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  • fishystudies
    16.06.2021 - 15 minutes ago

    Things I Learned In Research

    I only finished my first research project out of many, but I already learned some game-changing things that I wish I knew earlier.

    1. It’s okay to mess up. In fact, it should be encouraged (within reason). You learn so many more intimate details about your work from mistakes than from successes. PCRs fail even when you’re careful, and animal models don’t behave like they’re supposed to. Undergrad labs can make you feel stupid when your experiment doesn’t work, but in research, mistakes happen all the time. Document them and learn from them. 

    2. There’s a lot of waiting around. Experiments can be slow. Progress in your project can be even slower. Manage your time between experiments so that it’s not wasted; read, write a chapter, scribble some ideas, or just close your eyes and think. All time is valuable. 

    3. If you can figure out a new way to do something, do it. There might not be a formal protocol you have to follow. If you think of an efficient way to observe something, go for it. Practice thinking outside the box. 

    4. There’s a lot less rules than you think there are. Of course, follow lab safety rules. But the lab is a resource- use it. You don’t have to walk on eggshells somewhere you belong. 

    5. Stay true to your findings. This isn’t an undergrad laboratory course. You’re looking at novel stuff here. Don’t play up or fake your data to impress your supervisor. That helps no one- tell it like it is. Believe in your work. 

    6. Your lab mates are not here to criticize you. They are your colleagues and mentors- ask them for help if you need it. Your work is important to their work too. You matter just as much as them. 

    I can’t possibly list all the things I learned, because this research experience has changed how I think in such integral ways, but here are a few anyway. I'm sure this is only the beginning. 

    Feel free to add anything that you learned!

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  • how-do-i-even-life
    16.06.2021 - 21 minutes ago

    I’ve got like. Dozens of dozens of playlists I’ve put hundreds of hours into compiling and organizing and I love them but I want to share them with people without feeling like I’m peeling back the skin on my chest and giving people an unobstructed view into my inner workings

    #slightly exaggerated the list is somewhere in the 50s right now but only about half of those playlists would I consider ready to be shared #I’ve got an 8 playlist series called the longest road trip I’ve never take that literally encompasses my whole music taste over my life #separated into hours of drivable playlists separated sort of by both mood and weather and time of day #I’ve got my playlist of love songs that I can’t listen to bc I’ll weep and start yearning #my horse my hound- my playlist about having a body and being the thing inside that body #a divinity in disguise - renamed for my tag here but it’s about trying to prove to myself that god exists through music/ other people #plus so many others!! my back porch in the rain playlist! my sitting on top of a mountain playlist!! #songs for niblings bedtime is a fun one #shots fired in the kitchen- parts 1 and 2 (1 for prep work and easy fun days. two for hard days and rushes and anger) #cinematic universe- for things that need to be in movies or made into amvs and then #Ali cinematic universe- for songs for my life movie specifically #there’s. more. so many more haha
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  • sufferthesea
    16.06.2021 - 1 hour ago

    i love that the Universal Monsters Universe didn’t work out because of their total failures with the mummy remake and dracula untold and the studio *said* they had abandoned the idea entirely but i know they’re secretly holding onto the hopes that they can salvage it with better films and really want to succeed in creating the UMU and so they’re subtly (not-so-subtly) trying to cling to any hope of the UMU being A Thing by hiring leigh to write and direct the invisible man and now to write and direct the wolfman remake because they know he’s a great writer and director and they know his movies earn cult followings because he puts so much heart into his characters and he has a fantastic eye for directing (especially in the invisible man where the main antagonist isn’t even seen for 99% of the film) and he’s like their last chance at resurrecting a dead universe and honestly, if he succeeds and creates more than one successful (or at least DECENT) film in the UMU, he deserves a lot more recognition and respect from the studios and horror fans because no one else has been able to do it with their remakes in recent years!!

