fishspeakers

fishspeakers asked:

wtfsocialjustice's main account here: 1. first, i'm not white, and can't non-whites not be racist? haha. and 2. so-treu works at my school. do you think i should report her to the administration for stalking a minor. small world isn't it.

I didn’t know if you wanted this posted but was the first question directed at me? I guess it is a small world. What would your administration do? It’s really up to you if you want to report her. I mean I would if I was in this situation. 

fishspeakers asked:

what advice would you give to someone in Poli Sci classes? I'm thinking of including Poli Sci classes as part of my major.

Hmm.  Good question.  I suggest paying attention.  I know this sounds silly, but sometimes the content seems boring, and you begin to space out, and then you miss the most important information of the day, which, of course, is the topic of your paper.  Also, ask questions!  If you don’t get a concept, don’t be afraid to approach your professor, TA, or fellow student, as often you are talking about theory and happenstance, which can get real confusing.  I hope this helps!!

fishspeakers asked:

but lsd isn't a hard drug haha

Oh, I suppose I should clarify, anything illicit is what I call a “hard drug”. Just a personal thing because I’m Southern and lazy and “illicit” takes too long to type out and say. :P

fishspeakers asked:

have you tried joining clubs? I don't think Fordham even has Greek life so joining a frat would be way out.

Yeah there are no frats or sororities at this Lincoln Center campus, only at Rose Hill, which is in the Bronx and quite the day trip away, and even then, there aren’t very many.

There’s a Gamer’s Guild but they mainly play LoL, Starcraft, WoW, and Brawl, all hypercompetitive games to stack up in a tournament and to ridicule t0t41 n00bs when they lose because they haven’t emerged from the womb playing these games so I decided not to join it. Before you say that this is a false assumption, during a LoL tournament, one of my friends got kicked off his team and immediately replaced simply because he didn’t have the charger for his laptop, needed to play on his desktop in his room, and wanted to communicate through Skype. When I heard about that, I knew I had made the right decision not to join.

There’s Rainbow Alliance but I already talked about that.

I tried to write for the newspaper but I think they ran out of spots because I sent them an email and they never emailed me back.

There is no literary club to speak of. I was thinking that maybe I should start one but I don’t exactly have a theme in mind and I wouldn’t even know what to do with one or if enough people would even want to show up. There isn’t a lot of diversity in that sector of Fordham life. I think my two English major friends are as radical as it gets.

I dunno. I’ll look further into it some time.

What did you decide on Vandy?

I applied to 12 schools, got into 6, waitlisted at 1, and denied from 5. I narrowed it from 6 to 3 (the final three being: Vanderbilt, the University of Georgia, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

UNC Chapel Hill was gorgeous and a great fit, but ultimately it was too expensive.

My family has a lot of history with the University of Georgia (my aunts and uncles, my parents, my grandparents, and all of my cousins have gone there), so it was hard to give up the school I had pictured myself attending since I was little girl, where I pictured myself attending even senior year.

I actually didn’t seriously think about Vandy until I got in. All I knew about it was that it was beautiful and they beat UGA in football one year at UGA’s Sanford Stadium. The more I researched, the more I fell in love. Vanderbilt’s academics and the opportunities that come with that (research, internships, medical school acceptance rate/advising, opportunities with the university medical center) were the ultimate draw. With a class so small and so much attention placed on undergraduates, I knew that I’d get the attention that I need. Smaller class sizes were a huge factor too—I’m taking a writing seminar with only 15 students this fall! My largest class is a general chemistry lecture, and there are only 200, compared to what would be a class of 1000 at UGA. Plus, they have this thing called the Commons where the freshman live, which is much like Harry Potter with heads of house and everything. (there may be a quidditch tournament between houses if i’m not mistaken!) The thing that did it was the feel of the campus, though. I went for the College of Arts & Sciences Preview day and it was being on campus, having a tour, talking with the students, we ate lunch with the students in the commons dining center and it just felt like the right fit! that day, after driving four and half hours home, I mailed my enrollment deposit! i just went with my gut.

