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i was tagged by suddendeathinnorthcarolina to post my favorite album covers. i picked 10 because that’s what she did, but i think you can list however many you want. to avoid over-complicating things, i limited it to records i own, and narrowed it down to ones that i find iconic in addition to being aesthetically pleasing. here’s the list:

  • Absence - Paper Route
  • Hot Fuss - The Killers
  • Lucy Gray - Envy on the Coast
  • Louder Now - Taking Back Sunday
  • The Front Bottoms - The Front Bottoms
  • Daisy - Brand New
  • Good News For People Who Love Bad News - Modest Mouse
  • Brand New Eyes - Paramore
  • Brother’s Blood - Kevin Devine
  • The Eventually Home - Right Away, Great Captain!

and here’s some people i’ll tag: –ariana, orlatwombley, icommaamboy, newyorkadventuresofaminnesotan, lockedheartwithoutakey, grby, jawssica

anonymous asked:

How do you feel about lilo? Always being together... Touching. Like it's over done and yet it still happens. All the supporting I get but they have the same hotel, in the same place the whole time, partying together all the time touching all the time, super close physically always serenading each other, like they dating? Liam's like in love with Louis. And also. Louis is loving it. And the whole Louis being a cockslut is good but Harry can't. It's not cool.

I FINISHED QUEEN OF SHADOWS... COME TALK TO ME ABOUT IT

my inbox is open

and if we get super into it

i’ll give you my email or something to talk that way

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Name: Kirra
Nickname: I don’t have one :( Feel free to make one for me :P
Birthday: 18th of March
Star sign: Pisces
Gender: Female
Height: just under 5,8 ½ (Yes the half is important)
Sexual orientation: Asexual
Favourite colour: Red
Current time: 9:55pm
Average hours of sleep: Honestly my sleep schedule is so screwed up I have no idea it can range between 5-8 hours 
Lucky numbers: 2 & 12
Last thing Googled: ‘What do tiger cubs eat?’
Words that come to mind: Necessary (fuck that word)
Number of blankets I sleep with: 1, I have an electric blanket if it’s cold
Favourite fictional character: Oh god, that’s like choosing a favourite child! But probably Pagan Min, Vaas and Jack (from Mass Effect)
Favourite famous people: Taylor Swift & P!NK
Favourite books: The Tournament by Matthew Reilly, the Mortal Engines series by Philip Reeve and the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
Favorite bands/artists: P!NK, Taylor Swift, Halestorm, Halsey
Last movie I saw: A Time To Kill
Dream trip: The Citadel it says dream not realistic
Dream job: Author
What I am wearing now: My school uniform

anonymous asked:

I'm a first year high school teacher and today, after a week of class, two of the students from my advanced class came to me to get a signature to drop my class... I feel like I failed because they never spoke to me before about difficulties in class and they never asked for help... What can I do to prevent this in the future? They said the class is too challenging and I feel just terrible they didn't speak to me. Is it my mistake for not noticing they struggled, or theirs for not discussing it?

Firstly, try to analyze the rigor of your course objectively. Forget about these students for a second – this class is an “advanced” one, so what does that look like at your school? Does that mean college-level rigor, or just slightly elevated high school rigor? Different programs have different understandings of what makes a course “advanced”. If you think that, on the whole, your class is the appropriate amount of challenging for what the students are expected to gain, then the issue does not lie in your planning. These particular students may not have understood the workload of the course, and I think in some cases it is a good thing that high schoolers are self-aware enough to know when they will not be successful in a class and to make the choice to leave it. If these students signed up, checked it out, and found that they would be more comfortable in a regularly-leveled class, then it is no fault of yours and, in my opinion, good for them.

As for them not coming to you, it could be for a variety of reasons. They could have been embarrassed that they didn’t feel “smart enough” (or whatever) for the class, they could have been unsure of how you would react and if it would even have been worth it, or maybe they were under the impression that you wouldn’t care if they left (wrong as that may have been). Some students just don’t feel comfortable talking to teachers about things being too difficult, be it out of pride, or fear, or maybe a little of both. Especially since you are a new teacher, and it’s only been a week, AND it’s high school so they only see you for a very short time each day, they really don’t know you very well yet. 

Maybe it’s no one’s mistake, but just something that didn’t work out. I don’t think you should dwell on it – if they transfer to a different class and are successful, and you teach the students you do have and are successful, then that’s okay. I know that some teachers can teach certain kids better than I can, simply because of their style or personality…and that’s okay. I would want those kids to be with those teachers over me, if I had the choice. It doesn’t have to feel personal – if you cared about these kids even for that week you had them, be glad they’re getting what they need.

i think it’s important to recognize that women athletes should not have to compete with men to prove their worth and that women’s leagues are not less than men’s leagues in any way. i also think it’s important to recognize that men use the gender separation in sports to “prove” that women in sports are less than. So while there needs to be more women’s leagues, there’s something inherently messed up with the ideology that most sports fans have (this includes all genders because i know i used to be apart of this group) that women are separate from men not because they deserve their own stage but because they are too weak to compete with “the better athlete that is man”.

in reality mens sports have more funding, people watch them more, teams put more effort into their players because they have the resources. so you have a disadvantaged field. you can’t pretend putting a women’s team up against a mens team is going to be a fair fight. Women are starting 100 yards back from the starting line. Men get top of the line training starting in child hood while women at a professional level also need a part time job to support themselves, which takes up their training time AND shows that they don’t have the money to eat like they want either. It also shows that the leagues themselves have close to no resources.

