Steal my idea: 9-week DI’d unit

Allow me to talk shop in the midst of this debate while I drink wine.

I’m planning a 9-week differentiated unit for English 10 honors.  Here’s the bullet point breakdown:

  • Everyone has to read the first chapters of Frankenstein and 1984.
  • Students choose which to read. (Lower readers will be pushed to 1984, which has a lower Lexile.  I have a few 9/low 10-grade level kids in honors)
  • Have read by deadline and take comprehension test over text (week 3)
  • Keep a vocabulary log of “new words learned” and identify examples of figurative language while reading
  • Choose 20 words to create a digital slides-book analyzing words for prefixes, suffixes, roots, and origins.  (week 5)
  • Create a research project on one of following topics
    • Find examples in modern society of where humanity has or has not heeded Orwell’s warnings, and make connections to the text
    • Find examples where Frankenstein has directly influenced modern science, and make connections to the text
  •  Create a product of choice: Traditional 3-5 page research paper, or website with text and images. (week 8-9)
  • Use MLA citations and documentation in works cited for everything.

BOO. YA.  

sillyandsleepless  asked:

This is super nitpicky but I'm kind of curious; I thought Kindness died in Hotland because that's where their items are found, and Undyne can't last long in Hotland. Was she without her armor or did the items get there some other way? How did the items of the kids who fought Asgore end up where they are? You don't have to answer this if you don't want to. Nitpicking ruins good stories, after all.

Ah heck, I don’t even know on the items. I mean they’re all conveniently scattered around at specific points through the game but there’s no way the other kids could’ve lost them at those points and not made it further. Plus like…Gerson is somehow able to sell you infinite copies of the cloudy glasses and the torn notebook, which is just supposed to be the weapon and armor for the purple soul? SO WHO KNOWS. just yeah, probably best not to think on that one too much. 

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u know what

all we know about the explosion at the swiss hq is that jack and gabe “came to blows” it doesn’t even say they were trying to hurt each other. what if they were literally just. fistfighting. bc i cannot imagine them being in an actual fight with weapons and not being taken down by another ow operative at that point

and u know what else? gabe wasn’t reaper at that point so i honestly dont think the explosion was even intentional. he sure as fuck wouldn’t have killed himself in an explosion on purpose,

but you know who faked his own death on purpose? jack fucking morrison. reaper literally died, and was dead long enough that reviving him left him in a state of weird nano undeath. but jack just fucked off! probably because he realized he killed gabe!

after taking overwatch and all the credit from his best friend, you’d think he’d be able to take a little responsibility! but nooo, mr golden boy supersoldier just fucks off! after all the blood and sweat gabe put in saving the literal fucking earth, jack gets the credit, lets overwatch fall apart under his command, and then waltzes away to go play boy scout. and he even gets to watch himself die a hero.

no wonder gabriel reyes is fucking pissed, i’d be out for revenge too

anonymous asked:

I honestly like really don't care about Yvonne I mean she seems nice and all but I seriously see her as a completely pointless character to introduce. But even so, why have her be engaged to Toby if they're only gonna go and kill her off. It will be so weird if Toby is alive and just gets back with Spencer when his fiancé has just tragically died. If they were going to make spoby endgame they should have just had Toby be single. There's not enough time for him to grieve and get back with Spencer

EXACTLY. That’s the thing. Like, I do like Yvonne, but the point is that even if you don’t like her, or are indifferent, from a storytelling standpoint, if they kill her off it’s a very poor decision. If they wanted to do that, they should have done the car crash in the 6b finale instead of the 7a finale. 

I was really excited for the time jump, I love time jumps because when done properly they can be amazing, but I don’t think they gave themselves enough time for all the drama they wanted to create. The only way I can see Sp0by being together by the finale is if they do another time jump which would honestly be such a disservice to us. We don’t want to see a time jump in the finale, or at least I don’t. I don’t want to be screwed out of another couple years or months. I don’t want them to be mourning Yvonne and then bam, time jump and they’re together. 

I hate Sp0by, we all know it, but even I will say this: shippers would deserve better. If they’re putting them together at the end, shippers deserve better than this bullshit lol

i… really hated regina’s monologue at the end?  maybe not all of it, though honestly it was all based on her belief of the thing that pissed me off, so maybe i did.  but darling.  

‘the only story i heard was the one i kept telling myself.  that i was the evil queen.’

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Anonymous asked:

Hi I was wondering how I can introduce a romance between characters who previously didn’t have much if any? My main characters first love interest dies and she’s been friends with her new one for about a year at this point but I don’t know how to bring it to a romantic place since they have been friends.

Have a look at my Friendship to Love post. :)

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today i was playing as Mercy (as i always do) and were attacking Volskaya and my dumbass team decided to have two Hanzos, a Widowmaker, a Junkrat, and a Tracer??? Anyway at one point ALL of my heroes had died and I was stuck in one of the towers at the back of the room, and there was a Bastion trained on my doors AND an enemy Junkrat lobbing bombs into the room BITCH i was so scared … then the Widowmaker appeared in one of the doors of the tower ACROSS the room …. I had to make the scariest Guardian Angel flights across the whole room to her… We lost the match but I was incredible


“OK. I lied earlier. THIS was the highlight of my parenting week. Sending my 13-year-old daughter into the store for (whispers) “feminine hygiene products,” and having the following text exchange. I died, she gave me life, I died again. And she drew an illustration, on the spot, ON HER PHONE, to drive her point home.“

– Belinda Hankins, shared on Facebook.

