Prompts for writing, journals, get to know me’s or whatever
Am I a clean or messy person? Am I a tea or coffee person? Am I a vegetarian/vegan? Am I afraid of heights? Am I allergic to anything? Am I an early bird or a night owl? Am I an extrovert or introvert? Am I an innie or an outie? Am I easily embarrassed? Am I in a relationship? Am I left or right handed? Am I much of a daredevil? Am I scared of the dark? Am I social? Am I superstitious? Am I ticklish? Can I bake? Can I cook? Can I curl my tongue? Can I dance? Can I drive? Can I juggle? Can I play poker? Can I roll my r’s? Can I sing? Can I spell well? Can I swim? Can I wiggle my ears? Do I correct people when they make mistakes? Do I have a collection of anything? Do I have a strong accent? Do I have any nicknames? Do I have any pet peeves? Do I have any piercings? Do I have any strange phobias? Do I have more girl friends or boy friends? Do I have much of an ego? Do I judge a book by its cover? Do I like bubble baths? Do I like classical music? Do I like clowns? Do I like my handwriting? Do I like roller-coasters? Do I like scary movies? Do I like shopping? Do I like to gossip? Do I like to talk on the phone? Do I like travelling? Do I play any instruments? Do I sleep with the lights on or off? Do I smile at strangers? Do I suck or bite lollipops? Do I talk to myself? Do I tend to hold grudges? Do I use earphones or headphones? Do I use sarcasm a lot? Do I want any tattoos? Do I wear glasses? Have I ever been on a plane? Have I ever been on tv? Have I ever been to the hospital? Have I ever crashed a car? Have I ever got in trouble with the law? Have I ever had a rumour spread about me? Have I ever had braces? Have I ever pulled an all-nighter? Have I ever skipped school? Have I ever started a rumour? Have I ever thrown up in the car? How long does it take for me to get ready? How many relationships have I ever had? How old was I when I first got my period? How tall am I? What am I most likely to be doing when I am outside? What am I usually doing on a Friday night? What are my favourite bands? What are my favourite flowers? What can I smell in the air? What colours mostly dominate my wardrobe? What is my appearance like? What is my culture? What is my current wallpaper on my phone? What is my full name and why did I get it? What is my greatest strength? What is my greatest weakness? What is my guilty pleasure? What is my Hogwarts house? What is my most expensive piece of clothing? What is my most heavily used makeup product? What is my most used phrase? What is my most used word? What is my personality like? What is my personality type? What is my religion? What is my spirit animal? What is my strangest talent? What is my zodiac sign? What is one trend that I completely bought into? What is something I can’t do no matter how hard I try? What is something I hated as a child that I like now? What is the last thing I bought? What is the longest I’ve ever gone without sleep? What is the pet I would like to have? What is the worst injury I’ve ever gotten? What language do I want to learn? What video games do I play when I want to relax? What was the last book I read? What was the last movie I saw? What word do I always use as an exclamation? What word do I always use to describe something great? Where do I currently live? Which is my favourite season?
What is my favourite accent? What is my favourite animal? What is my favourite band? What is my favourite childhood book? What is my favourite colour? What is my favourite drink? What is my favourite flavour of ice cream? What is my favourite food to eat on a rainy day? What is my favourite food to eat on a sunny day? What is my favourite number? What is my favourite place on the planet? What is my favourite radio station? What is my favourite sandwich? What is my favourite snack? What is my favourite song? What is my favourite swear word? What is my favourite word? What is my favourite thing to wear?
Do I remember the day I met …? How are my mother and I similar and different? What are the compliments I have given other people? What are the compliments people have given me? What do my best friend and I have in common? What gifts would I like to give everyone? What if I could meet anyone on this planet – who would I choose? Where is my best friend? Which actors & actresses do I trust enough to watch whatever they’re in? Which teachers inspired me the most? Who are my favourite characters? Who are my friends? Who are my parents? Who are my sisters? Who are the new people I met? – their names and where we met Who are the writers I trust enough to read anything they write? Who brings the sunshine on the days I see nothing but a grey sky? Who is my best friend? Who is my celebrity crush? Who is my favourite youtuber? Who is my role model? Who is my secret valentine? Who is someone I admire? Who is someone that saved me? Who is the most intelligent person I know? Who is the most supportive person in my life right now? Who was the last person I texted? Who would I like to go on a midnight adventure with? Who would I love to randomly see this week? Who would I really like to hug? Who would I really like to punch? Why am I grateful for …? Why am I grateful for dad? Why am I grateful for mum?
