A collection of reference posts and links.
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perchancetodance:

i’m so sorry i just need to organize my reference tag so warning for long post and organization system that only makes sense to me
writing
names, dead languages, ancient cultures
99 ways to beat writers block
remember to deal with criticism
advice for writers vid
character bios
eye colors
writing prompt generators
naming things
character flaws
things to research
types of crying
rare words
injuries
format manuscript
can’t find the right word?
stop procrastinating
best apps for writers
online whiteboard
possible fanfic aus
(kind of) synonyms for said
character development worksheet
words
more words
even more words
writing resource masterpost
british vs. american english
surnames masterpost
character development chart
emotions vocabulary
things i’d put under writing references but aren’t actually specifically for writing
monsters
simple noble ranking thing
traditional japanese outfits
palm reading
palm reading 2
guns
ships (like ones on the sea not otps)
holding knives
knife blades
different kinds of knives
use for a plastic knife
fictional world generator
deterioration of the human body
movies/shows
movies for the nights you can’t sleep masterpost
version of romeo and juliet that sounds hella rad
pushing daisies
2013 movies
movie night masterpost
british tv
food
mug cookie tutorial
pastry folding 101
tomato basil pasta
mug recipes
fruit roll ups
desserts
kawaii holiday cookies
citrus gingerbread tree cookies
gingerbread stars
cookies
candy meth
apple pie in apple
pretty cakes
chocolate
pumpkin spice everything dear lord
pimp that snack
grilled banana nutella sandwich
cute food things
the science of chocolate chip cookies 
cute raspberry chocolate thing
beauty
how to cover up tattoos
game of thrones hairdos
beauty tips
homemade conditioners
diys
sugar scrub
makeup tips masterpost
spoons
face lighting? idk
burned paper nails
diy crayola lipstick
christmas tree nails
kool aid lip stain
eyeliner styles
more eyeliner style things
dry nail polish fast
health
hiv morning after pill
exercise like a superhero
period cramps
tone the lower stomach
free condoms
for sore throats
ginger tea cider
college/education/school
college survival masterpost
survive finals
college life hacks
reminder
educational websites
mit college courses
music
the best of whatever artist
british bands
arctic monkeys downloads
find new bands
make good music better
sounds
soundrown
art
shoulders
perspective
noses
paint tool sai
mouths
lots of tutorials
lips
get rid of art block
drawing lips with the help of beans
perspective thing in photoshop
adobe creative suite
typography
combining fonts
typography masterpost
fonts
more fonts
even more fonts
sewing/clothes
skirt sewing tutorials
shoe names infographic
visual coat glossary
taking measurements
visual skirt glossary
dress necklines (other guides in caption)
8 foot giant squid
diy draped vest
bra fitting
men’s suit fit with bonus tom hiddleston
make your own dress form
clothing life hacks
fix pilling
languages
swear in lots of languages
learn to read korean
why english is dumb
language of the fan
military sign language
cuss in french
nice words
communication
line (skype on steroids)
synaptop
personality things
myers briggs personality and characters
aura color
lots of personality tests
important things
how to find your dog
alternatives to leaving dogs at the pound
worst case scenarios masterpost
keys in the hand
for when you’re sad
break out of zip tie handcuffs
what to do when stopped by police
bleeding and don’t have a band aid?
vital strike points
how to tell if someone’s lying
how to tape hands for a fight
just click this
survive the apocalypse
being an adult
becoming an adult cheat sheet
balancing a checkbook
getting an apartment
buy the things
free shipping omg
eyeshadow with funny names
general diy
calm bottle/glitter jar
pretty lace windows
flower crown
cool knots
bracelet
gifts in a jar
tumblr/computer things
hella lot of backgrounds
hd space wallpapers
themes
more themes
snow code
tumblr keyboard shortcuts
deactivated theme
airplane window textures
emergency dashboard
gif tutorials
save audio posts
anon hate
idk just things
how to disappear online
body language and interrogation
cheap things to do in nyc
why people slip on ice
book about aliens invading earth and being fought off by wildlife
filipino legends/stories/etc
make yourself do the things and form good habits
different kinds of islamic head garments
fantasy/historical clothing
how the uk flag works
how to walk like a queen
logic flaws
life hacks
arts and crafts blogs
fruit charger??
helpful websites
jar won’t open life hack
find people you’ve met once
video and photo editor things
banana wins all the awards
useless websites
time wasters
life hacks again
read minds
things to remember
uncapitalize caps lock things
masterposts by other people
icanttellyoubutiknowitsmine 2014 masterpost
blacklistecl’s bad days masterpost
some tips
a masterpost of all the things
im5-official 2014 resource masterpost
abercrombier’s 2014 help post
random websites thing
things for when you’re sad
more things for when you’re sad
cute games
cute games again
again very sorry for the hella long post but maybe this’ll be useful to some of you

