I am actually legitimately unsettled right now like…I’m extremely uncomfortable I REMEMBER IT BEING BERENSTEIN and I was like ‘haha this is a hoax, nice one’ but it….it’s true. Here’s a picture of me with a berenstAIN book
Who remembers the Berenstain Bears? Many people actually remember it as the Berenstein Bears. It’s part of the Mandela theory, or a term that someone is positive something happened although it didn’t. Many attribute these false memories as a glimpse into a parallel universe. (Source)
Ok nonononono fuck no I swear I have these on my shelf and I swear to god they say Berenstein, I am checking right now this cannot be real
WHAT THE FUCJK THEY ALL FUKCING SAY BERENSTAIN THEY DIDN’T SAY THAT WHEN i WAS A CHILD I DON’T UNDERSTAND. THIS CANNOT BE REAL, THIS CANNOT BE A THING
It was DEFINITELY Berenstein though, this is blowing my mind. If you had asked me before this moment I would have spelled it that way, and now I have like ten books on my shelf spelled like freaking Berenstain.
…Am I the only one who distinctly remembers it as Berenstain?
It’s not Berenstein Bears?
You’re fucking shitting me. I just googled this to fact check and they’re right, it’s
Holy shit my childhood is a lie.
I wonder when we switched universes cause that’s messed up
hi im a transfeminine nonbinary person
wtf no you are a man
MARCELINE AND BUBBLEGUM ARE G A Y
MARCELINE AND BUBBLEGUM HAVE BOTH EXPRESSED ATTRACTION TO MEN SO THEYRE PROBABLY B I S E X U A L
i don’t care
I do bc bisexuals have literally no representation in media lol get ur biphobia away from me pls
Things that DO matter in college that people don’t tell you about:
- How to take a good nap. Seriously it will save your ass. Follow one of these two strategies: 1) Set aside 30-40 mins depending on how long it takes you to fall asleep/get ready to go after you get back up, to give yourself enough time for a 20 min powernap. You won’t wake up feeling like you regained your sleep debt but you’ll feel fresher and perkier and you’ll remember whatever the heck your next class is about. OR, 2) Set aside 1.5-2 hours on days when you have more time, generally in the early afternoon. Drink a lot of water and some coffee or tea before you go to bed. The water will make sure you don’t have nasty breath when you wake up, and also gets rid of the sleep inertia you feel after naps that’s usually caused by dehydration. The caffeine will take about an hour to hit your system, allowing you to gradually wake yourself up and give you a boost when you get up and go. This amount of time to sleep will probably put you through a full sleep cycle and leave you with more of your wits about you.
- Don’t buy your books from the school store if you can help it, and when you order them, try to order as many as you can from one place (half price books, amazon, etc) to reduce shipping costs. I’ve also gone through entire classes by using pdf versions if you can find them.
- Use a written planner of some sort. Seriously. I use my computer/phone’s reminders, notes, alarms, etc, but you have a tendency to swipe them away while you’re working on your device or lose them in a bunch of notifications. A little notebook where you write down assignments and things to do will save your ASS.
- Related: Back your stuff up. Back it up on usbs, via dropbox, on an external hard drive, email it to yourself, print it out, it doesn’t matter: BACK IT UP. You WILL have a technology crisis at one point, probably about something genuinely important, and this will be the difference between a scary inconvenience and a total meltdown.
- Ask your professors for help when you need it. If they don’t mind (which is usually the case) you have a valuable resource and possibly a connection in the future because you now stand out to them. If they don’t, you can make a better case to the university about problems you have with the class because you can say you made the effort.
- Call the university offices when you have a problem, or go there in person. Emails almost never cut it. They are 100% more likely to pick up the phone; make sure you know office hours.
- UTILIZE ON-CAMPUS HEALTH RESOURCES. You would be amazed how much stuff and how many procedures universities and colleges offer for way cheaper or even for free compared to hospitals and outside medical centers. Many of them also work with your insurance if you have it. And most universities offer at least a certain number of free counselling services, or can help you find counselors in the area if you need them.
- If something is free, take it. TAKE THE FREE STUFF. Take the free ugly cups and shirts and usb plugs. Take the free donuts. You don’t HAVE to sign up for whatever they’re advertising unless they outright tell you so. Just be polite.
- Seriously, be polite. BE POLITE. Be as polite to every campus worker and employee member as you possibly can. You absolutely NEVER know who will remember it, and it can make a huge difference. You never know when a stranger can turn out to be a friend, or offer a smile or encouragement when you least expected it. Janitors, baristas, that professor you always share the elevator with. Help each other out. Be nice.
- Other side of the coin: if you’re a dick to employees/ras/etc, they will remember it. Just because you CAN do something or think you can get away with it, or think that putting a ‘witty’ sticker on every available surface is RADICAL and EDGY and HILARIOUS doesn’t mean that it is. It means someone has to clean up after your mess. You’re an adult now, don’t make life harder on yourself or other people. Exercise your new freedoms, stretch your wings, let yourself take risks and make mistakes. Just do your best not to hurt people as you go! You’re sharing the world!
Idk that’s stuff that I learned either the easy or hard way and there will be other stuff that YOU will learn and pass on to other people. In fact add onto this list if you have other tips and advice!!
The point of that is that it literally doesn’t matter one bit if you don’t know what you want to do before you go to college, or even if you DO know but then you get there and it’s not as great or as easy or fun as you thought and you want to try something else even though you thought you had a LIFE PLAN
They make you stress over that so much as a high schooler and it’s bizarre. You don’t even have to declare a major when you start college. All you babs who just started college or will start it soon, seriously, it will be alright
You can even change your major a year before you graduate and still pull it off if you’re cool with working your ass off for a while, people do it all the time. And after you graduate you aren’t obligated to get a job in the exact field you have a degree in. Remarkably few things in your life are as set in stone and unretractable as the world in general wants you to believe
Things I wanted to be when I ‘grew up’ and spent legitimate time and money learning about:
- marine biologist
- brief stint of ‘reptile enthusiast’
Things I had no clue I wanted to do until I was about to enter college and sorta panicked and picked something and worked hard at it and eventually got good at:
Anyway I want to do nanowrimo this year I say that like every other year but I REALLY WANNA TRY IT
Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.
cniska replied to your post:That being said don’t tell the dept I think…
seriously who has the time. I have definitely “interviewed” a piece of paper with the information I needed on it to avoid bothering people.
Basically the general consensus I’m getting from lots and lots of recent grads from programs large and small, local to internationally famous, is that design/illustration faculty are severely out of touch with the way the market runs today and how modern professionals start their businesses. And that efforts to get them to learn about the way the modern market works before throwing their students into the void are met with a lot of condescension
And that’s bad! That’s wrong. I’m disappointed
I’ve been working on a graphic novel pitch in the last few days. Here is a preview of some of the panels.