studyinginnavy  asked:

Hii!! Do you have any tips for people who want to major in classics (latin specifically) in college? (I plan on majoring in French and Classics.) Thanks!!

omg that’s so nice??!! i’m currently studying italian iiterature (because i’m italian), french language + literature and latin literature so i feel like i’m super titrated to help you!! Let’s see what i can do:

  • this may sounds stupid but: never !!!! understimate !!! prosody !! i’ve been studying latin for the last six years and i’ve spen four of them (when i was in high school) ignoring this was a fact: by the time i started university i’ve realized how important it was and i had to  cram to learn it! Prosody is v important because you need to deal with it when you read texts and i’m assuming you’re gonna read tons of poems!! also, learning it is fundamental becase you get to know how to read words, which, sometimes, is harder than you think
  • get rid of your dictionary. Of course, not litterally. Anyway you have to emancipate yourself: we all know latin is a dead language but, as you’re learning it, vocabulary is important. It took me years to learn it: i thought it was useless because, honestly, you don’t get out of the house speaking latin to your friends or to shop assistances. Anyway, this year, i manage to do this and i swear learning words helped me a lot. A smart way to do it is trying to guess the meaning of words you don’t know as you have translated the whole sentence except for that very word. 
  • get yourself ready for: translations. In my opinion, translating is very funny but, again, it took me years to have fun with it. At the very beginning may be totally demoralizing: you may come up with 0-meaning sentences but, hey: it’s so ok!! 
  • never understimate fucking paradigms. We all latinists have them but we have no other chance because 1) lecturers love them 2) it’s a boring way to learn new words/meanings. My advice is to buy a notebook and to write down paragims so you can check them everytime you need to. The first times are gonna be hard and boring but i promise it gets better because, at a certain point, you keep find the same verbs over and over ;)
  • get yourself ready for: the Strangest Morphemes ™ as you translate poems and don’t get scared. The first times is gonna be - again - hard but then everything will get easier
  • TRANSLATE !! AS !! MUCH !! AS !! YOU !! CAN !! honestly, the only way to learn latin is translating it - it’s just like math, you have to do exercises. Last semester i spent 3 months translating and i swear to god i got so much better at it!! The very beginning was annoying and demoralizing but then i got nice marks, i realized that i was actually pretty good and it was totally satisfying.
  • here some examples of the easiest writers to start with, at least in my : the christian ones, phaedrus, curtius rufus, (sometimes) caesar, eutropius

but actually, the most important thing is: have fun. Latin is so nice and funny and it would be a sin not the have a good time with it

Thanks for the tag, @whouffalditrash! I finally have a good reason to procrastinate on studying! 

Tag nine people you want to get to know better:

relationship status: single not ready to mingle :) 
favourite colour: lilac (nb. this is not the same as lavender)
lipstick or chapstick: stila liquid lipstick in dolce™
last song I listened to: Barcelona by Ed Sheeran
last movie I watched:  Kimi No Na Wa (pls don’t come @ my weeb ass)

top three tv shows:
1) Yuri On ice
2) Ghost Adventures (pls watch it; it’s so stupid)

3) Voltron Defenders of the Universe

top three characters:

1) Phichit Chulanont (my eyebrow soulmate)

2.) Viktor Nikiforov 
3) Yuri Katsuki (he’s actually tied with Vik but I put their names alphabetically to remain unbiased)

top three ships:
1) Viktuuri (how can it not be)

2.) JJ x Yurio (haha I’m problematic and am probably going to hell)

3) Kaisoo (I used to ship them now it’s dead) 

I’m tagging my mutuals, whoever wants to do this, and @pokemousse @iverindes @s1mpleseason @mkunitake @meetingmemories @melodramaticmelon

anonymous asked:

I've seen a few people telling you to stop posting about politics and that because you're 14 you don't know anything about politics and honestly it's so stupid. people forget that 14 y/os are well capable of thinking for themselves and understanding politics. ignore what they're saying cause it's your blog and you can post whatever you like. stay woke my dude

thanks anon ily!!

The adults of Unfortunate Events are NOT stupid.

I’ve seen several people complain that the adults of A Series of Unfortunate Events are “too stupid” and that it damages the story. Please allow me to clarify something:

No adults in ASOUE is stupid. 100% of them are willfully ignorant, and it’s an important distinction.

  • Justice Strauss is too timid and needy to critically think about the red flags around her.
  • Mr. Poe cares more about his job than the people it affects.
  • Uncle Monty is so self-involved that he assumes that Stephano is after him.
  • Aunt Josephine is simply too afraid to consider the idea that terrible things may be nearby.

