all my problems will be solved

Shout out to the art teacher

Legit one of my favorite co-workers. She knows all the kids and does anti-bullying interventions with them on the day she doesn’t have any classes.

Today she took my mean girls in a “focus group” to talk about how they could solve problems with Tattletale, whom they don’t like because she “bosses [them] around” and tells them to follow directions (because the majority of them get stuck in a “go back and do it again” spiral). So art teacher asks them to brainstorm a list of what they can do to solve that problem, and they came up with give her an I-message and ask her to stop.

NOBODY SAID “maybe we could follow directions so she doesn’t tell us what to do.” Which is so. Effing. Typical.

Originally posted by lookhuman

bnha characters as wolf pupy tweets

midoriya izuku: tired of people always telling me to go to the hospital and that i’ve lost a lot of blood, its my severe head injury not yours stay out of it

uraraka ochako: one of these days i will float up off into damn space and no one can stop me, not even gravity or nasa

iida tenya: sometimes the people that hurt us the most are the ones swinging big knives around while screaming and trying to cut us

todoroki shouto: tired of trying to figure out how to solve problems? try simply ignoring them forever instead

bakugou katsuki: i’ve noticed with my stuff people either hate it or they don’t like it, no middle ground

kirishima eijirou: life has never gone well for me but thats all about to change now that i have an idea for a new type of hair style

kaminari denki: whenever i say “all things considered” i have only considered 3 things at most, usually less

jirou kyouka: i just wanna take this opportunity to throw all the homework i was suppose to do into the river. thanks to those who support this decision

yaoyorozu momo: i’m not going to claim that i know everything, i am simply going to act like it

asui tsuyu: a frog with hair on

tokoyami fumikage: yes i may have confused a bird bath for a holy water font and baptised your child with bird water but perhaps the lord chose this bird child

aizawa shouto: if something involves effort it’s not going to involve me

7

My first short comic in ages! Haven’t drawn comics in over 9 years so getting back into it proved to be a tough but rewarding learning experience.

Not autobiographical, but I did want to have a white nose at one point growing up after a I got called a Chinese pig at school because of my flat nose. For a very long time I thought a long white nose, blond hair and blue eyes could solve all of my problems, but turns out they can’t! I’ve also grown fond of my flat nose and almond-shaped eyes over the years. Enjoy!

in grade 8 my locker partner was this boy who seemed alright at first but quickly revealed himself as a dick. he left his smelly unwashed gym clothes in the locker 24/7, he’d take my textbooks and refuse to give them back, once he even swapped locks and watched from afar, snickering with his friends, as I realized I couldn’t get in to my own locker. I tried to retaliate by spraying perfume on his gym clothes but while it did annoy him it didn’t solve any of my problems. I told my mom, who told the counselor, and she pulled both of us out of class so she could yell at him in front of me, force him to give my textbooks back, and then gave me my own locker, something that only the seniors got to enjoy. the boy was left with our old locker.

now as you do in highschool, I had told all my friends my locker combination (and they had told me theirs), and they knew that this jerk was now alone at my old locker, so whenever they were in the vicinity they would open it and then lock it back up again but with the lock facing backwards so you had to hunch over and twist uncomfortably to unlock it again. sometimes we’d pass by and see him hunched over at his locker, trying to get a good look at the dial so he could get inside. the best thing was that he couldn’t even complain because he knew he deserved every second of it

I love me some petty revenge

thatlastdanceofchances  asked:

I've never seen Pacific Rim because it was promoted (at least in my country) as a movie about fighting robots (not that different from how the Transformers movies are promoted) and that's not my thing. But from what I've gleaned on tumblr, there seems to be more to it. All this to say: sell me on Pacific Rim?

Aw man.

So, Pacific Rim is a movie with robots fighting giant monsters.

It is unapologetically, unashamedly a movie about robots fighting giant monsters.

And it is amazing.

Because yes, humanity is nuts and decides giant monsters from another dimension invading is a problem best solved with giant robots. BUT!


