be-smarter-than-this

The paradox of modern feminism is that while it claims to promote independence and empowerment for women, it insists on measuring every aspect of being a woman against men. If a woman is physically strong, she must be as physically strong as a man or even stronger. If a woman is smart, she must be smarter than a man (as evidenced by countless movies and TV shows that seem to believe you won’t understand that a woman character is smart if they don’t make all the male characters seem like lobotomy patients). A woman must be able to “do everything a man can do”. She must dress, think, eat, talk, walk, and act like a man (but do it better) in order to truly be a successful example of feminism.

But what if I don’t need to be stronger than a man to be strong? What if I don’t need all my male friends to be idiots in order for me to be smart? If my skills, abilities, and gifts are different than my male friends, does that make them worth less? Why do I constantly need to put down or compare myself to men to be confident in myself? I am not a man. I don’t want to be a man. I don’t need to “do everything a man can do”. I’m content doing everything I can do. So why can’t I be valued as a woman instead of constantly being pitted against men?

we’re not friends, we could be anything

title: we’re not friends, we could be anything
authors: yoursongonmyheart, nooelgallagher  (@wakeupwakeupwell)

word count: 115k 
summary:

The next second, Harry is firing back, “If I wanted to kill you I could have just poisoned your fajitas.”

Louis rolls his eyes. “Clever boy.”

Harry feels his skin start to prickle with irritation. The way Louis talks to him, so condescending… Like he’s smarter than Harry… Fuck that.

“I don’t have time for this,” Harry says. “Some of us have schoolwork to do. And jobs to get to. So if you’ll excuse me.”

Harry doesn’t wait for a reply before he pushes past Louis, hoisting his bag further up his shoulder and rushing towards the door. No, not rushing. That would imply Louis is chasing him out. He walks to the door hastily.

He’s not sure, but he thinks he hears Louis mutter “Fucking wanker” before the door to the flat clicks shut behind him.


// Or…The one where Harry and Louis are unlikely uni flatmates who definitely don’t like each other and definitely won’t fall in love (even if Liam and Niall think otherwise). 

omniamutanturnihilinterit  asked:

I still can't figure out Petyr or Varys. Do you have any insight into who they are and what their actual agenda's are? Varys has been around long enough, and their are a lot of clues like his hatred of magic and past with Illyrio and whatnot, but I can't make it hang together to get a feel for what is going on with him. Same with Petyr. He seems like a cheap scam artist who thinks he's smarter than everyone else but is mostly just someone who tears everything down (dare I say Trumpian).

Honestly, I don’t think either is that complicated in terms of what’s driving them, for all the intricacy that goes into the execution in both cases. 

IMO Varys is being completely honest when he relates his backstory to Tyrion and his endgame to Kevan, and indeed, they make sense taken together. As @racefortheironthrone has argued, the man who’s risen from begging on the streets while recovering from mutilation to become one of the most influential people on the planet wants to use that influence to fix the system that put him through that. It’s an admirable endgame, but Varys is far too sanguine about the oceans of blood he’s helping unleash to get there, and his solution (turning it all over to his “perfect prince”) is dangerously wrongheaded.  

As for Littlefinger, he didn’t get his teenage crush, so therefore the world should burn. That’s really all there is to the man; everything else is but a Jenga tower he’s built on that base (and Sansa will eventually bring it crashing down). There’s a hole inside he can’t fill, and he doesn’t care about the widespread consequences of his attempts to fill it. 

So both the spider and the mockingbird have devoted their lives to righting the wrongs of their youth, and both see devastating civil war as collateral damage, but to my mind, Varys’ motives and overall worldview are considerably more admirable than Littlefinger’s (and his backstory more sympathetic), though I’d ultimately condemn them both. 

we're not friends, we could be anything

by nooelgallagher, yoursongonmyheart

The next second, Harry is firing back, “If I wanted to kill you I could have just poisoned your fajitas.”

Louis rolls his eyes. “Clever boy.”

Harry feels his skin start to prickle with irritation. The way Louis talks to him, so condescending… Like he’s smarter than Harry… Fuck that.

“I don’t have time for this,” Harry says. “Some of us have schoolwork to do. And jobs to get to. So if you’ll excuse me.”

Harry doesn’t wait for a reply before he pushes past Louis, hoisting his bag further up his shoulder and rushing towards the door. No, not rushing. That would imply Louis is chasing him out. He walks to the door hastily.

