I heard the studyblr community has shamed people for taking a gap year or dropping out of school and I'm concerned. I'm not sure how true this is because I can't find any studyblr doing that right now, but what are your thoughts on this?
I think it’s a shame that the studyblr community preaches motivation and cheering each other on both academically AND mentally, and yet it’s one of the most shady, unfair and ignorant groups here on Tumblr. I know things have changed around here but if you ask me, the people true to this community are still about cheering each other on and motivating and inspiring each other.
I see nothing wrong with taking a gap year if that’s really what you want to do in your life ! I’m a senior this year, and after college decisions I myself have decided to opt for a community college after graduating high school and then transferring to a University; something also looked down upon by SO many people for no reason at all.
Long story short, I don’t see why people feel the need to bring others down. My advice? Don’t listen to others. Do what works for YOU and your life. Take a different route for once. Work hard for what you want. Do what makes you happy.
The hair is the source of his power. You have no proof, but you know it in your gut. You don’t know what the hair is or what it wants, but you know it has awakened. And it is aware.
“He speaks his mind,” they say, jaws chattering, teeth gnashing. “He’s a successful business man.” Their eyes roll back until nothing but white is left. You hide beneath a pile of bankruptcy notices and hold your breath.
“We’re going to make this country great again,” they whisper. Their voices drone like the buzzing of a great hive. “What country?” you ask, trembling. “We’re going to make this country great again,” they repeat, adjusting their hats. The brims read “Made in China.” Perhaps that is the country they’re talking about.
This can’t be Hell, you think, because this seems a lot like Earth. Except everything, everywhere, is just a little bit worse.
The sky rumbles, the Earth creaks. A thin sheen of gray, like mist, creeps over everything, darkening, dampening. In the distance, lightning forks over the Statue of Liberty, bringing her plaque into sharp relief:Give me your tired, your poor. Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The letters are melting like candle wax.
Who’s Who - The Crunchlings (and the Crunchium Thieves)
Oftentimes it has been asked, “what makes Cap’n Crunch so gosh-darned crunchy?” I mean, you could look at the side of the box, but you’d get depressed from reading about how much sugar you’d be consuming, so lemme lay it on you.
It’s the Crunchium.
Move over, James Cameron’s Avatar. This ain’t your lazily-named “Unobtanium” (I nearly laughed out loud when I heard that name–still not sure if it was a joke or not), this is CRUNCHIUM! Tear-the-roof-of-your-mouth-open Crunchium!
The Crunchium is guarded and mined by the adorable Crunchlings. It’s valuable enough to even be targeted by thieves! And how do I know all this?
Because of one of the greatest cereal premiums of my generation.
I was in fourth grade at the time and this new Cap’n Crunch computer game had come out. Our teacher had gotten a copy (from a box of cereal, no less! How cool is that? Quaker just gave out these things!) and it was on the classroom’s computer.
Whenever it rained, we’d gather around and play our little hearts out. Call us lame (you’d be right), but we loved this game. You got to raise a Crunchling of your own! This was the era of virtual pets, leading to the first Pokemon craze, after all. Crunchlings themselves appeared to be based more on the then-super-popular Furby toy, with a healthy dose of Gizmo from Gremlins.
The li’l Crunchlings were lovers, not fighters. We, with help from Cap’n Crunch, would teach them to skateboard, jump, and throw rocks, in order to challenge and defeat the Crunchium Thieves. We would also feed them liberal doses of cereal, of course.
In keeping with the Gremlins inspiration, the Thieves looked like the scaly monsters themselves. And I’ll give them this–after being defeated in the challenge, they’d back down. Still, it was a real thrill to take them on when the time came!
something that always struck me as odd about the prequels is how palpatine was able to forge a relationship with anakin in the first place.
this is definitely my biggest problem with the jedi, in relation to anakin: they let palpatine, a middle aged man, get anakin, a child, alone. the fact that palpatine’s even insistent on it at all should be ringing alarm bells. there should be Stranger Danger warnings going off, people! you’re dropping the ball, men!
and i understand that, according to the comics, palpatine threw his political weight around, saying that the senate has total control over the jedi. that you can’t deny the chancellor. but that’s incorrect - the republic is corrupt, but it’s not a dictatorship yet. as anakin’s legal guardians, the council has the full right to refuse palpatine access to anakin - it doesn’t matter who’s knocking at your door, you’re supposed to protect your charge.
but the jedi handed him over. the second palpatine pressed, they folded; and no one tried to curb anakin’s interaction with palpatine, even though it should be clear that an old man wanting to talk with a minor day after day after day is suspicious. especially since the jedi were suspicious of palpatine anyway.