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Happy birthday to Ignis Scientia! (2/7) ✨✨👓🍴🔥🎂🎊🎁✨✨

The Best Solos
  • Piccolo: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. 3
  • Flute: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals, Aviary
  • Oboe: Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Serenata
  • English Horn: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8, Mvmt. 1
  • E-Flat Clarinet: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, Mvmt. 2
  • B-Flat Clarinet: Offenbach: Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
  • Bass Clarinet: Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
  • Bassoon: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade, Mvmt. 2
  • Contrabassoon: Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • French Horn: R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche
  • Trumpet: Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 1
  • Trombone: R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
  • Tuba: Gershwin: An American in Paris
  • Percussion: Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Mvmt. 2
  • Violin: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 2
  • Viola: Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. 2
  • Cello: Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 2
  • Double Bass: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals, L'Elephant
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b-e-h-a-v-e never more, you gave up being good when you declared a state of war

i was supposed to sleep but then i got caught up looking through my (embarrassingly vast) collection of suit references and listening to too much grimes

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He wore dark English suits and carried an umbrella (a bizarre sight in Hampden) and he walked stiffly through the throngs of hippies and beatniks and preppies and punks with the self-conscious formality of an old ballerina, surprising in one so large as he. ‘Henry Winter,’ said my friends when I pointed him out, at a distance, making a wide circle to avoid a group of bongo players on the lawn.

i keep saying i want to write for dc but when it comes to ya know actually thinking of plots besides “this character comes out as bi/pan and gets a cute gf/bf” it’s like… hmmmmm…. maybe they’ll fight a bad guy or maybe.. they’ll just save a cat out of a tree. or hang out at the local animal shelter and stroke all the cats and dogs. how do you like that? check and mate.

anonymous asked:

So.. are you trying to tell the world that you don't care about the victims of terrorist attacks? Le pen is extreme but considering the recent terrorist attack on Paris it would be rude to post political stuff like this. I understand everyone has a political opinion but not everyone wants to be exposed to sensitive content like this since Le Pen is so deeply connected to terrorist attacks through her constant commentary on it. You could potentially be triggering victims of terrorist attacks.

Yeah you’re right if the terrorists attack France it’s all my fault, they are all reading my tumblr, but thanks Marine Our Lord And Savior is here and she will kick their ass out and it’s gonna be the peace in the world and she’s going to have nazi babies with Trump and everything is gonna be perfect.

Embarrassed? (Platonic, Poly Hamilsquad x Reader)

Summary: originally for @lafayettemoncher but I feel like I could do better. You’re a teacher.

TW: None?

Masterlist

You sigh and slip your heels on. Open house was always the worst. You had already been to school for a few weeks, so the newness had worn off, but the parents were still shocked. You taught primarily freshman English, so the parents were so excited and very involved. You smooth your black pencil skirt one last time before stepping out.

~~~

Philip glares at his parents. They adopted him almost a year ago and decided that they needed to make up for the thirteen years they missed. “You promise you won’t embarrass me?”

The four men laugh slightly before Alex speaks up. “Promise.”

Philip rolls his eyes as his dads walk out.

~~~

You put on a fake smile as the parents of your third-period class walk in. You watch the couples try to keep each other in line. Most of them were in their forties or fifties, so the romance had kinda worn off. You were about to start when four shockingly young men walk in. “I told you it was 103, Alex,” a man with a French accent mutters.

The man who you assume was Alex responds by gently slapping his arm. You watch as the man with long, curly hair looks over your figure, earning him a punch in the arm from the tall, well-built man, who whispers something in his ear, causing the shorter man to blush.

You clap your hands together and begin your presentation, which you finish early. “Any questions?”

The French man slightly raises his hand. “Oui. Our son is incredibly intelligent. Is he in the right class?”

You laugh slightly. “Well, I am also certified to teach multiple AP classes, so I like to think that my advanced freshman English class will suit him. Any other questions?”

You almost don’t hear the tall man whisper, “Can I have your number?”

You laugh slightly and take other questions. As the parents walk out, you watch the four young men walk out together, wishing you could join them.

~~~

Parent-teacher conferences were the worst hours of your life. You had to listen to the parents of terrible children tell you that you were just a terrible person, and the parents of good children ask what they can do to improve.

“Does anyone have a conference slip for me?” you ask a few minutes before the bell rings. Philip Hamilton slowly walks over to you.

“I, uh, my dads are coming. I’m sorry.”

You take the slip and give him a confused look. “There’s nothing to apologize for.”

“It’s just- they’re loud, and the four of them tend to catch people off guard.”

You suddenly remember the four men who walked in on open house. “Philip, you have nothing to apologize for. I’m just surprised they want to meet with me. You are doing wonderfully.”

He smiles slightly. “You aren’t going to judge me based on my parents.”

You shake your head. “No, no, of course not!”

“It’s just-”

“I understand, but I can assure you that you have nothing to worry about. The bell is going to ring soon.”

He nods slightly and goes back to his desk.

~~~

You sit behind your desk, waiting for the next parents walk in. The four men look at you, a hint of recognition when you see them. You smile and tell them to pull up chairs.

“Philip’s parents, correct?”

The short man with his dark hair pulled back responds, “Yes, ma’am.”

You smile. “I must say that your son is doing fabulously in my class; I don’t really have anything to talk to you about. Do you have any concerns?”

The man with the French accent speaks up. “How has he been? I know that we just moved here and that our family is a bit different than most…”

You look down. “It really isn’t my place to get into a student’s personal life, but he did apologize multiple times before you came. He was worried about how I would react. I can assure you that he had no reason to worry and that my door will always be open.”