    #leigh whannell#universal monsters #universal monsters universe #dracula#the mummy#the wolfman #the invisible man #this is a leigh whannell stan post but also #this is a psa #that if they do a remake of any more classic horror films #i want to be cast as the #sexy undead villain who gets killed at the end #simply because it's always been my dream #to be a sexy undead villain #either in real life or in the movies #i grew up watching these characters #my friend forced me to sit down and watch #the creature from the black lagoon with him lmao #this is a rant but anyways #i would die for leigh whannell #simply #i would die for him #that's it #in a movie or in real life #again#mine 44 #akimi.txt #akimi stans
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  • bokusaka
    16.06.2021 - 1 hour ago

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    #ky speaks#ky rants #i hate this society that demands you have a college degree #forces you to choose what you want to do for the rest of your life when #youre a sixteen year old dumb kid with zero life experience #then doesnt let you go back later to get a different degree because #you *already have an adequate education* #yes i have a degree but its in a field i Do Not want nor am physically or mentally able to work in #i want a New degree but no one will let me get one #now i can either pay over 100k to get a degree from a private university #that still may not let me attend due to said previous bachelors #or i can figure if i can game the system by starting at a community college and transfering into a four year #also i cant get into masters programs because i need to have a *relevant bachelors* #but im trying to change fields Entirely #i fucking hate all of this
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  • taqilamorena
    15.06.2021 - 2 hours ago

    Model : Taqiyyah Francis

    Ig: @taqilamorena

    Photographer: Zea Wiltshire

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  • aaelfohto
    15.06.2021 - 2 hours ago

    Where am I suppose to meet men at... in this plandemic economy?

    #sigh #would like to start hanging out & dating again #lmaooooo im bored #aael#aaelfohto #uhm universe... ya girl getting kinda lonely #im crying 🤣 #im not smoking weed for awhile #dating life been obsolete
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  • manilalbahiram
    15.06.2021 - 3 hours ago

    Where Did Life Come From?

    Where Did Life Come From?

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  • worstloki
    15.06.2021 - 3 hours ago

    Loki is just trying to vibe with the Tesseract I swear but meanwhile infinity stones and universe elders are swarming him as if the multiverse revolves around him which *checks notes* yeah actually that sounds pretty consistent with what I’ve seen so far

    #you think ‘how does Loki know The Collector’ and ‘how’d Loki get the Grandmaster’s favour’ and ‘if TimeKeeps all knowing why Loki a problem’ #and the answer is simply that they’re fond of and have adopted him into their circle #honorary make-his-life-terrible listing mention #Loki just wants to sleep eat maybe wash his hair #but can’t do anything without a frickin universe elder deciding he needs to be babysat bc he’s ‘barely a thousand’ #infinity stones????? #Loki somehow winded up within 100 meters of 3 infinity stones in Avengers 1????? like the madlad he is??????????? #the Aether shows up and OH how conVENient that LOKI is needed for this mission #Thanos shows on the Statesman with Power and that means Soul is the only one Loki hasn’t directly had time to chill with #why is everything powerful in the universe attracted to Loki #and usually for nefarious purposes too!! #just let a guy chill thanks #istg now he’s working for the managers of all time and the multiverse and there are infinity stones lying scattered around as paperweights #marvel PLEASE un-nerf Loki so we have a reason everything big strong and scary has it out for Loki specifically #because right now I’m stuck assuming the infinity stones are fond because he’s cute and the Elders of the Universs find him adorable #which works for me but it’d be better for him to not be hanging around ultra powerful cosmic forces with 2 knives maybe 3 #the Loki show #Loki spoilers #Loki show spoilers
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  • studyingchemeng
    15.06.2021 - 3 hours ago

    studying for the applied thermodynamics ii exam and contemplating my life choices...

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  • cursedfortune
    15.06.2021 - 4 hours ago
    #tunes #this song i've loved for a long time and all i remembered was how funny the video for it is #and rewatching just has me rolling because mortem would have the same attitude singing it #but really like hell isn't a place souls go to in her canon #but the phrasing and use of 'hell' exists since they are big bad bitches in the universe #so i always liked this song as mortem just :eyes: at someone whose life she was about to dedicate her time to ruining #and not even being mad about it. just savoring the fact that they are out of their element and don't realize it until she brings them hell #the eating cake part of '???' face kills me
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  • hereismestudying
    15.06.2021 - 5 hours ago

    I dont wanna do anything, like something sucked my motivation out of me.

    And now i am just... sitting in front of my laptop writing this post.

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  • fredvestis
    15.06.2021 - 5 hours ago

    this is a long ass vent but i had no one to vent to irl. sorry.