So when people say “women aren’t fast enough” or “they’re just not talented enough” they’re blind to the bigger picture. These may be facts but they’re not based in biology they’re based in society. Women aren’t fast enough because they work in retail and get as much time in the gym as anyone else who works in retail for a living. They’re not “talented enough” because they need to take care of every other facet of their life. Men in sports don’t have to deal with this. They get catered to and trained up from when they are children. If they’re faster it’s because they train constantly. If they’re talented it’s because society believed in them. Women don’t have that treat.

Even in sports where men aren’t paid like the Australian Ice Hockey League, there’s still an advantage. They still get a big crowd support, social media support, they’re numbers are counted, they’re continuously growing, people care. This is another advantage they have over women. Not only is every part of the institution of sports stacked in their favor, but society already has the idea that they’re better. I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again: people who say women’s sports are boring have probably never watched a full women’s game in anything.

So the idea that not only are women less than men because of biology but also that the women who are the best in the world [serena williams (although a huge part of her story is also a race issue and i don’t want to demean that), abby wambach, ect.] are more biologically “male” beacuse of their physique is messed up. Women don’t have to be feminine to be women, that’s true, but musculature, height, sexuality, and whether or not they wear dresses or have long hair does not make them less female and less of an icon for young girls.

story time: presidential edition
  • so you know how everyone has a story
  • you know
  • like the story
  • like if you’re at a party and someone turns to you and says, tell the story
  • and you know exactly what they mean
  • the story
  • well 
  • i have a story
  • and not unlike most good stories, it involves three key components:
  • barack obama
  • pre-2008 reebok sneakers 
  • and the absolute earth-shattering horror you can only feel after making the worst mistake of your life 

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I was tagged by alrightsthough to do the 20 Beautiful People Tag!! Thank you so much, sweetheart! (I would take a selfie, but, like, it’s ten and I’ve already exfoliated and I’m super bad at selfies anyway, so have this picture of me looking brooding from the last photo shoot I did.) (Also, I have an awful side profile, but you know what? I don’t even care anymore.)

I would like to tag: astro-halsey ourheartsgone halseuy cryfaery princeluek youngodluke djhalsey birthdau wildbadlands peachymuke seventeenxhalsey ziamsfirstkiss daddysheaux adidasculture halseyofficials halseyjr socrpio goldbisexual richdadharry halseynope navykink punkfrangipane pitypartygoer natasharomxncff tiredpisces smoljpg calum2k13 riphalsey and anyone else who wants to!

I’m thinking about when I can start making my ask Joen and Pones blog.

And then I started thinking about the people that’ll be all “YOU SHULDNT’ KEEP MAKING BLOGS IF YOU NEVER UPDATE THEM!!1”

I’ve already had people say this to me and let me tell you why it’s utter bullshit.

I make my blogs for myself most of all, for my pleasure. I have Klausen because I have a great story I’m incredibly passionate about that I want to illustrate.

I have Ask Reina to relax with, and my Joen and Pones will be something to hopefully cheer me up when I’m down.

If people also like my blogs too then that’s a bonus!

But I or any other people with blogs shouldn’t have to work at the pace of other people, or listen to what they say. If you want to keep making blogs, you do it. Do what YOU want to, not what some random freak on the internet tells you.

I’m making Joen and Pones because I want to. I don’t care if it becomes inactive. I want to make it and use it to cheer myself up whenever I feel like shit.

Another thing you shouldn’t do is pressure yourself to update your blog or comic. I’ve been getting a few people wanting more Klausen pages out, which is fair enough, I understand how frustrating it is waiting for something you enjoy, but at the same time understand I’m just one person working on the comic, not a team. Plus I don’t get paid for it. And I take time with my comics so they can be the best they can be for me, and for you. I don’t want to rush myself or pressure myself into getting pages out quickly. Plus there’s a thing called real life, and that gets in the way a lot of the times, so…

That bpd feel when you can’t tell whether you’re being manipulative or someone is using your disorder to get away with abusing you

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FESTIVALS! Ok so I think I did everyone who did the prompt about the favorite festival and for the ones who had more than a favorite I chose one that made every season more balanced (almost everyone could have been in fall) , sorry if I forgot someone!

SPRING: Ash Comet (fishing contest), Klyn and Mond (de-fluffing festival)

SUMMER: Jess (beach day), Rose, Rue and Katie (firefly festival)

FALL: Amber and Huang (eating contest), Acacia and Algar (valentine’s/white day), Lux (handicraft contest)

WINTER: Joseph, Emily and Zephixa (quiz contest), Ava (christmas)

ART IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN

*PUNCHES WALL*

NOT EVERYTHING YOU MAKE WILL BE GALLERY WORTHY

*KICKS OVER TRASHCAN*

DO WHATEVER YOU WANT HOWEVER YOU WANT WHENEVER YOU WANT

*RIPS PILLOW IN HALF*

DON’T MAKE YOURSELF HATE WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO

*JUMPS OUT WINDOW*

HAVE FUN! HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was tagged by the beautiful cityofdunwall, with its many plague rats and corruption. I have to list 10 favorite video games in no particular order, right?

  1. Assassin’s Creed II
  2. Dishonored
  3. Red Dead Redemption
  4. Bioshock Infinite
  5. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (this was my first video game)
  6. Skyrim
  7. The Wolf Among Us
  8. The Last of Us
  9. Outlast: Whistleblower
  10. Dragon Age II

I really don’t know who to tag: mrsattano, dedsechacker, vergilss, delsinsfire, piratekenway, ironbully, carmine-brothers, aydenpearce, augustne

There’s nothing wrong with picking a career or major because you like it even if it’s not the most lucrative field. But there’s also nothing wrong with picking a major or career that you have no passion for because it will support the lifestyle that you like, whether that’s raising ten kids as sole breadwinner or having a lot of leisure time. Shockingly enough, different benefits vary in importance for different people. Some of us would rather save our passions for hobbies and some of us need to love every little bit of work we do. And that’s OKAY.