This is not a story of “Adults are dumb”. It is a story about how people can contribute to evil and cruelty simply by being passive or refusing to confront it.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” - Edmund Burke

That is what the series is about. It’s an important distinction. The Baudelaires do not suffer from random fools that happen to be near them. The Baudelaire Orphans are receiving the sum total of the failings of society crashing upon them.

the idea that internet altright nazis are somehow lesser or fake compared to “real” neonazis is stupid and ignores the fact that these are largely the same people? like communismkills’s bf is the dude who got a bunch of press for organizing a white students union at his shitty school and then went on to organize (or at least take credit for organizing) the sacramento rally where nazis stabbed a bunch of people so like. its not like theres some edgy teen internet bullshit that’s completely separate from the ‘real nazis’, a nazi’s a nazi and remember: the only good nazi’s a dead nazi

Woman pleads guilty to hitting immigrant with beer mug

A Somali immigrant speaking Swahili while visiting a Minnesota Applebee’s last year was left stunned and bleeding when another female customer hit her with a beer mug. This week that customer pleaded guilty to the attack, which police said was racially motivated.

Jodie Marie Burchard-Risch was accused of attacking Asma Jama, a Somali immigrant, at the Coon Rapids Applebee’s in October 2015.

Jama said the incident has changed her life.

Why couldn’t there have been a Native American or a Hawaiian there to tell her to go back to England since they speak English there? 

This is so stupid and ignorant, because the United States haven’t declared any official language! People can speak any language, especially immigrants.

Maybe it’s because the victim was a Muslim and this is just another case of Islamophobia?


When Genji first comes to Overwatch, he does not want to talk about what happened.  He wants to think about it as little as possible.  There is a very select group of people that are even vaguely aware of the events that lead to Genji’s recruitment, and possibly only Angela knows anything close to the full story.

Everyone, however, knows that Genji would have died if he hadn’t been picked up by Overwatch and made into the cyborg that now walks among them.

So, naturally, everyone is a curious motherfucker who feels the need to poke their nose into everyone else’s business.

The first couple times people try to ask him “what happened” Genji either stubbornly ignores them or flat out tells them “I don’t want to talk about it”.  But after a couple months when it keeps happening he just… starts making up stories.  Stupid, over-the-top, straight-up ridiculous stories that no one would ever believe.  He tells people he had tried jumping out of a plane with a parachute made of hundreds of flying squirrels tethered together.  He tells them he been dared to drink a cup of molten steel and it hadn’t agreed with his digestion.  He tells them he’d made a deal with the devil and had fallen back on his loan payments.  At first it’s out of exasperation, with the hope that people will finally take the hint.  People don’t take a hint though, mostly because they think it’s hilarious.  Over time, Genji agrees.

Years to come, whenever he meets someone new who tentatively works up the courage to ask “so… what happened?” while gesturing to his cyborg body, Genji will, without fail, tell the biggest, most ridiculous whopper of a lie he can think of (and all his teammates will be sniggering the the background at the new guy’s poor, confused face).

Time passes, Overwatch falls, Genji leaves, winds up in Nepal, and for the first time in years he tells someone – Zenyatta – what actually happened (after spending the first few weeks lying through his teeth about it).  Then Recall happens, and with Genji comes Hanzo into Overwatch’s fold.

It’s not an easy thing to talk to strangers about, but Hanzo figures it’s better to be up front about things and he admits that, yes, he had tried to murder his brother to appease the elders of the crime syndicate family.

Ho ho ho, says the rest of the squad, pull the other one it’s got bells on.

And Hanzo just???? doesn’t get it????

They’re supposed to be old friends of Genji?  He’s very blatantly and honestly tells them I nearly murdered him, it’s my fault he is how he is now but whoever he’s talking to just laughs.  Laughs!  “Yeah, sure mate, whatever you say, I’ll bet, haven’t heard that one before.”

Literally everyone just assumes Hanzo’s in on the joke and is playing along with Genji’s tall tales.  Angela just listens with a sort of abject horror, Zenyatta’s amused, and Genji doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry because the slack-jawed expression Hanzo made the first time McCree laughed in his face after being told “I killed Genji” was priceless.

I can’t go thru the markiplier tag right now, there’s some good but a lot of bad. I think most didn’t really watch the video or ignored the parts that didn’t talk about Felix. It’s sad that a really good video with a great message got so many people to do the opposite of what Mark was talking about. I honestly don’t care if you like him or not and I don’t expect everyone to like him or agree with him but don’t belittle those that do. They are not “idiots” or “pathetic” or “stupid” they are people just like you are.


