afraid to talk to professors. They are not there to flunk you. They would rather you pass than not.

IF YOU NEED TUTORING GET TUTORING DON’T WAIT UNTIL YOU’VE DUG YOURSELF INTO YOUR GRAVE.

Get involved. It will help you make friends, give you new skills to learn, and even help you get a leg up in the work place if you know the right people.

I will add to this as a GTA:

   Take time for yourself—buy a planner, figure out when your best study hours are, figure out WHERE you study best, and figure out how much time you need to complete an assignment—AND THEN make sure to pencil in an hour for video games, some time to watch a TV show, or time to just lay on your floor and blow bubbles. Whatever you like. Don’t forget about YOU.

  SLEEP. EAT. DRINK WATER. Don’t die. Caffeine =/= sleep. I cannot emphasize that this much. 

    AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:

  COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR INSTRUCTORS! If you’re sick, shoot an e-mail and say “Hey, I’m sick today. Can I set up a time to talk to you about what I missed?” If you’ve got a good opportunity (scholarships, to go to another country, to check out a cool lecture, etc.) let your prof know ahead of time. If you just need time to work on projects, all it takes is an e-mail. We understand. I gave a student a free skip day because he e-mailed me and said “Hey, look, I have two massive tests and a project due and I need the time to study.” And THAT IS OKAY.

   However, sometimes you just need a personal day, and you know what, when you wake up and getting out of bed seems like the worst idea ever….just turn off your alarm and get that sleep.

Some additionally tid-bits that might help you 

  • Before signing up for classes, look on “ratemyprofessor.com" and see if the teachers at your campus are included. There may be two or more teachers for the same course, and you want to try and pick the good/easy one. Who your professor is can have a great affect on what grade you make, even for the "same" class. 
  • Look for a facebook group for your "graduating class" set up, which is a good way to make friends and find people with similar interests (particularly for introverts). 
  • Look for a facebook group for each of your courses. If there isn’t one, MAKE ONE and send it out via the course email or word of mouth. These groups are helpful for if you missed class and need the notes, and especially for review time before exams. 
  • If no one else does it, make a google doc of the exam reviews and post it on the class facebook page. That way everyone contributes to the review. 200 brains are most definitely better than 1. 
  • During lectures, unless Internet is required, TURN IT OFF. If it’s on, you WILL end up on tumblr or some other site, and you will miss important shit. 
  • For the love of God, pay attention to your syllabus. Sometimes assignments are listed there, and that’s the only place it’ll be mentioned. Also, if it says to do a reading by a specific date, DO THE READING BY THAT DATE. Otherwise you will get behind, and you will have 200+ pages of textbooks to read in one night before the test, and you will cry.
  • Yes you actually need to do the readings. Yes it is a lot. Yes it will suck. Do it anyways. 
  • If you are used to getting all A’s, do not cry when you get a B. Take it from someone who killed herself for two years to maintain a 4.0, it feels like the end of the world when your GPA drops, but it’s not. You’ll be okay. Just breathe and do your best. Your best is good enough.

Addons—

Try to make sure you leave an open hour around midday so that you have time to get food in you. A lot of people forget to do this. If you have to have back to back classes, check your syllabus or with your teacher—some midday classes allow you to bring in a drink and a snack. Some will even allow you a full meal.

If you can get an online/pdf copy of the book without busting the bank, DO IT. Sometimes there are even annotated versions online. This can make notetaking a shitton easier, because you can highlight printed-out versions of the book and they won’t dock you on the money back. Sometimes professors move through their lecture too fast for you to write stuff down. Shrugging off that old ‘don’t ruin your books’ rule you had in high school may be your only hope.

UNLESS YOU NEED THEM OR REALLY WANT TO KEEP THEM TRY TO SELL BACK YOUR BOOKS—maybe even offer them online to incoming students. You won’t get nearly the worth of them but someone after you will thank you a million times over for providing a used copy. If you take good notes, you can sometimes buy/sell those as well. A lot of professors teach literally the same class every time.

IF YOUR PROFESSOR PUTS NOTES ONLINE GET THEM. GET THEM NOW. TRUST ME. YOU WANT THOSE NOTES. Bring them in with you if it’s possible to get them before class.

