talking in class

Anonymous prompt: high school teacher!dean and firefighter!cas. cas does a fire safety talk for deans class. fluffy stuff (✿◠‿◠)
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Dean leaned back in the auditorium seat and kicked his feet up.

The conversations of the kids at the front of the room were echoing off of the walls and he spotted the glowing screens of several not so discreetly hidden cell phones. He really didn’t mind as long they settled down when the presentation started.

“Why is fire department coming to talk to high schoolers again?” Benny asked. Dean shrugged.

“Do you not remember how many times we almost burned shit down when we were kids?” Benny chuckled and nodded. They had been wild when they were younger. It was a wonder they made it to graduation alive.

The auditorium door opened and three firefighters came in, each one carrying something. Dean sat up when Cas, who had been holding the door, followed them in. Benny laughed at him and Dean hit him. Cas smiled at him before he joined the others at the front.

“You’ve got it so bad,” Benny murmured as Dean leaned forward to listen.

“Fuck you.”

“Good morning, everyone,” Cas said, his deep voice holding sway over the room. “I know that wondering why a bunch of 16 year olds need a refresher in fire safety, but it’s actually very important…”

Dean listened, as enraptured by Cas as he always was. The presentation was actually pretty interesting and he had a slide show of pictures to scare the kids.

“Would anyone like to try on our gear?” He asked at one point, a couple o people raised their hands and he chose a boy and girl. While they were putting the suit and gear on, Cas took questions.

“What’s the worst thing you’ve seen as fireman?” A boy asked.

“I’ve seen a lot of loss. I don’t care to talk about it.”

“Have you ever seen a miracle?”

“Yes. Every time we save some one.”

There were a few more questions thrown in about what Cas did exactly, how demanding the job was, and why he wanted to be a fireman.

“Someone I love very much lost someone to a fire. I don’t want anyone else to feel the way he did.” Dean’s eyes stung at the words. Cas met his eyes and Dean nodded minutely.

The bell rang and the kids got up, gathering their bags and trying to hide their phones as they put them away. The other two firemen stood at the doors, handing out keychains with the fire department’s information and Cas stayed at the front by the stage.

A few kids went up to him and Cas handed them papers. They were forms about a summer volunteer program with the department. Dean watched as they nodded at Castiel’s instructions and explanation. They tucked the papers away and called a goodbye to Dean and Benny.

When the room was clear, Dean walked up to Cas and wrapped his arms around him.

“You did awesome, babe,” He said. Cas hugged him back.

“Thank you. I was worried I was going to be boring.” He stepped back and looked up into Dean’s eyes.

“Was it too much to mention…I don’t want to make you uncomfortable or anything.”

“My mom loved you, Cas. And you loved her. It’s fine.”

Cas kissed him, a small peck since anyone could just walk in. Dean squeezed him one more time before he stepped back.

“Three more classes and we’re home free.” Cas smiled.

“Sounds good to me.” He kissed Dean again, then turned away to get prepared for the next class.

When the rang and everyone was seated, Castiel turned on the screen and smiled at the kids.

“Good morning. I’m Sergeant Winchester and we’re here today to talk to you about fire safety…”

disabled people (as a class of people) aren’t a byproduct of capitalism, we are a necessary creation in order of capitalism to function. 

to be honest I am actually so happy w my life right now like.. the fact I don’t have many friends irl used to bother me but it doesn’t anymore.. I think it’s because i’ve learnt I don’t need to hang out w people to have a good time.. and the little amount of people I do know are so sweet and so loving and they are all i really need to feel fulfilled at this stage in my life

I am so freaking tired of how Euro-Centric these “introduction” classes are.  This Intro to Philosophy should be labeled intro to WESTERN philosophy becuase that’s all we’ve talked about.  We only looked at pricks like Aristotle, Descartes, and Augustine, who are put forth ideas that just pissed me off and kind of explained to me why our world is so messed up.

If you’re going to make an “Introduction” class, you need to touch on EVERYTHING, even just for a week.  We need to see Eastern philosophy, and Native American philosophy, and African philosophy, and Aboriginal philosophy.  Otherwise, it’s not an introductory class.

And don’t give me any shit about how “there isn’t enough time.”  Of course you’re not going to go into detail about anything, it’s an INTRODUCTION

You take each major region, whether that be Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, the Middle East, whatever, you summarize the major, most well-known philosophers and their basic tenets, you read just a few excerpts of the most well-known literature. Of course you won’t go in depth.  Of course you’re going to be overgeneralizing at times.  But that’s the point.  It’s an introduction.  You touch on the major, most well-known pieces and philosophers from each major region and then students can decided if they want to learn more.  Then they can choose to take Western Philosophy, or Eastern Philosophy, or whatever, and get the more full picture.

The same thing needs to happen with art classes, and history classes, and all classes that look at cultural and social trends in the world. Too many Intro classes are Euro-centric and then everything else is thrown into the othering “non-Western” umbrella as an elective shoved to the side.

tl;dr Western culture needs to stop being the default with everything else shoved into a “non-Western” elective.

Darling you deserve the world
and she won’t even give you the time of day
look she likes to make promises
she knows she can’t keep
like “yeah I swear I’ll never leave”
But she’s starting to isn’t she
look I’ve always had my doubts
just never quite this much and
I’m afraid for your sake I mean
my love you deserve someone who will
At least sit with you at lunch and
talk to you in class and
not turn away when you say
that actually no, you’re not okay
I mean that’s not a friendship not really
you can’t have a relationship based off
phone calls and emails that are
always on her time you can’t
base this off someone she was if that’s
not who she is my dear apologies don’t
mean anything if nothing changes and
we both know she hasn’t
I know you’re holding your breath but
love she breathes easy knowing
you’ll forgive her no matter what
you are breaking inside
waiting for her to save you but
Darling she’s not going to
you said it yourself that actions speak louder than words
and what do hers tell you
is this love is it really are you sure
because if she’s committed I don’t see it
you deserve better
you deserve me.

in history class the teacher wrote “Chambre Ass.” on the blackboard for Assemblé but us three English students couldnt stop laughing and when the teacher went like “they vote for the people in the chambre” and i just whispered “Choice ass”

my mom was talking to her 4th grade class abt steven universe, and it’s everyone’s favorite show, and they were all singing songs and everyone’s fave is garnet and <3 <3 this makes me so happy

sending everyone good vibes today! hope you all have a kick ass day :)