not past tense

petrichordiak  asked:

can i hear more about the class you hijacked? (this doesnt have to be private)

I actually got out of bed just so I could go full rant about this on my  computer, so y’all buckle up (thank you for giving me this opportunity lololol)

Okay, so this happened about a year, maybe a year and a half ago. I’m gonna go ahead and make this one public for the benefit of those that didn’t follow me back then, if that’s cool.

Let me preface this by saying that I had taken literally every one of the professor’s classes before then. Partly because they were the only anthropology style class the uni offered, and partly because halfway through the second class I realized that literally everything was the same, except the books, which we never used. Even the assignments were the same, and I had perfected a system of how to do those quickly, easily, and last-minute, lol. So it was pretty much the definition of an easy A, and the prof liked me bc I was nice, actually listened to her even though I’d heard it all before, and didn’t rat her ass out for not actually teaching what she was supposed to, lol.

I should’ve known right there.

So when there was an opportunity to take a Native Americans in North America class with her, I jumped on it. I needed the hours, I obviously knew a lot on the subject already, and it would be another easy a, if history was anything to go by. 

It became one of the most frustrating classes I have ever taken.

As always, the class started the same as the others. We started out learning about vocab and models. NBD, we’d get to specifics eventually, right?

Now there are about 16 to 18 weeks in your average semester.

By week 6 we had yet to learn anything about Native history. She’d assigned some reading about the moundbuilder’s archeological sites, but nothing about the modern day. Maybe she was just taking it slow, I thought, though I was bothered by her only talking about Natives in the past tense. But she’d told me in the first class I’d taken with her (years ago by now) that she was enrolled Native, so I didn’t call it out immediately. 

We get to week 8, halfway through the semester, she hadn’t covered anything. No mention of treaties, modern movements for civil rights, AIM (American Indian Movement), the illegal overthrow of Hawai’i, buffalo kill offs, smallpox blankets, Chicago museum’s bullshit, NAGPRA (a law protecting grave sites and demanding the return of remains to their Nation by museums and sites, if the Nation will accept them (sometimes they allow the remains to be housed by the museum bc they’re typically more secure there, but that’s very rare)) beyond how it affected archeologists, the different regions, the language families, ghost dance, the flooding of lands by companies illegally, human zoos, RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS, THE FUCKING TRAIL OF TEARS, NOTHING.

Like your 4th grade history segment, as racist as it probably was, probably was more informative than this bitch was being, okay? And I was getting mad. Y’all know me. Native activism is a huge part of my life, and has been for years. Students were being allowed to say really racist shit unchecked. The prof wasn’t teaching jack. Misinformation was being spread, even by the prof.

It felt like even in a class dedicated to us, we didn’t matter. Our history didn’t matter. 

I was fed up.

Then, she pissed me the absolute fuck off. She proceeded to spend the rest of the class talking about South America.

Now, our Indigenous family below the equator absolutely deserve to be discussed. They have so many issues that really, really need to be boosted and respected. We do not raise their voices often enough. But this was a class specifically about North America, and her reasoning for making it otherwise was racist in so many ways.

First, she changed the curriculum outside of its scope because she was “MORE INTERESTED IN SOUTH AMERICA, AND WOULD HAVE TO DO RESEARCH TO TALK ABOUT” the issues I was publicly demanding to know when she would cover. As if her personal interest and ignorance were more important than our lives. 

