google why are you so mean

theguardian.com
The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked
A shadowy operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign heavily influenced the result of the EU referendum. Is our electoral process still fit for purpose?
By Carole Cadwalladr

Okay.

It took me days to get time together to read this whole thing, but I have finally done it.

This is it. This is the one article you need to read to understand just what is going on in Britain, America, and Russia.

This is the one piece of writing you need and can use to reference the very chilling reality that these countries have been tied together in the machinations  of just a few billionaires, and how Facebook and Google tie in insidiouslyi.

I keep telling y’all to stop fucking with facebook but that’s moot now. It’s so much bigger than this.

“Was that really what you called it, I ask him. Psychological warfare? “Totally. That’s what it is. Psyops. Psychological operations – the same methods the military use to effect mass sentiment change. It’s what they mean by winning ‘hearts and minds’. We were just doing it to win elections in the kind of developing countries that don’t have many rules.”Why would anyone want to intern with a psychological warfare firm, I ask him. And he looks at me like I am mad. “It was like working for MI6. Only it’s MI6 for hire. It was very posh, very English, run by an old Etonian and you got to do some really cool things. Fly all over the world. You were working with the president of Kenya or Ghana or wherever. It’s not like election campaigns in the west. You got to do all sorts of crazy shit.”“

This is not just a story about social psychology and data analytics.

 It has to be understood in terms of a military contractor using military strategies on a civilian population. 

Us. David Miller, a professor of sociology at Bath University and an authority in psyops and propaganda, says it is “an extraordinary scandal that this should be anywhere near a democracy. It should be clear to voters where information is coming from, and if it’s not transparent or open where it’s coming from, it raises the question of whether we are actually living in a democracy or not.”

“And it was Facebook that made it possible. It was from Facebook that Cambridge Analytica obtained its vast dataset in the first place. Earlier, psychologists at Cambridge University harvested Facebook data (legally) for research purposes and published pioneering peer-reviewed work about determining personality traits, political partisanship, sexuality and much more from people’s Facebook “likes”. And SCL/Cambridge Analytica contracted a scientist at the university, Dr Aleksandr Kogan, to harvest new Facebook data. And he did so by paying people to take a personality quiz which also allowed not just their own Facebook profiles to be harvested, but also those of their friends – a process then allowed by the social network.”

Read this. Read the entire thing. It will take you a while and it’s a lot to digest but you need to know.

Signal boost.

@sunderlorn we’re finally completely united in propaganda, isn’t that nice!?

brutally honest descriptions of the mbti types based off my experiences with them via a very sleep deprived infp

enfp:

-commitment issues? haha i’ve never heard of those :))))

-will literally punch a toddler in the throat if they say they support trump

-so i took the mbti test 7 times and i got infp twice and entp once?? i don’t really know, because i kind of fit into the infj sterotypes more, but if you really think about it i’m kind of an enfj? but i also really relate to isfps, but then again i think i’m too opinionated and logical to be a feeler, so entp isn’t out of the question, but i also feel like the entj cognitive functions really fit m

-genuinely love animals and it’s so pure

-hi sorry for not replying, i was in prison :3 also i moved to norway lol

-actually just the 2007 taco xd random aesthetic irl

-“i just came up with another book plot” texts approximately every 2.3 hours

isfp:

-hi i’m melissa i’m a 23 year old art school dropout and i abuse prescription pills but it’s okay because i have 200 followers on my grunge aesthetic instagram account. rent me an apartment?

-(talking about veganism to someone at a party) i just don’t understand how anyone could put all of that stuff in their body :/ *bends down to snort a line of cocaine*

-actually really artistically talented but much like the infp they refuse to give themselves any credit for it

-my dream man is someone who goes to coachella with me, helps me align my charkas, takes sad candid pictures of me, is willing to backpack around europe with me and my philosophy class during the summer,

-*googles* why do i share a type with literally every indie musician that has ever breathed lol

-probably fucked your girl in the back of a vape shop

infj:

-if you manage to find one never let them go they are some of the best people you’ll ever meet

-huge harry potter nerds

-can manage to get you to spill out your entire life story to them with a concerned glance

-please actually care for yourself for once and a while literally you do everything for everyone else just take some time for yourself god dammit you deserve it

-CATS™

-could be literally the most talented person in the world but would never come close to admitting it

-hi i’m actually just jesus christ irl! nice to meet you :-)

intj:

-they know everything

-like seriously everything it’s kind of scary like calm down karl

- allows themselves to recognize exactly one (1) human emotion per year

-can read for hours on end without getting bored and genuinely loves learning

-are generally dicks tbh especially to the people they love the most

-wikipedia articles™

-they actually aren’t actually the emotionless robots tumblr seems to display them as, they are actually extremely emotional in my experience and tend to get offended/upset easily and over small things

-sci-fi, cats, and machines > humans

-superiority complex™

-cute when they aren’t busy throwing tantrums/crushing the souls of their enemies

esfj:

-hi i’m martha, i’m 32 years young, i like long walks by the beach, yoga, and judging my neighbors for not mowing their lawn :-)  

-tend to be extra™ parents and their kids can either turn out complete emotional wreck assholes because they’ve never been disciplined or the happiest child you’ll ever meet, there is no in between

-they may be complete snakes and have never came up with an original idea in their entire life but boy can they make a killer chicken parmesan

-kind of comforting in a mother-like sense when they aren’t busy being judgmental dicks

-will clean your entire house for you on a whim

infp:

-wow i love being an infj :)) top 1% haha :))

-will literally develop a crush on someone because they say they know what tumblr is

-find purpose in writing/creating in general

-ending toxic relationships?? haha what’s that??? :))

-constantly switches between their “you can’t control me it isn’t a phase mom go away >:(( my chemical pilots at the disco saved me xd i will literally punch a baby fuck the system i’m 2cool4school” persona and their “i’m such a smol bean :3 save all the animals <333 i love pretty girls and dogs :))” persona

-“can i txt you back in like 15 mins i’m having an emotional breakdown lol”

-actually genuinely empathetic and creatively gifted but gives themself credit for none of it

-intelligent but fails classes because their teacher said something that went against their morals

-playing the victim? never heard of it! :))

-secretly just meme hoarders

-attention whores tbh i won’t even deny it

-o v e r d r a m a t i c

entp:

-hi it’s 6 fucking am and everyone just wants to go back to sleep or die or both but i’m gonna start an argument with the professor over the origin of tangerines for no apparent reason

-*googles* how to permanently get rid of my fe in 5 simple steps

-follow my meme page xd

-so what if i love my dog more than i do myself and my entire family?

