party at the nerd school

  • What I expected high school to be like: OH my god! Did you hear about Karen and Josh! They were totally hooking up yesterday while Jessica and Daniel were breaking up yesterday!
  • What high school is actually like: Guys! Look! There's a peanut on the fire alarm! Amazing!
Suffolk County Charter School: It  Actually Happened (sort of)

I haven’t seen anyone connect this any where else so I thought I would share what I found out by accident. If its old news then ignore me

Wow. Okay. So, I stumbled upon this area in my exploration of the Commonwealth Wasteland in Fallout 4 months ago before I completed my first play through. Suffolk County Charter School.

It was creepy and had a story to uncover so I went in. Im sure most of you know what I’m talking about so, no big deal. Its not secret or hidden. Just one of those cool Fallout areas that don’t have a quest attached but you feel compelled to figure out what the fuck happened.

Inside there were pink ghouls.

And pink goo.

While splattering these guys and looting everything in the facility (because Fallout) I uncovered the story behind this location. If you haven’t found it yet, SPOILERS, heres the summary:

“In exchange for funding, Principal Jackie Hudson agreed to implement the government’s experimental Nutritional Alternative Paste Program (NAPP) at the school. Participation required limiting food consumption within the school to a government-provided food paste. This decision was apparently made without the consent of faculty, students, or parents.

Per Principal Hudson’s announcements, the NAPP was launched on October 18 and any outside food was to be confiscated from then on. These announcements can be heard on three holotapes found throughout the school.”

So yeah. I just murdered a bunch of kids that were unwittingly being experimented on. I felt sort of shitty. My Sole Survivor didn’t give a fuck. She would gladly murder actual babies for that issue of Unstoppables or a bobblehead. She’s a collector, almost to the point of compulsion.

I found this area so interesting and tragic that I sought more info on the Fallout Wiki. There (and other sources/theories I’ve read) talk about how the pink goo is probably a reference to the film The Stuff (1985). 

A more popular theory is that its actually referencing “The Pink Slime”

“The food paste as a whole is a reference to Pink Slime, a food additive consisting of low-fat meat which was ground into a paste. It’s particularly infamous after being widely used as a meal alternative in American school lunches during 2012, which resulted in major controversy.”

Huh. Okay cool. I was satisfied with these being possible references. It made sense. And I never thought about it again. I mean, it was like, a year ago or some shit. I don’t know, a long ass time ago.

But then last night, while avoiding doing adult things, my ADHD kicked in as my meds wore off and I decided to hyper focus on watching weird YouTube videos covering topics like horrendous incidents, unsolved mysteries, conspiracy theories, that kind of stuff. Basically I sat there in my own world watching Rob Dyke and Dark5 videos.

Im not weird.

Anyway, Thats when I saw this and holy shit. I immediately thought of Suffolk County Charter School in Fallout 4. Something I hadn’t thought about in forever from a game I haven’t really played in months.

You can watch the video or heres a quick summary of events that took place at a school in Massachusetts:

“A group of former students who ate radioactive oatmeal as unwitting participants in a food experiment will share a $1.85 million settlement from Quaker Oats and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

More than 100 boys at the Fernald School in Waltham, Mass., were fed cereal containing radioactive iron and calcium in the 1940’s and 1950’s. The diet was part of an experiment to prove that the nutrients in Quaker oatmeal travel throughout the body.” New York Times, 1998

Yep. It happened in Massachusetts. MIT was involved.

Maybe all of this is stupid to everyone but honestly shit like this is why I LOVE video games. A simple location with no real importance to the main game (except collectibles) held a really interesting story that stuck with me, at least subconsciously. 

Easter eggs and references in games aren’t new but the fact that even after researching the in-game location I didn’t see any mention of the Fernald School (which could have been because the game was still fairly new then) and then randomly I stumbled upon what I think is unquestionably the real inspiration for this area is so cool to me.

Fallout lore is so dense and so far reaching, referencing other games, media, pop culture, and real life events. I fell in love all over again with this franchise based on this one small detail that dosent even matter in the grand scheme of the story. 