most useful masterpost ive ever come across

The thing to do with this is store it in Evernote where it can be found quickly, and then soend a little idle time breaking it out into categories. Useful…

dduane:

stomachachesfrank:

perchancetodance:

i’m so sorry i just need to organize my reference tag so warning for long post and organization system that only makes sense to me

writing

things i’d put under writing references but aren’t actually specifically for writing

movies/shows

food

beauty

health

college/education/school

music

sounds

art

typography

sewing/clothes

languages

communication

personality things

important things

being an adult

buy the things

general diy

tumblr/computer things

idk just things

masterposts by other people

again very sorry for the hella long post but maybe this’ll be useful to some of you

most useful masterpost ive ever come across

The thing to do with this is store it in Evernote where it can be found quickly, and then soend a little idle time breaking it out into categories. Useful…

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wanderlusttour:

How To Backpack Europe
Here is my new, updated itinerary. I just wanted to put this on my blog to help potential travelers out.
This is basically an, “if I could do it all again, this is how I would do it” itinerary. I just omitted a few pointless stops that I had made and added a couple cities that I could’ve easily went to. But this is more or less what I did this past summer. And if you don’t know already, I did this trip in 80 days, and for less than $6000
For those who are new to my blog you can easily find everything I’ve written about my travels in Europe by using the drop-down menu that says “Wanderlust Tour: Europe”. I hope everything that I’ve posted can inspire you to travel and help you plan your next big trip! Feel free to ask any questions as well.

1. Istanbul (Turkish Airlines is a fantastic airline that consistently has the lowest fares to Europe. Plus, they give you a free, long-enough-to-leave-the-airport-and-explore-the-city, stopover in Istanbul. It’s like getting a free trip! I highly recommend flying Turkish Airlines when traveling to Europe!)2. Rome3. Naples4. Positano5. Florence6. Tavarnelle Val Di Pesa/Barberino7. Siena8. Pisa9. Venice10. Milan11. Tirano12. Chur (Take the Bernina Express from Tirano to Chur. The Bernina Express is an incredibly scenic, UNESCO World Heritage site that you don’t want to miss!)13. Interlaken14. Lauterbrunnen and surrounding area (I recommend Murren, Gimmelwald, Wengen, and Männlichen)15. Bern16. Lucerne17. Basel18. Colmar19. Strasbourg20. Zurich21. Vienna22. Bratislava23. Budapest24. Salzburg25. Munich26. Schwangau (Neuschwanstein Castle)27. Rothenburg ob der Tauber28. Frankfurt29. Cologne30. Prague31. Oświęcim/Auschwitz32. Krakow33. Berlin34. Copenhagen35. Malmö36. Oslo37. Amsterdam38. Brussels39. Paris40. London41. Inverness42. Edinburgh

(Q: Why isn’t Spain included? A: Spain is huge, and far from the rest of Europe. Madrid is 12 hours away from Paris! If I had had a bigger budget and more time, I would’ve gone. But to be honest, Spain is a huge trip in and of itself. If you’re tight on cash and time, just save it for another time!)
Quick links on my blog:My Photos From My TripFrequently Asked QuestionsTravel TipsHow to Pack for Europe (Minimalist Style)

wanderlusttour:

How To Backpack Europe

Here is my new, updated itinerary. I just wanted to put this on my blog to help potential travelers out.

This is basically an, “if I could do it all again, this is how I would do it” itinerary. I just omitted a few pointless stops that I had made and added a couple cities that I could’ve easily went to. But this is more or less what I did this past summer. And if you don’t know already, I did this trip in 80 days, and for less than $6000

For those who are new to my blog you can easily find everything I’ve written about my travels in Europe by using the drop-down menu that says “Wanderlust Tour: Europe”. I hope everything that I’ve posted can inspire you to travel and help you plan your next big trip! Feel free to ask any questions as well.

