because, like, okay I can buy that maybe he can disguise himself well enough to hide the fact that he’s superman, but i doubt any amount of slouching and glasses wearing can truly disguise that he’s a very tall EXTREMELY muscular man with a jawline that can cut glass.
So basically this newspaper office has this guy who looks like a weightlifter/supermodel just hanging around but he wears glasses and acts like a huge nerd and everyone just goes with it???
Like “Oh yeah, that’s Clark. No no he works here. Oh no don’t bother being intimidated by him, talk to him for five minutes and he’ll devolve into a lecture on proper tractor maintenance. We like Clark.”
I wonder if the ladies in the office ever drag him with them to bars so they don’t have to worry about creeps trying to harass them like “back off creeps our friend here is 6′4″ and grew up chucking hay bales” And then it’s funny because (as far as they know) Clark is like, the meekest lil nerd around. (He don’t look it though!!!!)
It’s just incredible to me that Clark Kent can pull off being a quiet harmless dork while still looking like, well, superman.
PSA: The Sun will not become a death laser on Monday
It’s never a good idea to stare at the sun.
(That’s a bad idea 365 days a year.)
However, you will not be in more danger from the sun on Monday. You do not need to stay inside, you do not need to keep your pets inside. The sun will not become more dangerous during the eclipse!
The ONLY reason you might want eclipse glasses or a pinhole camera is if you intend to look at the sun!
PLEASE don’t stay inside during the eclipse. Go outside! Look at the shifting shadows, feel the change in temperature, see the ambient light dimming around you! It’s going to be an amazing experience so don’t miss it!
Also, it’s perfectly safe to look at the sun through your phone’s camera or when looking at the digital screen on a digital camera. Those screens cannot output enough light to burn your eyes. I don’t know who started that ridiculous rumor but no. Just no. Depending on the kind of camera you have this could be bad for your camera. Use common sense.
Times you will need solar eclipse lenses:
Staring directly at the sun with your eyes.
Cases where the solar eclipse filter needs to go on the front of the device:
Looking through a telescope that isn’t connected to a digital screen.
Looking through the glass lens on your digital camera.
Looking through binoculars.
In other words, if there’s glass involved, put the filter in front of the glass, not behind it. Lenses focus light, and you don’t want focused sunlight on your solar filter. It may melt. Or you know, your eyes. Also bad.
In summary, if the sun’s image is showing in a digital screen, you are perfectly fine. If you are looking at the sun without a digital screen, wear solar eclipse glasses or make a pinhole camera!
Putting the solar filter in front of your camera’s lens will help you take amazing pictures of the sun that won’t be over exposed!
Please share this, as I’ve seen some pretty crazy posts going around fear mongering and spreading falsehoods.
Ethan "The Crust" Nestor's Pizza (biscuit? croissant?) Recipe
•one packet of yeast
•a few capfuls of olive oil
•some lukewarm water
•2 fistfuls of flour
•a sprinkle sprankle of granulated sugar
•a handful of salt
•another gigantic fistful of flour
Always make sure to stir that dough with your hands. Never use utensils: spoons are for the weak. You have perfectly good spoons attached to your shoulders. Also, direct eye contact with a friend is recommended to achieve that notoriously flaky consistency. If your dough begins to get a little dry, lube that sucker up with olive oil (your dough may turn an unsightly gray, but that’s fine) and work oil into the ball of dough. If all else fails, bury your disaster in flour in order to conceal your
sorry excuse for pizza.
