and get a grade on it

pomrania  asked:

I want to make sure this idea isn't inherently horribly offensive, before I invest time into it: people getting superpowers from how "othered" and "I don't belong" they feel (from race, orientation, disability, etc). The powers themselves are not determined by the "otherness", only the strength of the power. Any character who finds a "home", no longer has superpowers (but they have people who love and accept them).

Powers Gained from being Oppressed

Matilda works like this – the original book, not the movie – except it’s not about oppression, it’s about abusive and neglectful parents. They don’t let her read at her reading level (she’s six but she’s smart enough to be in the sixth grade) so she winds up telekinetic. Once she’s moved into the proper grade level at the end she stops being telekinetic.

I don’t know how I feel about applying that towards pain from bigotry. It sounds like it could be a “satisfying” idea to write (like, your hatred only makes me stronger! you can’t tie me down) but at the same time it puts a positive spin on something there really isn’t any positive to. Like, in real life, I can’t fly because of homophobia. I don’t get any benefits because of homophobia. It is a 100% negative.

But I could also see someone wanting to write out their own pain this way. Like “ha! you wouldn’t let me in the right bathroom? Well, I can now poop money.” So I don’t want to tell another oppressed person how to cathartically deal with their own pain.

-Mod Shira

It depends on who writes it and how it’ll be written. At first read this felt as if your characters’ struggle was somehow fodder for your story and that we’d be enjoying some sort of struggle story while they would be punished for finally getting a better life (as they lose their powers). 

But Shira made some excellent points in that it can be a way to process and deal with your own struggles. That you can find the strength to get through all the horrible things life throws at you and that in the end you find a different kind of strength. Something like that. From such a perspective I feel like something very beautiful could be written which could be very empowering even, but it needs to be written by the right person and it takes a lot of care and research to know what to do and what to leave out. 

So my advice to you is to write this close to home. To give it a personal touch so it can be authentic. You can still write characters who experience struggles unlike your own, but you’ll definitely need good beta-readers to help you crop out the problematic parts and show you where you might have strayed too far. With this I mean to not write other people’s stories or what it’s like to experience life as an identity you don’t share (random example: like adding in a Black character, but not to write about what it’s like to be Black in present day America, etc. if you as a writer are not Black yourself).

~ Mod Alice

So lemme tell y'all a story:

I was in 10th grade honours English. I loved my teacher - she was super cool, but didn’t take any shit from anyone. During our time with her, she was going through a rough divorce.

Our teacher had developed this system: if we were good, she’d add “time” to our class, with each “time” being worth ten seconds, so we had to work hard. That meaning, she would give us a free period after we’d built up the exact time that a period extended to be. It was an earned privilege, and we always did our best to try and obtain it. Hell, playing puzzle games and reading was way more fun than a test or worksheet!

We were reading Animal Farm, a book my mom had given to me when I was ten bc she knew I loved to read and enjoyed anything that was thought-provoking. I’d read it then, and again later in my parochial middle school. Living in a big city, public schools aren’t well-funded, and I was lucky to have all my close family scrape together cash for a good education. Needless to say, I was rather familiar with the book.

Now back to the system! Our teacher had implemented a rule that every morning (she taught my first period class) we wood stand up and recite the commandments of animalism. We’d all try our hardest to do it perfectly, lest “time” be taken off our class. But one morning, she was… cold.

My classmates who’d recited before me were all told to sit down and stop reciting, because they were “wrong.” Knowing that, I was confused, as was everyone else. Yet, we all kept trying the same thing. She let the first few people finish. Then, she let people get partially through before she’d utter, “wrong” or something of the sort and deduct our hard-earned time.

It finally got to me; it was my turn. I stood up and started, and was immediately shut down by her. I was frustrated, to say the least. I replied after a second and told her that I was, indeed, right. She muttered for me to sit down. I refused, and by now she’d taken off twenty seconds. Everyone groaned, but I continued to disobey. Eventually, my classmates started telling me to just stop and it turned into yelling at me once I’d lost our hard-earned twenty minutes (meaning we had been halfway to a free period) as I continued to argue. Once we were in the negatives, people were literally yelling obscenities at me. They even yelled at her, blaming her divorce and period. Gross behaivour, mind you.