Things Draco Malfoy said in the Cursed Child:

• “Never really fancied being a Ministry man. Even as a child. My dad, it’s all he ever wanted — me, no. (…) Mainly I wanted to be happy”

• “Astoria was frail. (…) I didn’t want to risk her health, I said it didn’t matter whether the Malfoy line died with me — whatever my father said”

• “I think you have to make a choice — at a certain point — of the man you want to be. And I tell you that at that time you need a parent or a friend. And if you’ve learnt to hate your parent by then and you have no friends … then you’re all alone. And being alone — that’s so hard. I was alone. And it sent me to a truly dark place. For a long time”

• “My son is in tears and I am his father and so I am here to ask why you would keep apart two good friends”

• “We have to find them — if it takes centuries, we must find our sons” 

• “Maybe the black cloud Bane saw was Albus’s loneliness. His pain. His hatred. Don’t lose the boy. You’ll regret it. And so will he. Because he needs you, and Scorpius, whether or not he now knows it”

• “Our child, Scorpius, was born … it was the best day of both our lives”

• “I would sell my soul for another minute with Astoria”

• “I need my son back with me and safe” 

 • “It is exceptionally lonely, being Draco Malfoy. I will always be suspected. There is no escaping the past”

• “We can hug too if you like” 



Things he did not say:

• “There are times I wish you weren’t my son”




TG: and every time i died the dream reset itself and i was standing there alive and ready to try to escape again
TG: but each time i would be watching myself from the vantage point of a different crow

I am totally in love with @cultho‘s “city boy” art and it was tremendously fun to work with in paper.  It was suggested as a topic by my patrons because they have excellent taste and also like to make me cut tiny, tiny wires.  Which I managed not to break.  Somehow.

Thanks again so much to cultho for permission to papercraft it!

ps.: in addition to lots of lovely art on her blog, cultho has a couple other designs up over at welovefine and they’re all gorgeous.  I really, really want to buy them on something, but for now I’m just sending all my admiration. <3

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I think almost every time I’ve written a situation where I planned for a character to get killed off, when I thought like “well what if I didn’t do that” the prospect of them just dying seemed like the lazy way out, or something I was just writing because “that’s how stories like this go”.

Like, years ago when I thought I was going to be on an extended hiatus I was planning to do a MGDMT graphic novel that had nothing to do with video games and just focused on the original super soldier characters. Mostly the idea was the same theme, Macho Action Dude Reacting to Movie Tropes Like A Reasonably Normal Guy, so it was gonna have all the motions of those same old conventions, but play out differently. At one point the idea was “the girlfriend character dies and he has to deal with it like an emotionally believable person and not a larger than life action guy”. But when I thought about it, that didn’t sit well with me, because even if it was trying to comment on a trope, it was still “female character gets killed for no reason other than the male lead to have a character arc about it” and that rubbed me the wrong way. So I thought, okay, what if she still gets kinda messed up, so they build her some cool robot parts and she’s like Shit Yeah! This is the best! And she thinks it’s so rad having robot parts it kinda throws off the course her life was going down because suddenly the idea of being Robocop seems a lot more exciting than nesting with her high school sweetheart. And he doesn’t have to go have emotions about a dead girlfriend, he has to learn to come to terms with someone he was very close to having a life experience he can’t exactly empathize with that put her on a road to becoming the person she’s decided she wants to be, but not the person he ever planned on her becoming. So his arc is sort of dealing with the grief of a lost hypothetical person, and learning to respect her autonomy to make decisions that he might consider “a bad idea” but improve her quality of life as she wants to live it. Which, in the end, felt like a lot more of an interesting story than “the girl dies so the main character can have emotions about it. But I only got to that point by recognizing the original idea was stale and racking my brain to do something different.

I guess what I’m saying is, when I see professional TV writers get excited about what a twist it is that they kill a beloved character in something to shake up the snowglobe so to speak, I can’t help but think that they fell into that rut of thinking “this is the convention I have been trained to attach to this story”, and didn’t even stop to think there may have been a more interesting and unique route they could have gone. Intrigue comes from giving the audience something they don’t expect to see. It’s easy to think that killing a character for shock value suits that task, but that’s become such a normal device to throw out there that it doesn’t surprise anyone anymore. It’s always worth at least considering what would happen to the story if you didn’t just go down the first path that came into your mind, because the first will almost certainly be the most well-trodden with the least surprises along the way.

I began watching pretty little liars when I heard it had w/w characters. When Maya died I began watching orphan black. When Delphine was shot people told me to watch the 100 because it had great representation and respects it’s w/w. When Lexa died people told me to watch person of interest because they would never kill a w/w. I have never watched a tv show with a happy ending for a w/w couple. Time after time a w/w character dies and I’ve finally reached the point where I’m no longer going to watch Tv until it’s completely finished and I can check the ending and make sure the w/w characters lives because I am so done with this shit.