I really enjoying helping out in the classes where the students get to do writing assignments. We’ve been doing poems lately and as much as some of the students groan and stare at their paper, for the most part the students produce really creative poems and even challenge themselves to finish two. As much as I can fix some of their grammar, there are really no rules with poetry. Most of the themes offered were sports, moon, sky, etc. but when you tell them that they can write about absolutely anything, some of the kids take it and run with it.

My example poem for them was this:


Miso, Salt

More noodles please

Don’t forget my gyoza



which I think was the inspiration for this poem


Men’s dreams

Ramen, karage, curry

I will devour everything


Most of the themes were about friends and nature but poems about being hungry, thick udon noodles, reggae music, and life in general popped up too. 

annsbox asked:

( ⌒o⌒)人(⌒-⌒ ) for Gavriel, (;╹⌓╹) for Jenkki and (*^◇^)_旦 for Rozco!


( ⌒o⌒)人(⌒-⌒ ) = Friends the character has or would like to make

Ranavos is his closest and best bro. They have known each other for quite a long time on Nexus, even when Gavriel was still in the Dominion. He found him to be very odd for a mordesh who didn’t want to kill him and had beliefs he never heard of. He’s extremely thankful he befriended him. Gavriel would have died without Ranavos. Equally as close, but in a completely different way is Himmel, his lover. He began as just an aid to work under him but it grew into teaching him how to use his esper skills and the rest is history. Gavriel would do absolutely anything for Himmel. The doctor is also a very important pillar of support and happiness when Gavriel was going through some dark times.

Other friends and acquaintances includes the Kristoff brothers. Sergei is that odd dad figure that helps him ease better into Exile society and provided employment and a place to stay. Gavriel respects the old soldier, Kanimir. He occasionally hangs out with him along with Ranavos. He also spars with him every now and then. Shade is just an acquaintance who hates him for what he is and doesn’t trust him. Gavriel hopes that someday he’ll understand he’s not going to turn on everyone but isn’t going to push it on someone who can easily kill him. Jenkki is an odd one, someone everyone’s friend without them noticing how it happened. He comes and goes, easily distracted so it’s not a bother.

Everyone in the ExE are acquaintances at the moment but Gavriel would like to get to know the members better so he occasionally pokes at the comms when he’s free. They seem to be a group of mostly level headed people compared to previous Exiles he has encountered.


(;╹⌓╹) = What scares the character

Gu-gu-guhosts! He hates the spooks and are afraid they’re going to possess his body. He screamed and fled the first time he saw Durusa. Any mention of her will get him pointing calling her “THAT SPOOKY GHOST LAZY BANSHEE!! HELLLLS NO.” In Malgrave, he went to that ghost town and ran screaming wit his arms in the air all the way to Shinysand Beach. Anything supernatural like moving objects or shadow people also makes him shriek.


(*^◇^)_旦 = What the character likes to eat and drink

Bugs cooked anywhich way and a big ol’ mug of draken beer! Rozco is a very hearty eater and drinker ( it obviously shows ). He also enjoys pork and has been known to pick up a few not as charred bits of his warpigs he uses for experiments and tosses it on a grill to eat. Waste not any good pork if it’s still edible! He drinks about any kind of brew made by draken, ranging from basic mead, fermented spiced milk, or blood stouts that cause other races to turn up their nose. He’ll drink it all!

The remaining members of Monty Python are teaming up to make a new film, a sci-fi comedy entitled Absolutely Anything. It includes Robin Williams playing a talking dog.

And in the lead role is going to be none other than BENEDICT MOTHERFUCKING CUMBERBATCH. 


it’s like they’ve started making movies out of my wildest and most beautiful dreams.


She stood up for you in Crawford when Kenny wanted you gone, don’t you think you owe it to her to stand up for her now?


"The reason you caught me is that we’re just alike.”