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crunchbuttsteak:

have you ever known somebody so shitty they completely ruin that first name for you?

Do you mean personally know or know of? Cause not to get all Godwin’s Law on you but a certain person ruined a first name for pretty much everyone.

snowyanna:

215-to-fit:

rustboro-city:

svviggle:

kastortheunlockable:

stunningpicture:

My 7 year old son was shot down by his 1st grade teacher

The american public education system in a nutshell tho

My third grade teacher actually had a conversation with my mom that I was reading to well and told her to stop having me read at home

My first grade teacher said that it was problematic that I was reading ahead of the rest of the kids in my grade and asked my parents to stop letting me read Harry Potter.
My fourth grade teacher thought it was wrong for my dad to be teaching me complex math because it fascinated me.
My elementary school music teacher hated the way my piano teacher taught me, and how I was more advanced than many of her students, and so told me, in front of my peers and my mother, that I was not good enough to participate in the state solo festival. She would not give me the form. We had to procure it from the district instead. She also hated how I excelled at reading and playing music for the recorder, and so she refused to give me my “belts” (colored beads to signify our level) and humiliated me in front of the class repeatedly.
My eighth grade algebra teacher used to fail me on take home tests because I didn’t solve problems exactly the way she showed us in class; I used methods that we had learned for other types of problems that also applied to these. She took points off my tests because I didn’t bring a calculator even though I got 100% without it, because I was able to do it by hand. I had to call my father, who is an engineer, down to the school to shout her down and give me back my A in the class.
My 10th grade Spanish teacher yelled at me in front of the class numerous times because she didn’t like the way I took notes; she thought that since I didn’t write every word off the slide, I wasn’t getting it all down. I had to explain to her that people who have taken advanced courses, like AP or IB classes, know that in a fast-paced learning environment you need to take quick shorthand notes that contain the necessary information rather than wasting time writing every word. She almost gave me detention.
My 11th grade English teacher gave me a poor mark on my first short essay because she believed that I was looking up unnecessarily complex words in a thesaurus to try and get better marks. The phrases in question: “laced with expletives” and “bombarded”. She wouldn’t hear any defense from me.
My 11th grade history teacher failed me on an essay about the 1950s because I misread the prompt. Except the prompt wasn’t words; it was a political cartoon. One of the figures was clearly president Eisenhower, but the other I couldn’t place. My teacher would not tell us who it was. I labelled him as the governor of Little Rock Arkansas during the integration period, and wrote an essay about that subject. My teacher said that no, it was Joseph McCarthy, and that there was a small picture of the man in our textbook and therefore I should have recognized him instantly. Half the class, apparently, did not.
The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win.

"The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win." 

Fun story time. I loved to read. So much so, I was reading chapter books in kindergarden. I broke the record for reading points in elementary school. They actually had to start making up prizes for me. No one in the history of the school had ever read so many books in a year. Basically, my class liked me because I won those suckers pizza parties in my spare time.
In second grade, I had a teacher named Ms. Mobley who believed all children should be average. She flat out told my father that all children should make C’s, and should never strive for more than that.
Not only was she insane, she also would routinely spell things wrong for us to copy for our spelling tests. Later, when we spelled those words wrong on the test, she would mark us off. Yes, our own teacher was sabotaging us.
I should have been tested for gifted classes, but I was not. Why? Ms. Mobley didn’t believe in “gifted” children.
This teacher had tenure and could not be fired.
Never forget.
"The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win." 

Heart goes out to you. I’ve had some fantastic teachers who encouraged me to read ahead if I wanted so I’d finished an entire series before the class got to the end of a book. Science teachers who were happy to answer questions on stuff beyond the level we were studying for and an art teacher who allowed a bunch of kids to hang around in her classroom and work on projects or discuss things or feel safe.
I hope not all the US system is like that and really none of it should be. Teachers are meant to nurture not put down.

snowyanna:

215-to-fit:

rustboro-city:

svviggle:

kastortheunlockable:

stunningpicture:

My 7 year old son was shot down by his 1st grade teacher

The american public education system in a nutshell tho

My third grade teacher actually had a conversation with my mom that I was reading to well and told her to stop having me read at home

My first grade teacher said that it was problematic that I was reading ahead of the rest of the kids in my grade and asked my parents to stop letting me read Harry Potter.