I had to share this because I couldn’t get it off my mind. That moment of being like “HOLY SHIT WAIT. THIS IS IN FALLOUT.” was something that I’m sure a lot of gamers can relate to and its exciting and interesting.

Hopefully you guys find this cool too!

anonymous asked:

It's really nice to see people who are older than 25 in the fandom :) I'm 16 but I can't see myself becoming any less invested in fictional characters when I'm older lol... Also in general I love the fact that more and more adults are allowing themselves to be more "childish" in a lot of ways. Or maybe I just didn't see it when I was younger. Either way it's somehow reassuring to see adults who don't feel like they have to "act their age"

Hi!

It’s so strange because at work (I have a high responsibility job in surgical care) I am often treated like the ‘baby’ at 29 and often get things mansplained *sigh* too as it is quite a male dominated industry. So I find it so intriguing to be in this forum where suddenly I’m some kind of granny?!

Thank you for saying so and I also agree that it is so reassuring to see many people just continuing to be who they are.

I had this funny thing this weekend where I went to a birthday party and, basically, everyone there was what would be considered a nerd at school. And my husband and I talked about how we had the BEST time because everyone was interesting, had interesting hobbies, NO-ONE talked about work or their flashy new car or whatever stuff we end up talking about with some people who were the ‘popular kids’ at school….. because nerds are actually way more interesting because people with interests are interesting! 

It doesn’t really matter what you are passionate about but I think it is good for everyone to have a few things they really care about and sometimes, if you are an obsessive person like I am, something you can be obsessive about in a healthy way though of course! Then it is fun to share this with others, to take an interest in what interests others, I talked about SPN and my last holiday, others talked to me about their interests in volleyball and politics for example….

And yeah of course this doesn’t die with age, I am so done with this whole ‘by the time you’re 30 you must have a responsible job and make lots of money and have a mortgage then as a woman you must give this up of course so you can spring out some babies and have no interests outside of posting a million pictures of said baby on facebook and drink wine every night in your oh god what did i do with my life stupor’, sorry, personal bad example shining through there.

Like, the important thing is that we all have the choice, I hope most people do and I am sorry for those who don’t, I am so grateful that I do. If someone wants to do the above, that is SO COOL and SO OK, but it isn’t for me right now. I definitely want kids but right now I want to be a big kid and meta about a fictional love story and emotional drama of two brothers, watch some cool movies and earn enough money to go on holiday.

I am so with you, age does NOT take away our interests, only WE do, if we choose to let this happen and I refuse, I think it’s so healthy to be each our own person with our own interests and values! 

MBTI Physics Adventures: ENFJ INTP INFP lab partners

Last year, I had the pleasure of being the judger of this amazing physics trio. We always ended up having the most spirited discussions (rarely about physics but whatever). 

(guest starring an INTP physics teacher)

“Working”

INTP Teacher: Go forth and do work.

INTP: So. I’m just going to tell you that I didn’t do the reading last night.

INFP: You didn’t do the reading? 

INTP: It’s ok. I’m going to end up explaining everything to both of you anyway.

INFP: I’m trying really hard at this, but I still don’t completely get it in the same way you do. But I’m okay with that because I’m a self-actualized and kind hearted person. :)

ENFJ: I’m just going to sit here in awe of the fact that INTP can do calculations in his head faster than I can type them into the calculator. 

INTP: -tells a physics pun-

ENFJ: -swoon-

INFP:… so back to work then?

Free Time

ENFJ: Well now that we’ve finished early because of INTP, why don’t we talk about mbti!!! -over enthusiastic crackhead smile-

INFP: Hm. It says here that I tend to put my significant others on a pedestal. I will work on this in my quest for self-betterment!

ENFJ: You’re such a good person. -ISFJ girlfriend- is so lucky.

INFP: What does your profile say, INTP?

INTP: That my extreme intelligence coupled with my inferior Fe would make me a great sociopath!

INFP: … what site are you even looking at?

ENFJ: Don’t let typology put you in a box. :(

INTP: Oh don’t worry. It was a compliment. 