-this conversation is boring me i’m gonna go chug a bottle of vodka and binge bill nye the science guy™ peace out

-have low self-esteems but compensate through obscure dark web conspiracy theories at 3 in the morning

-shirley i didn’t call you back because you’re a fake ass bitch not because i didn’t like your lasagna at the block party

estp:

-why do i keep physically abusing my crush lol

-and why do i keep yelling i can’t even stop at this point someone please send help

-they love food more than they do themselves

-fuckboys™

-hi welcome to my prank youtube channel :3

-the type of people to show up to school with 37 puppies and a knife

-i’m not gay but 20 bucks is 20 bucks

entj:

-sorry i didn’t show up to school because you’re fucking stupid

-awe infp is so cute <3 i’ll destroy them last

-*on the floor, drunk, talking to their dog* you’re the only motherfucker in this town who can handle me

-what do you mean other people’s opinions/beliefs besides my own are valid lol??

-lowkey have daddy kinks

-what do you mean it’s physically impossible for me to control every aspect of my life??

-i mean if you really think about it voldemort was the victim,

-the type of person who could tell their crush they like them without flinching. terrifying

istp:

-wears d.a.r.e shirts ironically

-1990’s grunge aesthetic

-would walk into a burning building for the meme

-playing the hero?? haha never heard of it :))

-ew what the fuck man get those feelings away from me lol

-fuck da police

-following the rules?? that seems excessive lmao no thanks

istj:

-i once had one (1) original idea back in the summer of ’67. it was terrifying. i’ll never do it again.

-your scary math teacher that wears black socks everyday expects friday. then they jazz it up a bit with stripes. will mark your grade up if you say you like the same sports team as they do.

-understanding concepts outside of your own experiences? lmao no thanks?

-will make quizlet sets organize your desk for you

-my dream in life is to narrate a crime documentary and complete my george washington memorabilia collection.

-remembers all of their colleagues birthdays. doesn’t say happy birthday.

enfj:

-fucking get over your ex already he wasn’t that attractive calm down allison

-*googles* why do i relate to regina george from mean girls so much?

-the type of person who tells your boyfriend you have a crush on him

-o v e r d r a m a t i c

-gets your shit together for you. judges you

intp:

-dead inside

-if you can manage to find one that actually tolerates you they are some of the most loyal and true people you’ll ever meet

-horrible social skills, compensates through meme hoarding

-sends you links to conspiracy theory videos when you’re sad

-extremely intelligent but they get lost in their own house

-whoops i just remember i haven’t showered in 3 weeks lol

-i would laugh at that joke but i’m 3 hours deep into an existential crisis and i’m 100% convinced you are actually a robot created by bill clinton so not today jeff

esfp:

-yes homo

-cries over cat videos in public

-facetimes you in a grasshopper fursuit at 3 in the morning

-probably an alcoholic

-has 87 different crushes at once

-you haven’t talked to them in 7 years but they’ll show up at your birthday party and give you dog

-also attention whores

-generally has the personality of someone who just did 10 lines of cocaine

isfj:

-one sec let me just gather up all of the fake empathy i can muster for this particular situation

-that one kid in class who always has perfect notes

-shudders at the thought of… a… creative… thought….

-falls in love with an estp approximately every 23 seconds

-hi i’m karen, i’m 34, i love my family, cupcake baking, helping people of course until it interferes with my own personal comfort haha, christmas decorations, room layouts,

-probably has a studyblr

estj:

-your angry boss

-probably cyberbullies children on the internet 

-has an emotional breakdown when they don’t win classroom jeopardy 

-*googles* who is bernie sanders and why do i want him dead

-organizes your shit for you, regrets it later

-dead inside

D&D Maps using Spreadsheets

Ever since I first tried DM’ing, I have jumped from one method to another of creating maps for my D&D games. Recently I was using a Google Doc spreadsheet for something and it occured to me that I could use these to make maps.

What it is

I basically set the spreadsheet to be a small squared grid and apply conditional formatting to the entire grid along with a key of what means what. So once it’s set up, if I type a letter ‘T’ in a square, that square turns dark green and now represents ‘Trees’, same as ‘M’ means mountains and turns grey, ‘V’ means village, ‘C’ means city and shows as orange, and so on.

On top of the basic auto-colour coding mentioned above, you can right click any of the squares and ‘insert notes’ which gives you a text box to include any notes you have about that map-space(like a town name and who lives there)

Why it’s awesome

Super simple, hassle free
You can do it anywhere you like without needing any special software or apps (all browsers run google sheets i’m fairly sure). And it’s as easy as typing letters into a spreadsheet.

Can be shared easily
You can share it with friends thanks to the great sharing functions of google, you could even work on it at the same time as someone else(if you’re brave enough to try co-DMing).

Customisable
You can use the same method for world maps, town maps and dungeon maps. You could even make multiple pages of the documents for different levels of a dungeon.

Template/Example

I know not everyone is as into making spreadsheets as me, so below is a link to an example world map and city map (tabs down the bottom for different pages)

Example spreadsheet mapping

You should be able to click ‘File >> Make a copy’ to copy it and edit it yourself.

Other things you could do

- Hyperlink the letter to a google doc or another page in the spreadsheet
- Use symbols instead of letters, works well for dungeons, you could have slashes for up/down stairs etc.