I didn’t stop.

The teacher said that she was going to call security and have me removed. I replied that it was a-okay with me to do so. I promptly walk out of the room and she followed up by telling me to wait in the hallway. I’d intended to walk to the office myself, but obliged figuring it was no matter to me.

I was in the hallway for about a minute before she rushed out and gently grabbed me by the shoulders. I was rightly confused. She gasped, and stammered out that she had never imagined it would happen. Why was she suddenly not being so ruthless? Why was she flabbergasted? Well, apparently what she’d “wanted” was for us to all fail. That it was a lesson, and she’d have given back the “time” she had removed. It was all about “knowing” what was coming, and how fascism meant that the rules could change at any time, without your knowledge and consent, but you could still be punished for it. She told me that she’d called security, and told them if they saw me in the hall during that call, to excuse me. Nobody had done that before. Apparently, throughout her decades of teaching, not one student had done that. They had all caved and sat down eventually.

You can be that person. In something that matters to us all. It’s not fun, but when has fighting for what’s right ever been easy?

You’ve Been Studying All Day - GOT7 reaction

I’ve been such got7 trash lately and the comeback didn’t help so hERE WE GO + gifs bc, as previously stated, I am trash

*GIFS ARE NOT MINE, CREDIT GOES TO RESPECTFUL OWNERS* hope you like it :)


Mark:

He would poke and prod at you to get your attention. When he finally had it, he’d try with all his might to convince you to take a break because “you can’t study all the time! Breaks are healthy. Did you know cuddles improve your mood by 110%?”

“That’s nice Mark, but will they improve my grades by 110% too?”

Mark would kind of pout and mope around you until you agreed to a break. Then, he’d want to go for a little walk or something to help get your mind off things; he’d ask a little bit about your studying, but would want to focus on other aspects so that when you returned to your piles of notes, you’d be refreshed.

Originally posted by ceohan

JB:

You would have totally forgotten about your date night, so when JB showed up at your door with expectant eyes only to find you wearing loose sweatpants and your “coffee makes everything better” shirt, you’d feel awful. He’d be a little disappointed, but as soon as he saw your open textbook and messy notebook on the coffee table, he’d understand; you stuck with him while he worked, so he’d want to do the same. He’d make some food and/or tea for you both and would sit in the room with you, careful to not be in the way but also letting you know he would help in any way he could.

Originally posted by jehbum

Jackson:

He’d remind you of all the hard work you’d put in during class time and the past couple of nights; at this point he honestly thought it would be impossible for you to be capable of forgetting even the smallest detail. Still, he’d accept your worrying and decide he’d help you study. Of course, he’d propose a game. He’d leave the room for a few minutes and come back looking like… the Stay Puft marshmallow man. He’d wriggle his eyebrows, explaining that every time he asked a question and you got the correct answer, he’d remove an item of clothing. You’d go through the layers quickly, though stopping to die of laughter when you saw him with one of your lace bras over a t-shirt. 

Originally posted by jypnior

Jinyoung:

He’d 100% join you in your piles of notes, reading through them quickly to understand the gist of the subject matter if he didn’t already have an idea of what you were dealing with. He’d start asking some questions to figure out how to best approach studying for the assignment, and it would snowball from there. He’d start with a small idea, and you’d pick it up from there, maybe correcting him, and pretty soon you’d be bouncing all these ideas and facts off of each other. Instead of reading and rereading the information, he’d get you to talk about it as much as you could, reading through your notes to make sure you were on the right path and didn’t stray.