My fourth grade teacher thought it was wrong for my dad to be teaching me complex math because it fascinated me.

My elementary school music teacher hated the way my piano teacher taught me, and how I was more advanced than many of her students, and so told me, in front of my peers and my mother, that I was not good enough to participate in the state solo festival. She would not give me the form. We had to procure it from the district instead. She also hated how I excelled at reading and playing music for the recorder, and so she refused to give me my “belts” (colored beads to signify our level) and humiliated me in front of the class repeatedly.

My eighth grade algebra teacher used to fail me on take home tests because I didn’t solve problems exactly the way she showed us in class; I used methods that we had learned for other types of problems that also applied to these. She took points off my tests because I didn’t bring a calculator even though I got 100% without it, because I was able to do it by hand. I had to call my father, who is an engineer, down to the school to shout her down and give me back my A in the class.

My 10th grade Spanish teacher yelled at me in front of the class numerous times because she didn’t like the way I took notes; she thought that since I didn’t write every word off the slide, I wasn’t getting it all down. I had to explain to her that people who have taken advanced courses, like AP or IB classes, know that in a fast-paced learning environment you need to take quick shorthand notes that contain the necessary information rather than wasting time writing every word. She almost gave me detention.

My 11th grade English teacher gave me a poor mark on my first short essay because she believed that I was looking up unnecessarily complex words in a thesaurus to try and get better marks. The phrases in question: “laced with expletives” and “bombarded”. She wouldn’t hear any defense from me.

My 11th grade history teacher failed me on an essay about the 1950s because I misread the prompt. Except the prompt wasn’t words; it was a political cartoon. One of the figures was clearly president Eisenhower, but the other I couldn’t place. My teacher would not tell us who it was. I labelled him as the governor of Little Rock Arkansas during the integration period, and wrote an essay about that subject. My teacher said that no, it was Joseph McCarthy, and that there was a small picture of the man in our textbook and therefore I should have recognized him instantly. Half the class, apparently, did not.

The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win.

"The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win." 

Fun story time. I loved to read. So much so, I was reading chapter books in kindergarden. I broke the record for reading points in elementary school. They actually had to start making up prizes for me. No one in the history of the school had ever read so many books in a year. Basically, my class liked me because I won those suckers pizza parties in my spare time.

In second grade, I had a teacher named Ms. Mobley who believed all children should be average. She flat out told my father that all children should make C’s, and should never strive for more than that.

Not only was she insane, she also would routinely spell things wrong for us to copy for our spelling tests. Later, when we spelled those words wrong on the test, she would mark us off. Yes, our own teacher was sabotaging us.

I should have been tested for gifted classes, but I was not. Why? Ms. Mobley didn’t believe in “gifted” children.

This teacher had tenure and could not be fired.

Never forget.

"The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win." 

Heart goes out to you. I’ve had some fantastic teachers who encouraged me to read ahead if I wanted so I’d finished an entire series before the class got to the end of a book. Science teachers who were happy to answer questions on stuff beyond the level we were studying for and an art teacher who allowed a bunch of kids to hang around in her classroom and work on projects or discuss things or feel safe.

I hope not all the US system is like that and really none of it should be. Teachers are meant to nurture not put down.

Tracked down the original artwork and you can find it here by rooster82.

Tracked down the original artwork and you can find it here by rooster82.

(Source: terrakion)

laalratty:

ENGLAND 1, 2 AND 3 IN WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL ALL ROUND ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS!!!!!

Bloody well done to all of the girls.