Originally posted by ezekiels

- The movie is done by Guillermo Del Toro, the guy behind Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Crimson Peak. So visually? It’s GORGEOUS. The monster designs are stunning. The art direction and color and visual themes are all brilliantly crafted. I could write a whole essay just on the use of color (and I’m sure someone here has!).


Originally posted by headlesssamurai

- The movie has leads of color. You walk in thinking Charlie Hunnam’s white boy character Raleigh is gonna be the main character, and then it turns around and focuses on the dynamic between Mako Mori (played by Rinko Kikuchi) and her adopted father Stacker Pentacost (Idris Elba). There are still a lot of white characters, but Mako and Stacker are the movie’s emotional core. 


Originally posted by hamillfisher

- The movie is pretty feminist. Mako Mori is AMAZING, and the movie does not focus on sexualizing her or turning her into the object of a romance, but rather letting her be a total badass in her own right with her own important story arc. The movie and the characters respect her, and a lot of gender tropes get undermined with the film. The Mary Sue has a good write-up here


Originally posted by tacticalneuralimplant

- The movie is original. It’s not a remake, not an adaptation from a book or comic, not made to sell toys, and not a sequel. And while I love adaptations, there’s something really cool about a fresh and original story, since Hollywood hasn’t been doing many of those. It takes the mecha genre and the kaiju genre and does something new in combining them.


Originally posted by thislittlediary

- The movie highlights the importance of relationship bonds. It takes two people to pilot a jaeger (giant robot) to share the ‘neural load’ of controlling that big a robot with your brain. And in order to successfully pilot a jaeger, pilots have to be “drift compatible” – meaning they have some kind of bond or connection that allows them to be mentally in sync. Pilot pairings demonstrate every kind of bond, from platonic friends, to parents and children, to brothers, to married couples. And they’re all important!


Originally posted by raffleupagus

- The movie is FUN. There’s beautiful, insane action fights with robots punching giant monsters and it’s a goddamn delight.  The premise is nuts, and it doesn’t try to apologize for it. It’s just plain enjoyable. 


In short: Pacific Rim, while certainly an imperfect movie, and while unabashedly a movie about robots punching giant monsters, is still good and still fun, and you should absolutely see it. The visuals are great, the characters are likable, the action is amazing, and it has a lot of heart, and a lot of hope in humanity’s sheer and utter ridiculousness. 

Context: Our party had just beaten an iron golem after a difficult battle, all members surviving the encounter.

DM (ooc and shocked): Okay, um… you- you weren’t actually supposed to fight it. You were supposed to either run away, or possibly [weird, convoluted, non-stabby, problem-solving thing]. I’m honestly surprised you’re all still alive.

Me (ooc): In the six in-real-life years you have been DMing for us, when have we EVER run from a fight?

DM (ooc): In retrospect, I should have accounted for that.

(and then we leveled twice for doing something that should have been a tpk and surviving)

Why I Was Fired By Google, by James Damore

Special to the Wall Street Journal

I was fired by Google this past Monday for a document that I wrote and circulated internally raising questions about cultural taboos and how they cloud our thinking about gender diversity at the company and in the wider tech sector. I suggested that at least some of the male-female disparity in tech could be attributed to biological differences (and, yes, I said that bias against women was a factor too). Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai declared that portions of my statement violated the company’s code of conduct and “cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.”

My 10-page document set out what I considered a reasoned, well-researched, good-faith argument, but as I wrote, the viewpoint I was putting forward is generally suppressed at Google because of the company’s “ideological echo chamber.”My firing neatly confirms that point.

How did Google, the company that hires the smartest people in the world, become so ideologically driven and intolerant of scientific debate and reasoned argument?

We all have moral preferences and beliefs about how the world is and should be. Having these views challenged can be painful, so we tend to avoid people with differing values and to associate with those who share our values. This self-segregation has become much more potent in recent decades. We are more mobile and can sort ourselves into different communities; we wait longer to find and choose just the right mate; and we spend much of our time in a digital world personalized to fit our views.