1. Istanbul (Turkish Airlines is a fantastic airline that consistently has the lowest fares to Europe. Plus, they give you a free, long-enough-to-leave-the-airport-and-explore-the-city, stopover in Istanbul. It’s like getting a free trip! I highly recommend flying Turkish Airlines when traveling to Europe!)
2. Rome
3. Naples
4. Positano
5. Florence
6. Tavarnelle Val Di Pesa/Barberino
7. Siena
8. Pisa
9. Venice
10. Milan
11. Tirano
12. Chur (Take the Bernina Express from Tirano to Chur. The Bernina Express is an incredibly scenic, UNESCO World Heritage site that you don’t want to miss!)
13. Interlaken
14. Lauterbrunnen and surrounding area (I recommend Murren, Gimmelwald, Wengen, and Männlichen)
15. Bern
16. Lucerne
17. Basel
18. Colmar
19. Strasbourg
20. Zurich
21. Vienna
22. Bratislava
23. Budapest
24. Salzburg
25. Munich
26. Schwangau (Neuschwanstein Castle)
27. Rothenburg ob der Tauber
28. Frankfurt
29. Cologne
30. Prague
31. Oświęcim/Auschwitz
32. Krakow
33. Berlin
34. Copenhagen
35. Malmö
36. Oslo
37. Amsterdam
38. Brussels
39. Paris
40. London
41. Inverness
42. Edinburgh

(Q: Why isn’t Spain included? A: Spain is huge, and far from the rest of Europe. Madrid is 12 hours away from Paris! If I had had a bigger budget and more time, I would’ve gone. But to be honest, Spain is a huge trip in and of itself. If you’re tight on cash and time, just save it for another time!)

Quick links on my blog:
My Photos From My Trip
Frequently Asked Questions
Travel Tips
How to Pack for Europe (Minimalist Style)

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hello again, im sorry to pester you, but i have exams in a week or so and i was wondering if you had any essays up your sleeve that are written particularly well, as I think it is just my writing style that I fall down on. Thank you so much for any help.

elucipher:

well-written essays. okay.

i don’t know how to quantify or qualify what makes these stand out to me. some are cool and arch and elegant, and some are rough and jagged and white-hot with fury, some are scientific, some are intimate. for some it’s to do with the voice and others it’s the rhythm or the structure or the lexicon or the ways of looking. i’ve included links to all of them—if you’re searching for stylistic inspiration i’d suggest rifling through until you find one that hooks you.  

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Burritos: Davis has them

aggievoices:

By Ethan Palm

A common fear is that Davis lacks good Mexican food. This is false. Davis can satisfy any culinary craving you might have. To assuage any fears, I set out to sample a burrito from every restaurant that serves them. After countless servings of pollo asado, carne asada, and a few too many breakfast burritos I can confidently say the only aspect of Mexican food you’ll be missing is the hometown feel of your local burrito joint. Below are a few burrito profiles and recommendations. (Editor’s note: there is no such thing as too many breakfast burritos, but keep reading)

 

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Taqueria Davis

What I ate: carne asada California burrito

What I thought: so full, so happy, would eat again

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dat first bite doe

Feeling a craving for a Southern California classic, I hit up Taqueria Davis for a California style burrito. For the uninitiated, a California style burrito is a delicious carne asada burrito happily stuffed with fries or potatoes. If you haven’t had one, you haven’t lived.

First off, the employees at Taqueria Davis are awesome. The nicest guys and true burrito experts. That already makes the dining experience great for me. The food is equally great. The potatoes in the Cali burrito were cooked perfectly and everything melted together into a delicious explosion of sour cream, cheese, meat, and all the other burrito fixings. Portion wise, it could have easily been two meals. I made it one.

Taqueria Davis also gets a shoutout for their tacos (go figure). Easily the best in Davis, but there are better to be found if you venture out to Winters, Woodland, or Dixon.

Want to make a night of your Taqueria Davis experience? Stop by the Red Box located in the same strip mall and grab a DVD. My Cali burrito was complemented by Cars.

El Burrito

What I ate: pollo asado super burrito

What I thought: is there any other way to watch soccer than while eating a delicious burrito?

 

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Got to leave a little to the imagination

 

El Burrito has taken Davis by storm. Located in the heart of downtown it is always beckoning you to drop in for lunch or when soccer is on. Conveniently, their food is tasty and well priced.

I personally prefer their vegetarian burritos, but hearing rumors that their meat wasn’t high quality I took a plunge for you, dear readers, and got a chicken burrito. I can tell you those rumors are unfounded. The chicken was spiced to perfection and oh so good. El Burrito also has the best chips I’ve had at a Mexican restaurant in Davis and are all you can eat if you dine in. They also have a decent salsa selection and my favorite pickled carrots.

El Burrito also happens to be open until 2 AM on the weekends. Just saying.

Chipotle

Yes, there is one. Moving on.

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Taqueria Guadalajara

What I ate: chicken burrito combo plate

What I thought: ¡que bueno!

