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10/1/2014 - Photo

kaijuborn:

Updated for 2014!
Movies:
Nightmare before ChristmasCorpse brideThe Addams familyThe Addams family valueSweeny ToddScooby DooScooby Doo 2Monsters Inc.Monsters UniversityBeetlejuiceGhostbustersGhostbusters IIParaNormanFrankenweenieSleepy HollowIt’s the great pumpkin, Charlie BrownDark ShadowsCasperUnder wrapsDon’t look under the bedMad monster partyThe worst witchHalloweentownHalloweentown IIYoung FrankensteinClueGremlinsPractical magicThe Rocky Horror Picture ShowHaunted mansionLittle vampireLittle NickyCoralineHotel TransylvaniaHocus Pocus
Shows and Halloween specials:
Ruby GloomPhineas and Ferb 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Simpsons 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25Lilo and StitchAmerican Dragon: Jake LongKim PossibleDanny PhantomThat’s so RavenUnfabulousLizzie McGuireThe Proud FamilyHey Arnold!Ned’s declassifiedZoey 101
Recipes:
Iced pumpkin cookiesMini pumpkin swirl cheesecakesPerfect pumpkin pieNo bake spiderweb cheesecakeOrange and black cupcakesSpiderweb tutorial for cupcakes, cookies and browniesButterbeerButterbeer cupcakesCauldron cakesChocolate fudge cake with ghost maringuesFrankenstein marshmallow popsNo bake pumpkin spice cookie ballsCaramel apple cinnamon rollsThe ultimate Halloween spooktacular roundupPumpkin mousseOrange pumpkin pancakesHalloween candy buffetDIY Halloween candyCandy applesHomemade cotton candy25 sweet and salty Halloween snacks15 easy Halloween dessert recipesCandy corn fruit cupsMonster doll cookiesSpooky sweets for HalloweenHalloween cuisineJello wormsPumpkin chocolate chip barsChocolate spidersBrain cupcakesSpiderweb cupcakesPumpkin and ginger cheesecakeHoney pumpkin pieButternut pumpkin piesBloody floatsScaredy crackersHalloween candy made easyPopcorn balls64 non candy snack ideasOoey gooey monster eye cookiesSpooky Halloween spiritsGhoulishly Glowing cupcakesFrightful fruit kebabsPoison toffee apples
Playlists:
RocktoberDevil’s swingCome little childrenUp after midnightDid you hear that?ManhuntBilly where are you, Billy? Is that you?EVERYBODY SCREAM!The chillsCreepy songsSpooky tunesDouble, double, toil & trubbleDance around the fireIndie horrorNoctuaryCarnival cabaretIt’s too quietHalloween fanmix vol. 1Halloween fanmix vol. 2WitchesLight the torchesThrillerConversations with ghostsBad moon rising
Decorations & costumes:
DIY pumpkin candlesIndoors Halloween decoration30 DIY decorations for HalloweenCanning jar lid pumpkinDecorating with autumn leavesCheap Halloween decorationsBest Halloween decorationsHalloween crafts for kidsQuick and inexpensive Halloween decorationsLast minute skeleton costumesLast minute Wednesday Addams costumeSilent film stars costumesUmbrella bat costumeQuick costumes for kids60 fall decorating ideasFancy napkin decor11 enchanting Halloween decorating ideasNo carve pumpkin decoratingHaunting homemade Halloween decorationsDIY Halloween decorationsHomemade Halloween decorationsHow to make styrofoam tombstones40 easy to make Halloween decorsOrigami batsSpooky jars80s makeup tutorialEasy DIY Halloween costume ideasSparkly mermaid makeup tutorialLioness makeup tutorialCorpse paint tutorialCartoon lips1920s flapper lookEasy Halloween craftsSpider Queen makeup tutorialSally (Nightmare before Christmas) makeup tutorialSkull makeup tutorial

kaijuborn:

Updated for 2014!