Originally posted by got7official

Youngjae:

He would be kind of similar to Jackson with his approach; he was sure you knew everything there was to know about the text/exam’s subject, but he understood your worries. However, he’d absolutely hate to see you so stressed, beating yourself up after you didn’t get the right answer, never taking into consideration that your brain wanted you to slow down and change things up. So, being the sweatheart he is, he’d propose a game to you in which he would ask questions based on the review your prof had given you and the notes you had in your notebook, and for every right answer you got, he’d give you a kiss. It’d probably be the giggliest, cutest study session ever tbh

Originally posted by jypnior

Bambam:

He would shamelessly annoy you because he wants you to spend time with him. He’d own up to being selfish, but wouldn’t care too much because he just wanted to cuddle with you and talk about memes his day. Bambam’s relentless and random screeches, cheek poking, and giggles would go from endearing/funny to frustrating really quickly; no matter how many times you told him to bug off, he’d continue. Finally, you’d turn to him, cheeks red with the nasty words you kept inside, and create a compromise: you cuddle with him for an hour, then he helps you study after you grab some dinner. He wouldn’t mind helping, he was just happy he got his cuddles.

Originally posted by isabelle-c-r

Yugyeom:

Yugyeom would walk in and see your papers and hands covered in coloured ink, and immediately take things into his own hands. He’d stop dead in his tracks and start asking general questions like “what are you studying (Y/N)?” “when’s the test/exam?” but pretty quickly he’d get more specific, asking the relevance of something you had just mentioned to the unit you were studying (or on the world ?). You’d start to get annoyed because, as much as you loved him and talking to him, you needed to study. You’d tell him just that, but he’d brush it off and continue. After a few more questions, reapeat what you had said before. Then, he’d simply look at you and say: “But you know it all already; you explained it perfectly to me, without any difficulty.” You’d just kinda stare off in amazement because dammit he was right.

Originally posted by yugyeomism


I have an Sehun (EXO) scenario that’ll be posted tomorrow night, and a Svt reaction coming soon (I’m actually drowning in homework atm and wifi is beyond terrible everywhere I go besides McDick’s what is this) ! In the meantime, feel free to request :)

glossysxga  asked:

Classmate AU + one of the minis? (NCT) Idk who, u choose maybe make a series ly💕

  • it was a new semester and it was time to change lab partners
  • luckily for Donghyuck, his new lab partner was you
  • Jeno was so relieved he didn’t need to deal with Donghyuck accidentally setting things on fire every few weeks
  • but anyways, Donghyuck and you didn’t really talk before, you just know that he’s the funny, cute guy who keeps messing up experiments
  • Donghyuck on the other hand knows who you are since you’re one of the better students when it comes to science
  • also you’re cute
  • he basically treats you like a god because it meant that he would finally have a chance to get a passing grade
  • before the pair of you even get a chance to properly talk, your teacher’s already handing out worksheets
  • “so I pour the alcohol into the tube…?”
  • “nO NO”
  • “oh, okay”
  • thankfully, for the first time in Donghyuck’s life, nothing goes wrong because you basically take over everything
  • when Donghyuck thought life was finally going well, the teacher announces a test that would be held next week
  • you see Donghyuck just face plant into his worksheet and you’re like  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ?
  • your teacher notices the lack of explosions and when class ends she’s like,
  • “can you help to tutor Donghyuck because he isn’t very good with written tests too. I’ll treat it as your extra credit”
  • without hesitation you take up that offer, because how bad can that be
  • Donghyuck doesn’t really mind the extra tutoring, but he’s busy with rehearsals and he can only meet you in the music room or during his breaks
  • the first tutoring session happened at the music room after everyone filed out, leaving only you and Donghyuck alone
  • donghyuck was exhausted but he still tried his best to focus on what you were trying to explain
  • but instead of looking at the notes you provided, his eyes kept wondering over to you
  • you were just talking when you turn to see Donghyuck with his body tilted, head resting in his hand, staring at you
  • Donghyuck’s eyes widened and he didn’t know what to do so he pretends to stretch
  • “awh man haha, I’m so sore haha, don’t mind me haha”
  • you nod continue your explanation on the chemicals and stuff
  • at the end of the first session, Donghyuck pretty much only understood 40% of what you had tried to explain
  • he blamed it on his exhaustion, so the second session happened during lunch break the next day
  • the both of you were the only ones at a table because there were book and notes scattered everywhere
  • you were eating and in between chewing you were explaining the homework that was given
  • Mark, Jaemin, Jeno, Jisung, Chenle and Renjun were at a nearby table just looking at the two of you
  • “so that’s y/n…”
  • “pretty cute”
  • Donghyuck, hearing what Jeno and Jisung said, turned to give them a “wtf face”
  • you notice the group of boys just kinda staring at you and Donghyuck so you just… wave?
  • they all smile and wave back, Chenle giving you a thumbs up
  • you laugh and continue talking with Donghyuck about acids and what not to do
  • these sessions would continue for the next week leading up to the test
  • and on the day of the written and practical test, Donghyuck was about to drink some H2O2 to get out taking it
  • you assured him that he can do well and he just nervously laughs
  • because honestly, he just didn’t want to disappoint you
  • so he takes the test and he’s praying to Bill Nye the science guy that he does well
  • halfway through the practical test, you look over and Donghyuck is just staring at the boiling tube filled with acid and he’s holding a beaker of water
  • your eyes widened and you prayed that he knew not to pour that into the tube
  • thankfully he puts down the beaker and goes back to reading the instructions
  • the test is finished without any accidents, thank the lord, Bill Nye the science guy
  • when the test paper comes back, Donghyuck doesn’t even want to look at it
  • so he gives it to you and you peek at it and see written in red, ‘80/100’
  • you just start hitting Donghyuck and you scream that he passed and did well
  • Donghyuck couldn’t believe it and took a look at his paper
  • he instantly starts jumping around like, “holy hell I did it”
  • and without even thinking he just pulls you into a hug and starts to jump around
  • you don’t even mind and you’re jumping along with him until someone clears their throat
  • the two of you just awkwardly separate and return to your seats
  • after class though, Donghyuck is so thankful and he wants to treat you to something
  • he suggests ice cream and you agree so the pair of you end up in an ice cream shop
  • where the Mark and the rest of the boys are too
  • and Jeno just goes
  • “I can sense the chemistry between them”
  • Renjun smacks him on his shoulder

