val-ium-nstuff said: I was a little confused for a second after reading the post. I read the title as “A-hole in the World” All I could think of was, that’s a pretty fucken awesome title, before I realized what it actually said. I’m gonna go read this fic now.
Haha! That would have to be a very different story. Though a/b/o DOES spend a lot more time on assholes than even your average slash-fic… *snickers*
ltleflrt said: I want to write an a/b/o fic but I’m working on my Cursed or Not story and the sequel too Feels Like Home D:
How great would that be? But I know that feel. Ahhh the pain of having too many stories and not enough time to write them!!
lexxxissexxx asked: so, I'm on mobile right now and I don't know if you have a FAQ or anything so I'm sorry if you get this a lot. but, I was just wondering what college(s?) you went to to reach your doctorate in psychology. I want to get my masters for sure, but I'm still looking into what colleges have better programs than others. I started my junior year this week and I'm taking the ACT in October, so I'm trying to be proactive about this! thank you! :)
Sure. I did my undergrad honors bachelor’s in science at Oregon State University, since it was close to home and meant in-state tuition. I also started out as a math major, which I thoroughly enjoyed, but I didn’t have anything I wanted to do with it, I wasn’t gifted at math, just good, so I chose it for lack of interest in anything else at the time. I wasn’t ready to go to college, but my parents pushed me to, thinking it was a necessity that I go immediately out of high school. Honestly I might have been better off taking the first two years at a CC and saving the money, because I wasn’t sure what I was doing till my junior year, but I can’t really regret it since I met my future mentor my first year, and the honors college at OSU is superb.
Anyway, at the undergrad level, there’s really not a ton of difference between how the fundamentals get taught, or how that affects your chance of getting into a grad program. Just make sure the school has a big enough program that professors get to teach their specialty, not butcher someone else’s. Otherwise, don’t waste your money on “prestige”.
They’re far more interested in your research experience, GRE scores, and letters of rec when it comes to grad school. I became very interested in research on the scientific side of psychology (as opposed to the applied side, e.g. counseling or consulting psychology) and joined a research lab to gain research experience and be part of the cutting edge of scientific research in the area.
Eventually I decided I wanted to go to grad school, since a BS in psychology qualifies you for little more than an entry-level HR job or what is essentially a psychiatric babysitter.
Masters degrees and Doctoral degrees have very different purposes. If you want to take your degree and use it for something like becoming a social worker or family therapist or so-on, then you probably want a master’s degree. Masters programs are focused on applied knowledge, internships, and coursework. The goal is to set you up with the skills you need for a certain category of jobs.
Doctoral programs, though far more rigorous, feature fewer courses because their emphasis is on development of your skills as a scientist. In a doctoral program, you will spend much more of your time developing scientific studies as well as interfacing with the cutting-edge research in the field, learning how to publish their work and collaborate with colleagues. The culmination of doctoral program is in the dissertation, which is an entire research program that is your own blood, sweat and tears, and which is something completely new in the field. A unique and worthy contribution to science. It is your proof that you are a full scientist in your own right and ready to take your place among the other scientists out there. This is also why the school is less important than your mentor when choosing a PhD program. You will spend 5+ years working under this person’s guidance. It’s important to pick someone you click with. Or can at least survive. I went to University of California, Riverside for my PhD, straight from undergrad, and though it was very, very difficult at times, I learned valuable things from my advisor and he was at least willing to stop piling work on my plate long enough for me to finish my dissertation in the final month.
Many people do not realize this, but you don’t need a masters before you apply to PhD programs. (However, not everyone has high enough scores/gpa to get into PhD programs without a Masters, so some choose to take a related masters first). Many PhD programs include the option to earn a masters along the way, frequently with little additional work beyond the things required already. Really, the degree you choose is dependent upon your goals.
ltleflrt asked: Thank you for suggesting that I read A Hole in the World. It's finished now, and my life is ruined because there is no more D: Between Real Slick Dean and A Hole in the World I am now completely addicted to a/b/o and I'm okay with that lol
RIGHT? I am also totally addicted to a/b/o dean/cas… there’s only so much of it that stays true to the characters but what is there is so good. And I want moooooore. Now if only I could get the groove really going on the RSD sequel…
- misha: *gets naked and turns his sex hair up to 11*
- misha: *talks about his dick*
- misha: this is for charity
Oh how exciting to see art inspired by my story! I love the play of the shadows in this piece. Appropriate given where they spend so much of their time in this story :D
Yay, I finished translating chapter 7 of Stiles’s Story Time (without butchering Goodnight Moon! (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧) and I’ll soon start on chapter 8, which, with the exception of chapter 15, is the longest of the whole fic. Oh God.
On other news, it’s hailing like crazy, so I guess we can all say goodbye to my nicely shaped peaches. So long, butt-like peaches! I enjoyed imaginig eating you, once!
Ah, well. ヽ(ー_ー )ノ
I seriously can’t tell you how excited I am to stumble my way through the Italian and read all your wonderful translations!
sincerely, a person who has been on prozac for 9 years
this is in response to some shitty stuff i’ve seen on my dash recently. it’s super simplified, so if you’d like to know some more indepth stuff on how exactly it works, google it—OR BETTER YET actually talk to a mental health doctor psychiatrist person wow