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[08.28.17] yellow & blue for the first week of august! i really need to start posting my photos on time btw i reached 1k followers a few days ago and i’m so so happy! thank you guys so much for the support and everything! i hope you’re having a great day wherever you are. ✧

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10 Signs You’re an Introvert

1. You find small talk incredibly cumbersome.

Introverts are notoriously small talk-phobic, as they find idle chatter to be a source of anxiety, or at least annoyance. For many quiet types, chitchat can feel disingenuous.

“Let’s clear one thing up: Introverts do not hate small talk because we dislike people,” Laurie Helgoe writes in “Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength.” “We hate small talk because we hate the barrier it creates between people.”

2. You go to parties -– but not to meet people.

If you’re an introvert, you may sometimes enjoy going to parties, but chances are, you’re not going because you’re excited to meet new people. At a party, most introverts would rather spend time with people they already know and feel comfortable around. If you happen to meet a new person that you connect with, great — but meeting people is rarely the goal.

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lotti-studies’  introduction post  

hey, i’m Charlotte (you can call me Lotti) and this is my new studyblr! I’ve been on tumblr for years but now I have finally decided to join the studyblr community :)

Some facts about me:

  • 17 years old (13th of august)
  • From Germany
  • My favourite color is red
  • My favourite subject is math
  • I love autuum, books and stars
  • My main blog is @lukida
  • I’ll finish school in june 2018
  • I have started a bullet journal in august
  • I speak German, English and a tiny little bit Spanish and Sewdish (and I learned Latin in school)
  • I’m dreaming of  having an own little cabin in the woods

Some of my goals:

  • Avoid procrastinating
  • Spend more time on my bullet journal
  • Learn Calligraphy
  • Read more (non-fiction) books

My favourite studyblrs

@studyblr @smartspo @emmastudies @studyrose @platosnotes @studylustre @noodledesk @architstudy @stillstudies @elrood @petites-notes @sushi-studies @barbie-studies @studying-zoo @mlykstudy @laurie-writes @annes-studies @bujowithmere

yieee september !! And..

INTRO POST !! 🌹

So um hello everyone!! i started my studyblr for a couple of months now and i think it is about time that i properly intorduce myself huehue

A few stuff about me !!

🌹 my name is Elisha, im an infp

🌹 dying in 10th grade at a university

🌹 luvs journals and is obsessed with stationeries !! (& with kim taehyung)

🌹 aspiring pun master huehuehue

🌹 as u can see i love flowers so much uwu

My bff introduced me to the studying community, i rlly love it here and i hope that ill be able to improve my studies !! wieee !!

I also have an ig acct with the same username c:

rlly inspiring ppl that u guys should check ♡♡

@emmastudies
@studyrose
@studylustre
@maryberrystudy
@birdkostudies
@thecoffeedesk
@beverlymarshs
@laurie-writes

📕🌹

anonymous asked:

Maybe you're only used to talk about newsies headcanons here, but do you think Jo is a trans man, a lesbian or just a straight "tomboy" girl who just finds femininity boring, unfair and makes women weak? I mean something between tomboy and feminine

You wanted an essay in response to this, right? Anyway, I’m going to break it down into pieces and overanalyze everything to death, because that’s how I do things.

Is Jo March a lesbian?

Maybe! Jo March as a butch lesbian is very appealing, and there’s textual support. At one point in the book she talks about wishing she could marry Meg, to keep her in the family. People who use that as an excuse to ship Jo with Meg or any of her sisters gross me out, so let’s not go there. Jo’s a character who, for all her dash and dare, hates change an upheaval. Jo talks about marrying Meg because the idea of her running off with John Brook and changing the entire family dynamic is upsetting to her. Still, it could say something that marrying another girl is the first solution that jumps into Jo’s mind.

There’s also a ton of pop culture support for lesbian Jo March. I’ve seen her pop up many a time on lists of literary lesbians. A lot of this hinges on the idea that Jo is Louisa May Alcott’s author insert. Louisa May Alcott is quoted as saying, “ I have fallen in love in my life with so many pretty girls and never once the least bit with any man.” In so many ways, Jo is Louisa and Louisa is Jo. It stands to reason that if Louisa was prone to falling in love with pretty girls and not men, then Jo was the same.


Is Jo March a trans man?

Maybe! There’s actually more textual support for this than for lesbian Jo. Also, it doesn’t hinge on a throwaway quote about him wanting to marry his own sister, thank goodness. Without taking out my copy of the book, I’m pretty sure that Jo refers to himself as the man of the house in the very first chapter of the book. He talks about wishing he was a boy more than once. After he cuts off his hair, he mentions how he can now run away with Laurie, and anybody who wants to find them will have to advertise for two missing boys. He writes volumes of plays in which he mainly gets to stomp around in men’s boots and play men’s roles. He chooses to be called a masculine version of his given name. He takes on a male persona for the Pickwick Papers (as do all the March sisters, but you’ll never convince me that Jo wasn’t the ringleader). Jo has a certain speech pattern that was recognized as male in the Victorian era, namely that he tends to leave the first word off sentences (“I never take advice. I don’t have to.” would sound more feminine in Victorian lit than “Never take advice. Don’t have to.” Jo says a lot more of the second kind of sentence. Also, he curses.).

