even though i'm going in october

anonymous asked:

So Game of Thrones is on in July and August, the D&G campaign starts in September and Gunpowder will air around end of October/start of November... If Xavier can get the film finished in time, we're in for a summer and autumn full of Kit-goodness! Not only on screen, think of all the promotion, photoshot opportunities, commercials and red carpets 😍 since Kit plays the title character he's going to be at some festival, even though he's filming thrones

i’m kinda relishing that thought of so much impending kit goodness :)

Hamilton bootleg thoughts

It’s hilarious that some anti-bootleg people are saying “I’m not privileged! I’m just saving money to go! And I’ll still have to drive, like, 4 hours!!”
oh no…. how terrible it must be….. four hours….. and here I am, continents away, thinking I was so unfortunate….. oh you have opened my eyes…… 

smh there isn’t even a confirmation that it’s gonna be filmed, just an old article from last year that said it might be filmed: 

“I said we WANT to film the show with this cast before the year is out. That’s all I said. There are no plans for anything yet.”— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 5, 2015

come on guys. stop telling us to wait for something that probably isn’t even going to happen. you can guilt-trip me into buying tickets (and I will, with pleasure) when they tour in Armenia. thanks.

grda-polsestra  asked:

Hey :) I'll be starting mechanical engineering in college in October. May I ask, how is it to be a woman in such a male-dominated field? Whenever I tell anyone I'm going to study engineering, I get mostly very shocked and sceptic feedback from people (even though I've always been an overachiever academically), but those are usually coming from non-engineers. Would you say that changes once you're actually in it, or should I get used to it? Thank you so much :D

So to put this in a little bit of perspective, I have some stats to share with you. For my specific university, in our college of engineering:

  • 16% of graduates overall are female
  • 11.3% of Mechanical and Aerospace graduates are female
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is made up of 1,582 students as a department, including graduate students

Put it all together and that means that there are 184 female students in the Mechanical and Aerospace program at OSU. Outside of OSU, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Aerospace workforce is made up of 13.3% females.

Those are some pretty some small numbers if you ask me.

Now, I’ve always had a driven, go-getter sort of attitude, and I’ve always loved math and science, so I’ve pretty much always been told I was going to be an engineer. Then again, that probably has something to do with the fact that Mom was an engineer as well, so I always had a strong, STEM female role model.

That being said, I was always met by someone who would ask me what I’m going to school for, then raise an eyebrow upon receiving my answer. I wish I could tell you that it gets better, but it doesn’t. It continues. It’s some strange combination of sexism and societal expectations that somehow is perpetually in place. It. Sucks.

Now, don’t lose heart. Because it may be small numbers, and we may be surrounded, but that doesn’t mean they’ve got us beat. 

So every year, the senior Aerospace Engineering students at OSU are split into two teams for their senior capstone, and then compete against each other to see who has the better design. Each team functions as real-life, industry style team, complete with a Head Engineer. This Spring, we were lucky enough to have one of those Head Engineers be a female, who happens to be an Ambassador for the College, a CEAT Scholar (which means they give you money for being awesome), is on her way to Grad School in the fall, and is the first person ever to graduate at OSU with a minor in Homeland Security.

She and I have both discovered that you can’t expect the guys around you to do you any favors. At first, they sort of try to coddle you. Then, they try to take charge. Don’t let them. Be their friends, of course, or else you won’t have any. Join their study groups, be in their clubs and on their teams. Join Student Council, become president of a professional organization. Outscore them on an exam. Don’t let them perpetuate the stigma that women can’t be successful in the field, because dammit we kick ass once we get there.

Everyone in engineering school is amazing, but so are you. It doesn’t matter that what differences you may have. Sometimes you just need to make them know that.

I make it sound like I’m bitter and angry, but honestly I love my guys. My study group are my friends, and my family. There are 7 of us, and I’m the only girl. They’re my lunch crew, my football buddies, the people I go get ice cream with at 9:00 at night. They’re my people and I wouldn’t trade them for anything.

It’s kind of funny. Sometimes we’ll be studying, and I’ll be in my head, and I’ll be having a meltdown and telling myself that I can’t do it, that engineering isn’t the right place for me. But then they talk me down from my mental ledge, they remind me that I’m the one keeping study sessions on track, I’m the one who crushed that Thermo exam last week, I’m the one who is now an Ambassador for the college, who has a fancy scholarship. They’re my reality check, if that makes sense.