Let me know

If you use this method please let me know how it goes for you, if you find this article confusing i’d love to hear about it so I can fix it up to make it more useful.

kpop fans are so fake woke it’s ridiculous
  • sm’s stylists: *gives exo a reggae comeback and puts kai in dreads because he has the darkest skin, obviously mocking him and black people*
  • y’all: KAI IS A RACIST AND PROBLEMATIC, HE’S THE PROBLEM HERE, NOT SM OR KOREA’S ANTI-BROWN IDEAS, THIS IS ALL HIS FAULT. HIM BEING A VICTIM OF KOREA’S COLORISM? FAKE! HIM SAYING HE DOESN’T LIKE WHAT THEY DID TO HIS HAIR?! LET’S IGNORE IT!!
  • bts’ stylists: *give jhope braids just TWO MONTHS after this kai/hair controversy* 
  • y’all: *mute because suddenly y’all don’t care about hair*
  • all of mamamoo: *dressed in blackface* *hwasa constantly using the n word to seem ~cool~*
  • y’all: unnies are ignorant!! let’s be nice and just educate them even though they’ve been at this shit for years :) girl groups are all perfect angels who can do no wrong so shut up you antis and misogynists 
  • bambam: *gets set up by attention seeking nonblack americans and led to believe the n word only had a friendly meaning*
  • y’all: BURN HIM AT THE STAKE GOT7 IS CANCELLED, WHY DIDN’T HE STOP PARTYING FOR TWO MINUTES AND GOOGLE THAT WORD?!! WHY DID HE BELIEVE HE WAS HANGING OUT WITH DECENT PEOPLE?????! NAIVE AND PROBLEMATIC !!1!
  • mino: caught using the n word AGAIN
  • y’all: um :)) why didn’t bobby stop him :) how dare he not say anything to his elder while they are on camera :))) this is all bobby’s fault #supportwinnerscomeback 
  • blackpink: *doing stereotypical native american hollers and circle dancing in boombayah* *incorrectly using aave to seem tough and ‘hood’
  • y’all: ROOKIE LEGENDS, BLAME THE COMPANY, IDOLS HAVE NO POWER, ESPECIALLY NOT IN THE BIG THREE!!
  • jackson: *wears dreads in a cf*
  • y’all: um why didn’t he stop this from happening??!! he has so much power what’s wrong with him? he should leave the group but he wont because BIG THREE PRIVILEGE!! got7 is cancelled again!!
  • namjoon: *uses the n word and apologizes and ~educates himself~*
  • y’all: that’s the only way an idol can move on from such a horrible thing, this is why we no longer hold that video against him
  • video from a while ago showing an idol using the n word: *resurfaces*
  • y’all: they didn’t apologize or take any steps to show they were sorry so let’s just brush it under the rug, stop digging up the past you ANTIS!!

tl;dr: 

kpop fans only care about offensive or ~problematic~ things when it’s not their faves who do it, which in itself is an issue. if one idol has to be held accountable for offensive shit, all idols need to be held accountable when they do the same thing.

⟶ that tuesday night | jjg | (m)

pairing: jeongguk x reader
genre:
fluff, smut
wordcount: 5k
a/n: this is a dumb pwp i have no explanation for except the support of like seven different people that encouraged me to write it. enojy a somewhat college!au jeon.

↳ your best friend finds out how much you love horror, yet you are so goddamn easy to scare. it holds the promise of an entertaining night.


“So, part two tonight?”

He grins at you over the rim of his glass filled with white wine, the usual bunny grin with his nose crinkled and eyes shining that is so incredibly hard to resist. Or maybe, it’s just the wine that you yourself have already running through your system that makes you think that way. You just shrug at him.

“I mean, sure. Why not.” He grins even wider at that, ignoring the faintest trace of hesitation that is laced into your voice. You don’t even get to sigh at his eagerness before he is already turned towards his laptop, opening google to pull up a stream that is high quality enough for his liking.

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Being Tony Stark’s Daughter and Dating Peter Parker Would Include (Part 2):

Summary: Just dating Peter… and being Tony’s daughter.

Authors Note: This was highly requested in the comments and I really enjoyed making the last one, so here ya  go! <3

Warning(s): swearing and deadpool (again)


Being Tony Stark’s Daughter and Dating Peter Parker Would Include (Part 2):

•y'all “tis about to get wilD


•you and peter have a stable relationship™

-y'all don’t really fight

-if you do it’s something stupid

-“I CANT BELIEVE YOU ATE THE LAST BROWNIE, THE AUDACITY, I AM DISGUSTED, YOUR BEHAVIOUR IS ATROCIOUS”

-“ I’m lactose intolerant Peter”

-“YOU ARE A TERRIBLE- wait you are?!?!”

-“HAHAHA SIKE” *cue you running away with the last brownie*


•Tony usually mediates your fights.

-he doesn’t want his spiderlings to be sad.

-not good for his representation in the ‘approving dad’ world

-“(Y/N) I suggest you give Peter back his brownie”

-“I ate it”

-*tony giving you the scolding parent look*

-“what do you want me to do? Shit it out?”

-*cap bursts through the door* “LANGUAGE (Y/N)


•peter still uses pickup lines on you

-“my Spidey sense isn’t the only thing that’s tingling”

-“peter do you know what that means?

-“yes it means I feel all tingly and happy when I’m around you”

-“BOiIi”

-he clearly gets these from Wade


•peter going on dad dates with Tony

-“I can’t believe you remembered our anniversary”

-“I could never forget it Mr Stark”

-“um Peter…you’re dating me?”

-“This is an A B conversation (Y/N) leave”

-your dad and Peter have probably been on more dates with each other than Peter has with you.


•you and peter are always together

-the avengers freak out when you aren’t.

-“WHERE IS THE LOCATION OF BROTHER PETER?? HAS HE JOINED THE DECEASED??? I SHALL AVENGE YEE MAN OF SPIDER”

-“Thor chill… he went to the bathroom”


•Peter always has his hands on you

-whether it’s holding hands, or he’s touching your shoulder, wrapping his arms around your waist.