(side note, it turns out she was lying about being enrolled and Native. Her white supremacist brother (not even kidding) had said that a Cherokee woman chief in Minnesota or some shit had enrolled them. I asked her if she meant Wilma Mankiller, the first modern female Cherokee chief. She said no, it was someone else, and in the late nineties, after Wilma would’ve no longer been Chief. I publicly called her out, and even another student jumped in to help, because there was no other woman Chief then, and there was no recognized Nation that far North. Her white supremacist brother had lied bc he felt othered while working near the Din’e on a job site, bc they didn’t include his racist ass, lol. So she’d lied her way into being allowed to teach a class she didn’t even know or care about. So at this point, I was fucking done with her, lol)

She also was showing us old propaganda films, and literally every group she discussed was being painted as ignorant, warlike savages by her and the materials. She even defended a man that intentionally exposed Indigenous peoples with no immunity to certain diseases to said diseases ‘just to see what would happen.’ She recommended his books, including ‘Noble Savages’ to us. I shouldn’t have to explain why that’s racist, lmao.

All of this is to say that I was VERY fed up, she (and the class) was VERY racist, and she was going down.

Then her foolish self decided to assign a massive project where we were supposed to ‘teach the class’ about a Native subject (y i k e s, esp. since the class was full of non-Natives). Since I was Fed Up, I decided to skip the usual schooling on cultural appropriation to instead teach everyone (including her) about just a smattering of the important things she hadn’t even mentioned in passing. :)

What followed was a 33 page powerpoint.

Apologies for any inaccuracies, and blanket tw for slurs, racism, death, csa, torture, child abuse, etc etc etc

(I added all the regalia pics bc they made me happy and calmed me down, which I was gonna need. I set the presentation up as “Man, I sure had trouble deciding what to make my presentation about. Should I talk about X? Y? Z? This? That? This? And so on until I reached residential schools and Reconciliation as my discussion topic.)

I hope those gifs work. If not, they should be under my “Oka Crisis” tag, or “n i fn a history” and “n i fn a protests” tags. I also had decided early to use the Nations actual names where possible.

Oh look, a quick and easy way to make people realize THIS IS WHY YOU DON’T FUCKING REFER TO US AS SLURS, and here’s how to discuss the issue without being additionally harmful.

OH LOOK, SOURCES

#FreeLeonardPeltier

Getting progressively angrier at this point. The class is smart enough to stay silent.

#MMIW #NoMoreStolenSisters. Please bring them home. Whatever it takes.

Stayed on this slide juuust long enough to stare each person in class down.

Oh look, we’re finally hitting my actual topic. Again, shit’s about to get very heavy. Please read only if you can. I will not be glancing over these to check them rn, bc I can’t. I’m sharing just for y’all to see, and hopefully reblog to educate people.

I honestly wept as I worked on this part. I can’t read it again.

Calling it out.

AYUP. Canadians are so nice and their government isn’t problematic at all

There are survivors that are my age, and younger.

Not letting them forget that this isn’t just in the past. It still wounds us.

It still hurts. We’re still recovering.

I included resources for them, including the prof, to actually educate themselves, since our school sure as shit wasn’t going to do it.

A handful of my sources.

Anyways. I was done. So fucking done. She (the prof) still tried to guide the class back and pretend that it was acceptable that she hadn’t taught them anything. I didn’t let her. I reminded them all that the only reason that this was Canada focused was bc they’d just had the Truth and Reconciliation reports, whereas the US government hasn’t put any effort into assembling data on their atrocities. Go figure.

Anyways, happy #Canada150 everybody :)

OK to reblog.

Gabriel Bell
Born: April 24, 1987
Died: September 3, 2024

Known as the father of Earth’s post-modern reformism, Bell galvanized the people and government of the United States of America when he led an uprising in San Francisco’s Sanctuary District “A.” Besides arranging for food and medical supplies for the hostages, Bell was able to establish a wide broadcast data link through the planetary communication system, “Interface.” Through this broadcast, he was able bring an unavoidable awareness of the ineffective and cruel nature of the time’s Sanctuary Districts to a wide audience. This helped create public outcry for massive reform to the mental health and criminal justice systems as well as widespread economic change. The American political climate eventually shifted towards justice and equality, and away from the climate of inequality and ignorance. Although Bell was killed during the uprising, he is known as a figurehead for the movement and change it spawned, and the uprising has since been known as the Bell Riots.