 

Taqueria Guadalajara (colloquially Guad or Guads) has the price to taste ratio down. Their burritos are cheap, but absolutely packed with flavor. The chicken burrito that comes with their combo plate is actually just pollo asado in a tortilla, but it was honestly as satisfying or more so than other burritos in town. Their regular burritos are even more amazing. They have phenomenal breakfast burritos for the cheapest I’ve seen in town. If you’re feeling really thrifty, split a super giant burrito with a friend— it’s the size of three burritos. If you’re feeling really ambitious, try to eat a whole giant super burrito on your own.

 

I really don’t think I’m doing the flavors justice, so imagine this spoonful of yogurt is a burrito and I am this baby.

 

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That’s what Guad is like.

 

Special shout out to their chips for being the perfect size for scooping up salsa. You don’t have to deal with taking a bite of a giant chip only for it to shatter in your hands and spill salsa all over you. Not that that is something that has happened to me.



Burritos = Happiness

So there you have some quality burrito options. Mexican food lovers, have no fear; Davis is brimming with burritos. Davis students, what’s your favorite burrito location? Think I got it completely wrong (or completely right)? Let us know!

 

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gillykins:

primadollly:

This is a starter list I made with people in mind who A) Don’t have any makeup, and/or B) Have not had access to makeup before. Makeup is expensive, and unfortunately, even this list is beyond what people can comfortably spend. However, for the same price of a palette (most of which will set you back $50+), I’ve compiled a start-to-finish shopping list that includes everything from the makeup to the tools to the cleaning products.

Below the cut is a full list of products + links, a dupe list (most if not all of these items are dupes for high end brands like MAC, NARS, and Make Up For Ever), and a coupon code. Note that for this cart, I am using a current promotion on the E.L.F website; If you are not able to make this order before the promotion expires, don’t worry, because E.L.F has several similar sales every month!

[Also, a quick note: Everything on this list is from E.L.F, one of the few drugstore makeup brands that is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. They also have the highest concentration of high-end dupes. The site/their international sites ship to several countries, but in some cases, it would be less expensive to order through a local online drugstore beauty supplier/on ebay/have a friend in the US ship it to you. I’m not affiliated with E.L.F, I’m just a fan]

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Great reference for cosplayers!  It took me a while so to realize how important makeup was for cosplay, but it can also be hella expensive to assemble all the makeup you’ll need.  A bit of makeup can change you from looking like a half asleep corpse in costume to a real magical girl.   $50?!  I like this, I like it a lot

Hey guys! Just a reminder that all of ELF’s products are vegan, except for their essential-line brushes (the $1 brushes), as those are made of pony hair.
ELF’s an amazing brand, though, and I totally recommend most of their products! They’re what I learned on, and what I keep reaching to day after day.

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HARRY POTTER: THEORIES AND POSSIBILITIES ESSAYS MASTERPOST

mycatisgossipgirl:

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Now, I am as fascinated with Harry Potter as any fangirl can be, and ever since I was younger, I have been following along with the series, until the last book and movie came out. As many fans remember, in between the publication of each book, many people would pose theories about what they believed were coming next. Some proved to be correct, ie. RAB’s identity and Harry being a horcrux. However, some were never proven to be true. Below is a list I’ve been compiling of essays on this topic, basically people’s insane theories (though they actually make them seem quite plausible) when it comes to the books. Now, most of these were written before the end of the series, so that should be bared in mind and I’m still trying to find more essays. Let me know if you know of any other theory essays and enjoy this list of fascinating Harry Potter theories! 

ALTERNATIVE ENDING TO HARRY POTTER: This theory puts a twist on the prophecy, arising the idea that Harry is now immortal because he cannot die unless it’s at Voldemort’s hand.

DUMBLEDORE IS NOT DEAD: I’ve only read a bit of this essay, but it has a very interesting support for it’s case, so I’d suggest reading it merely for that alone! HERE’S ANOTHER ESSAY WHICH DEALS WITH THE THEORY IN A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT APPROACH.

GODRIC’S HOLLOW AND THE TIME TRAVELER: This theory states that Harry would possibly time travel back to Godric’s hollow in the last book. Granted this was written before the Deathly Hallows, but it would have been an interesting plot!

HERMIONE’S CAREER POST-HOGWARTS: This is a cute little theory about how Hermione will end up going to work for Fred and George after Hogwarts, a complete twist to what everyone would expect of her.

IF THE CAT COULD TALK: This is an essay on my favorite theory, that crookshanks is an animagus, more specifically, Regulus Black. I think it would have been an amazing twist! 