You’ll be surrounded by boys, there’s no doubt about that. But it’s going to be what you make of it. Put yourself out there, make yourself known. Introduce yourself to the people around you and to the professor. You’ll find the way that you’re meant to shine. I promise.

I hope that helps, and I wish you the very best of luck!

hey yall i have to go to louisiana in october and i’m SUPER SCARED because of all the hurricanes and shit and i WILL NOT let my family go and i want to tell them not to but they’ll brush me off and tell me i’m being ridiculous even though we could die could someone please give me some good arguments on why we shouldn’t go


(the fun kind of American watchlist)

what to watch on the fourth of july just after you consume your weight in processed meat and coleslaw, and before you drift off into the post-fireworks coma

[so you want to laugh at some flag-wiggling nerds]

1776 - a musical retelling of the American Revolution’s political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence. A PERFECT THING IN AN IMPERFECT WORLD.

Jack of All Trades - Jack Stiles, an American spy stationed on a South Pacific island in the early 19th century, works against Napoleon’s colonizing efforts. It’s Bruce Campbell playing Bruce Campbell and a delightfully terrible sense of humor. Dumb and unapologetic and fun.

Wag the Dog - the ultimate satire on the political process. Intelligent and funny.

Coming to America - did you know that Eddie Murphy is a comedic genius? because yeah.

[explosions fuck yeah]

Independence Day - a perfect movie for all ages, classes, creeds and colors. They talked about using it instead of the Turing test, because only robots don’t love this movie.

National Treasure - you know you want to. Everyone wants to. It is a movie whose title also describes its place in our culture.

Captain America - if you don’t know what this movie is about you have been living under a rock. Or are actually a baby. In which case, get the fuck off tumblr.

Bourne Identity/Mission Impossible/Taken/Air Force 1 - the most American of American movies, lone men in a dangerous world of spycraft with lots of automatic weapons shooting things and ubermensching it up mm yeah Americans dig that shit

Top Gun - oh, Tom Cruise. You were so young and not into weird religions yet.

[serious like a bald eagle against an american flag backdrop]

John Adams - not as much fun as 1776, but significantly longer and more accurate. Also very good, particularly if you are in love with John Adams.

The West Wing - stupid people with stupid faces being idealistic and determined and making pretentious speeches it’s A Lot on a scale of okay to How Much I Cry.

(You can also watch House of Cards if the cloying idealism of West Wing is Too Much.)

A League of their Own - perfection in a flippy skirt with a baseball hat. Forget fucking Field of Dreams this is the perfect baseball movie.

Glory - the first African-American infantry unit in the Civil War. Watch it. Cry. Cry a lot. Cry until your tears will come no more and you forget that Lincoln is a thing that exists because clearly Denzel should play everything ever.

…don’t watch World War II movies about America, even I balk at the level of mythologization surrounding America’s involvement in World War II, just don’t. Don’t do it.

…also don’t watch Forest Gump. Just. Okay? Love yourself.

Apollo 13/The Right Stuff/October Sky - something about astronauts with strong jaws overcoming impossible odds to touch the stars idk that’s super American go ahead and stick out your tongue at some Russians remind them about the moon landing, that’ll do it.

To Kill a Mockingbird - Gregory Peck was probably not the original hot dad, but he definitely earns his spot in the hall of fame with this one. And hot dads? SUPER American.

anonymous asked:

Have you even been to a 5sos concert? I Ask because I'm going to one and I'm super excited and wanted to know how awesome it is :)

Yes, I’ve been to 2! One on June 13, 2013 and another on October 5, 2014! They were opening for One Direction though. It’s amazing! They’re so fun and entertaining. They even dressed up as teenage mutant ninja turtles in on the Where We Are Tour on my date! I’m going on September 13, 2015, and I’m super excited.

anonymous asked:

So I'm going apple picking tomorrow so, Prompt: Bechloe apple picking?

Beca hated to admit it, but she was a small person. There was very little in the way of protection against the cold, and even less when she refused to wear the puffy coats that some of the other Bellas did to stay warm. 

In her defense, though, it was October. She shouldn’t have to think about winter coats. And, on top of that, it’s not like she went outside very often in the first place. Grass and trees and wind and sun…It wasn’t really ever on Beca’s itinerary of interest. 

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