-he likes to know that you’re always there.


•hUgS frOm BehInD

-y'all this is the only time Peter feels like he’s the big spoon

-he’ll rest his chin on your head and your back will be pressed to his chest

-aw™


•peter using his height to his advantage

-he’ll hide your things in high places

-so you call for help

-usually ends in you standing on him to get what you want.


•HICKieS yO

-it happened when you first showed Peter your room

-Tony told you to leave the door open but y'all didn’t let that bother you ;)

-“YOU HAVE TAINTED MY YOUNG PETER HE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME”

-“ father why do you not express this concern for me”

-“it’s because you’re the devils spawn”


•finally perfecting that spiderman kiss

-“WE FINALLY DID IT”

-“HELLS YEAH”

-“how do I get down?”

- *cue peter’s web snapping*


•stealing Peter’s clothes

-old and new

-he leaves a sweater at your place?

-BAM it’s yours

-buys a new shirt?

-BaM It’s yours

-he eventually runs out of clothes

-Tony buys him a new wardrobe


•having a meme group chat with Ned

-sending memes about spiderman

-peter regrets introducing you to Ned


•going on dates to the zoo

-Peter taking pictures of you admiring things

-a passerby reports Peter to the security guard for looking like a creep

-your dad has to bail peter out


•whenever peter loses you in a large group of people he always knows how to find you.

-“yo Pete where’s your girlfriend?”

-“hold on one sec” *shakes wallet*

-“DID I HEAR MONEY?!?!”

-“found her”


•spoiling peter bc you’re filthy rich and he deserves the world

-“happy birthday baby!!”

-“(Y/N) is that a car???”

-*you smiling uncontrollably*

-”(Y/N) I can’t drive’’

-’’Its a keepsake’’ 


•convincing your dad to take peter on missions.

-instantly regretting it bc peter is a soft boi who needs protection.

-“If you die on this mission, I will kill you”

-updating the suit bc you must protec™

-“I’ve added extra padding to your suit to soften any falls”

-he literally cannot breathe now


•accidentally admitting that Tom Holland is your celebrity crush.

-“but we look exactly alike??”

-“don’t be ridiculous Peter, you look nothing alike”

•dates to museums and science exhibitions

-watching peter nerd out

-v cute™


•going out with Liz and Michelle for girls nights

-peter dropping in on you as part of ‘patrol’

-almost activating ‘instant kill mode’ when a guy talks to you


•you putting on the suit just to talk to Karan

-“am I the only one that thinks Peter smells like avocado? Like does he even eat avocado?”

-“I too have detected this unusual scent Ms Stark”


•Peter freaks tf out when you get sick

-like mental break down freak out

-he googles your symptoms

-which means he always thinks your dying.

-“I DIDNT KNOW WHAT SOUP YOU LIKED SO I BROUGHT ALL OF THEM USING YOUR DADS CREDIT CARDS”

-he brought like 50 tins of soup

-will not let you leave his sight

-“Peter I need to take a dump”

-“I’ll come with you”


•Wade is always crashing your dates

-he thinks you guys are friends

-“Wade will you ever leave us alone?”

-“Of course Peetie! When (Y/N)’s father accepts my adoption papers”

-“Why would a grown ass man need adopting?”

-“It’s to fund my expensive lifestyle”

-Wade also steals Peter’s wallet so he has an excuse to come along.

-eventually getting a restraining order on Wade.


•Star Wars marathons

-you thinking Luke Skywalker is hot

-Peter getting jealous

-he dresses up like Luke the next day.


•he finds your old spiderman fan account on tumblr

-when he does he just stares at you smugly from across the room.

-“what?”

-“oh nothing” ( ͡º ͜ʖ ͡º)

-he starts texting you the ( ͡º ͜ʖ ͡º) face.

-“so you bet spiderman is one sexy specimen under that mask?“ ( ͡º ͜ʖ ͡º)

-you want to die

-"I will delete you from my life”


•going to Starbucks for your anniversary dates


•peter insisting you have him on speed dial just incase anything happens

-you mostly use it to get food

-“hi”

-“(Y/N)??? Are you okay??”

-“I’ll have a double cheeseburger and fries please.”

-“(Y/N) pls”

-“what? I’m hungry”

-“may I remind you that I am  not supposed to be used for ordering take out”

-“then what the fuck are you supposed to be?”

-“your boyfriend”

-“oh yes that too”


•you wear matching outfits to school sometimes

-you are the power couple of the school


•taking Tony’s car for a joy ride

-crashing it bc peter gets nervous and webs up the windscreen

-it’s all good tho

-you use his card to buy a new one

-and blame it on Wade


•cute goodmorning texts

-“make sure to brush your teeth, you have terrible morning breath xox ~ (Y/N)

-"please brush your hair today, yesterday you looked like a yeti that had been run over and drowned in toilet water <3 Peter”


•everyone noticing how whipped Peter is for you

-except you

-peter doesn’t even know what that means he’s so outdated


•Peter has coffee mornings with Steve

-you’re never invited


•sending each other selfies

-your ugliest ones usually end up as your lock screens

-“who’s that horrendous looking creature?”

-“my fucking boyfriend bish”


•you die when peter speaks Spanish

-“pan caliente”

-“ I don’t know what you just said but please let it be the only thing you say at my funeral”

-he said hot bread


•Peter worries about your wellbeing

-he sets up daily reminders on your phone to drink water

-irl it’s just him texting you h20 puns and jokes


•you are very territorial

-if a girl so much as looks at Peter

-you will snatch the weave

-one time you actually pulled out some girls hair

-Peter thought it was hot™

-Steve and Tony did not ™


•stony are your parents tbh


•like your dad you have a lot of issues

-you’re scared peter will leave

-but he never does

-he always comes back


•arcade dates

-Peter gives you a promise ring from a vending machine

-the avengers freak out and think it’s an engagement ring.