Keep change on hand. Always.

The Best Way To Make Friends:

Bring a printer with you to college and offer to print people’s stuff for half of what the school does or for free if you can afford it.

Carry around small candies with you and offer them to people while waiting outside of class. If you are the ‘candy person’ this gives you an in for starting conversations.

Buy a jumbo pack of chalk and find an open sidewalk on a free day. Write the words ‘Come draw with me?’ and begin doodling.

Have a pack of cards.

Last But Not Least: if you go onto campus and you can’t find what you’re looking for, and you are afraid to go up to someone and ask, find an open, well-populated area, hold your schedule/map in hand, and walk in circles for a few minutes, looking up and around in obvious confusion. Other students know this body language well. Someone will stop and point you in the right direction. (if you are worried that the person’s directions are a joke or faulty, wait for them to leave and take up the stance again; if the directions match-up the second time, they’re legit; do not allow a person to ‘show you the way’ unless EVERY STEP is along an obvious walkway, just in case)

For those of you who fear assault, most campuses aren’t much for small blades or mace. Carry a pocket air horn or a hand bag of those little pop-rock fireworks unless you can get a concealed weapons permit.

don’t feel so pressured to make so many friends though

I had a lot of fun freshman year hanging out in between classes! however it left me too exhausted to stay up for a night class, and there’ll probably be a night class you’ll have to take sometime

For the love of god if you’re doing art do not take 3 studio courses at once if you can help it. I was dying.

I cannot stress enough the part about talking to your profs. They want you to learn. Nothing makes teachers happier than involved students, and this is even more true at the uni level. You may even find a life mentor.

Also important: go to a school that teaches via professors, NOT TAs.

Take a year off and either work or travel. It’ll help you learn if and why continuing education is important to you, which will help you focus your track and you’ll learn better too.

Don’t let anyone in the admin tell you no for something that should be reasonable or possible. Keep going up. If no one else listens, go to the omsbudsperson (that’s what they’re there for, but for that reasonthey’re usually hidden, their offices like hobbit holes). 

If you DO get stuck in bureaucratic red tape, find the person in charge of that dept and, if they won’t pay attention, explain your situation and how happy you’d be to tell the local paper about it.  (I had to do that to get my financial aid released to me.) The only way you can hurt a school is their reputation. Gets results every time.

If you find yourself taking electives all in one thing, consider making that your major—because that’s the thing you like the most.

If at all possible, adopt a grad student. They will teach you things, and will appreciate getting out of the house.

Sororities and frats help you get jobs after school. But don’t fall for that hazing bullshit. Respect is respect even at the institutional level.

Employers do not look at your grades or your deviance record. Go ahead and protest. (But try not to get arrested).

If you’re depressed, don’t wait. Find a councilor (that’s actually good). You have a right to request new ones until you find one that fits (and that’s pretty much the same for everything a uni offers, be it advisers or classes). There are ones specifically for honors students because they face different kinds of issues than regular people, and regular therapists don’t tend to be effective.

For the love of God, get out of your room. (Thanks, cattheterrible)

Be open with your roommate. Laughter and an open ear policy are way better than passive-aggressive turf wars.  Even if you have to fake it, fake it. It’ll help.  Don’t be Thor and Loki.  Be Sif and Volkstaag.

And FOR GOD’S SAKE MAKE A COSPLAY CLUB, TUMBLR.  You will never regret it.

coelasquid:

I would totally wear that kilt dress.

blw1:

gentledom:

That’s how a true relationship should be founded and the only way to make it last.

That would be my Sir!

blw1:

gentledom:

That’s how a true relationship should be founded and the only way to make it last.

That would be my Sir!

Why should you worry about the future? You don’t even know the present properly. Take care of the present, & the future will take care of itself.
Ramana Maharsh (via stereobone)

blueandbluer:

prinzessinfantaghiro:

AU in which everyone in Westeros makes good life choices Part1/?

Laughing forever…

Omg, this.

npr:

Because teenagers need eight to nine hours of sleep, waking up at 6 a.m. can lead to a pattern of sleep deprivation. And that puts them at higher risk of a whole range of potential problems, from depression to automobile accidents. Now, some parents are pushing for later school day start times.

