50-points-for-ravenclaw  asked:

Okay but imagine when Neil and Andrew are living together and Neil starts putting Andrew's favorite brand of coffee on the top shelf just to be a shit, even though he too has to climb on the counters to reach it. And every time Andrew moves it somewhere else, it finds its way back up there. Almost every morning Neil comes back from a run to Andrew glaring at him over his mug of coffee.

thank you for this, enjoy a short hc

  • you see, my friend, andrew loves neil. if this were anyone but neil, andrew would’ve slaughtered them if it weren’t for the laws of this land but when has andrew given a crap about laws of any land
  • anyway andrew doesn’t even put the coffee in the cabinets. when they moved into their apartment, andrew went and bought one of those kitchen racks so he could adjust the size to his liking
  • all of his things are on there. his coffee, his bags of candy, all of his junk food
  • neil uses the cabinets only bc it’s stupid not to
  • and he puts the coffee there bc he likes getting under andrew’s skin
  • “how many times do i have to tell you to leave the coffee out?”
  • “there’s a reason we have cabinets they didn’t build them for nothing”
  • “there’s a reason i bought that rack”
  • ofc he never says what that reason is bc andrew will never admit his height holds him back
  • so anyway neil does very often come home from his run to find andrew glaring at him. it’s not an outright glare bc andrew can’t be bothered but neil has learned to read all of his boyfriend’s expression and this one is a glare
  • andrew makes a mug for neil too and one time says “one of these days i’m going to poison your mug”
  • neil picks up his mug and kisses andrew’s head, who waves neil away, and neil knows it’s a lie so the smile that slips in place is content and happy and just so very neil
  • andrew hates him more each day
  • [GOM in the Haunted House]
  • Kuroko:Now let's make like Scooby Doo and split up to find a clue.
  • Kise:Kurokocchi, that rhymes!
  • Kuroko:Shut up, Kise-kun.
  • Kuroko to Aomine and Kise:Alright, Shaggy and Scooby, you take the sink.
  • Aomine and Kise:...
  • Kuroko:I'll check the cabinet.
  • Kuroko to Midorima:And Velma, you get the spooky lookin' fridge.
  • Midorima:What?! Why do I get this... dubious device?!
  • Kuroko:Because only Velma would say "dubious device." Velma gets the spooky fridge.
  • Akashi:Who are you then, Kuroko? Freedie?
  • Kuroko:B*tch I'm Daphne.

In my school system, at the end of high school, you do a Caribbean-wide exam to prove proficiency in each subject. The idea is that no single country’s education system should be able to fuck you up badly enough that you can’t go to college or work in another country. So, at the end of high school, I took this test and got a near-perfect score in English.

This is despite the fact that I consistently “failed” English class. If I kept getting below 50% in English, how could my score on the final be near-perfect? What was going on?

Starting in third form (ie: ninth grade) and continuing for three years, I had “CXC English”, which was the hard-core no-nonsense English class. My English teacher demanded that we do eight essays a week. 4-6 pages each. Four from topics in the textbook, one as a report on a book of our choosing, and one on each of our three assigned literature books - even though one of our literature books was in a language I didn’t speak.

And, of course, that didn’t include spur-of-the-moment homework, which was often an extra 2-5 essays. The eight were just the standard background level of homework. For English class alone - other teachers still had other homework.

On the first week of class, I spent every single moment of my spare time writing essays for English class, letting all other homework and studying fall by the wayside. I barely slept. I didn’t go outside. I didn’t talk to my friends except to ask them about the homework. I had poor motor control as a kid, but I still wrote until my hands seized up every night.

The next Monday, I handed it all in. My teacher graded it, and my average grade on the whole thing was 65%. She said I’d written it as if I was rushing and, if I took more time to focus, I could perform better.

I never wrote a single solitary sentence of homework ever again for the rest of my life.



On this day in music history: October 21, 1957 - “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley hits #1 on the Billboard Best Sellers chart for 7 weeks, also topping the Country singles chart for 1 week on December 2, 1957, and peaking at #2 on the R&B singles chart on the same date. Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, it is the eighth chart topper for Presley in under a year and a half. Recorded as the title song from his third film, the track recorded at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, CA on April 30, 1957. The song name checks a number of real people including musician Shifty Henry and the 1920’s mobsters The Purple Gang. Entering the Best Sellers chart at #4 on October 14, 1957, it leaps to the top of the chart the following week. “Jailhouse Rock” is backed with the song “Treat Me Nice” also included in the film. “Nice” peaks at #18 on pop singles chart on October 28, 1957. The film also opens on the same date and tops the box office charts simultaneously. Presley also makes history as being the only artist to ever dominate the top of the singles chart for twenty five weeks during one calendar year. Elvis achieves this unprecedented feat in both 1956 and 1957. “Jailhouse Rock” is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.