Google is a particularly intense echo chamber because it is in the middle of Silicon Valley and is so life-encompassing as a place to work. With free food, internal meme boards and weekly companywide meetings, Google becomes a huge part of its employees’ lives. Some even live on campus. For many, including myself, working at Google is a major part of their identity,almost like a cult with its own leaders and saints, all believed to righteously uphold the sacred motto of “Don’t be evil.”

Echo chambers maintain themselves by creating a shared spirit and keeping discussion confined within certain limits. As Noam Chomsky once observed, “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.”

But echo chambers also have to guard against dissent and opposition. Whether it’s in our homes, online or in our workplaces, a consensus is maintained by shaming people into conformity or excommunicating them if they persist in violating taboos. Public shaming serves not only to display the virtue of those doing the shaming but also warns others that the same punishment awaits them if they don’t conform.

In my document, I committed heresy against the Google creed by stating that not all disparities between men and women that we see in the world are the result of discriminatory treatment.

When I first circulated the document about a month ago to our diversity groups and individuals at Google, there was no outcry or charge of misogyny. I engaged in reasoned discussion with some of my peers on these issues, but mostly I was ignored.

Everything changed when the document went viral within the company and the wider tech world. Those most zealously committed to the diversity creed—that all differences in outcome are due to differential treatment and all people are inherently the same—could not let this public offense go unpunished. They sent angry emails to Google’s human-resources department and everyone up my management chain, demanding censorship, retaliation and atonement.

Upper management tried to placate this surge of outrage by shaming me and misrepresenting my document, but they couldn’t really do otherwise: The mob would have set upon anyone who openly agreed with me or even tolerated my views. When the whole episode finally became a giant media controversy, thanks to external leaks, Google had to solve the problem caused by my supposedly sexist, anti-diversity manifesto, and the whole company came under heated and sometimes threatening scrutiny.

It saddens me to leave Google and to see the company silence open and honest discussion. If Google continues to ignore the very real issues raised by its diversity policies and corporate culture, it will be walking blind into the future—unable to meet the needs of its remarkable employees and sure to disappoint its billions of users.

Hey Arnold

So our DM had us solving a murder and we had to go talk to the head of a Crafters guild.

Me ic: Hey so we are from the adventure guild to solve your murder problem. We’ll just take a look around. What’s your name if we need anything?

DM ic: Its Arnold. (Pulls out a music player, putting it on his hip and playing Hey Arnold theme song)

Hard cut to us trying our hardest to not say “Hey Arnold” Everytime we needed to talk to him. With DM playing hey Arnold theme song in background of every scene with him in it.

We all died of laughter

BTS Reaction: Finding an old suicide note

Anonymous said: Is it okay to request angst? If it is could I request a reaction to bts finding a suicide note their s/o wrote in the past but never used but they think they are going to use it? (Sorry if it’s confusing)

Warning: ⚠️ this might be triggering for some people ⚠️ 

Context:

He was cleaning up your room, wanting to do something nice for you. You were at work, trying to earn the money you deserved.

While sweeping under your bed, he found a box. Letting his curiosity get to him, he sat down on the floor, opening the box.

The first thing he saw was pictures. Some of him, some of your friends, some of your family. At the bottom of the box, there was an envelope. He picked it up and opened it, revealing a note that had your handwriting on it.

A suicide note.

Kim Namjoon:

After he read the letter, his eyes would widen. The first thing he would do is call you. “Namjoon, I’m at work, what do you want?” You asked him. “Why is there a suicide note under your bed?” He asks. “Are you planning to use it?”

You sighed. “It’s old, Namjoon. I never threw it away.”

Hearing that, we would be kind of relieved, but also kind of upset. “If you ever want to do something bad to yourself, please don’t. If you have bad thoughts, just come talk to me. You know I’ll always listen to you.”

Originally posted by yoonseok

Kim Seokjin:

As Jin read the letter, several thoughts were going through his head. When did you write it? Was this note recent?