The tallest man with the beanie looks at you. “He’s embarrassed by us?”

The short man looks at his husband. “Oh. Thank you for your time, Ms. (L/N).”

X-Files Fic: D’un Nouvel Oeil, Chapter Two

Chapter One is here.




“Is he handsome?” Maggie Scully asks, not looking up from the rolled-out dough she’s carefully fitting into a pie tin.  It would be an innocent enough question, Scully thinks, if her mother hadn’t asked it twice already.

Yes, Maman,” she sighs, exasperated, as she flutes the edges on an already-completed pie.  "Very tall, very dashing, very handsome, and if you don’t mind my saying, you are very obvious.“

"I’m only asking, Dana!” Maggie protests, but her smile gives her away.  "You work too hard, Darling.  You should enjoy yourself from time to time.  Have a little fun.“

"A little fun,” Scully says, eyebrow cocked.  "With a German officer.“

"He can’t help being German, and you said he’s not here voluntarily, didn’t you?”  Scully nods.  "And he came to your rescue, when the man threatening you was one of his own.  That shows bravery.“

"I didn’t need rescuing,” Scully grumbles.  "I was seconds away from dealing with the situation on my own.“

"Yes, I know that, Dana, but did he?”  Her mother sets aside the filled pie tin and reaches for another.  "In a situation like that, most men are going to assume that most women need their help.  How was he to know that you’re not most women?“  She kisses her daughter on the cheek and breaks off a chunk of dough from the massive hunk they’d spent the morning preparing.  "Now, remind me again.  Cherry is for… Allied soldiers?”  Scully nods.

“Cherry for soldiers, apple for Jews, and anything else… for everybody else.”

“Very poetic,” Maggie laughs.

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Studying Sciences

Hello! I thought I’d share some quick(ish) tips for studying sciences- I hope they’re helpful!

  • Learn key words! Write a list of key words that you need to learn and memorise the definitions (I recommend flashcards and getting someone to test you on them). It’s vital for sciences that you can recall key words and use them in answers as this is normally what gets you the marks.
  • Memorise diagrams! Whether it’s the carbon cycle, a labelled kidney, or an electrochemical cell, you often have to be able to draw and recall labels for multiple diagrams in science. I recommend drawing a neat copy yourself and perhaps sticking it up on your wall so you familiarise yourself with it. Then try to draw it without looking, adding on the parts you missed in a different colour. Do this multiple times, hopefully reducing the amount of the other colour as you memorise more.
  • Learn important sequences! Often in science you have to recall sequences of events, such as what happens during catalysis or the sequence of events in the cardiac cycle. Learning this off by heart can be a really great way of guaranteeing yourself marks in an exam. Using your notes, try to form a concise (simple yet with necessary detail) list of events and perhaps highlight really important phrases. Try reading out loud to yourself, copying it out again, making flashcards of the sequence that you can then try to order, asking someone else to test you on it, or basically anything else that’ll help you learn it. You could also try searching for videos about this topic on youtube as listening and watching someone else explain it can really help. 
  • Brush up on your maths skills! From my experiences (gcse sciences and a-level chemistry and biology) there are often a lot of maths-based questions in science exams which can add up to a fair amount of marks. So it’d be really great to make sure you’re at least partially confident with basic maths skills such as finding percentages, plotting graphs, using given formulae, and rearranging formulae. Check your specification to see which skills you need and then practice them at home using questions from a textbook or online. Again, there are often lots of great videos on youtube too.
  • Practice your communication skills! You can also get a few marks in exams for having good written communication. This is a great way to pick up a few extra marks, and also a really easy place to mess up on. Questions that are specifically assessed on using good English are usually labelled so but in general it’s a good idea to be clear and organised in your writing anyway as it makes things easier to mark. If English isn’t your strong-suit, practice writing clear sentences in the context of science by doing past long-answer exam questions, and by reading exemplar answers (you can often find these on the exam board’s website). Try to put your answer simply, but without missing out key phrases or explanations. 

This is all I can think of for now but I do have more general tips for studying, as well as links to my gcse and AS science notes, on my resources page, and also there’s a tag with all of my study tips here :)

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Black is the colour.

Black is my favourite colour and I had never made a post about it in the blog (shame on me!). One of the most expensive colours to accomplish back in the day (several dyes were required and done wrong could damage the fabric) and THE go colour for the Spanish court.

In taffeta, velvet or wool, black is an always YES colour for the mid to upper classes, of course also for court, since the colour itself was pretty enough to send a message (you know, the always old message “I can afford it” is always on fashion).

Images from top:

  1. Jamie Dornan and Kirsten Dunst as Count Axel Fersen and Marie Antoinette in “Marie Antoinette”, 2006, Director Sofia Coppola, Costume Design Milena Canonero.
  2. “Susanna Highmore”, ca. 1740-1745, Joseph Highmore.
  3. Black Brunswick, 2014, by Maija the seamstress.
  4. Black silk suit, mid 18th century, Great Britain, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  5. “Mr and Mrs William Hallett (“The Morning Walk”)”, 1785, Thomas Gainsborough.
  6. “Miss Mary Hickey”, 1770, Sir Joshua Reynolds.
  7. Mourning dress, 1781, Cahier des Costumes Français.
  8. “Charlotte, Lady Milnes”, 1788-92, George Romney.
  9. Man’s embroidered silk velvet court suit, probably English, about 1790-1810, Sudley House, Liverpool.
  10. Masquerade outfit, 2013, by Merja Palkivaara.