WOOOOOOO

glitterarygetsit:

"To an extent it’s a problem with fandom: the fact is that you’ve got thousands of intelligent people thinking about a problem, and statistically speaking some of them are likely to come up with something more clever than the creators. […] There comes a point at which, frankly, fandom IS better than the creators. We have more minds, more cumulative talent, more voices arguing for different kinds of representation, more backstory… The thing is that I rarely get involved with a show without a fandom anymore, because I actually enjoy the analysis and fic and fun more than I enjoy the show itself. Similarly, I get drawn into shows I otherwise wouldn’t really consider by the strength of their fandom. And I want the shows to live up to their fandom, but it’s an almost impossibly high bar, because the parts of fandom I choose to engage with are often parts that wouldn’t be considered sufficiently accessible or relevant to a majority of viewers. So… basically, for me, fandom is primary, and canon is secondary. The latter is really only there to facilitate the former.”

- me, in a discussion on fan responses to media on facebook.

#this is the first time i’ve really articulated this#and i was quite pleased with it#this is the thing: i care so much less about original material than i do about fanworks

This is a good point

knittedace:

nethenclawpuff:

jaayyne:

monetizeyourcat:

barefootmarley:

scientific fact

how the fuck is this true. there are many people with less than a complete human skeleton. this requires that some people have more bones than an entire skeleton, or perhaps for one person to have hundreds of millions more bones than an entire skeleton. who is he? who is he??

bones georg

Also there is a condition where if you damage muscle tissue it can ossified and turn to bone. This is not a nice thing to go through I’d imagine. I’m not making this up, go look it up here. Thankfully it’s pretty rare.

Alternatively, when it says “average” it could be referring to either the median or the mode, rather than the mean.

Good point, good point.

knittedace:

nethenclawpuff:

jaayyne:

monetizeyourcat:

barefootmarley:

scientific fact

how the fuck is this true. there are many people with less than a complete human skeleton. this requires that some people have more bones than an entire skeleton, or perhaps for one person to have hundreds of millions more bones than an entire skeleton. who is he? who is he??

bones georg

Also there is a condition where if you damage muscle tissue it can ossified and turn to bone. This is not a nice thing to go through I’d imagine. I’m not making this up, go look it up here. Thankfully it’s pretty rare.

Alternatively, when it says “average” it could be referring to either the median or the mode, rather than the mean.

Good point, good point.

jaayyne:

monetizeyourcat:

barefootmarley:

scientific fact

how the fuck is this true. there are many people with less than a complete human skeleton. this requires that some people have more bones than an entire skeleton, or perhaps for one person to have hundreds of millions more bones than an entire skeleton. who is he? who is he??

bones georg

Also there is a condition where if you damage muscle tissue it can ossified and turn to bone. This is not a nice thing to go through I’d imagine. I’m not making this up, go look it up here. Thankfully it’s pretty rare.

jaayyne:

monetizeyourcat:

barefootmarley:

scientific fact

how the fuck is this true. there are many people with less than a complete human skeleton. this requires that some people have more bones than an entire skeleton, or perhaps for one person to have hundreds of millions more bones than an entire skeleton. who is he? who is he??

bones georg

Also there is a condition where if you damage muscle tissue it can ossified and turn to bone. This is not a nice thing to go through I’d imagine. I’m not making this up, go look it up here. Thankfully it’s pretty rare.

(Source: moonmolt)

laalratty:

nethenclawpuff:

littlepaperfrogs:

nethenclawpuff:

laalratty:

Damn, 5pm on Saturday at Nine Worlds. I need to be in 3 places at once for:

Fight Choreography for Writers
Props and Armour using Pepapkura
The Joss Whedon Quiz

Why do you do this Nine Worlds? Especially when I’m trying to see if I can eat at a normal time this year.

I DON’T KNOW WHEN TO EAT OMFG AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I knew this would happen again damnit. What a sad burden to have (not).