F/T Interests

INFP: You know I’ve noticed that -writing writing writing writing-

ENFJ: I know right! I really like -author-’s style because -writing writing writing writing-

INFP: -english analysis-

ENFJ: -philosophy!-

INFP: That reminds me of -book, writing, writing, analysis, writing-

ENFJ: Ooh! -creative process, writing writing-

INFP: -high brow language, writing-

INTP: SCIENCE! 

ENFJ: … okay! :D

On Introversion…

ENFJ: So you’re both introverts.

INFP: When I was younger, I used to be so tired by people that I would have to retreat into my room and read every time I interacted with someone.

ENFJ: When I was younger, I used to talk to adults at the parties my parents brought me to instead of the kids because it was easier.

INTP: When I was younger, I used to go into my room, shut the door, and do math problems for fun. Except I still do that. :D

Those Chatty, Chatty INxPs

INTP Teacher: My, aren’t you all chatty. 

INFP: Said no one else ever.

INTP Teacher: It doesn’t really have to do with our lesson, but I’m going to talk about the physics of supernovas becuase they’re cool.

ENFJ: Are you an INTP?

INTP Teacher: Yes, actually.

ENFJ: CRUSHED IT. Self five!

INTP Teacher: …

INFP: …

INTP………. did I ever tell you about the time I was Schrodinger for Halloween?

ENFJ: -swoon-

INFP: …you really need to get that under control.

Anonymous asked: Can you please write a HS!AU where dean is a jock and an asshole and he asks Cas on a date because of a dare and ends up falling in love? Your choice of angst or fluff!

Author’s note: This might have turned out more fluffy than you bargained for, but I think this fandom can really use some fluff and a happy ending right now. Bonus: They kiss in the rain. Enjoy. ;) 

Dean nervously fumbled with the menu in his hands. It should be easy enough; pick something to eat and get on with it. The issue was that Dean was distracted. Distracted by the pretty blue eyes that belonged to his date. Those eyes were big and clear behind a pair of outdated glasses as Castiel studied his own menu.

They were at a nice little Italian restaurant; a perfect place for a first date. But the truth was that this was not a date. It was a dare.

From the corner of his eye, Dean could see the table not too far from theirs where Meg and Ruby were sitting, giving Dean the thumbs up and making funny faces at him whenever Castiel wasn’t looking.

This was so awkward. It had started out all fun and games; a game of truth or dare with a couple of friends at a party, where Ruby had dared Dean to take the biggest nerd of the school out on a date. Needless to say, Dean had told her ‘no way’. But then some of his other friends had started to interfere, and all of them had been willing to pay good money to see it happen. Benny, Victor, Meg, Tessa… And yeah, with the promise of a hundred bucks, Dean hadn’t been able to resist, and he’d agreed. Who cared if one nerdy guy’s feelings got hurt?

So here they were; Dean on a date with Castiel, while Ruby and Meg were there as witnesses to see if he was actually going through with it.

“What are you having, Dean? I’m having trouble deciding what I want, it all sounds very good.”

Dean’s eyes flew up at the deep sound of Castiel’s voice. Castiel smiled at him. It was that genuine, timid smile that Dean had already labeled as typical-Castiel. It made Dean’s mouth turn dry, and he wasn’t even sure why.

“I- I’m not sure yet, Cas… Still deciding.” Dean muttered, abruptly averting his gaze.

It had only been thirty minutes since Dean had picked Castiel up, and already, Dean had some strange fascination with the dark-haired boy. This was going to be way harder than Dean had initially thought, mostly due to a few unexpected complications.

A quick survey of things that Dean had not counted on when he’d asked Cas out with the simple goal of collecting that money: Castiel’s eyes, and how stunning they were from up close, even from behind those glasses. Seeing Castiel now that the boy had actually made an effort to dress up for once, wearing a well-fitting blue button up shirt and jeans, instead of a dorky sweater. Castiel’s voice, warm, and friendly, and inviting. And on top of that; the fact that Cas was overall incredibly nice.

Dean had never before made an effort to talk to Castiel, and so all of this came out of the blue.

“I think I’ll go for pizza, you can never go wrong with pizza.” Castiel mused, again dragging Dean out of his thoughts.