-Steve gives you a lecture about patience and how you should wait.

-Tony on the other hand…

-“I KNEW THIS DAY WOULD COME I HAVE BEEN PLANNING THIS FOR MONTHS”

-“Uh Mr Stark, we’re 17 and it’s just a promise ring”

-“You are both disappointments and disgraces to the Stark name”


•caring for him after missions

-cuddles

-back rubs

-Peter is very clingy at this point.


•knowing exactly what calms each other down.


•Training with Peter

-having a run on the treadmill whilst he does weights.

-you trip and hit your head

-Peter drops a weight on his foot bc he’s shook.

-you both go to hospital and agree never to workout together again.


•carnival dates

-peter sees a game and insists he wins a price for you

-he loses

-3 times

-you end up having a go and you win a fish

-peter has the fish for 4 days of the week and you have him for 3

-the fish is your son™

-his name is ‘the fish™’


•stargazing and talking about a future together


•you both trust and love each other a lot

•you love peter a lot

-although you don’t say it often

-you show it though

- but he already knows it

7 tips for teachers on how to create a safe school environment

All children deserve to learn in a safe, supportive educational environment. One education organization working toward this goal is GLSEN, which aims “to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.” Below, GLSEN ambassador and youth advocate Jeffrey Marsh offers 7 key pieces of advice for teachers in this excerpt from their excellent book, How To Be You:

I work with young people. They write to me all the time. They message me about their experiences. They communicate. They respect me. And there are a few magical things I’ve learned about how to treat them. If you really want to reach young people, if you want to know what helps them feel safe and cared for and ready to learn from you as an educator or school administrator or camp counselor, read on.

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1. Really listen. Seems obvious, right? This is first because it is the most important. So many ills can be alleviated with concentrated respectful listening. You know deep down that you want to feel accepted and cared for and you want to feel like your opinions and experiences matter. The same is true for any student or young person you work with. Don’t dismiss. Don’t conflate. Don’t belittle and don’t rush any young person you’re talking to. Take the care you would give to a close friend and give that to a student. Sit for awhile. Pause before you respond. Really pay attention. Don’t cut them off. Listen. Also, don’t get all high and mighty. Assuming what someone means without actually asking for clarification is a big fat CDE: communication dead end. If you want a student to show up, then you need to do the work of showing them that it’s safe to do so. Along these lines, please ask follow-up questions. Don’t try to lead the conversation, but lean into it: “What do you mean?” Can you say more about that? Asking shows you care — it shows you’re listening.

2. Get to know the lingo. One of the best ways to show respect to someone from a different background or generation is to understand the terms they use — especially when it comes to how they define themselves. Some of my fans’ Twitter bios read like this: “I’m an a-romantic pansexual trans-fem DMAB.” I realized at a certain point that I needed a vocab lesson if I was going to be of any use at all! In my day (which wasn’t all that long ago) we didn’t use any of these terms. I needed to “meet them where they were” if I was going to connect with and help any young person. So I learned. I asked around. I found out what the terms were, what folks in school were using to define themselves and their experiences of the world. Knowing what the vocabulary was went a long way to helping me show that I meant business and was ready to accept and respect whoever I was talking to.

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3. Lobby for safe spaces (or create them). Sometimes a teacher needs to be the one to advocate for the use of school space for clubs and gatherings that the school deems controversial or unimportant. Whether it’s an LGBT or religious or just a hobby club, young people need at least one safe space to make connections with peers and find out they are not alone or freakish or as weird as they may be thinking. A safe space of this kind has several hallmarks. It is clean and respectful. It is private. It is free from other activities and groups. It is free from haters and bullies, whether they are students or teachers who disagree with what the club is offering. If a school refuses to allow a safe space that you know your students need, look for ways to assist with the club outside your school.

4. Take a forthright unequivocal stand against bullying. In big ways and small ways, in your private life and in your public persona as an educator, you must take an anti-bullying stance. If any student senses an attitude of “Boys will be boys” or “Kids need to toughen up” or “It’s not that big of a deal,” you’ve already lost them. If you aren’t willing to take a strong no-tolerance policy against bullying in your own school or classroom, you will never reach your students effectively. I’d recommend zero tolerance. If you witness bullying or you find out it’s going on, you must show all the kids involved that bullying behavior has real (negative) consequences. Many schools have a structure in place for this kind of disciplinary action and my advice is to use that structure without hesitation. If you want to reach young people, you must be willing to respect them by keeping them physically and psychologically safe while they learn. Work to make your school’s anti-bullying policy comprehensive. An appropriate policy should cover gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and all the reasons that kids are bullied.

5. Get help if you need it. Don’t believe the lie that you need to do it all yourself. You are not alone. There are a ton of organizations (GLSEN, for example) that love to help make schools safe for everyone. So Google for help. Reach out. Don’t get caught up in thinking that communicating with and helping students is all up to you.

6. Honor their experience. Just because you’re older and probably wiser doesn’t mean you’re right. If you disagree with a student, try interacting with them as you would with an adult. For whatever reason, many teachers just tend to assume that a student’s views and experiences are a little less valid than an adult’s. Why do we do this? It seems basically arbitrary in most respects. Sure, a young person is less like likely to have the depth and breadth of experiences that an adult has had, but that may not always be true. And if it is true, does it automatically mean that their opinions and experiences are somehow less valuable? Well…no.

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7. Give yourself some credit. If only for just a moment, don’t judge your performance as a teacher; don’t get down about how you’re not doing this “right.” See yourself from the outside. Take note of how hard you’re trying. Notice how hard the profession of teaching can be. And notice how deeply impactful you are every day. We all remember the teacher who inspired us, who was nice to us when we needed it, or who we felt really got us. You’re changing lives, and it’s totally okay to acknowledge your good hard work enthusiastically and often.