♡angsty/suggestive sentence starters♡

send me a number and a character/ship and i’ll write it! 

  1. “why do you always have to be such an asshole?
  2. “if you’re going to keep running your mouth like that, i can think of a few ways to make you shut up.”
  3. “is there any reason as to why you’re getting drunk on a tuesday afternoon?
  4. “i just don’t want to think for a while.”
  5. “say it again.”
  6. “don’t lie to me.”
  7. “i’m sick of being treated like this.”
  8. “i didn’t mean it like that, and you know it!”
  9. “so this is it?”
  10. “i don’t want to go to bed angry.”
  11. “don’t touch me.”
  12. “i’m pretty good at providing distractions.”
  13. “i’m not saying i want a threesome- but i wouldn’t be opposed to it.”
  14. “just sit down and let me take care of you.”
  15. “is that- blood?”
  16. “i just want to help you relax.”
  17. “does that feel good?”
  18. “i don’t love you anymore.”
  19. “i loved you. past tense.”
  20. “stop lying!”
  21. “jealousy isn’t cute on you.”
  22. “don’t call me ‘princess,’ asshole.”
  23. “i deserve better.”
  24. “you deserve better.”
  25. “you make me nervous and happy and horny all at the same time and it’s confusing as fuck sometimes.”
  26. “you left your underwear back at my place.”
  27. “you just broke the last bit of trust i had in you.”
  28. “i hope you’re happy.”
  29. “does that line ever work?”
  30. “you’re the best i’ve ever had.”
  31. “is that all you’ve got?”
  32. “hit me!”
  33. “tell me this is a dream.”
  34. “let’s keep this between the two of us.”
  35. “is that my shirt?”
  36. “why do you even care?”
  37. “i’m sick of being ‘the other girl/guy.’”
  38. “you love her/him.”
  39. “can you take it?”
  40. “i’m not going to break.”
  41. “we’re not just friends. you know that.”
  42. “friends don’t get each other off.”
  43. “it’s over- and it’s for real this time.”
  44. “i’m not that flexible!”
  45. “you don’t scare me.”
  46. “it’s okay, i’m here.”
  47. “you’re not alone. you never were.”
  48. “i’m in love with you but i don’t want you to hurt me.”
  49. “it’s complicated.”
  50. “you’re the only one.”
Korean Masterlist:

FROMIRELANDTOKOREA’S LESSON MASTERLIST

Seeing as I have a masterlist for ALL of my posts, including resources, books, etc (find it here) I wanted an organised lesson one! I hope this will help everyone!


HANGUL/READING:

Lesson 1: Hangul Basic Consonants Pt.1
Lesson 2: Hangul Basic Consonants Pt.2
Lesson 3: Hangul Basic Consonants 
Lesson 4: Diphthongs
Lesson 5: Aspirated and Double Consonants
Lesson 6: Batchim Pt.1 
Lesson 22: Batchim Pt. 2


NEED TO KNOW:

Lesson 17: How Korean Age Works
Lesson 18: Levels of Politeness in Korean

VOCABULARY:

Lesson 7: Hello, Thank You, Goodbye, Yes and No
Lesson 8: I’m Sorry
Lesson 9: Please, More, a Little
Lesson 14: Native Korean Numbers and Uses
Lesson 16: Sino-Korean Numbers and Uses
Lesson 19: Days of the Week
Lesson 20: Months
Lesson 21: Body Parts
Lesson 23: School Subjects
Lesson 24: School Vocabulary
Lesson 25: Family
Lesson 42: Today, Tomorrow, Now etc.
Lesson 58: Vegetables
Lesson 59: Fruit
Lesson 60: Emotions
Lesson 61: Food and Drink
Lesson 68: Sports
Lesson 69: Places in Town
Lesson 79: Animals 
Lesson 80: Clothes 
Lesson 84: Sickness Pt. 1
Lesson 85: Sickness Pt. 2
Lesson 86: Sickness Pt. 3
Lesson 93: Transportation
Lesson 94: Halloween 

