From always shipping the redeemable 'bad boy' with the girl who takes none of his shit to an amateur detective who asks way too many personal questions to the smoking hot German nation team, here's a random collection of everything I love!
This is Foo-Chan, the Japanese equivalent of Grumpy Cat. But instead of being grumpy, he just looks like he’s disappointed all of the time.
BIG DOGS THAT THINK THEY’RE SMALL LAP DOGS ARE MY FAVORITE DOGS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD
Tbh, everybody exaggerates the difficulty of ochem. It’s definitely not The Worst Class Ever if you tackle it from the right angle.
(full disclosure: ochem was a breeze for me, so I might not be the best person to ask about its difficulty lol)
The most important thing is to never, ever, EVER approach ochem with pure brute-force memorization. Ochem is not something you can memorize. There’s simply too much content, too little time, and too wide of a variety of things that can be asked. In order to learn ochem, you need to be able to distinguish between the basics that have to be memorized and the more advanced topics that you need to be able to rationalize using those basics. Some of the most important things that you need to understand inside and out:
- Arrow pushing. Learn how to move those electrons around until all you can see when you close your eyes are electron pairs dancing around and single-electron transfers poking you with those single-barbed arrows. (If you wanna get some practice ahead of time, here’s a nice book that will give you a great foundation)
- Acid-base reactions. Proton transfers are everywhere, and you need to be able to see where those can come into play and how they can affect the way a reaction will proceed. And this is closely related to…
- Electronegativity. Bond polarization can tell you so much about what’s going on; remember, opposite charges attract! Things like oxygen, chlorine, nitrogen, and fluorine will pull electrons towards them quite a bit, and electrons will generally tend to move in their direction.
- And for the love of god, make sure you never draw a pentavalent carbon. Ochem doesn’t deal with carboranes, nitrogenase, or other exotic bonding modes of that sort, so make sure you never draw more than four full bonds to carbon.
Ochem is all about how electrons “flow” around carbon, and your job is to try to understand that as best you can. It won’t be easy, but it’s perfectly doable. Remember, there’s a huge array of resources at your disposal, whether that be study guides on the Internet, tutors at your institution, or reference books in the library (or even my askbox!), so don’t be afraid to ask for help if you don’t understand something!
Man am i EVER grateful for fanfic.
EVERY DAMN DAY
and if you want to be as happy as I am right now here
A twist on a regular trope with long chapters.
Germany National Team + textposts part 2 [part 1]
Germany National Team + textposts
I’M WAKING UP TO ASH AND DUST
I WIPE MY BROW AND I SWEAT MY RUST
I’M BREATHING IN THE CHEMICALS
Bollywood movies aren’t real
It’s dhoom if anyone was wondering
Guess what I’m watching?