    #i love my irl friends but the thing is our paths have diverged so much from the last time we were schooling together #and sometimes it is just so frustrating #because they've had relatively cushy lives since then as far as im aware #and there's literally a running gag about how i have dogshit luck and can never catch a break #but i think its reached a point where like. guys we can joke about it sometimes. but you realise it's not just a joke right. #they love saying stuff like wow youre so smart wow youll def be successful as i get rejected from university for the nth time #and get stuck in contract/shift jobs while they can work full time from home #and theyre talking about buying houses and asking me about it and it's driving me insane i can barely support myself what do you mean housea #and its not even just them...like my entire extended family views my worth the same way #my grandma still talks about how i could count to 100 at the age of 2 #my aunts always tell my cousins to direct their questions to me bc im the cleverest etc #and all my countless cousins all know me as the smart one who will grow up and earn lots of money ( #often joking that theyll sponge off me next time #) my entire life i have been told that i've got what it takes and that i can do it #that when i say no i cant do it no i need help #nobody knows how to act anymore??? #like maybe just my mum but she can only sigh and wonder why my life has been so hard #but i dont even dare to complain to her too much bc shes swamped and struggling with her own life #my sister just makes paggro comments at me daily bc she expected me to do more as the 'smart' one and now she's disappointed #i have complained to my irl friends but they only know how to laugh it off and be like dude no way your life sucks that bad #i get it bro!! my life sucks!!! i've been trying for the past 5 years!! i want to get out of this!! #if everybody says im destined for success where is it!!! #ramblings
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  • spidderboy
    15.06.2021 - 6 hours ago

    anyone who is a student in leiden, netherlands / egham, uk or vancouver, canada could u tell me how expensive student life is ? im trying to narrow down my options for my exchange semester next yr and i would rlly appreciate it.

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  • artemisvexing
    15.06.2021 - 6 hours ago

    I have this coworker that loves to try to convince me to ask my boss to turn my part time position into a full time one as if I, a depressed, anxious, perpetually exhausted 19 year old, want nothing more than to spend my summer vacation doing 40-hour work weeks back to back.

    Today she asks, "What do you do when you get off so early?" I mind my business, ma'am. I mind my freaking business. I guess that notion skipped a generation.

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  • jcinkgalore
    15.06.2021 - 6 hours ago

    knew you'd linger like a tattoo kiss.

    tattoo kiss is a slice-of-life jcink premium site set in the seaport city of seattle, washington. we have just launched our site buzz with an aim to open on friday, june 18th. come join us!

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  • secretdoor42
    15.06.2021 - 6 hours ago

    My exam started… and I am totally stressed out… 🤦🏼‍♀️❤️‍🩹📚

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  • fandomlife-confessions
    15.06.2021 - 7 hours ago
    #marvel cinematic universe #mcu #fandom life confessions
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  • chauceryfairytales
    15.06.2021 - 9 hours ago

    I’m knitting so many Friend Socks this year help

    #soon i'll run out of friends and they'll start being friend-of-a-friend socks or something #one of my friends asked me if i didn't want to sell socks but the idea gave me a major yikes #i don't want any pressure about this hobby #i'm not accepting sock comissions #socks are a gift made with love #i'm also thinking about buying more yarn this week #idk some really soft colors this time #when did my life turn into this #staying at home online university reading writing and knitting endless socks #it sounds peaceful and it isn't horrible but
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  • bigbigsads-39
    15.06.2021 - 10 hours ago

    Harry Potter AU when the postman drops the mail off at number 4 privet drive the morning after harry was left on the doorstep, he notices baby Harry on the doorstep and calls whatever the UK version of CPS is, becuase there was a literal baby left outside in november overnight. So, harry gets adopted by a muggle family instead of the Dursleys, and is not *abused* for half of his childhood.

    also dumbledore why the fuck would you leave the baby on a doorstep in fall. OVERNIGHT. i just-

    #why is this my life #harry potter#alternate universe #fanfic idea thats never gonna happen
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  • calangkoh
    15.06.2021 - 11 hours ago

    i said im done ranting today but im not. fma 03 cares so much about conversation and open dialogue about emotions and beliefs and thats pretty sexy of it i think. the fact that the most important scene to the show’s core message is just. a talk between roy and ed in a car about war and dreams. and not in a tell-dont-show way like fmab tends to do with its exposition and characters (it kinda tends to spoonfeed the audience), but in a natural way for characters to interact and open up. theyre talking to each other, not the audience. furthering each other’s character arcs, not explaining the plot. and it feels natural. ed has a whole debate and emotional vent with a war veteran early on that ends up being yet another extremely important stepping stone in the show’s message and ed’s character arc. and these conversations stick with you and are some of the most memorable and impactful moments of the series.

    #i like steven universe for the same reason. the caring about your characters talking and having conversations about life and feelings #without feeling like theyre talking to the audience. talking down to them or spoonfeeding exposition #the conversations feel natural and well written #and they stick with you. because theres impact in the words not just information
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