GRAMMAR:

Lesson 10: It Is, What is It?
Lesson 12: This Is, What is This?
Lesson 13: This, That, It, Thing
Lesson 26: Have/Don’t Have
Lesson 17: 15 Useful Verbs
Lesson 27: Present Tense Conjugation
Lesson 28: Past Tense Conjugation
Lesson 29-32: Future Tense 1 2 3 4
Future Tense Meanings and Examples 1 2 3 4
Lesson 33: How to Form Korean Sentences
Lesson 34: Don’t + Verb
Lesson 35: Topic/Subject Marking Particles ~은/는 + ~이/가
Lesson 36: Topic/Subject Marking Particles ~은/는 + ~이/가 Pt 2
Lesson 37: Object Marking Particle ~을/를
Lesson 38: Want To -고 싶어요
Lesson 39: Location Marking Particles ~어디, ~에, ~에서
Lesson 40: Negative Sentences
Lesson 41: Negative Sentences with 하다
Lesson 43: Who?
Lesson 44: Why, How, How much?
Lesson 45: From - To - , From - Until -
Lesson 46: Therefore, So
Lesson 47:  And, With ~하고, ~(이)랑
Lesson 48:  But, However, ~그렇지만, ~그런데
Lesson 49:  To/From Someone
Lesson 50: Plural Nouns
Lesson 51: Telling Time
Lesson 53: -지 마세요 (지마)
Lesson 54: -(으)세요 Imperative
Lesson 55: -아/어/여 주세요
Lesson 56: -도 Too, Also, As Well
Lesson 57: -만 Only
Lesson 62: Can, Cannot - (으)ㄹ 수 있다/없다
Lesson 63: Present/Past/Future Progressive
Lesson 64: A bit, Really, Very, Not really, Not at all
Lesson 65: Changing Nouns into Verbs -는 것 
Lesson 66: Counters 개 + 명
Lesson 67: To Be Good/Bad At
Lesson 70: Have to, Should, Must
Lesson 71: Still, Not Yet
Lesson 72: Already
Lesson 73: (으)로
Lesson 74: If, In Case
Lesson 75: Let’s
Lesson 76: Pronouns + Possessive Pronouns
Lesson 77:ㄹ/을 것:
Lesson 78: Doable/Worth Doing
Lesson 81: (으)ㅂ시다
Lesson 82: 처럼 Like
Lesson 83: More….Than
Lesson 87: 좋다 vs 좋아하다
Lesson 88: -ㄴ가
Lesson 89: 다, 더 - All, More
Lesson 90: Behind, In Front of, Beside
Lesson 91: Written Descriptive Form Adjectives
Lesson 92: Before -ing
Lesson 95: To be Similar to/The Same as -같다
Lesson 96: To Care/Not Care Pt.1
Lesson 97: To Care/Not Care Pt.2
Lesson 98: Connecting Verbs
Lesson 99: Might, Perhaps, It’s Possible
Lesson 100: To Want 원하다

PHRASES:

Lesson 11: Where Are You From? I’m From
Lesson 52: Self Introduction 

letter to the voltron fandom

can we please maybe reconsider the current ship name for shiro/matt

for him. (after tronnor broke up)

We were runnin’ so fast
And we never looked back
And whatever I lacked, you made up
We made a really good team
Said I’m never gonna leave
We had this crazy chemistry
Between us

Jumped into your car anytime we were bored
Wearing anything and everything that you ever wore
Making new clichés on own little tour
Let’s ride

You never should’ve said I love you now I’ve left you blue
Remember all the shooting stars and all the silver moons?
Dirty, messy shades of purple out of red and blue
Bet you wish you didn’t know me, now you’re lonely
I’ll always miss you
I’ll always miss you, you

