I just had a long discussion with my parents about how basically and given Discworld book would be a better thing to read in school than Lord of The Flies.
Reason number one: all of the same lessons are taught.
In LoTF, the reader is supposed to learn about mob mentality, oppression, and general prejudice, yes? Thud! is a good example of all of this. You’ve got two different groups of people fighting because Reasons, and the main character coming to terms with his own subconscious racism. What a damn good thing to teach high schoolers!
Reason number two: none of them are nearly so depressing.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I can not think of a single Terry Pratchett book that ends on a bad note. Not one. LoTF was painful for me to read, because all of the characters were making horrible, murderous decisions because… plot??? Boys will be boys?? The base instincts of humanity?? I am the author and everyone else sucks???
Reason number three: they are fun to read!
This kind of goes along with the last one, but the fact that Pratchett combines relatable characters and a good sense of humor with real world scenarios (going back to Thud! with the internalized racism) makes the books a joy to read! I have, out of the six books I’ve had to read for school, been indifferent or even hated four of them. I didn’t want to read any of them! I read two books a week for three frippin years! And I didn’t want to read the books they chose! I, just.
In conclusion: LoTF sucks, Thud! would be a much better choice.
Is everyone working on their Valentine’s Day DIYs?
I really like to make comics about Yuri’s financial struggles and how he deals with them because I know most people, myself included, have a hard time with the gift-giving season. Some of us, like Yuri, are intimidated by our partner’s wealth and maybe we’re scared to disappoint them. Just remember that you can always do something creative to show your love. You can do something with a very small budget or no budget at all, just keep your partner in mind and I’m sure it’ll be a success. I hope you all are having fun preparing for the upcoming holiday!
I just want to see Dan happy and smiley and carefree and without the pressure of coming out about his sexuality or uploading anything he might not be comfortable doing from millions of people who he neither knows personally nor owes anything to - we owe him everything, but he doesn’t owe us an explanation for anything he’s not comfortable discussing. He’s been really off the past few days and I’m disgusted by what caused it. I just want my angel to be happy. Is that too much to ask?
My take on an update to the tumblr messaging system, specifically on mobile, with some Voltron tossed in :D thought it’d be nice to have group chats, more timestamps, twitter’s night mode, and some of xkit’s and discord’s customizations
Dear readers! Recently I was faced with a question That you blog? And you know, I realized that I would like to give you some useful information that we were connected to was a waste of time. Maybe you have questions? Interesting suggestions? write to me in the report, in comments, anywhere! Let’s grow together!
…this poisoned!Red plot they have coming down the line. I’m basically just scrolling back through the Lizzington tag and reading all those great theories and blurbs and fanfic stuff you wonderful people have posted. I’m so desperate for Liz to care about what happens to Red. 😭
As a person who is more than a little interested in The Great War, I often wished there was a little more content in the show, regarding our two intrepid heroes and their efforts during that time. For Jack especially, nothing is really ever seen. For this reason, I decided to do some photo manipulations, to give us all the wartime photos they likely had taken, as was the custom back the.
I present Lance Corporal Jack Robinson and Red Cross Nurse Phryne Fisher. The uniform Jack is wearing is the uniform for an Australian Lance Corporal, his rank according to the show concept document. And according to the information given about the photo I used for Phryne, that is a French Red Cross nurse. I tried to make both of them look appropriately young.
I hope the other folks in the MFMM fandom enjoy these. I had a lot of fun making them, and I’m trying to figure out other kinds of photo sets that could be made for our dashing duo, if anyone has ideas.
The gentleman, whose photo I used for Jack, is Lance Corporal Francis Benjamin Hutton
4516. Unit: 46th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. He was killed in action on the Western Front,
16 November 1916. He was born in Melbourne. Son of Mrs. Ellen Hutton, of 112, Easy St., Collingwood, Victoria, Australia. Unfortunately, I could not find the name of the nurse in the photo. Below are the original photos of them.