Author bio: @jeffreymarsh​ is a youth advocate and the author of How To Be You

Yes, Target Employee, You Sold Kelly Marie Tran Her ‘The Last Jedi’ Action Figure

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What’s been great about the “get to know Kelly Marie Tran, your new Star Wars breakout actor” press tour is that she just keeps doing things that a normal person would do if, all of a sudden, they found out they were in a Star Wars movie. 

Like, even in the late 1970s, it’s hard to picture Harrison Ford standing in line at the local Montgomery Ward so he could buy a Han Solo action figure. But, yes, Kelly Marie Tran is out there hitting her local Targets in search of Rose Tico action figures, even going as far to tell one checkout person who she is, even though that person didn’t believe her (and don’t try to pretend you wouldn’t be doing the same thing, because you totally would be).

It’s been well documented that Tran had a day job when she auditioned for Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi, and then had to return to that day job and not tell anyone that they now worked with a Star Wars actor. And even now, we really don’t know that much about Rose other than she’s a Resistance maintenance worker; who has a sister, Paige, who is a Resistance gunner; and she hangs out with John Boyega’s Finn a lot. (The good news is that all this mystery will end next week.)

Anyway, yes, if you happen to work at Target in the Southern California area, be on the lookout for Kelly Marie Tran: She’s the one buying all the Rose Tico action figures.


Your story is fascinating, in a weird way you kind of represent not giving up hope about being in a Star Wars movie…

Oh, well thank you for saying that. Yeah, I know. It feels very unreal to me still. And I’ve been kind of part of this process for, I guess I started auditioning in June of 2015. I found out I got it in November of 2015, so I’ve been on the project for two years now and I still feel like it’s not real.

If it were me, I would be worried that I’m going to bring my friends and family to the premiere and somehow I still get cut out.

I totally get that fear. Actually, a lot of the cast watched it last night.

Oh?

So…

So you have good news?

[Laughs.] I’m one of the lucky ones, I’m one of the lucky ones, yes.

In interviews, you come off like a normal person and very humble about this whole experience, but it would be funny if you started getting cocky…

[Laughs.] No…

If an interviewer asked, “Describe Rose,” and you said, “Well, I’m the new Harrison Ford. If you liked him, you’re gonna love this.”

Oh my gosh, can you imagine? Who says that? That would be really funny.

Say that one time and see how it goes over.

Um, I’m going to pass.

Not to me, but like just say it randomly to someone else, just to see the look on his or her face…

What’s weird is I do feel like I feel that sometimes I’ll do something, and it becomes a headline for some strange, random article. So it’s really interesting because it’s never been part of my experience in life before, it’s interesting to see what people write. I know I shouldn’t care, but I do.

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MBTI TYPES AS QUOTES. Yeah. I know this has been done millions of times. just. read. pls.

ok so. if its anonymus then it either means i looked ‘’quotes’’ on google or I made it up.

ESTP - ‘’I tried so hard to be a nice lady, you taught me its okay to be crazy’’ - Lana Del Rey

ESFP - ‘’Eventually, you’re going to die. Everyone you know will die and you will be forgotten. So why get mad? Why waste time? You should live, because as far as you know, this is your only life’’ - anonymus

ISTP - ‘’Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature.’’ - Grey’s Anatomy

ISFP - ‘’Been trying hard not to get into trouble but I’ve got a war in my mind’’ and ‘’I’m not mad, I’m hurt. There’s a difference’’ - Lana Del Rey

ESTJ - ‘’Efforts and courage isn’t enough without action and direction’’ - JFK

ESFJ - ‘’Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, you’re stronger than you seem, you’re smarter than you think’’ - Winnie The Pooh

ISTJ - ‘’Time flies. Time waits for no man. Time heals all wounds. All any of us want is more time. Time to stand up, time to grow up. Time to let go. Time’’ - Grey’s Anatomy

ISFJ - ‘’No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again’’ - Buddha

ENTJ - ‘’Kill them with success and bury them with a smile’’ - anonymus

INTJ - ‘’So do it decide, is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide.’’ - Grey’s Anatomy

ENTP - ‘’Accident is the name of all of the greatest inventions’’ - Mark Twain

INTP - ‘’Perhaps one does not want to be loved so much as to be understood’’ - George Orwell

ENFJ - ‘’Despite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart’’ -Anne Frank

INFJ - ‘’The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you, you just have to find the the ones worth suffering for’’ - Bob Marley

INFP - ‘’The true sign of intelligence isn’t knowledge, it’s imagination’’- Albert Einstein

ENFP - ‘’So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned, just think of happy things and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in never, never land.’’  - Peter Pan

Heads up, Miraculers

Okay, this is not venting, just something I’ve been wanting to say for a while.

So recently I’ve been getting a few complaints that I have ‘taken’ other people’s posts, when actually that isn’t the case.

Normally, what I post comes from search results on Google, and most of them does not link to other people’s tumblr blogs, with a few exceptions, of course. And those exceptions I have taken them off my blog due to polite requests.

I have NOT knowingly searched people’s blogs and taken their posts to claim as my own. If I post a gif and it just so happens to be yours, please do not get salty. How am I supposed to know that what I search ends up to be one of yours? I know, ignorance isn’t bliss, but come on. I don’t have the luxury to be making gifs of my own, thus why I look for some on Google Images.

So, heads up, Miraculous bloggers. If one of my gifs turns out to be yours, know that I did not take it from you. If you want, you can send me a message about which one is yours, and I will gladly edit my post to credit you. No problemo.

We should all have a right to anything and everything Miraculous.

Besides fan art. I mean, I wouldn’t take someone else’s art. I’d feel hella pissed if someone took my work and posed it as their own.