That was kind of long-winded, but I hope it helped!

fishspeakers asked:

Jackie

Easy. When you started dating Jordan.

Everybody had (and mainly still has) this perception of you as some vast conglomeration of intelligence, weirdness, and unpopular opinions and that’s unfair to you because what basically ends up happening is that they objectified you. You were never just another person to anyone in Brentwood. You were some weird sort of legend and nobody really bothered to get to know you before embracing the conventional wisdom about you that traveled around the high school. I didn’t like that. You were my friend starting in middle school and I was still fairly new so I didn’t really understand these things were being said about you until later and it just didn’t make sense to me, why people would view you as anything else than just someone being herself.

When word finally got out that you were seeing somebody, it was kind of hilarious, to see the shock. They were figuring out what I already knew. To them, it really was a shock, to see you doing something that a girl does, which is being with a guy that she really likes and sustaining a relationship. It’s some big statement in the social hierarchy when someone they’ve objectified becomes human in their eyes. But I just sat back and laughed because I knew you and was able to be happy for you the way I could be happy for any other one of my friends that had the same thing happen to them.

Dating Jordan shaped my perception of you by solidifying it. Even though you’ve got a keen amount of perception and a passionate drive to pursue what you really care about, you’re still a girl that just wants to be happy in her life, just like everyone else. It’s why you’re my friend, Jackie. We may disagree in various ways, but that’s never stopped me from admiring your perseverance in being yourself despite what the people say. It’s what makes you you, and why I’ll always value you as a friend of mine.

fishspeakers asked:

50, 75, 82

  • 50: Do you wish your ex was dead?
  • Fuck no.
  • 75: Do you get annoyed easily?
  • Nah. You have to try pretty hard to annoy me.
  • 82: Is there someone who meant alot to you at one point, and isn’t around anymore?
  • There are about six of those people and I miss them dearly.

fishspeakers asked:

are you from the South too? what part? I'm from Tennessee

North Carolina, the state that gets featured on The Daily Show for not-so-great reasons. BUT YOU’RE JUST ONE STATE BORDER AWAY FROM ME!

fishspeakers asked:

what sort of job are you applying for? are you a programmer?

Hahah not even. I was just looking for a simple retail job to hold me over until I can find a career. An employee discount would be nice too, since I have to replace my laptop soon.

But like…I guess you have to go through 4 interviews and do a little dance and then sign away your soul or something in order to get even those jobs. It’s insane.

fishspeakers asked:

i think ur full of yourself. now do you think that i'm full of myself? hah

No, I don’t. I think you like to shit on people.

All I wanted to do was answer some music asks tonight. I check my inbox and I get this. Why? Is this how you treat your friends? Or is it just me? I’m not going to agree with you and say that I’m full of myself (because I have no idea where that even came from), but say I was. Why is that even a problem? Are you not mature enough to accept that people exist with their flaws intact?

Why do I matter to you so much? I have no presence on this website, no influence at all. I’m not out crusading for social justice, I don’t write poetry that influences the masses, as far as Tumblr is concerned, I don’t even exist. Why do you care? Why do you have the need to express your negativity onto me, or anyone, for that matter? Have you not seen the kind of shit I’ve had to put up with lately? The insults? I don’t care that you’re not anonymous. It doesn’t make you better or your negativity any less negative. You still bring people down. You still shit on people. And it’s awful.

This is so low. I cannot believe this. You are poking fun at someone from the other side of the computer screen on the Internet. You are literally a college student. You were one of the most proficient students in my high school. Reduced to this. Negative messages on a blogging site. It is pathetic. I expected better from you. I cannot believe this is how you treat your friends.

Do me a favor. Run your blog and let me run mine. And for the love of God, remember the mantra you should have learned in elementary school: if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.