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the senshi during finals week

(in order of success rate)

ami: definitely knows more than is required for the exam but goes to the quiet study room at the library at 8am just for the principle of the thing

rei: stays up really late and drinks a lot of caffeine but nothing is unachievable with psychic powers a positive attitude 

makoto: “studying” is just another word for “sitting in the café for a few hours with some books open on the table in front of you”

usagi: cries because it’s 4am and she can’t find enough change in her backpack to get a bag of chips from the vending machine

minako: flash cards and prayer

Odin’s glad it’s nice a toasty inside because the weather is starting to look quite frightful outside!

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BOOKS I READ IN 2016 Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy

All in all, we’re a happy group. Sometimes I worry that we’re too happy, but then a visit to Nana’s house brings things into focus. We’re happy because we want to be, because we’re pouring our energy and emotion into each other in the best possible way.

a muslim girl was verbally assaulted and robbed by two men on my university campus at 2:28pm today. the suspects stole her car and fled the scene. i am mostly terrified for the safety of my family, especially my mother’s, who wears a niqab and goes to class late in the evenings. please make duaa for her safety.

Nathan Stocker Appreciation Post

I think we all need to take a moment to appreciate this angel

This boy loves to dance

SO 

MUCH…

 And I am living for every second of it tbh

Also let’s talk about his guitar riffs

The Fender brings a tear to my eye

NECK VEINS???

HELP

And that little crease thing that happens to his mouth when he smiles

What a beaut

In conclusion, I’m really happy that he exists, thank you Jesus

When I was a senior in college I belonged to this lgbt group on campus where 1-2 seniors were asked to give a speech to the lgbt community upon their graduation. That year, 2 of my friends (a Black gay man and his white autistic boyfriend) were chosen to give the speech & talk about their unique struggles in a queer-identified relationship. Then a white cishet ace woman joined our group immediately before graduation and found out about the speech. She instantly flew into this rage and demanded that she speak instead bc an asexual person had never before spoken at graduation. Like she even went so far as to appeal to various deans and the president on campus, started verbally degrading my 2 friends, and threatened to pass around a petition on campus so she could speak. Eventually people got so fed up that they let her talk (not my choice!! I strongly advocated otherwise) and the first fucking thing she said when she spoke is, “the fact that I had to fight so hard for the right to speak to you all is a clear example of ace oppression within the lgbt community.” How are you gonna beat out a Black gay man and an autistic queer (his self-identification) and then complain you’re the one who’s being oppressed like ??? Anyway that’s ur daily dose of ace fuckery

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What, an actual gameplay post from me? IT’S SORCERY!

It felt like ages since I did anything sims-related, so last Sunday I said ‘fuck it’ and loaded my game with the prospect of actually playing the damn thing for once. I knew I wanted to poke around in Sim State Uni (told myself I’d send the twins to check out some campus venues), so I loaded the subhood and… and… Damn. I don’t remember giving Campus Lounge this lavish new facade. I don’t remember adding those clouds to the lot either. WHEN DID I MAKE ALL OF THESE CHANGES?!?!

I guess a good thing about not playing the game for a long time is that, once you do load it, everything looks completely new to you… or maybe it’s just my goldfish memory. Either way, I got some nice quality time with my trusty old pal, so of course I plan to spam y’all with some pics. Stay tuned for more!

Roman Naumachiae

Naumachia (detail), an imaginative recreation by Ulpiano Checa

A naumachia was a mimic sea battle that oftentook place in a constructed basin. These entertainments also took place in flooded amphitheatres. The opposing sides were prisoners of war or convicts, who fought until one side was destroyed.

The earliest naumachia recorded (46 bc) represented an engagement between the Egyptian and Tyrian fleets and was given by Julius Caesar on an artificial lake that was constructed by him in the Campus Martius. In 2 bc Augustus staged a naumachia between Athenians and Persians in a basin newly constructed on the right bank of the Tiber at Rome. In the naumachia arranged by Claudius on Lake Fucino in ad 52, 100 ships and 19,000 men participated.

The introduction of new technologies initially led to an increased number of naumachia. The first three naumachia were spaced about 50 years apart; the following six, most of which took place in amphitheatres, occurred in a space of 30 years. Less costly in material and human terms, they could afford to be staged more frequently. Less grandiose, they became a feature of the games, but could not be considered exceptional. The iconography bears witness to this. Of some twenty representations of a naumachia in Roman art, nearly all are of the Fourth Style, of the time of Nero and the Flavian dynasty.

After the Flavian period, naumachiae disappear from the texts almost completely. Apart from a mention in the Augustan History, a late source of limited reliability, only the town records (fastia) of Ostia tells us that in 109 Trajan inaugurated a naumachia basin.

A later version of the naumachia was practiced in indoor theatres, such as London’s Sadler’s Wells, during the 19th century. A tank was constructed in the pit and stalls areas, and real boats were used for the purpose.

so like, not only do i go back to class tomorrow but i also start off my first class of the first day back with a math test that i not only have NOT studied for but also dont even remember the unit, AND our class site is down for the night so i cant even doublecheck haha anyways im an awful student

Please keep my school’s Catholic community in your prayers.

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this on here, but I’m one of the co-presidents of our Catholic group here on campus. Tomorrow (2/7), we’re having a spiritual adoption event in the student center, and I’m so excited for it. That being said, I do have some worries. Our campus has some very outspoken liberal and pro-choice students. Please pray that our event be well-received, that those who have differing opinions on abortion be open-minded and willing to talk with us and ask questions, and that we who are running the event will be able to respond to their questions and arguments in a calm, respectful manner and be able to accurately portray Catholic social teaching and our views when it comes to abortion and the sanctity of life.

Confession #2,243

I’m in highschool and after my diagnosis (In sohpmore year) I pulled out of school. Now I do online school, but I want to go back for senior year (I’m a junior right now). I’m afraid I’ll regret not going. Plus, I like talking to people and really want to make new friends. But I’m also terrified. Now that I know my limitations, I’ll have to change what I do in school (I have EDS and POTS). We have a huge campus that consit of 2 seperate large buildings on opposite sides of the street. The main building has 2 floors. I know I’ll need a mobility aid but there’s multiple issues with that.

1) I don’t know what I’d need. I’ve used a cane, which helps, but after awhile it isn’t enough. I’m afraid a wheelchair wouldn’t be good (I think I’d hurt my arms. It’s ok when I have someone to push me, but I’d most likely be alone. I’d use a motor one, but then people would say it’s just because I’m overweight) and I can’t find any information about it.. I’m really confused.

2) I feel once I use a cane or chair or whatever I use, I’ll have to use it 24/7. Like if I want to just get up and get something, I have to use it or else people will think I’m faking.

3) people gossiping about how I’m just faking it.. It’s inevitable. I just don’t know what to expect

4) People saying I only use it because I’m fat and must be lazy

Outside of mobility problems, I’m also afraid I won’t be able to handle the work load. I can barely handle things at home. I’m also afraid not to have the same lunch as anyone I know which sounds dumb, but I’d already be so anxious, being alone would only make that 1000 times worse

I’m just so scared and don’t know who to talk to. (sorry for the long vent. tmi)