LUDOVIC BAGMAN - THE BLONDE DEATH EATER?: So this essay is quite interestingly posing that Ludo Bagman is in fact a death eater, who managed to use his charm and quidditch popularity to escape prosecution. 

MADAM PINCE: IS SHE REALLY EILEEN PRINCE?: So this essay deals with the idea that Madam Pince, the librarian is really Eileen Prince, aka. Snape’s mother. Quite an interesting theory! 

MCGONAGALL IS A TRAITOR: So this theory quite interestingly proclaims that Professor Minerva Mcgonagall is in fact a traitor. It seems like an insane theory, but the writer has some interesting points!  ANOTHER ESSAY ON THIS THEORY.

MRS. DUMBLEDORE?: This essay is about the possibility that Dumbledore was married to the sweets cart lady. It has some interesting points, but I think it was written before J.K outed Dumbledore. 

NEEDING MORE TIME: So this theory considers the possibility that Dumbledore wanted Hermione to receive the time turner in the third book as an extra defense against Sirius Black and was told by Lupin about Harry’s time travelling as it was happening.

PHILOSOPHER’S STONE - DUMBLEDORE’S PERSPECTIVE: So this theory interestingly poses that Dumbledore purposely steered Harry toward going after the philosopher’s stone because of his knowledge of the prophecy and how Harry’s mother’s sacrifice protects him until he’s of age. THIS ESSAY ALSO PONDERS A SIMILAR THEORY.

PONDERING PETER PETTIGREW: This essay contemplates Peter Pettigrew’s ancestry and the idea that one of the reasons he wasn’t suspected as the traitor by others was because he is muggle born and why he is so looked down upon by other death eaters.

PRONGS LIVES ON: This theory doesn’t have much on it, but I’ve seen it appear in several places. Basically it’s about the idea that Remus Lupin and James Potter swapped places before Voldemort came and that James lives on as Lupin, keeping his true identity a secret. 

THE BENDABLE VOW: This essay deals with the idea that the reason Dumbledore’s hand was shriveled and he was dying wasn’t because of the horcrux but because he was the one who made the unbreakable vow with Narcissa, disguised as Snape at the start of half blood prince. 

THE SIBLING THEORY: This theory is about how Hermione could be James and Lily’s long lost daughter and Harry’s sister. It’s quite an interesting concept that has been explored a lot in the fan community. HERE’S ANOTHER ESSAY ON THIS THEORY.

TONKS IN DISGUISE?: This essay plays around with the idea that in the half blood prince, when Harry runs into Tonks in the Hogwarts corridors, it isn’t actually Tonks but Narcissa Malfoy in disguise! Quite an interesting theory I think! THIS THEORY DEALS WITH A SIMILAR CONCEPT, BUT WITH DRACO DISGUISING AS TONKS.

WEASLEY IS OUR KING: This is a full essay about the wildly popular theory that Dumbledore is actually Ron Weasley, who has travelled back in time. It actually manages to adhere to a lot of the similarities between both Ron and Dumbledore as well as explain the knowledge Dumbledore seemed to have about things Harry did supposeably on the sly. (This theory fascinates me and I sincerely hope there’s fan fiction about it.)

WHAT DID DOBBY KNOW?: This essay arises the idea that Lucius Malfoy intended on giving Harry Riddle’s diary in the chamber of secrets and that Dobby knew this, hence his warnings for Harry not to return to Hogwarts.

WHAT HARRY POTTER IS ACTUALLY ABOUT: Basically this theory states that magic and Hogwarts is actually a figment of Harry’s imagination and that he’s actually in a mental institution. It poses some very interesting alternatives to the events that actually happened in the book but it does add a whole new level of depressing to the series. 

WHY DRAMIONE?: I guess this is more of a shipping essay than anything, but it’s an interesting theory about Draco and Hermione having confusing feelings for each other. It raises some good points! ANOTHER ESSAY ON THIS TOPIC.

WILLY WONKA AND HIS FACTORY ARE PART OF THE POTTERVERSE: This interesting theory crosses over the worlds of Roald Dahl’s infamous children’s book and the Harry Potter series. It’s quite a fascinating theory! 

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cocoabutterbabe:

This is an accessory store where everything is $1.

They even have cosmetics! brushes, lipstick, and lashes as well as cute socks and panties!!

woah!

Because I know some of you lovelies are glam but poor.  It’s good for your mental health to do something nice, even if it’s cheap as dirt.

spreading for all my rad as fuck followers. treat yo self, you gorgeous babies