(heh, chemistry, i think i’m pretty funny)

BTS as things I've had to tell my 3rd grade students
  • Taehyung: Please, stop trying to fit your entire fist into your mouth
  • Seokjin: You're not going to die from missing snack time, please stop crying
  • Rap Mon: So run me through this again...just how exactly did you break your desk?
  • Yoongi: Don't deny that you were sleeping through math you literally had a puddle of drool on your desk
  • J-Hope: Just because we're having indoor recess doesn't mean you can gallop around the classroom screaming at the top of your lungs
  • Jungkook: So you're saying you can't work with your partner because she's a girl and girls annoy you?
  • Jimin: I know that they tease you for being short but calling someone a "big fat giant" isn't acceptable
Small announcement

So as some of you may know, I’m currently in Uni doing pre med, in German, which isn’t my mother language (Spanish) (yes, I don’t know what I was thinking either), which means I need to get really good grades throughout these two semesters in order to get a place in med school. My partials start this week and end on April 7th, until then, there is a very very high chance that if you send me an anon / an ask in general I won’t reply and if I do, it’ll be sometime later. Same for private messages. I won’t deactivate them so you can still send them, but if I take a while to answer any of them (5 days to a week), then you know why. That’s all. Thank you. It’ll go to back normal once my exams are done.

Fight to the Death (Jefferson x Reader)

Words: 1300+

Warnings: A LOT of cussing, james being extra salty

Request: Pasta battle between Jefferson and the reader (This stupid thing is still in my mind XD ) @sorry-but-no-sorry

A/N: dude i think i did this eh but here you go~~~


You and Thomas Jefferson were always competing with one other, whether it be grades, sports, who eats faster, and so on. He was your best friend and your roommate. All of your other friends disagreed with the arrangement, but both of you thought it was fine. Besides the fact that he constantly occupied the bathroom.

“How long does it take to shower and get dressed?” You yelled, pounding your fist on the wooden door. You heard a laugh, and a blow dryer start. “Come on! I have to use the bathroom!”

“You should have woken up earlier.” He said. You looked down at your watch.

It was five in the morning.

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The past 2 days I was asked by two separate female supervisors to do something dangerous that I am not paid, qualified or trained to do because “I’m a man.”

I was asked to enter a locked room with a crazed screaming criminal until police arrived and asked to climb onto a roof on an extremely windy day without any gear and yell at the workers fixing it. 

