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the number one argument i hear being used against romione is ‘they’re not intellectually compatible and hermione wouldn’t be satisfied with ron’s mediocrity’ like ?????????? what books have you read????? where are you getting these ideas?????? why are you dismissing someone’s intelligence just because it’s shown in a different way??????? why are you acting like the only way to be intelligent is academically??????? why?????

like there are so many different ways to be intelligent, just because it’s not shown in an academic sense doesn’t mean it doesn’t count. please stop.

KADO: The Right Answer

Okay y’all, I’ve got a new anime recommendation that I can’t stress seriously enough. It comes with mild yet flashy alien invasion, action-packed international negotiations, sci-fi energy sources, a super exhausted flight attendant crew in a hostage situation, and your friendly neighborhood media frenzy! Do you like Steins;Gate? Do you like the weird, inexplicable dating sim vibes? Have you ever wanted to watch the Japanese government shed tears of blood for days on end in a boardroom environment? Can I interest you in an adorable theoretical physicist equipped with an etch-a-sketch

May I now introduce you to:

1. Your new beautiful alien overlord, now with 100% less emoting and an unwavering dedication to linguistic accuracy, who may or may not also be future-Jesus:

With zero joking, I need to inform you that that his name is Yaha-kui zaShunina. Folks, you don’t get higher quality alien visitors than this.

2. A protagonist that a) doesn’t suck and a) possesses the holy trinity of dry wit, a moral compass, and superior communication skills: 

3. KADO the cube*, who, if this was a dating sim, would definitely be the love interest you wanted to date the most:

(*that’s it, it’s just a cube. It’s 2km to each side, it doesn’t get any sexier)

(**those specks in the second pic are batshit crazy media helicopters, see #9 below)

4. The swooning Junior Colleague, if alien overlords aren’t your thing:

5. A flight crew that just doesn’t quit, despite being told they have to work overtime in a multi-dimensional hostage situation for the next 29 fucking days

6. The afore-mentioned etch-a-sketch physicist, who routinely frightens the military officers so bad they call for backup to disagree with her

6. This cutie negotiator, who I’m pretty sure is actually super fucking ambitious beneath that wide-eyed veneer

7. This other cutie that does shit with military-grade weapons, who I hardcore ship with the crazy physicist 

8. High-powered negotiations, which was a genre I never knew I needed until now and includes intense debates about the problems of inaccurate language localizations and translation fuck-ups in high-stress situations

9. And finally, the military and the media circus, now with proper representation and cool behind-the-scenes depictions of what security procedures really look like during crisis situations


One last note: KADO uses a consistent amount of CGI. If you have been traumatized by CGI in the past (see: the dark side of new sailor moon) I urge you to watch the first 2-3 episodes of KADO before writing it off. Why? Because:

 1) the plot and story are so cool I kept watching even after being thrown off initially, and 

2) it was actually shockingly easy to get used to the difference in animation 

This was because there’s a hell of a lot of geometric detailing in this anime, and the CGI, believe it or not, does a great job in animating it. Facial expressions and body language are also way more detailed because they’re able to alter pre-existing models. This also means the animation is consistently high-quality.

So try it out! The first three episodes (plus prequel, which I highly recommend) are on Crunchyroll with minimal ads. Don’t skip it, ‘cause it looks like it’s gonna continue to be insanely good!

Humans Are Weird Prompt: School

Well, I may be late to the party, but I love this idea and here’s my contribution.
Aliens confused by the human school system.

Aliens asking, “Why one mile?” Why run the same track four times? Or eight, or two? Aliens that didn’t understand why the heck humans thought it practice to run the same darn track every other school day as hunting practice.

Why grades? And why did this clearly say ‘average’ when it obviously isn’t, according to you?
“Human Judy, why are you crying?”
“I failed!”(The paper says 84)
And aliens never seeing this panicky side of humans before and assuming that this meant punishment
“Will you be hurt? Will you be exiled? Publicly shamed?”
And when they find out that this human who has been juggling online school, forced them to build a ‘track’ in the ship and run with her, and single handedly decapitated a crew of space pirates is now crying in fear of a grade that does nothing to her but sits on the paper.