Movies:

Nightmare before Christmas
Corpse bride
The Addams family
The Addams family value
Sweeny Todd
Scooby Doo
Scooby Doo 2
Monsters Inc.
Monsters University
Beetlejuice
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters II
ParaNorman
Frankenweenie
Sleepy Hollow
It’s the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Dark Shadows
Casper
Under wraps
Don’t look under the bed
Mad monster party
The worst witch
Halloweentown
Halloweentown II
Young Frankenstein
Clue
Gremlins
Practical magic
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Haunted mansion
Little vampire
Little Nicky
Coraline
Hotel Transylvania
Hocus Pocus

Shows and Halloween specials:

Ruby Gloom
Phineas and Ferb 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 
Simpsons 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25
Lilo and Stitch
American Dragon: Jake Long
Kim Possible
Danny Phantom
That’s so Raven
Unfabulous
Lizzie McGuire
The Proud Family
Hey Arnold!
Ned’s declassified
Zoey 101

Recipes:

Iced pumpkin cookies
Mini pumpkin swirl cheesecakes
Perfect pumpkin pie
No bake spiderweb cheesecake
Orange and black cupcakes
Spiderweb tutorial for cupcakes, cookies and brownies
Butterbeer
Butterbeer cupcakes
Cauldron cakes
Chocolate fudge cake with ghost maringues
Frankenstein marshmallow pops
No bake pumpkin spice cookie balls
Caramel apple cinnamon rolls
The ultimate Halloween spooktacular roundup
Pumpkin mousse
Orange pumpkin pancakes
Halloween candy buffet
DIY Halloween candy
Candy apples
Homemade cotton candy
25 sweet and salty Halloween snacks
15 easy Halloween dessert recipes
Candy corn fruit cups
Monster doll cookies
Spooky sweets for Halloween
Halloween cuisine
Jello worms
Pumpkin chocolate chip bars
Chocolate spiders
Brain cupcakes
Spiderweb cupcakes
Pumpkin and ginger cheesecake
Honey pumpkin pie
Butternut pumpkin pies
Bloody floats
Scaredy crackers
Halloween candy made easy
Popcorn balls
64 non candy snack ideas
Ooey gooey monster eye cookies
Spooky Halloween spirits
Ghoulishly Glowing cupcakes
Frightful fruit kebabs
Poison toffee apples

Playlists:

Rocktober
Devil’s swing
Come little children
Up after midnight
Did you hear that?
Manhunt
Billy where are you, Billy? Is that you?
EVERYBODY SCREAM!
The chills
Creepy songs
Spooky tunes
Double, double, toil & trubble
Dance around the fire
Indie horror
Noctuary
Carnival cabaret
It’s too quiet
Halloween fanmix vol. 1
Halloween fanmix vol. 2
Witches
Light the torches
Thriller
Conversations with ghosts
Bad moon rising

Decorations & costumes:

DIY pumpkin candles
Indoors Halloween decoration
30 DIY decorations for Halloween
Canning jar lid pumpkin
Decorating with autumn leaves
Cheap Halloween decorations
Best Halloween decorations
Halloween crafts for kids
Quick and inexpensive Halloween decorations
Last minute skeleton costumes
Last minute Wednesday Addams costume
Silent film stars costumes
Umbrella bat costume
Quick costumes for kids
60 fall decorating ideas
Fancy napkin decor
11 enchanting Halloween decorating ideas
No carve pumpkin decorating
Haunting homemade Halloween decorations
DIY Halloween decorations
Homemade Halloween decorations
How to make styrofoam tombstones
40 easy to make Halloween decors
Origami bats
Spooky jars
80s makeup tutorial
Easy DIY Halloween costume ideas
Sparkly mermaid makeup tutorial
Lioness makeup tutorial
Corpse paint tutorial
Cartoon lips
1920s flapper look
Easy Halloween crafts
Spider Queen makeup tutorial
Sally (Nightmare before Christmas) makeup tutorial
Skull makeup tutorial

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10/1/2014 - Video

collarpoints:

I’m so ready for the month-long skeleton party

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OCTOBER IS NEXT WEEK

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OCTOBER IS THIS WEEK
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OCTOBER IS TOMORROW

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OCTOBER IS TODAY IN SOME PLACES ALREADY

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9/30/2014 - Video

runescratch:

I’ve been asked a lot about how I draw hoods, mostly Talon’s hood, so I hope this helps a little? Just a pretty basic thing but hey there ya go

Hoods are pretty cool, they usually have a lot of variety in how they can look (and sometimes people even wear two hoods at once) so just get creative with it and have fun

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9/30/2014 - Photo

geneticx:

deaneggsandsam:

asgardian—angels:

dotanon:

kripke-is-my-king:

vexie-chan:

midnitedancer:

sdelabelle:

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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 fuck 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 FUCK 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.