Anyways, keep on being Miraculous!~

- miraculousadrienette 💕

P.S. i really hope i don’t get yelled at for this xD

google home in the zodiac home 

aries: “why did you re-order supplies for me do you think im so incompetent i can’t do it by myself?”

taurus: “no more a perfect companion who can remember your regular order, your special, your cinnamon bun and netflix night and have it all preplanned”

gemini: google re-orders per previous order and gemini cant remember what that order is or if they liked it but they have changed their mind now? where is that option? you can’t just do what i did 20 minutes i don’t want that now

cancer: “the last thing this household needs is another dominant woman”

leo: “i can be as hysterical, dramatic, clingy, demanding as i please and she still won’t leave me”

virgo: “i was going to command her things but just thought i would do it so it i know it’s done right at least”

libra: “at least someone asks about me now”

scorpio: “why would i want a spy machine in my house??”

sagittarius: “you mean that *i* can go and live at google?” 

capricorn: “i will race you machine. there’s no way you could do something better than a human can do it and i will prove it”

aquarius: “i made myself one of these 19 years ago?”

pisces: “what’s that voice that keeps responding to me? are you lost?”

My Personal Pain Reliever | Zach Dempsey x Reader

Genre: Romance, Fluff
POV: Reader’s/First Person

A/N: Hi everyone! This was requested by anon. I’m sorry it isn’t my usual lengthy write-up but I just decided to keep this short and sweet tbh. I hope you guys still like it though! Enjoy!

Request: Hi can I ask for a Zach x reader where Zach finds out the reader’s on her period? He gets flustered and googles what to do… thanks :)

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“Babe, I can’t go to the game today, I’m so sorry. I’m having really bad period pains and the slightest movement would cause the most excruciating pain you can ever imagine.” I tell Zach over the phone. It was their big game today and it sucked that I couldn’t be there to support him.

“Wh-what?” Zach mumbles on the other line, I can imagine him scratching his head, with his eyebrows furrowed in confusion. The thought itself made me shake my head and smile.

“I’m on my period Zachary, you know the 3-5 days females bleed from down south?” I ask while I’m curled up into a ball on my bed.

“N-no, y-yeah, I know what a period is, no.” he stutters and I giggle at him.

“I’m really sorry baby, I promise I’ll make it up to you soon. I won’t miss another game, ever. I’m sorry.” I say, I can hear him sigh from the other line which broke my heart.

“It’s okay babe, don’t worry. As long as you get some rest, that’s what matters.” he answers but I can still hear the disappointment in his voice.

“Good luck Zachary. Do your best okay?” I reply softly.

“I will Y/N. Feel better soon baby.” he says and we both bid goodbye to each other.

After ending the call, I suddenly realize why Zach was acting so flustered while we were talking. It has only been about a month ever since we started officially dating and this is actually the first time that this has happened since. I smile at the thought of him being so confused and worried at the same time. A couple of minutes later and the pain on my stomach causes me to doze off.

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Later that day

I hear a faint knock on my door which makes my eyes flutter open. However, I just couldn’t bring myself to move an inch. Luckily, I heard the door creak open before I even had to prepare myself to get up. To my surpise, a pouting Zach Dempsey comes in and places a couple of bags on my desk before walking over to my bed and leaning above me.

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The myth(s) of North Africa, the Middle East and the « MENA »

In this post, I’d like to debunk a few myths about North Africa, the Middle East, and, overall, this « MENA » region that people are always talking about. Long story short, those three terms are inaccurate in various degrees, and behind them hide colonial and imperialist ideologies. They’re not neutral, nor are they factual — they send a message, and you should be aware of their meaning when you use them.

This is a long post so I’m putting it under a “read more”; I would also like to thanks @movingtospacesoon for being kind enough to correct my (numerous) English mistakes.


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The Wheelers Politics and It’s Potential Ramifications

So I was doing the whole rewatch today and this really jumped out at me.

Now we all know that the Wheelers support Reagan for the election. He was a Republican, and though not as batshit crazy as conservatives seem to be now, he wasn’t exactly a progressive. The fact him and his administration did nothing for the AIDS crisis for eons speaks volumes.

So the Wheelers are Republicans, or at least support Reagan for reelection. Not a big shocker there. But surely that doesn’t mean that they would be conservative in every matter, does it? 

Then I saw this.

Mrs.. Wheeler is talking on the phone to someone and says “I know Kath, maybe if it was Margaret Thatcher that would be another story.”

OK so I am DYING to know the context of this conversation. Why? Because if you don’t know who Margaret Thatcher was, whooboy. She was the Prime Minister in England in the 1980′s, was super conservative, and her stance on the LGBT community was pretty damn bad, putting it lightly. Google it for a more in depth look at how horrible she was.

Sadly, as Prime Minister, she would squander much of that credit lending her support to one of the nastiest anti-gay measures of modern times: the infamous Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988, which forbade schools from teaching “the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”. This was despite the open secret (among Westminster insiders, at least) that several prominent members of her government were themselves gay, albeit in reinforced-steel closets. It remains one of the darkest spots on her legacy

–The Daily Beast

The way Mrs. Wheeler says this, with that knowing smirk, combined with the Wheeler’s apparent conservatism, makes me sit up a bit straighter. If Will is gay, how would they react? Badly? What if Mike wasn’t straight either? How could this family environment have shaped himself? It seems like such a throw away line but woooo it is telling. Is this possible foreshadowing of some sort? I do find it very interesting.

Karen Wheeler I am side eyeing your ass so hard rn

I totally believe Jean Valjean is one of those dads who’s completely clueless about modern technology. He still thinks clap phones are cool and refuses to call the hotline because he thinks its a sex phone service or something.

He’s also the dad who spent three weeks texting.like.this. because he couldn’t find the space bar on his phone and who always ends his perfectly spelled texts with a period, unknowingly making them sound passive-aggressive.

And then he does embarrassing stuff like innocently sending wink emojis and asking why the eggplant emoji exists, bless his heart. At some point he starts calling Cosette “bae” and that’s when she draws the line.

“ ‘Bae’ doesn’t mean what you think it means, dad.”

“Doesn’t it mean Before Anyone Else?”

“It…. does, actually. I-Just don’t call me that. I know where you’re coming from but out of context it’s just weird.”