“The public could change their minds about me tomorrow. Things are good right now but I’m never going to be stupid, foolish or ignorant enough to think I have control over the public. All I can control is making good music. I am so lucky that people seem to like me right now but in no way, shape or form is it a permanent thing. And I think being aware of that is what keeps you on the game.

Usually when people argue against disruptive protests and they’re asked what kind of protest they’d prefer, they go silent.

And that’s because their answer is “the kind I can ignore” but they realize how stupid and counterproductive that sounds, so they don’t say it out loud.

PSA: even people with diagnosed learning disabilities have been so brainwashed that we still tell ourselves that we aren’t working hard enough. We tell ourselves we are stupid. We don’t even realize it’s our disability. Having a piece of paper from a doctor doesn’t erase the lifetime of brainwashing and criticism. It doesn’t make our teachers stop telling us to “stop being lazy.” It doesn’t change the TV shows and movies that depict us as stupid. It doesn’t change the minds of the ignorant.


- really really REALLY cares about people they like

- is really sensitive for their loved ones’ pain and really awkward when trying to comfort them but boy do they try

- that person that will come back for you after the group wanders off and you are left behind

- INTJ, about really hard situations they’ve been through: “this wasn’t such a big deal tho, I mean eh, it’s over now”


- ignorance pisses them off even more than it pisses off other human beings

- it’s Monday and my INTJ dad calls me when I’m at school.

me: yeah?

INTJ: hey, I have something important to tell you.

me: sure, what?

INTJ: could you pick up [your sister] from school-

me: sure

INTJ: –on Friday?

- “you know I just… don’t like it when something doesn’t go according to my plan”

- will plan everything for the trip before you try helping

and another thing that's terrible is the response

There are people who are genuinely saying trump is right to censor people who are studying climate change.

They are calling scientists fearmongering over sensitive liberal hacks who don’t care about the American people-you stupid fucks.

You don’t care about humanity, who has to LIVE on this planet.

You think these businesses care about making jobs for you?

They don’t.

They ignore environmental regulations and lay off as many people as they can to make a quick buck so they can retire to their country clubs early.

They don’t care about the repercussions, the effects this will have on us or our planet.

Why do people think that trump telling businesses that they have the go ahead to actively shit in our drinkable water is him taking care of us?

He’s taking care of his rich buddies.

And playing to his ego as one of the elites.

You’ve done this, you’ve brought us here, to this unfettered hell.

Your children won’t know national parks or diverse and lively animal life or untarnished natural beauty because you’ve allowed trump to bulldoze right through it, AND fetter your right to both protest it and speak up against it.

So shame on everyone who thinks this is alright.

And shame on people who’re ignoring this.

“why do people think percy is so dumb?”

because of Annabeth and her narrow perception of intelligence as being just “book smarts”. one of her biggest flaws as a character wasn’t just her pride, it was also her own ignorance to different forms of intelligence and her tendency to get pissed off when people didn’t understand her complex explanations/the science or engineering skills that she had already honed

most kids reading the original series would relate to annabeth. after all, they were readers too! they could understand the perception of “im smart because i read and they’re dumb because they don’t”, so when annabeth calls percy “seaweed brain”, affectionately or not, and pseudo calls him stupid throughout the series, it has specific implications of percy’s intelligence that the reader ends up mirroring, regardless of the lack of truth.

i’m not going to go into why percy was smart because posts like that exist but in general, he’s analytical, he’s crafty, and he has a way with words (siren blood lmao). however, in the demigod files she was like “idk if he’s dumb or not” and everytime percy doesn’t understand that maybe a girl might like him (because hey he hasn’t been bullied every day of his school life by guys and girls alike or anything) he was teased, eye-rolled at, or outright called stupid.

like i love annabeth but just because you’re not good at science/math/school/memorizing/etc. doesn’t mean your dumb?? i find it a little strange that rick would have made the daughter of the goddess of wisdom so focused on book smarts rather than actual honest wisdom

Why no one is talking about the torture of an innocent special needs kid that happened on a Facebook Live video?????!

I swear Tumblr, you guys can talk about stupid shit like the ridiculous #FuckParis hashtag and many people got mad when others were using the #growingup____ tag but when it comes to shit like this you turn the other cheek. I swear, I HOPE no one defends what those 4 kids did to the special needs kid because not only does that show your ignorance but that also shows how stupid you are.