The Captain assigning grades to the ship in an effort to make the human listen (“Finally found their weakness!”) only for the human to start a competition to see who can pass with the lowest grade.

anonymous asked:

What do you mean "pretending that the dislike of Mon-El is just a simple ship war"? Isn't that all this is?

Absolutely not and let me explain this to you in a far longer post than is necessary. 

This dislike of Mon-El has been “fandom-ified” for lack of a better term. People on both of the main sides (Supercorp vs Karamel) have devolved this into a ship war, which now in hindsight but it is no less true, has devalued real criticisms of Mon-El’s character. And has grossly made the Supergirl fandom an extremely toxic place. 

This is not a simple ship war. And it never should have been made into one. And now, at this point in time, some people are trying to drag it back to where it should be, criticisms of the writers for writing Mon-El the way they have. And in addition, exposed some arguably very problematic people on both sides of the fence. 

I encourage everyone to read under the cut, but as this gets extremely long, I decided to not muck up the tags with this post. 

Keep reading


My Disney’s Recess’ OTP!

T.J. Detweiler and Ashley Spinelli

That’s right! I shipped children that were/is in Grade 4!! My first ship when I was very young!

I’m so glad that I’m not the only one that “SHIPS” TJ and Spinelli from Recess! I thought they were cute! And that “Experiment Kiss”! OMG! Cute! They like liked it! You know they can’t denied it that they loved that kiss between them! they also had some good moments too. Such BFFs and lovers!

I really miss this show :(

In school I was always terrible in math. If I passed I was thrilled, but I usually didn’t pass and had to repeat the class or go to summer school. In tenth grade, my parents shipped me off to a difficult private all boys boarding school because I was doing so poorly in public school. It was a disaster. That first year I flunked math and most other classes as well. Summer school loomed. Not only that, but summer school at that school which meant I would have to live for another month on campus. I didn’t like school but my best subject was English, so I decided since I had to be there anyway, I might as well take the creative writing course that was being offered. It was taught by a man who had published a couple of stories in THE NEW YORKER years before, so he was considered the school’s writer in residence.

After the class had been in session for a couple of weeks, he came in one morning and said today we’re going to do something different; I’m going to read you a story. I don’t know if the class groaned but we probably did. It was summer. It was hot. We were fifteen. There were a million other things we would rather have been doing. Most of us read only for school and then only because we were forced to.

It was a story by Thomas Wolfe entitled “Circus at Dawn.” It’s about two little boys who live in rural North Carolina at the turn of the century. The high point of every year for them was when the circus came to town for a few days. The story is essentially a description of the boys sneaking out of the house very early one summer morning to watch the circus train arrive at the station, unload, and then set up. The kids watch as exotic animals are led out of their boxcars, performers appear, the workmen start to assemble the tent and other things. Of course these rural kids are goggle eyed with wonder at everything. To my surprise, the story was pretty interesting. While listening to the teacher read, I gazed out the window at the summer sky.

Towards the end of the story when the tent had been raised and most of the work was finished, the circus people all sat down together to eat. Wolfe described in glorious delicious sensuous detail the meal they were served: Stacks of pancakes and waffles with butter and maple syrup, hot smoking canisters of coffee, fried eggs with rashers of bacon, steaks and hamburgers hot off the grill, etcetera. He went on and on just describing breakfast. Caught up in those gorgeous details, I was right there smelling, tasting, eating that breakfast too. The teacher stopped to take a breath. I heard the slightest plip sound somewhere nearby. Slowly looking down at my brown wood desk, I saw a shiny spot. Saliva. I had drooled. I was so affected by Wolfe’s descriptions of food that I had unconsciously drooled. I stared at that small shiny drop on my desk and to this day I remember very clearly the blossoming awe I felt.


That’s when I knew I wanted to be a writer. If something I wrote could have that effect on someone fifty years after I’d written it, then that’s what I wanted to do.


Jonathan Carroll