I dont know too much about Dalmatians or what they were bred for so the other day i was talking to the security guard on campus about em and decided to google why they’re so aggressive and hard to handle and apparently its because they were bred as coach dogs, which means that they were trained to run alongside a coach or carriage and fucking attack anything that wasn’t their carriage. Like they were bonded to the horses used to pull the coach and to their handlers and other than that they would just jump anyone who came near em. If you had coach dogs you actually had to have someone who rode ahead and warned anyone coming toward you that you had coach dogs so they could move out of the way and not get attacked. So thats a mystery solved for me.

pokemaniacgemini  asked:

Speaking of our dapper lad, how do the other septic egos feel about him, knowing that Anti helped create him? Do they still trust him?

He’s an odd one, that’s for sure. Certainly different in that he doesn’t speak a word, and none of them can tell whether it’s because he can’t or just won’t. Schneep is the most suspicious, having seen first hand what Anti’s handiwork can do to a person, but the chipper little dapper lad doesn’t seem phased.

When asked, he silently laughs it off, waving his hands dramatically and sucking on his finger like it’s still bleeding while rocking back and forth. One day they find him scrolling through Anti’s tag on Tumblr, just searching and reading.

“He’s dangerous,” Jackie warns Jameson. “So just keep an eye out, ya know?”

Jameson smiles and waggles a finger at the hero as if to say, I’ll be the judge of that.

They tell him about what happened to Schneep, how even though the Doctor has forgiven the glitch, Jamie should still steer clear. “I don’t know vhat those Ipliers have in their head about saving him,” Schneeplestein says one day, “but I do not know vhether it vill end vell or not.”

Jameson pouts a little and wiggles his mustache in thought. He turns to the only other person he can think of that might tell him what he needs to know: Google. Jameson sits down at the computer, opens up the Google homepage, and begins to type:

Is Antisepticeye evil?

Google comes up with one result: Depends.

Jameson strokes his chin in thought and then types again: Should I be afraid of Antisepticeye?

Google replies: Yes.

Jameson frowns and pauses a moment before typing: Why?

The results take a long time to load, and two videos appear. “Say Goodbye” and “Kill Jacksepticeye.” Jameson watches them all the way through, seeing the stories he’s heard so many times with his own eyes. He goes back to the search bar and types one more thing:

Can I still speak to him?

Google replies: Did you mean: Can I still speak to Anti?

Jameson clicks the link and suddenly he’s in an office space being stared at by four robots and one very surprised glitch.

anonymous asked:

I always imagined google having zero to no reaction to kinkiplier because of all the fanart he has seen

oh, dr. iplier put lots of apps on google to keep him away from /those/ things. poor robot doesnt even know what a “kink” is until kinkiplier rolled through and blew his mind.

the ego who does know about all that fanart and fanfics is bing. he likes to torture the egos by sending them the 18+ fanart and fics in groupchats and texts.

“hey jims!! check out this cool ass fanart someone made on twitter!! 😎✨”

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“THATS GROSS, WE’RE /TWIN BROTHERS!!/. AND WHY IS HE PEEING ON ME?!”

“daaaaark!! ya emo fuck, mark posted this on instagram, something to look into? 🤔💀”

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“…Don’t ever text me again. Lose my number. Actually? Lose your phone. Fling it off a building, and then fling yourself off.

And why am I so short?! I’m JUST AS tall as Wilford! Who drew this?!”

“doc!! i got this weird rash on my arm, is it dangerous? 😰😫😷”

*1 text attachment*

“I…I would never do *THAT* with Google! I – I mean he doesn’t even have a port for that!”

“yandere!! your senpai asked me to send you this!! its a map of where to meet him so he can confess!! 😱💕”

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“…i’m kinkshaming you, and telling wilford.”

“NO WAIT PLEASE I SWEAR THATS THE LEAST WORST ONE I’VE SENT TODAY”

His Pet-Names For You|H.Styles

Originally posted by tomlinshires

Others In This Series:

  1. Tom Holland Pet-Names
  2. Peter Parker Pet-Names
  3. Sam Holland Pet-Names
  4. Harry Holland Pet-Names

Lover Girl:

  • This was a cute little one he had picked up
  • It started before he even made this official
  • “She’s my lover girl.”
  • He’d always address you as his lover girl because he had nothing but heart eyes for you
  • You had adapted to the nick name lover boy for him
  • He secretly loved when you would respond to his cheesy little pet-name with lover boy
  • “You’re my lover girl and I love you more than you can ever think possible.”

Precious:

  • You were great
  • He struggled to find a pet-name that was special, one that described how much you really meant to him.
  • “I got it..” he breathed and looked you in the eyes “Precious..”
  • Having to explain in great detail to you and his friends why he picked Precious
  • “She’s a one of a kind, there she is my PRECious..”
  • FUCK WHAT I WOULD GIVE TO HEAR THAT

GOOGLE:

  • THIS ONE WAS A FUNNY ONE
  • It came about when you had out smarted him
  • “Google over here says other wise mate..”
  • Calling you google because he was so proud of all you’ve done and all you’e learned throughout your schooling
  • “You’re like google, knowing all those answers.”

Tulip:

  • One of you favorite flowers…
  • “Here’s a Tulip for my Tulip..”
  • Always gifting you tulip’s why he was away.
  • Tulip was a way to tell you he missed and loved you on social media
  • He’d often post a picture of him holding a bright red tulip
  • Or a simple tweet like ‘Tulip x’

Cuore Mio:

  • CHEEky LITtle ShIT would refuse to tel you the meaning
  • But this was one of his favorites to call you
  • It meant ‘my heart’ in Italian
  • Having the biggest smile on your face when he finally tells you
  • “It means my heart in Italian..”
  • Explaining why he loved this one so much
  • “Cause you hold my heart and you mean the world to me.”

PANcAkES:

  • You knew shit was about yo go down with this one
  • He’d always call you pancakes when he was in the mood
  • Making the most of it loving to have you squirm beneath him
  • “Fuck pancakes, so fucking sweet.”