He’s not sure, but he thinks he hears Louis mutter “Fucking wanker” before the door to the flat clicks shut behind him.

…Or, the one where Harry and Louis are unlikely uni flatmates who definitely don’t like each other and definitely won’t fall in love (even if Liam and Niall think otherwise).

Words: 115506, Chapters: 3/3, Language: English



via AO3 works tagged ‘Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson’ http://ift.tt/2bNiq3V

I just found out 1 thing: there’s a new girl in our class. And I’m super competitive. And I’m like super stressed that she may be ‘smarter’ than me and get better grades and god I’m an awful human being. Wtf… Who thinks like that?!?! On the other side, I really hope I can be friends with this girl bc I do not have a lot of girls as a friend in my class.. So idk. Really 6 days till school. This is soooooo long omg.. Ughhhhhh help me?!?

anonymous asked:

Ok but in the serial killer au, how did suzy and arin start running together!

This is a good question! Arin very briefly attended a community college (where he met Ross/ who would later be his first victim) and I’d guess somewhere around there he met Suzy. He wouldn’t have met her until after he already committed his first kill. Maybe he’d see her and think she was pretty, think she was interesting in a way he thinks he could take her down, and he doesn’t know she’s eyeing him up the same way. 

Suzy is smarter than Arin and she recognizes their similarities right away, the thing that sets them apart from the other people around them, the little broken piece inside that kind of aligns. She can read Arin like a book. 

They start a loose relationship of fucking and killing and Suzy probably helps Arin escalate his levels, be less sloppy about his kills, she helps him not get caught and they easily go on the run together. 

Suzy blends into the general public very well, much easier than Arin, and so it’s easier for her to nab victims. Maybe sometimes if Arin is fucking up a lot, she’ll bring back someone just for him to kill. 

Their relationship is on-again-off-again and there are times Arin suspects she’d kill him if he caused too much trouble for her (she would) and there are times she’s pissing him off and he has the urge to go at her (he’d do damage but likely not win) and by the time Suzy meets Barry she and Arin are off and he doesn’t care when Suzy starts seducing Barry, mostly too is that shortly after that, he meets Dan.  

Said Too Much - eight

the one with Niall’s nephew

“Where’s that kid?”

“I don’t think you should call him ‘kid’. He’s clearly smarter than you.” Kayla said, her eyes on nothing but her dessert, “I mean, at least he could count.”

“Hey! That was a mistake!” Harry’s cheeks reddened as he scowled at Kayla, remembering earlier in the restaurant when he made a mistake in calculating the total price of their food - apparently Harry always did this to make sure that they weren’t scammed - he’s a little particular when it came to money, “I was distracted!”

“By who? The waiter?” Kayla teased, “You should’ve gotten his number, Harry. He’s been eyeing you all night.”

“Sod off.” Harry frowned as he continued to search for Frankie, “Kayla, I told you to look after him!”

read on 1dff || read on tumblr || story page

anonymous asked:

i hear so often about other autistic people saying that they feel younger than they are, but i haven't heard any say they feel /older/ I'm 17 and I feel at least ten years older, and even my counsellor has remarked upon it. I feel lonely about it

We’ve gotten similar asks in the past, so you’re definitely not alone! I always felt quite a bit older growing up, probably because I was always quite a bit smarter than most of my peers. My parents always said I was “7 going on 30″ and similar stuff.

-Brother Cat

LMAOOOO CLASS TODAY WAS WILD

okay so me and only one other freshman dude are part of a sophomore science class (biology) and we didnt know anyone else to be lab partners with so we just partnered with each other

we sat in front of these guys who were like “HOLY SHIT THERE’S FRESHMEN IN HERE THEYRE PROBABLY SMARTER THAN US” and me, being an awkward, red-faced, anxiety filled weirdo, didnt say anything

they nicknamed me “smart freshman girl who never speaks”

they also sarcastically called me their “new best friend” and i didnt know what to say so i was like “wow, im sOoOoO touched” 

oh yeah also my freshman lab partner was really quiet like me and kept blushing awe

snugz  asked:

Kaladeshi Tiger-people in green. Maybe Loxodon for white. Minotaurs in red? Maybe Vedalken in blue? No idea for Black.

I would absolutely love to see the Rakshasa return as the Cat creature type for green! I also think using Naga again for black could be cool as well.