I may be only a freshman finishing their first semester, but I have to say, college is not anything like they warned me about in high school. And some of this stuff maybe just applies to my professors or my university, but…
-They told me that my professors wouldn’t remind me of due dates, or that all the responsibility was on me. Not true! My professors are really good about keeping us updated on assignments, and not letting us forget when due dates were coming up- they didn’t want us to fail, and they didn’t want to grade bad papers! Most of my professors offer review sessions and let us send rough drafts of papers to them. 
-Your syllabus and planner are your best friends and your lifelines. Like seriously, if you don’t plan your days out at least a few days (better, a week) ahead of time, you’re screwed. I make a week-long plan of what needs to get done and when I have Supernatural or Doctor Who club meetings and when I can work on assignments and in addition I have a to-do list everyday. Lists are the best. I’d be lost without them. 
-It’s not just schoolwork you have to do. Laundry, grocery shopping, errand-running, you have to make time for those things too. Factor those things in. This is of course, assuming, you live on-campus. Cleaning your room is a big thing. It gets pretty gross pretty fast. So much dust…
-If you are a morning person, go for the 8 o’clock classes. My roommates prefer to be done by 11. I prefer to get up at 11. Do what works for you. A lot of times, if you have labs, you can have a 3-hour gap between your last class and your afternoon lab. Use this time for homework. Try for big gaps instead of hour gaps in between classes/labs, or no gaps at all (although you don’t want more than 2 back-to-backs) because you will actually have time to eat and do work instead of rushing from one place to another.  But let me say this- you’re not getting to bed before 1am. That’s just a fact. I’ve yet to see any all-nighters by anyone in my hall, but 3, 4am… a few times. I stop doing work by 11. I’m burnt out by then. I take the next hour to relax. 
- It’s true, there is not much “regular” homework, at least not for my major/classes. I basically had all lab reports and a paper or two, and just a few online assignments. So, there’s less assignments but they take up a lot of time, and so you have to plan accordingly for long-term assignments. It’s important to do your best and not procrastinate because there aren’t many grades in your classes, just these big ones and tests. I feel as if there’s no satisfaction because it’s like nothing’s ever done like back in high school when you finish one subject and go to the next. You’re working on one thing for weeks, and then when it’s done you have to move right on to the next big project with no time to stand back and admire your work. 
-Your laptop is your life. I am on my laptop any hours not in class. All assignments are completed either online or typed (which can be annoying at times with the site our university uses that isn’t the best). Never lose or break that thing. You will die a slow painful death. 
-Eat. Don’t miss meals. Make time for it. Skipping is not an option. You will regret it. My university has one of the best dining halls in the nation but nevertheless whatever your college has to offer, take advantage of it. You need to be alert and have energy to get work done. 3 meals whenever possible!
I hope that helps a little. Hey, a month off for Christmas, it’s worth the hell they put you through!


Some add-ons from an RA (apologies for the super long post):
If you are a resident (live on campus), DON’T BE AFRAID TALK TO YOUR RA (resident assistant). Your RA is not a cop. They’re here to help keep you and everyone else safe and comfortable. Yes, they have lives, yes they have classes too, but a part of their job is to be there for you when you need them. If you have roommate issues, need some homework help, or need someone to vent to, etc., find your RA. This is a serious stress-relief that people consistently pass up because they’re afraid or embarrassed. Don’t be. Hell, make friends with your RA. Even if they can’t help you, they can at least point you in the right direction.
Understand the campus rules and regulations. Pay attention to what’s in your housing contracts and things of that variety because the assumption is that you KNOW the rules of campus. EVEN IF YOU ARE 21, KNOW YOUR SCHOOL’S ALCOHOL POLICIES IF YOU WANT TO DRINK. Mine, for example, will let students of 21 or older have alcohol, but they cannot have alcohol in the presence of people under 21. For example, if a 21yo is drinking in the same room as a 20yo, BOTH students will be documented for alcohol violation and then sent for a conduct meeting with someone from Res Life (Residence Life) or Student Conduct.
If you get documented, do not blow up at the RA/whoever is documenting you. They’re not cops, they’re just doing their job, and their job is to keep people safe and comfortable. Your behaviour will be documented and addressed in your conduct meeting, so if you’re being a bitch to the RA who is writing you up for your alcohol violation, there’s a chance you’re gonna be in even more trouble for being a rude ass bitch.
Make use of campus resources. There are plenty of them around - tutoring help, physical/mental health counsellings, library help. There’s so much, and you’re technically already paying for it by attending school there, so make use of it!
Do NOT schedule back-to-back classes for more than 4-5 hours unless absolutely necessary. You will get hungry. You will need food. You NEED food. Get food. If you HAVE to take those classes and there’s literally no other option, ask your professor if you can have food in class. Chances are they don’t mind, but be sure to ask for permission first.
MAKE USE OF YOUR PROFESSOR’S OFFICE HOURS. ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING IN A CLASS, go to office hours. Many professor’s office hours are spent just sitting there doing nothing, but they are there for YOU. Go to them, get help, or just say hello. “But I’m afraid they’ll think I’m dumb!” THEY WON’T. They were a student once too - even if this subject came easily to them, there were other ones that didn’t. They understand that not every subject is fine for every other person.
You can protest your final grades. If you failed your class and don’t think you should have/A LOT of people failed the same class with the same professor, many schools allow you the option to protest your final grade! Please note that most schools that allow this option only have this option if you FAILED. If you passed with a B+ instead of an A you wanted, sorry, but you aren’t allowed to protest this. Go talk to your professor instead.
Join a club and go to campus events. Easiest way to get out and do things AND make friends in the process. Seriously, once I became active in my club, I ended up with 10 times the number of friends I had before. Chances are there’s a million clubs of a million varieties. Pick some that interest you, and get involved with them.

