Ask me, Sugar   Personal writing from thehideousheart

Anonymous asked: Hope you get better soon! An easy laugh, if it helps with the pain: YouTube watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU


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thankyou very much, kind anon!! This man is excellent!

— 1 month ago
Anonymous asked: There are people who wait for opportunities to be handed. And there are people who create their own opportunities. With your degree you could write a book; continue studying and apply for research; maybe travel; your imagination is the limit. Indiana Jones also has a 'shitty teaching job'. I knew a geologist in the Netherlands who travel all around the world on a university research taking measures of the Earth's magnetic field.


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Well yes, my tweet was slightly crude I guess. I’d love to write a book, it’s always been one of my biggest ambitions to have something published, whether it be a book or an academic essay. I’d actually quite like to teach - or probably more appropriate, lecture - but considering my age I haven’t had enough academic experience to know for sure.  

That’s amazing! 

— 2 months ago
Anonymous asked: P.S.: Recommended movie: "Divergent". (Well, entertainment, but a clever one.)


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I was uming and ah-ing about seeing that movie, it looked like it had the potential to be abysmal! but if you recommend it i’ll give it a shot :)

— 2 months ago
Anonymous asked: Lovely story, you may have seen this already. Youtube watch?v=SYpYB2f9kGk&t=253 --- (the video is longer, I am referring to the 7 or so minutes from this point).


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No I haven’t seen this before, makes for interesting viewing though, thankyou!

— 2 months ago
Anonymous asked: Love this guy. Youtube watch?v=iwioVE_83p4


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This is brilliant!

— 3 months ago
Anonymous asked: youtube watch?v=mvaUwagX_uU


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THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS I’VE EVER SEEN. I think I must have watched it about 29 times - I find it hilarious

— 4 months ago
Anonymous asked: If I'm walking on a narrow pavement and a lady comes walking in front of me and towards me, I often step out and into the street to leave her the pavement. I rarely get a smile; most often they look like they are thinking, "this guy thinks I'm that fat???", or "is this guy going to mug me?". Being polite sometimes sucks :)


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You’re a good person, anon.

— 5 months ago
Anonymous asked: Wandering is OK, there is no creativity without brainstorming. But at some point you have to collect your fruits in a basket. For instance, if you are quoting 3 examples from the text, you may ask yourself: are they really 3 examples of the same thing (then consider showing only 1, or going faster through the 3 of them) or do I really need the 3 because they show different aspects of the idea. If wandering is your instinct, don't go against it; just learn to collect the fruits of your walk.


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This is really helpful advice - thankyou so much wise greyface!

— 5 months ago
Anonymous asked: "This essay is spiraling out of control"... Me: LFAO. (Sorry, I didn't mean to laugh at your suffering, but it was funny.) I think the difficult part is to stick to the notion that 1 paragraph = 1 idea. Then your essay has a scheme, it becomes a connected exposition of ideas (one per paragraph) where the next follows from the previous. My 2 cents, hope it helps.


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Yesss that is a very sensible suggestion - I have a habit of wandering down these huge great tangents and coming to a dead end, finishing on a point completely irrelevant to my argument. My brain has no way to logically structure ideas, naturally ha ha ha. Thankyou!

— 5 months ago