If you had to get up at bloody 6AM every day and work for 10+ hours, you’d be damn depressed too.

npr:

Because teenagers need eight to nine hours of sleep, waking up at 6 a.m. can lead to a pattern of sleep deprivation. And that puts them at higher risk of a whole range of potential problems, from depression to automobile accidents. Now, some parents are pushing for later school day start times.

If you had to get up at bloody 6AM every day and work for 10+ hours, you’d be damn depressed too.

scottlynch78:

maryrobinette:

seananmcguire:

mpoetess:

I am the Semi-Institutionalized Schizophrenic On Permanent Disability. I wield a Sonic Starbucks Coffee Stopper Doohickey, and my catchphrase is “I don’t need any more but if you want one for the Kraken…”
Yeah, that about covers it.

I am The Carnie.  I have a sonic Maine Coon, and my catchphrase is “What’s the sitch?”
I am a fanfic cliche.

I am The Arts Administrator. I wield a Sonic Fork and my catchphrase is, “I’ll pick it up when I’m back on Thursday.”

I am the Tow Truck Driver. I’m never caught without my Sonic Diary. My catchphrase is “We’ve landed safely in Minnesota!”

I am The Actuary, who wields a Sonic Lamp.  Sidekick, “I’m so glad for you.” THIS time….

scottlynch78:

maryrobinette:

seananmcguire:

mpoetess:

I am the Semi-Institutionalized Schizophrenic On Permanent Disability. I wield a Sonic Starbucks Coffee Stopper Doohickey, and my catchphrase is “I don’t need any more but if you want one for the Kraken…”

Yeah, that about covers it.

I am The Carnie.  I have a sonic Maine Coon, and my catchphrase is “What’s the sitch?”

I am a fanfic cliche.

I am The Arts Administrator. I wield a Sonic Fork and my catchphrase is, “I’ll pick it up when I’m back on Thursday.”

I am the Tow Truck Driver. I’m never caught without my Sonic Diary. My catchphrase is “We’ve landed safely in Minnesota!”

I am The Actuary, who wields a Sonic Lamp.  Sidekick, “I’m so glad for you.” THIS time….

kateordie:

I made this comic entirely on computer, to see if I could! I guess I can? Neat!
Hey, don’t be an asshole! When you reblog a piece of art and write “ugh I can’t believe this idiot, I hate this so much,” the person who made it sees that. Would you enjoy waking up to that every day? I don’t think so.
Be nice! It’s underrated!

kateordie:

I made this comic entirely on computer, to see if I could! I guess I can? Neat!

Hey, don’t be an asshole! When you reblog a piece of art and write “ugh I can’t believe this idiot, I hate this so much,” the person who made it sees that. Would you enjoy waking up to that every day? I don’t think so.

Be nice! It’s underrated!

bluepueblo:

Blue Shutters, Antibes, France
photo via acacia

bluepueblo:

Blue Shutters, Antibes, France

photo via acacia

d4ftpunks:

balconyscene:

illplaytheromeoyouplaythejuliet:

I feel as fucking useless as a white fucking crayon

image 

u just gotta find someone who prefers black paper my friend

that was the most beautiful thing i’ve ever read

'I think about your thighs,' he wrote in the second letter, 'and the warm, moist smell of your skin in the morning, and the tiny eyelash in each corner of your eye that I always notice when you first roll over to look at me. I don’t know why you are better and more beautiful than anybody else. I don’t know why your body is something I can’t stop thinking about, why those little flaws and ridges on your back are lovely to me or why the pale soft bottoms of your New Jersey feet that always wore shoes are more poignant than any other feet, but they are. I thought I would have more time to chart your body, to map its poles, its contours and terrains, its inner regions, both temperate and torrid - a whole topography of skin and muscle and bone. I didn’t tell you, but I imagined a lifetime as your cartographer, years of exploration and discovery that would keep changing the look of my map. It would always need to be redrawn and reconfigured to keep up with you. I’m sure I’ve missed things, Bill, or forgotten them, because half the time I’ve been wandering around your body blind drunk with happiness. There are still places I haven’t seen.'
Siri Hustvedt, What I Loved (via jedijenn)