geneticx:

deaneggsandsam:

asgardian—angels:

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 fuck 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 FUCK 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.

I may be only a freshman finishing their first semester, but I have to say, college is not anything like they warned me about in high school. And some of this stuff maybe just applies to my professors or my university, but…

-They told me that my professors wouldn’t remind me of due dates, or that all the responsibility was on me. Not true! My professors are really good about keeping us updated on assignments, and not letting us forget when due dates were coming up- they didn’t want us to fail, and they didn’t want to grade bad papers! Most of my professors offer review sessions and let us send rough drafts of papers to them. 

-Your syllabus and planner are your best friends and your lifelines. Like seriously, if you don’t plan your days out at least a few days (better, a week) ahead of time, you’re screwed. I make a week-long plan of what needs to get done and when I have Supernatural or Doctor Who club meetings and when I can work on assignments and in addition I have a to-do list everyday. Lists are the best. I’d be lost without them. 

-It’s not just schoolwork you have to do. Laundry, grocery shopping, errand-running, you have to make time for those things too. Factor those things in. This is of course, assuming, you live on-campus. Cleaning your room is a big thing. It gets pretty gross pretty fast. So much dust…

-If you are a morning person, go for the 8 o’clock classes. My roommates prefer to be done by 11. I prefer to get up at 11. Do what works for you. A lot of times, if you have labs, you can have a 3-hour gap between your last class and your afternoon lab. Use this time for homework. Try for big gaps instead of hour gaps in between classes/labs, or no gaps at all (although you don’t want more than 2 back-to-backs) because you will actually have time to eat and do work instead of rushing from one place to another.  But let me say this- you’re not getting to bed before 1am. That’s just a fact. I’ve yet to see any all-nighters by anyone in my hall, but 3, 4am… a few times. I stop doing work by 11. I’m burnt out by then. I take the next hour to relax. 

- It’s true, there is not much “regular” homework, at least not for my major/classes. I basically had all lab reports and a paper or two, and just a few online assignments. So, there’s less assignments but they take up a lot of time, and so you have to plan accordingly for long-term assignments. It’s important to do your best and not procrastinate because there aren’t many grades in your classes, just these big ones and tests. I feel as if there’s no satisfaction because it’s like nothing’s ever done like back in high school when you finish one subject and go to the next. You’re working on one thing for weeks, and then when it’s done you have to move right on to the next big project with no time to stand back and admire your work. 

-Your laptop is your life. I am on my laptop any hours not in class. All assignments are completed either online or typed (which can be annoying at times with the site our university uses that isn’t the best). Never lose or break that thing. You will die a slow painful death. 

-Eat. Don’t miss meals. Make time for it. Skipping is not an option. You will regret it. My university has one of the best dining halls in the nation but nevertheless whatever your college has to offer, take advantage of it. You need to be alert and have energy to get work done. 3 meals whenever possible!

I hope that helps a little. Hey, a month off for Christmas, it’s worth the hell they put you through!