We were staying up late
On our private little dates
Staying over your place, how cheesy
And we took jokes way too far
Cause sometimes loving’s too hard
I think we might be better apart
We are, we are, we are

You never should’ve said I love you now I’ve left you blue
Remember all the shooting stars and all the silver moons?
Dirty, messy shades of purple out of red and blue
Bet you wish you didn’t know me, now you’re lonely
I’ll always miss you
I’ll always miss you, you

We weren’t a commercial for everyone else
We went out for coffee and kept to ourselves
We made little homes out of 3 star hotels
And I know what you’re feeling
Hope you’re healing as well

You never should’ve said I love you now I’ve left you blue
Remember all the shooting stars and all the silver moons?
Dirty, messy shades of purple out of red and blue
Bet you wish you didn’t know me, now you’re lonely
I’ll always miss you
I’ll always miss you, you

How to have a conversation about a topic you’re not interested in or don’t know anything about:

  1. Listen to what the other person has to say about the topic.
  2. Ask a question about what they said. Asking them to clarify or explain something you don’t understand is great, but any question will do. All else fails, ask them to explain what they like about some part of the topic.
  3. Listen to their responses and go back to step 2.
  4. Do this until 5-15 minutes has passed, then change the subject to a topic of your interest, unless you are actually interested in learning more on this subject, in which case, go on for as long as you like.
  5. Sometimes, they will say something like “I’m sorry to blather on about [topic].” This is an attempt at a conversational dismount. You can either say “no, it was fascinating, thanks” and then bring up your own topic, or you can say “no, it’s fascinating, please keep going” if you want to keep hearing about their topic. Note the tense difference (past -> moving on, present -> keep going).

I just thought I’d write a script for this, because someone who can’t / won’t do this came up in a Captain Awkward column, and listening about topics you have no interest in is a really useful skill to have and not often explicitly taught, particularly to boys and men.

BASIC KOREAN SENTENCE STRUCTURE

♡ in korean, it is important to use the correct sentence structure, or your sentences may seem really confusing :

-> in english : Subject Verb Object
-> in korean : Subject Object Verb

now, let’s look at some examples!

we are gonna use this simple sentence :
“i bought a book”,
in korean it would be :
“i a book bought”

저는 책을 샀어요
책 = book
샀어요(past tense) from the verb 사다 = to buy
it’s really different, right?


the object ALWAYS comes BEFORE the verb, and the verb is ALWAYS at the END of the sentence.

locations are also used BEFORE verbs :

“저는 학교에 가요” i go to school
학교 = school
에= location particle (to)
가요 (present tense) from the verb 가다 = to go

“저는 학교에서 공부해요” i study at school
학교 = school
에서 = location particle (at)
공부해요 (present tense) from the verb 공부하다 = to study

“저는 집에 잤어요” i slept at home
집 = home
에 = location particle (at)
잤어요 (past tense) from the verb 자다 = to sleep

⚠ you can put the time before or after the subject though :

both of these sentences mean “today I will eat at home” :

before -> 오늘 저는 집에서 먹을 거예요
after -> 저는 오늘 집에서 먹을 거예요
오늘 = today
집 = home
에서 = location particle (at)
먹을 거예요 (future tense) from the verb 먹다 = to verb

tomorrow, i will study at school”
before -> 내일 저는 학교에서 공부할 거예요
after -> 저는 내일 학교에서 공부할 거예요
내일 = tomorrow
학교 = school
에서 = location particle (at)
공부하다 = to study
~ㄹ 거예요 (future tense)

adverbs are added before verbs :
저는 열심히 공부해요
I study hard
열심히 = hard

and finally, adjectives work the same way as they do in english! just put them before the noun they describe :

매운 라면 = spicy ramen
매운 = spicy
라면 = ramen

예쁜 여자 = beautiful woman
예쁜 = beautiful
여자 =  woman

Originally posted by monbebe-wonbebe