He called you immediately. When he heard you pick up the phone, he didn’t give you any chance to speak first. “A suicide note, y/n? Are you planning on leaving me? I won’t let you do that. I won’t. Where are you? I’m coming to get you.” Jin explains.

“Jin, I’m at work.” You tell him. “That note is old. I promise, I’m not planning to do anything bad. I just forgot to throw it away.”

“Oh, okay. Have fun at work, but we’re going to talk about this when you get home.”

Originally posted by seokjins-wings

Min Yoongi:

Yoongi read the whole note, almost immediately understanding your feelings. But that didn’t mean that he was okay with you doing something like this.

He called your phone, wanting an explanation. You told him that it was old, and he just said, “okay,” but when you got home that night, Yoongi had a long talk with you.

“Y/n, I promise that life is worth living. So many people care about you. Your family, your friends. Me. We all care about you. I know how you feel, I really do, but suicide is never the answer. If you ever feel depressed or anything, you know you can talk to me, right?”

Originally posted by yoongiyi

Jung Hoseok:

By the end of the note, Hoseok would be crying. He never knew that you were so stressed and depressed. He had no idea if this note was recent or not, but it still made him sad.

He called you, crying. “Hobi, why are you crying? Are you okay?” You asked him. “No. Are you okay?” He asks. You were confused, but after he explained what he found, you understood. You told him that it was old, but that didn’t stop him from speaking about it when you got home.

Like Yoongi, he would give you a long lecture. “Suicide is never the answer, y/n. And I’m not just saying this because you’re my girlfriend. I would say this to everyone in the world if I could. Suicide isn’t going to solve all the problems in your life, it just makes life harder for other people. The people who care about you. Please don’t ever scare me with a letter like this ever again.”

“Hobi, I wrote that letter two years ago.”

“I don’t care. It still made me sad that you were thinking like that.”

Originally posted by wonhobe

Park Jimin:

As soon as he finished reading the letter, Jimin called your phone, afraid that you had lied to him when you said that you were going to work. Since he read the letter, he thought that you were going to do something else.

When you answered the phone, Jimin felt kind of relieved. “Y/n, please tell me you’re not doing anything stupid.” He says. “Well, my job is pretty boring but I wouldn’t call it stupid.” You answered. Jimin explained to you that he had found the letter and you just sighed.

“Remind me to throw that stupid thing away when I get home. It’s so old. I don’t know why I kept it.” You tell him. “I’ll throw it away myself. I’m glad you haven’t done anything stupid to yourself. I love you, y/n.”

Originally posted by kimthehyung

Kim Taehyung:

Reading the letter, Taehyung would be upset. He would immediately call you, wanting to know why in the world you would ever do something like this. “Y/n y/l/n, you’re going to have to fight me when you get home.” He says into the phone. “Why?” You asked, confused.

“I found a suicide letter under your bed. A suicide letter? Really, y/n? I’m sorry, but you’re not getting away from me that easily.” He explains.

“Oh, that stupid letter. Tae, that thing is old. I forgot to throw it away. I promise I’m not doing anything like that.” You explained to him. “You better not be. I never knew you used to be so stressed and sad. I’m so sorry. Please talk to me if you ever feel like that again.”

Originally posted by toughchim

Jeon Jungkook:

After reading the letter, Jungkook would just sit there for a few minutes, not believing what he just read. Were you really planning to hurt yourself? When Jungkook finally got a grip, he grabbed his phone and called you. When you answered the phone, he spoke immediately. “Why did you write a suicide note? Y/n, please don’t tell me you’re going to do that. Please don’t. Please.” He begged you.

“Jungkook, what are you talking about?”

“There was a suicide note in the box under your bed. I read it and—” You didn’t give him time to finish his sentence. “Please throw that away. It’s old. I’m not doing anything like that, I promise. Please, just throw it away. Burn it or something.” You tell him.

Jungkook sighed a sigh of relief. “I love you, really. You know that?”

Originally posted by jjeonguk