Sometimes it feels as if people are way too oblivious to the fact that lgbtq people exist in the same universe as them. We could literally be having a hot make-out session in front of people and they will still be like “friendship! :)”
my piece for the @notyourpuppetsfanzine!!! I was sort of inspired by not only the bubble, but my own childhood/younger teen years/general time period of when I was in a uh, bad situation. I tended to “escape from reality” (gravity falls pun intended haha) by daydreaming, doing art, and coming up with stories. I thought about how I’d kind of feel when you wrap yourself up in that fun, fake world, and it just makes the real world and the reality of your situation feel worse. I mean yeah it’s nice to have an escape, just everything feels dull in comparison until you get a real escape and the world becomes as bright as your fantasies. anyway, this project was really such an amazing thing to work on- really, I can’t put into words how much it means to me, not only seeing it complete but by seeing the heartfelt response to it. I never thought people could care that much, but I guess people surprise you in the best ways sometimes. <3
*from someone that survived her own first year of university
university is SO different from high school; a brilliant student in high school can be just a mediocre university student, and this is simply how it is when people from all over the country come together in a class.
so it is okay to stress, but only if afterwards you’re just trying your best! it doesn’t matter how much you already know (though it helps), but how willing you are to learn! so, really, if you want to be there, you can make it!
make sure you eat properly; after a while, your body will start feeling gross and it’ll eventually show in your capacity to do your work. go out, buy that extra meat, extra salads, extra fruits, at least every once in a while. it’s not luxury, it’s a need
go the extra mile. no matter how optional a task may be or how tongue-tied you feel on a particular day, put yourself out there. write that essay, do that projects, speak about your ideas. your teachers really appreciate it when they ask for interractions from students and they provide, and it’s nice to have your teacher know you by face and by actions. it might prove useful when they’re grading you during the finals as well.
go to all (most) of your classes, no matter how optional the attendace is or how little you understand on the moment. in the long run, it will matter, and it’s super helpful to complete all your materials with the extra knowledge you got from the class. and no one and nothing will truly replace a teacher’s explanation.
try to make friends with those around you; most are probably just as lost and lonely as you are and it’s good to have people around you who can motivate you when you’re done or with whom to simply share the struggles of getting an education. sure, not everyone will like you, but those that will, make sure they can stick.
get involved in all the extra programmes that you’re interested in! you’re young and a student once! these opportunities are mostly a once in your lifetime thing! get out there and try everything: go to that book club, get your ass for the cinephile gathering, sign up for exchange programs, help out your teachers with their projects, do volunteer work! whatever floats your boat, but just do it!
also keep your eyes wide open to catch all the interesting lectures happening in your school. check those posters, check those subjects, check those dates and go. most of the times, you’ll leave knowing much more and having something to think on.
do your reading and assignments ahead of time! you don’t want it to be 2 dayss before your first exam, and you still have to finish essays and books.
the library really is your best friend! either as a study place or alternative to spending all your money on the source materials for your homework.
tidy up at least once a week; as school materials will start pile up, it will be harder and harder to find anything and you’ll only just end up frustrated
no one knows you better than you do, so make sure to take only the amount of work you know you can do. it’s okay if you want to keep your first year as free as you can, so you have time to acommodate, and just as okay it is to try all the available classes if you can.
keep your facebook name your real one so people can find you. make sure you’re in every possible group within the first week of university, so you know what’s going on. use said facebook groups to ask about teachers and classes, or find offers on used textbooks that are much cheaper than if you would have bought them yourself.
talk with the upperclassmen if you have questions, or simply for tips! really, it tickles our ego to have people actually interested in the experiences we have to share and most of us are more than happy to clear any misunderstandings or help you guys get a classroom right.
carry pills and proteine bars with you, especially if you spend a long time away from home! you never know when pain or hunger hits you, and it is better to be prepared than sorry.
it became a running joke at this point, i know, but right during the exam period you’ll want to do everything you haven’t done ever. so make sure you nurture your hobbies as well as your studies, and hopefully your interests are not too time consuming or at least require frequent/long breaks.
literally no one cares about how you look; so wear that make-up and nice clothes if you feel up for it, but if you don’t, that’s fine as well.
it will be done in the blink of an eye. so be true to yourself and your wishes, enjoy what you’re studying and, remember, you can do it!