Some add-ons from an RA (apologies for the super long post):

  • If you are a resident (live on campus), DON’T BE AFRAID TALK TO YOUR RA (resident assistant). Your RA is not a cop. They’re here to help keep you and everyone else safe and comfortable. Yes, they have lives, yes they have classes too, but a part of their job is to be there for you when you need them. If you have roommate issues, need some homework help, or need someone to vent to, etc., find your RA. This is a serious stress-relief that people consistently pass up because they’re afraid or embarrassed. Don’t be. Hell, make friends with your RA. Even if they can’t help you, they can at least point you in the right direction.
  • Understand the campus rules and regulations. Pay attention to what’s in your housing contracts and things of that variety because the assumption is that you KNOW the rules of campus. EVEN IF YOU ARE 21, KNOW YOUR SCHOOL’S ALCOHOL POLICIES IF YOU WANT TO DRINK. Mine, for example, will let students of 21 or older have alcohol, but they cannot have alcohol in the presence of people under 21. For example, if a 21yo is drinking in the same room as a 20yo, BOTH students will be documented for alcohol violation and then sent for a conduct meeting with someone from Res Life (Residence Life) or Student Conduct.
  • If you get documented, do not blow up at the RA/whoever is documenting you. They’re not cops, they’re just doing their job, and their job is to keep people safe and comfortable. Your behaviour will be documented and addressed in your conduct meeting, so if you’re being a bitch to the RA who is writing you up for your alcohol violation, there’s a chance you’re gonna be in even more trouble for being a rude ass bitch.
  • Make use of campus resources. There are plenty of them around - tutoring help, physical/mental health counsellings, library help. There’s so much, and you’re technically already paying for it by attending school there, so make use of it!
  • Do NOT schedule back-to-back classes for more than 4-5 hours unless absolutely necessary. You will get hungry. You will need food. You NEED food. Get food. If you HAVE to take those classes and there’s literally no other option, ask your professor if you can have food in class. Chances are they don’t mind, but be sure to ask for permission first.
  • MAKE USE OF YOUR PROFESSOR’S OFFICE HOURS. ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING IN A CLASS, go to office hours. Many professor’s office hours are spent just sitting there doing nothing, but they are there for YOU. Go to them, get help, or just say hello. “But I’m afraid they’ll think I’m dumb!” THEY WON’T. They were a student once too - even if this subject came easily to them, there were other ones that didn’t. They understand that not every subject is fine for every other person.
  • You can protest your final grades. If you failed your class and don’t think you should have/A LOT of people failed the same class with the same professor, many schools allow you the option to protest your final grade! Please note that most schools that allow this option only have this option if you FAILED. If you passed with a B+ instead of an A you wanted, sorry, but you aren’t allowed to protest this. Go talk to your professor instead.
  • Join a club and go to campus events. Easiest way to get out and do things AND make friends in the process. Seriously, once I became active in my club, I ended up with 10 times the number of friends I had before. Chances are there’s a million clubs of a million varieties. Pick some that interest you, and get involved with them.

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9/29/2014 - Video

lychgate:

i know its only episode two but i like to speculate that sosuke is so up to date on rins life because last year rin called him like every night crying about what haru did to him and now he gets to see him again and just fucking wails on him

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9/28/2014 - Video

sailorfailures:

my eyes are open now

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headcanonacceptegd:

I love how rock lee is just like “I’m not using any type of jutsu. There is no trick. I’m straight up beating your punk ass”

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9/27/2014 - Video

dou-hong:

Steven and the Stevens (not the episode)! (name from texaskingofthegeeks)

and everyone else!

Final part of a four part series! Individual links below!

Thanks for all the support! 

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9/27/2014 - Photo

avianawareness:

vegan-vulcan:

ittybittyrecluse:

hurricaneedrunk:

trynottodrown:

yodiscrepo:

Peces como mascotas.

ah yiss that’s the spot

Eeeeeeeeeee!

Fish are friends! (Not food.)

oh my god ordinarily I put cute animals in my queue but THIS NEEDED TO BE ON MY BLOG IMMEDIATELY
IT’S A PUFFER FISH WHO WANTS CUDDLES
I FUCKING CAN’T

STOP WHAAT YOU’RE DOING AT WATCH THIS. I’M SO HAPPY.

avianawareness:

vegan-vulcan:

ittybittyrecluse:

hurricaneedrunk:

trynottodrown:

yodiscrepo:

Peces como mascotas.

ah yiss that’s the spot

Eeeeeeeeeee!

Fish are friends! (Not food.)

oh my god ordinarily I put cute animals in my queue but THIS NEEDED TO BE ON MY BLOG IMMEDIATELY

IT’S A PUFFER FISH WHO WANTS CUDDLES

I FUCKING CAN’T

STOP WHAAT YOU’RE DOING AT WATCH THIS. I’M SO HAPPY.

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