Thankfully as a man I have no problem standing up for my self and exercising my right to refuse unsafe work. I mean let’s say I was stupid enough to try to deal with the criminal, I have no weapons at work and I have no idea what any policies are for dealing with such a situation. Even assuming I’m tough and skilled enough to handle myself…how do I know I’m not going to get sued or fired if I have to defend myself physically. That’s above my pay grade, don’t let anyone tell you that you have to do something stupid and dangerous because you’re the man. Shit like that is why men make up more than 90% of workplace deaths. 

Why is being average at something a bad thing? C is an average grade, which means you understood the material just as well as most people do, because that’s how you get “the average” of something. Why weren’t we told more often that it’s okay to be average? Like teachers and parents and other adults always said “do your best” but then they were disappointed if your best wasn’t up to their standards, which is bullshit. If my best is a C, then I did my best and that should count for something damn it. It is okay to be average, in fact it’s unrealistic to expect yourself or anyone else to be great, or even good, at everything. 

aleisyee  asked:

Hey! Sorry to bother but I wanted to ask you, how long have you been drawing? I really love your work so i was wondering... ps : ily

I’ve been drawing since I was very small. My dad is an industrial designer and has been doing digital art pretty much since the first Wacom, so I grew up watching him use photoshop. I remember watching him draw people in his sketchbook when we went out in public (he carried this moleskin and would draw everywhere – Church, the doctors office, McDonald’s – you name it) and so I grew up in that?
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve still worked REALLY HARD. My dad may have been a great ART example, but he’s a grade A asshole and didn’t teach me anything. Everything I know is from observation, learning, practice (like a fuckton of that) and like a million art classes in high school and college. I also keep every single drawing ever, even this shitty ones I made when I was in elementary school.

no offense but why did they get a new guy to play rodrick heffley in the new diary of a wimpy kid movie … the original rodrick was my emo boyfriend in 4th grade pls bring him back #notmyrodrick

ask-treats-sweets  asked:

📝

Angry son.

Nathaneil Adamns

Angry punk wannabe emoedgy kid. Hes very angry only because he wasnt properly shown how to express sadness and anger and lashing out is what gets him attention. He is 18 years old and due to graduate highschool any time soon if he can get his shit together and get his grades up. 


Fact:He is 5ft 7 and weights only 90  pounds. (minus tail weight) Get this twig somefood

Everyone jokes about how people off tumblr would be the worst parents, but if you think about we would be the best.

I mean, most of us are 100% supportive of the LGBTQ+ community so if our kids came out, we wouldn’t kick them out - we would support them. We understand how stressful school can get and wouldn’t pressure our kids to get top grades all the time. We understand things like anxiety and depression, and we wouldn’t call our kids ‘over dramatic’ or 'selfish’ if they cut themselves, we would get them the help they need. We’d teach them from an early age that everyone is equal, black or white. We’d also make sure that they understand that abuse of any sort is bad and ways they can get help for themselves or other people. They wouldn’t feel scared to tell us stuff because we’d let them know that we won’t shout at them for something that isn’t their fault.

So even though we wouldn’t be parents who push their kids to do better than everyone else, we would be supportive parents who raise decent human beings.

And that’s why people from tumblr would be great parents.

itsnotgayifitsinspace  asked:

do you have anymore number patterns you found? its really cool you noticed the perfect difference of two between square roots and im curious to see if youve found any others!

i do (although they’re all just cool things i found w division lol)!

so one thing i like to think about with numbers is multiples of 3 because…they’re so fun to look at with division. like, take 12/4, for example. if you add 1+2, you get 3, which is how many times 4 goes into 12. (this works for 24/4, 36/4, and 48/4 as well,, just split apart the first two numbers than add them up as if they were both single digits and you get the answer to the problem.) basically, if you’re dividing something, and the number (divisor, i think? @ third grade math vocabulary come back to me please) that you’re dividing something by (48 in the equation 48/4, for example) adds up to be a multiple of 3, like how 4+8=12, the quotient will be a multiple of 3. 

that probably sounds really confusing bc i didn’t explain it that well, so some problems would be:

12/2 = 6. 1+2=3, 3x2=6 (it’s important to note that doubling and halfing things can be done)

48/8 = 6. 4+8=12, 12/2=6.