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So today during the leadership preparation day at band camp, one of the school administrators (actually I’m not really sure what he does…) walked into the classroom and nonchalantly addressed my band director as “JEDI BAND MASTER,” said what he needed to say and walked out of the room.

According to my band director this happens all the time.

Matt Espinosa imagine

After hours of writing and erasing and rewriting its finally done

“Y/N, do you know what college you want to go to?” Michelle asked me.

I smiled proudly. “Harvard.”

You see, I’m the biggest ‘nerd’ you will meet in this entire school. Straight A’s, highest GPA, most likely valedictorian next spring. The thing is everyone knows I’m a huge nerd, except for people at other schools. Even my parents think I’m a nerd. Hint; the whole going to Harvard thing. My father has been saving up for me to go to Harvard since middle school. No one at my school knows that I sneak out and party. Not even my closest friends.

“Where are you going Katie?” I asked, trying to get the attention off of me going to Harvard and everyone else not.

_

“Hi Mom. Hey Dad.” I kissed my parents cheeks and walked up to my room. I felt my phone vibrate in my pocket.

‘Party tonight. At 10. Meet me at my house at about 9:30. Love ya’ Leah texted me. I smiled and locked my phone, quickly doing my homework so I was free the entire weekend.

_

“Mom, Katie wants me to go hang out with her this weekend. I already finished my homework and my room is clean. And she said her parents aren’t in town this weekend and she doesn’t want to be home alone, which is why she asked me to stay with her.” I placed my fork on my now empty dinner plate.

“Of course sweetie. Just be safe. Are you going to drive there?”

“Yeah. She wants me over at about 9:30 so I’ll leave by 9:15.” She grabbed my plate and walked it to the sink and rinsed it off, placing it in the dish washer.

“Okay, make sure and remember your retainer. You keep forgetting to bring it with you when you stay over there.”

“I’ll remember it this time. I promise.” I pushed my glasses up on my nose.

_

I packed my outfit for the party and threw some extra clothes in there just in case. I hid my retainer in my drawer and grabbed my makeup. I walked to my attached bathroom and put my contacts in. I made sure to grab the container and solution so I wouldn’t have to keep them in the entire weekend.

_

I walked up to Leah’s window and knocked quietly. She walked over and opened it. “Hey. I thought you would never show up. I see you never changed out of you nerd costume yet?” She laughed, helping me into her room.

“I couldn’t leave the house in another outfit. My parents think I’m going to another friend’s house. She’s a nerd so I had to look nerdy to make them think I wasn’t sneaking out.” I rid myself of my nerd outfit and changed into my tight black dress. “I need heels. I can’t have those at home as a nerd.” I walked to her closet and found my shoes I usually wear.

I heard another knock on her window and in slid Rachel, Lily, and Natalie. “Hey. I missed you guys.” I smiled and hugged each of them.

“Alright bitches, are you guys ready?” Leah smiled and led us out the window to her car. “Now my parents think I’m asleep so we have to be really careful when we get home tonight. If they find out I snuck out again, I’m literally dead.”

_

“This, my girls, is a real party.” We looked up at the three story mansion in front of us. “Damn.” The four of us other girls breathed out at the same time.

“How do you know these people?” I asked. This house was towards my part of town and I hope some people from my school won’t be here.

“They are old family friends. I’ve known the kid since we were in diapers. His name is Matt. It’s his buddy’s birthday and he was in charge of the party. He’s a big partier so this will be fun. I promise.” We walked up to the door and without knocking, just walked in. The musky smell of boys’ cologne, mixed with different perfumes, mixed with alcohol and sweaty people instantly hit me as soon as we walked in. I find calmness in this type of environment. I can just be myself.

 We walked straight to the kitchen and poured ourselves drinks. We took a couple shots each to get us started. “I’m going to go find Matt. You guys can meet me in the living room.” Leah yelled, trying to be louder than the music. Rachel suddenly left. She probably found new ‘boy meat’ as she called it. Natalie, Lily and I stayed in the kitchen and took a few more shots before we decided to migrate to the living room.

Drunken bodies swayed to the music and every now and then either stopped to rest or just left to go hook up. A group of attractive boys walked over, and I instantly recognized them. It was Matt and his crew. I didn’t know Leah meant this Matt.