By the second half of Little Women, and into the sequels, Jo presents in a more feminine way, but it’s not like he gets a lot of choice. In general, Jo is a character who really ties himself in knots trying to change himself and overcome his own personality. This is a character who destroys all of his writing because professor Bhaer suggests that it’s not moral enough, and who seems to get punished in ridiculous ways by the text every time he steps out of line (usually with his sisters nearly dying). Adult Jo performing femininity more than teenage Jo makes sense given the kind of book that Little Women is and the time when it was written, but it definitely seems like he would have been happier if things hadn’t had to go that way. Given Jo’s penchant for wanting to help and guide young men (aka his entire role in the Little Women sequels), I could definitely see modern AU as an out trans man who works as a mentor for trans youth.

Other genders and sexualities?

A bunch of them could apply! Maybe Jo is ace (notes: the whole “be kind to spinsters” bit, Nan from the sequels being a mirror of Jo and seeming really ace). Maybe Jo is bi. Maybe the thing we are interpreting here is a children’s book from 1868, and that makes it really hard to say. Jo could somehow be every letter in the LGBTQA acronym at once, except a lot of the words that made up that acronym didn’t even exist back then in the way that they do today, and even if they did, it was hardly like Jo was going to come out and say them.

What about Jo’s marriage???

The story of how Jo ended up married to Professor Bhaer is really interesting. The first and second half of Little Women were published as two separate books. After the first half, Louisa May Alcott and her publishers were inundated with letters from readers who wanted to see Jo marry Laurie. Louisa had wanted to make Jo as spinster writer, like herself, and she insisted that she would not marry Jo to Laurie to please anybody. But then her publishers insisted that Jo and Laurie get married, so she had them do just that, but not to each other. In an epic defiance of her publishers and the Jo/Laurie shippers she had Laurie marry Amy. She then created a “funny match” for Jo in the person of Professor Bhaer. Their marriage was shown to very much be a partnership rather than a torrid romance (and Louisa could write the hell out of torrid romances, so if she’d wanted that for Jo, it would have been there).

In the sequels she then created Nan (who was very pointedly similar to Jo) and Tommy (who was very pointedly similar to Laurie). She had them play out a scenario that was very similar to the whole Jo/Laurie thing, only Nan got to remain gloriously single, and this was presented as the best thing ever.

I bring this up to say that Jo’s marriage to her stalwart professor doesn’t really need to be a hurdle in how one interprets the gender/sexuality of the character. Maybe Jo is a lesbian who married one of her best guy friends and decided to run a school with him and also have his babies. Maybe Jo was bi. Maybe Jo was a gay trans man. It all works, pretty much. Or, you know, you could go with the whole straight tomboy dealing with crappy compulsory gender norms thing.

In conclusion

I think having multiple interpretations of Jo March floating around is actually more important than readers reaching a consensus on Jo’s gender and sexuality. Little Women is public domain at this point, and Jo is a very important and iconic character. There could be entire books written with a not straight Jo, and those things could be up there with Wide Sargasso Sea in terms of being meaningful and well regarded literary reinterpretations. Or imagine how important a film with an explicitly trans Jo could be. On a smaller scale, wouldn’t it be nice if there was at least as much fan work out there featuring an LGBTQA Jo as there is fanwork shipping her with Laurie? .

Seeing themselves in a favorite character can be important to a lot of people, so I don’t want to say that Jo is definitely anything, and take the character away from somebody who might really want Jo to be like them. I think there’s room for a lot of versions of Jo March, and it’s something that deserves to be played with more.

PSA to the kiddos!

If you haven’t already, you must read the Seeds of America trilogy (Chains, Forge, and Ashes) by Laurie Halse Anderson. They are beautifully written and SO IMPORTANT and will forever change the way you see the American Revolution. I just finished Ashes and it made me cry in an amazing way. 

Go forth and read, kiddos!! <333

This is freaking weird tbh. I never expected to get such a warm reception on this blog, for literally such a minor character but I’m so grateful for all of you! Especially in such a short amount of time, too, it’s not even been a month??? Like w h a t. But holy shit, I’m significantly just super happy, and glad that you all enjoy interacting or even just following this weird, traumatized girl. I only really create this blog, and chose Laurie Ann, on a whim really. But! It was a good decision because it’s allowed me to created some new friends, and allowed me to explore my writing more; alongside my other Bellatrix blog. Especially some truly weird, and dark, and inappropriate shit. Like I can’t believe you all put up with me sometimes lol 

ANYWAYS! Thank you :)

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As Quentin becomes more familiar with the group the girls start hanging out with him, hes not a flirt so they don’t think twice when he hangs around. One day its him and the girls at the fire, Nea and Min sitting opposites each-other almost scowling. “Are you two fighting?” He questioned but there was no reply. He took a minute, it was too quiet, everyone was just laying around meaning they didn’t have anything they could be doing. He jumps at the opportunity. 

Dancing about he starts humming “da, da duh, da duh, da duh duh, da, da duh da duh, duh duh” his hands on his hips moving about with each beat. 

                “YO! I’ll tell you what I want what I really really want!”

As he sings Claudette is the first to join in as soon as she can take over a verse. The campfire is soon surrounded with the girls and Quentin all dancing and laughing to any girl-power oriented song they can remember. Or just any song they all know and can dance too. Eventually the girls completely take over singing and go to womanizer separating him from the group as they all pretend to love/hate him. All he can do is laugh as they’re all smiling, singing, dancing and laughing.

Quentin truly just wants to help everyone feel better, and he’ll stop at nothing to see everyone smiling. Even if it means him getting himself fully and thoroughly  embarrassed.