While I personally love the Loxodon race, and enjoy seeing elephant people in Magic, I don’t think this is the right plane for them. Because Kaladesh derives so much cultural inspiration from India, I worry the Loxodon could be seen as a caricature of the Hindu deity Ganesha, and that could come across as culturally insensitive.

Similarly, due to the cultural and religious significance of cows in India, I don’t expect any Minotaurs on Kaladesh either.

In fact, the more I think about all this, the more I begin to understand why @wizardsmagic has been using independent consultants on their design and creative work lately. (I’m glad people smarter than me are figuring this stuff out.)

Thanks for the speculation, @snugz!

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“Ted Kord had no powers, kid. He was always "overpowered.” But he always won. I saw him mop the floor with guys who ate stars. Because he was smarter. He was smarter than Bats, although nobody ever noticed.”
- Guy Gardner, Blue Beetle (2006) #14

One of the things i love so much about superhero comics is the contrast between how people perceive all the heroes and how they really are. I mean, pre-flashpoint, Jaime practically worshipped Ted Kord. All the other heroes kept telling him he died valiantly, and that he was one of the most brilliant and bravest men on earth despite not having powers and Jaime was doing his best to live up to the legacy. However, Jaime never met Ted and as Booster Gold once pointed out, the other heroes weren’t very objective and honest on the matter. In fact, most of them thought he was joke and were just feeling guilty about his death. So Jaime imagined Ted as this guy who always had the perfect solution when, let’s face it, he was partially responsible for 30% of the shit the JLI went through.

And then, in Rebirth, Jaime sounds like he just really wants to give Ted - who he admired so much in another lifetime - a punch in the face.

Anywho, idk why but i find this kinda hilarious. And cute. Ted is just one of these characters whose death almost had more impact on the DCU than his life and whose reputation has always been very exaggerated either negatively or positively. It’s nice to have Jaime meet the actual guy instead of building a mental shrine in his memory. Talk about fantasies smashed to pieces xD

(From Blue Beetle (2006) #35, 36, Justigue League: Generation Lost #3, 19, 24 and Blue Beetle: Rebirth)

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I really want to do OC Kiss week this time so here are all my dragon age ocs! 

  • Keres Amell, bisexual lady. Arcane warrior/blood mage. Confident in her skill, charismatic and bossy. A formidable opponent and a ridiculously caring lover. 1m78
  • Clíodhna Lavellan, pansexual lady. Necromancer. Friendly and energetic, a bit too flirty, doesn’t handle alcohol well. 1m64
  • Garth Hawke, pansexual lady. Assassin/duelist. Passionate, quick-tempered, probably cares too much about everything. 1m57
  • Andy Leroy, bisexual and nb. Smart-mouthed and adaptable. A good liar, and a bookworm. 1m72
  • Vega Cadash, bisexual lady. Cunning, cocky and probably smarter and richer than you. Doesn’t know how to refuse a challenge. 148cm
  • Sael Lavellan, pansexual lady. Strong-willed, creative, doesn’t open up easily to strangers but she’s a jewel. 166cm

if you wanna know more about my children just go into my askbox! !! i’m up for any kind of kisses so go wild

pietrodjangomaximoff  asked:

Drunk Kirby tell me why I'm the coolest person ypu know

You are So Smart?? / way smarter than me?? and youre’ how old? 6??? what teh fck

also ur funny? liek so funny where i’m like “damn wht hte ufkc FUTURE OF COMEDY??? GENDER-LESS MONARCH OF COMEYD???”

also i picture u always doing a pieace sign w sunglasses on

michonney  asked:

Bro, I just needed to tell you that your blog and meta are gifts to Tumblr.

Bro, Thank you<3 I’m merely a potato in a sea of people much smarter than me but it’s nice to know someone’s getting something out of the hot mess ideas i put together :D 