“Wow, I didn’t know you pretty ladies got here. When did you get here? And more importantly why wasn’t I informed about you being here?” Matt smirked. I always loved his smirk. The way the corners of his lips slightly curved up.

You see, I try to stay away from parties from my school because then my whole nerd secret would be blown, and so would my ride to Harvard. Plus my parents would kill me.

The thing with Matt is; he’s the most popular guy in my school. He’s known for his parties, and he’s on the football team. Of course, how cliché, the most popular guy, blah blah blah. Matt’s different though. Granted he’s the typical football player who throws big parties, but he is like me. He has his small clique at school that he always invited, but he parties with people from other schools. People at our school are too lame for good parties. I guess that’s why Matt and I party with other schools.

“How and the hell did you manage to find him first? I’ve been looking all around for this asshole.” Leah walked up to us and hugged Matt. “Matt, these are my bitches. Hands off them.” She smiled.

“Well, are you going to introduce all of us or are we just going to sit here staring at each other?” He smirked again.

“This is exactly why you are an asshole.” She smacked his arm.  “Girls, this is Matt, Austin, Michael, and Hunter. Boys, this is Lily, Natalie, Y/N, and somewhere in this house is Rachel.”

Hunter snickered. “We have a huge nerd at our school with the same name as you. In fact, she almost kinda looks like you.” Leah glared at him. “Does this hot piece of ass look like a nerd? No. You’re drunk. Go home.”

“Well, how about I get you a drink?” Matt smiles at me. He walks to the kitchen, and Lily pushes me to follow him. I stumble after him; definitely feeling the shots from earlier finally hit me.

He pours us each three shots and smiles. “Now, let’s play a fun little game I like to play with new people I meet. After every shot, we have to tell each other a secret.” I smirked at him and took the first shot; a new found tipsy confidence running through my veins. “I think you’re really hot.” He is definitely taken back from my comment. He takes the next shot, “Your friend Leah, she gets on my nerves sometimes.” I laugh. “Join the rest of the people annoyed by her.” We take the next round at the same time. “I’m not actually the same person people think I am. I’ve got a huge secret life that only the four girls with me know.” I’m really going to end up spilling my secret. “I fucking hate the life I live.” We take the last round of shots at the same time again. Matt spoke first this time. “I am head over heels for this one girl. She doesn’t know hell she won’t ever know. It’s kinda really embarrassing. She’s a total nerd. She goes to my school and she’s the one Hunter said something about.” He rubbed the back of his head. I took a deep breath, “I’m Y/N. The huge nerd from your school…”

He stopped and stared at me. “No way. You don’t have glasses. You aren’t a huge nerd. There’s no fucking way. She would never go to parties. Fuck, she would never drink.”

“Matt, it really is me. Remember how I just said I’m living a total different life?” He looked at me, still trying to figure it all out.

“Prove it.” He leaned back against the counter. I rolled my eyes and began to recite the prologue of Romeo and Juliet. Half way through I stopped and looked at Matt. I couldn’t get his last confession out of my head. “Damn, it really is you.” We both slowly moved in, eventually joining our lips together. Wrapping my arms around his neck, I felt his hands at the small of my back. I decided to take this kiss further, running my tongue across his bottom lip. Deepening the kiss, I heard the kitchen door swing open, but I didn’t let it bother me.

“It’s about damn time you two got together. I knew you both liked each other and knew it was only a little while until you two figured it out.” Leah smiled and jumped on the counter top next to us.

“You know Leah. You really can be a cock block sometimes.” Matt glared at her. She simply shrugged her shoulders and smiled.

I saw her move her attention to me and smirk at me. She mouthed ‘Go for it’ before walking out of the kitchen. I grabbed Matt’s hand and walked out of the kitchen and to the stairs.

“Y/N, what are you doing?” He looked at me once we reached the stairs. I just smirked and walked up the stairs, him following close behind me. Once we reached the top of the stairs, he walked me to his room. I pushed him onto his bed and walked to his door and locked it. I turned to face him, “Oh Matt, good girls are bad girls that haven’t been caught.”