36/4=9, 3+6=9.

so you get the gist of that.

another cool thing i found was with the number 6!! basically, in this, if the number you’re dividing is below 10 and an even number, just take the second number of the divisor and that’s your answer.

ex:

12/6= 2. second number in divisor=2.

24/6=4. second number in divisor=4.

36/6=6. second number in divisor=6.

etc.

oh!! and i found something out with 5′s, too. with this, in division, all you have to do is take the number that is being divided, put a decimal point between the ones place and the tens place, and double that number, and that’s your answer!!

ex:

15/5=3. 15=1.5. 1.5+1.5=3.

30/5=6. 30=3.0. 3.0+3.0=6.

50/5=10. 50=5.0. 5.0+5.0=10.

etc.

there are a lot more but i’m really tired (it’s almost midnight :O) but all i’m saying is there will always be a pattern in math (and division patterns are the easiest to find!!)

get to know me tag

I was tagged by @lucky-monster-99 (thank you so much lovely!)

Rules: Always post the rules. Answer the questions asked, then write 11 new ones. Tag 11 people to answer your questions, as well as the person who tagged you.

1. Cake or pie (or neither)?
    PIE!
2. If you could sing and play an instrument, would you rather sing a solo or play solo?
    PLAY SOLO, I USED TO PLAY VIOLIN SINCE LIKE 5TH GRADE BUT I QUIT AT THE BEGINNING OF 9TH GRADE YEAR BECAUSE IT WASN’T MY CHOICE OF INSTRUMENT AND I HAD NO TIME.
3. Who is your favorite actor/actress?
    UHM I REALLY DON’T HAVE ONE BUUUUUT BECAUSE HE IS MY EXO BIAS KYUNGSOO
4. Do you prefer dark and dramatic colors, or bright and bubbly colors?
    DARKER, BUT I ALSO LOVE BRIGHT/PASTEL COLOURS SO IT’S DIFFICULT.
5. Does pineapple go on pizza?
    HELL NO.
6. Do you play video games? If so, what is your favorite game/series?
   NOPE. SORRY.
7. Are you taller or shorter than 5'6"?

   LMAOOOO I WISH. I’M ALOT SHORTER, I’M ONLY 5’0
8. How old were you/will you be on your golden birthday? (Your golden birthday is when you turn the same age as the day you were born. E.g. I was born on the 16th, so my golden birthday was my 16th birthday.)
     21 YEARS!
9. How many siblings do you have (if any), and where do you fall birth order wise?
   THIS ONE IS A BIT TRICKY, SEEING THAT MY PARENTS ARE DIVORCED AND THAT I AM BLESSED WITH SIBLINGS, HALF-SIBLINGS AND STEPSIBLINGS AS WELL BUT I’LL STICK TO JUST MY MOM AND DAD. WE ARE FOUR GIRLS, AND I’M THE OLDEST.
10. If you like to read, do you prefer fictional or historical literature?
  I ABSOLUTELY ADORE READING, I EVEN HAVE AWARDS FOR IT LMAO I’LL READ ANYTHING TBH BUT I FIND MYSELF REALLY ENJOYING FICTION.
11. What mythical creature would you like to be?
  I LOVE MERMAIDS SO A MERMAID FOR SURE.

MY QUESTIONS

1. What career would you like to pursue?

2. Cat or Dog person?

3. Favourite book? Why?

4. Zodiac Sign?

5. Do you like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?

6. How are you?

7. If you could meet anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?

8. Do you believe in Mermaids?

9. Thoughts on Beyoncé? Naruto? and Doritos?

10. Are you allergic to anything?

11. Recommend me a song.

I am going to tag :

@whatisjunhui @whatiskwonhyuk @freakydeakytaeyonq @renjund @trademarklee @markmy1st @texting-nct @hyperactivehoshi @nct-markeureee @coldcereal @markleetrashh

Y’all don’t have to do it though! Take Care.