Take A Shot Everytime
  • Aaron is overshadowed / bested by Alexander
  • Alexander doesn’t know when to shut the fuck up 
  • Angelica is smarter than a man in charge 
  • Alexander mentions his legacy 
  • George calls Alexander “son” 
  • Laurens is drunk, nosy and loud 
  • Alexander has an existential crisis (i imagine death so much…) 
  • Eliza begs for Alexander’s attention 
  • Laurens sings about slavery
  • Washington deserves a gold star for doing a good job 
  • Angelica says “he will never be satisifed” 
  • Act 1 foreshadows Act 2 events 
  • Jefferson says “whaaaaat?” 
  • Someone goes by their last name (only, ‘Aaron Burr’/ ‘General Washington’ does not count) 
  • New Jersey jokes
  • Every time there’s a duel 
  • Alexander’s eyes are mentioned
  • Eliza says “look around, look around”
  • Anyone mentions france (beware of cabinet battle 2)
  • Laurens death because you’re gonna need it 
  • Philip’s death because you’re gonna need it 
  • Peggy’s death because she deserves it 
  • Someone not portrayed in the show is mentioned (Thomas Payne, John Adams, Philip’s sister) 
  • Someone in the company plays a small NAMED role (Seabury, John Reynolds, Philip Schuyler, Sally, etc.) 
  • Eliza asks “would that be enough?” / says “that would be enough” 
  • Jefferson does something that ruins the fucking country 
  • Philip shadows his fathers actions 
  • Virginia is mentioned 
  • Alexander complains about the debt 
  • A melody is repeated (Schuyler defeated, Stay alive reprise, etc.) 
  • The company tells you the year 
  • A curse word is dropped 
  • Wall Street is mentioned 
  • Aaron asks “how does a-?” 
  • Jefferson mentions Lafayette 
  • The number seven is mentioned 
  • Alexander disappoints someone 
  • King George shows up 
  • Jefferson abuses his power 
  • Jefferson tries to use swag as an argument 
  • Washington is the only voice of reason 
  • Aaron isn’t the narrator 
  • Alexander’s immigrant status is brought up 
  • An important US document is brought up (no the reynolds pamphlet isn’t an important US document sorry) 
  • Eliza deserved better 
  • “Raise a glass to freedom” is sang 

DO NOT DO THESE ALL AT THE SAME TIME 

DO NOT DO THESE ALL AT THE SAME TIME 

DO NOT DO THESE ALL AT THE SAME TIME 

There’s 46 of these (just like the # of songs aye) and I highly suggest only doing 1-3 of your choice, especially if you know how much alcohol you can handle! Don’t drink and drive, don’t drink and text your ex, don’t drink and online shop, etc. I hope you all stay safe if you DO do this! Also message me if you do because I’d love to know lmao 

Raise a glass!

Signs as melanie martinez songs

Aries - Alphabet Boy 
I know my ABC’s, yet you keep teaching me
I say fuck your degree, alphabet boy
You think you’re smarter than me with all your bad poetry
Fuck all your ABC’s, alphabet boy


Taurus - Pity Party
Maybe it’s a cruel joke on me
Whatever, whatever
Just means there’s way more cake for me
Forever, forever


Gemini - Pacify Her
Someone told me stay away from things that aren’t yours
But was he yours, if he wanted me so bad?
Pacify her, she’s getting on my nerves
You don’t love her, stop lying with those words


Cancer - Cry Baby
You seem to replace your brain with your heart
You take things so hard and then you fall apart
You try to explain but before you can start
Those cry baby tears come out of the dark


Leo - Dollhouse
Places, places, get in your places
Throw on your dress and put on your doll faces
Everyone thinks that we’re perfect
Please don’t let them look through the curtains

Virgo - Carousel
And it’s all fun and games,
‘Til somebody falls in love,
But you’ve already bought a ticket,
And there’s no turning back now


Libra - Mrs Potato Head
Oh Mrs. Potato Head tell me, is it true that pain is beauty?
Does a new face come with a warranty?
Will a pretty face make it better?

Scorpio - Mad Hatter
You like me best when I’m off my rocker
Tell you a secret, I’m not alarmed
So what if I’m crazy? The best people are


Sagittarius - Soap
Uh-oh, there it goes, I said too much, it overflowed
Why do I always spill?


Capricorn - Sippy Cup
Blood money, blood money
How did you afford this ring that I love, honey?
“Just another shift at the drug company,”
He doesn’t think I’m that fucking dumb does he?


Aquarius - Play Date
I don’t give a fuck about you anyways
Whoever said I gave a shit about you?
You never share your toys or communicate
I guess I’m just a play date to you


Pisces - Training Wheels
I love everything you do
When you call me fucking dumb for the stupid shit I do
I wanna ride my bike with you
Fully undressed, no training wheels left for you

Su character development:

Garnet: I’m gayer that you thought

Pearl: I’m gayer than you thought

Amethyst: I’m sadder than you thought

Steven: I’m sadder and smarter than you thought

Connie: I’m cuter than you thought

Peridot: I’m cuter than you thought

Lapis: I’m cuter than you thought

Greg: I’m better than you thought

Rose: I’m badder than you thought