Seriously though, not sure when I’m going to eat.

My strategy for things like this is just bring food from home and try to eat discreetly in the back row at a panel.

There is a McDonalds near by but don’t want to do that constantly so could work. And the panel I’m on isn’t near lunch reaaaaally. Hmmm. What to bring though that will last unrefrigerated from thursday to sunday and isn’t worse than McDonalds?

Knittedace and I had McDonalds for tea 3 days in a row last year - each day was after 10pm as well. We’re going to try foods you just need hot water for this year for quick snacks and try to get to one of the pubs. I think reasonably priced easily accessible food is the one main downside of the location of Nine Worlds.

I don’t think there’s a lot they can do about that though, central London locations cost a ton more both in venue (and so ticket) and hotel costs for those going which would probably mean more money spent that going to McDonalds every day or even eating at the in-house restaurant or something. And whilst I do have things that I can just add hot water to they’re better as snacks not so much for actual meals. I’ll figure something out. Get a nice big breakfast when I can and then eat dinner at a slightly odd hour or something. 

manafromheaven:

sherlock-awa-holmes:

Just to clarify 

WAIT WHAT FUCKING COOL

Didn’t know any of this was going on but yay cool

manafromheaven:

sherlock-awa-holmes:

Just to clarify 

WAIT WHAT FUCKING COOL

Didn’t know any of this was going on but yay cool

satanfictive:

there are serously people in this day and age who do Not Tip, they say “oh i don’t tip” like it’s a charming character trait. don’t talk to these people. dont look at them. these people should be required to tell their waitresses that they don’t tip before service starts. let the chips fall where they may

Mostly a US thing I think as they actually get paid over here so it’s nice but not such a big deal. But in the USA yeah, if you aint gonna tip don’t go out and eat.

EGG! YOU'RE AN EGG BENDER! THE EGGATAR MASTER OF THE 4 EGGEMENTS

likesdinos:

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Scrambled.

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Poached.

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Omelette.

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Harboiled.

Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Omelettes attacked. Only the Eggatar, master of all four Eggements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Eggatar, an Hardboiled named Egg. And although his hardboiled skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone.

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But I believe Egg can save the kitchen.

OMG

In which Ben Browder writes a story for an episode and gives himself a bunch of scenes with Claudia Black and it’s fantastic not just cause they’re good actors but because you never stop loving how Cam and Vala have an utterly different feel to them down to the bones than John and Aeryn did.

Even though both pairs are played by the same actors and are sci-fi with the woman not being from Earth.

Especially Claudia cause jeez, could Vala and Aeryn be any more different?

littlepaperfrogs:

nethenclawpuff:

laalratty:

Damn, 5pm on Saturday at Nine Worlds. I need to be in 3 places at once for:

Fight Choreography for Writers
Props and Armour using Pepapkura
The Joss Whedon Quiz

Why do you do this Nine Worlds? Especially when I’m trying to see if I can eat at a normal time this year.

I DON’T KNOW WHEN TO EAT OMFG AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I knew this would happen again damnit. What a sad burden to have (not).

Seriously though, not sure when I’m going to eat.

My strategy for things like this is just bring food from home and try to eat discreetly in the back row at a panel.

There is a McDonalds near by but don’t want to do that constantly so could work. And the panel I’m on isn’t near lunch reaaaaally. Hmmm. What to bring though that will last unrefrigerated from thursday to sunday and isn’t worse than McDonalds?

laalratty:

Damn, 5pm on Saturday at Nine Worlds. I need to be in 3 places at once for:

Fight Choreography for Writers
Props and Armour using Pepapkura
The Joss Whedon Quiz

Why do you do this Nine Worlds? Especially when I’m trying to see if I can eat at a normal time this year.

I DON’T KNOW WHEN TO EAT OMFG AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I knew this would happen again damnit. What a sad burden to have (not).

Seriously though, not sure when I’m going to eat.