A playlist for 12-year-old me A playlist for throwback Thursday A playlist for when I’m angry A playlist for when I’m in love A playlist for when I’m in the mood to party A playlist for when I’m sad A playlist of songs that I have on repeat A playlist that makes me want to dance A playlist that makes me want to sing A playlist to inspire me A playlist to listen to on the bus/train A playlist with the classics A song that really speaks to me A song that was stuck in my head today Bands and their logos Song lyrics What are the first 6 songs when I put my playlist on shuffle? What song always brings a smile to my face?
A place where the architecture made me want to wake up and see the city skyline every morning A place where the customer service made me tip £100 A place where the memories were unforgettable A place where the nature made me want to live in the middle of nowhere A place where the people restored my faith in humanity How to get to my favourite place Places I have never been to but want to see. Somewhere I want to go before I die Somewhere I want to go before I turn 20 Somewhere I would rather be right now. What are the popular places in town? What is the worst place I’ve been to? Where is my favourite place to shop? Where was I born?
A list of every single song on the albums released by my fav bands
Every tom and jerry’s ice cream flavour (I want to try).
Places I would like to see.
Sounds I like.
Sounds I dislike.
Sports I like.
The first 5 things I saw on my way home.
The first 5 words that come to mind.
The main roman gods.
The main Greek gods.
Things I don’t own but like.
Things I want to buy.
Top 10 episodes to watch
Top 10 favourite quotes.
Top 10 movies to watch.
Top 10 people I want to meet.
Top 10 places in Manchester.
Top 10 restaurants I love.
What is the sentence on line 13 of page 23 in the book nearest to me?
What movies do I watch when I’m feeling down?
What tv shows do I always recommend?
What were my favourite tv shows as a child?
What words don’t seem real to me?
A memory in summer
A memory in winter
A memory with my family.
A memory with my friends.
I’ll never forget the day (a teacher) did this.
Memories from high school
Special moments I want to witness.
The story behind my first kiss
The story behind my last kiss
The stories behind my scars
What are the memories I never want to forget?
What is my saddest memory?
What is the first thing I remember?
What is the funniest thing I remember?
What was my most embarrassing moment?
What was the happiest day of my life?
What was the last concert I went to?
What was the most amazing thing I’ve ever witnessed?
What was the most disappointing thing in my life?
What was the most nervous I’ve ever been?
What was the saddest day of my life?
When was I last scared for my life?
A note to my favourite teachers.
Dear _____, I would like to tell you.
Dear 5-year-old me.
Dear 10-year-old me.
Dear 13-year-old me.
Dear 15-year-old me.
Dear 16-year-old me.
Dear 18-year-old me.
Dear 21-year-old me.
Dear 25-year-old me.
Dear all the boys I’ve liked.
Dear someone I need to forgive.
Letters to my future children.
Questions to answer
A wise person learns from the mistakes of others – do I agree?
Advice to any if the new kids at sf.
Am I a bad loser?
Am I a good liar?
Am I a writer?
Am I an artist?
Am I good at giving advice?
Am I happy with myself?
Am I happy with the person I’ve become?
Am I the kind of friend I would like to have as a friend?
Books I always reread
Can insanity bring on more creativity?
Do I admit when I’m wrong?
Do I believe that people are capable of change?
Do I belong here?
Do I hold grudges?
Do I have trust issues?
Do I like confrontation?
Do I live or do I just exist?
Do I prefer to be on camera or behind it?
Do I really want a cat?
Do I trust easily?
Have I ever been bullied?
Have I ever been on a date?
Have I ever felt like I wasn’t enough?
Have I ever felt rejected by my friends/family?
Have I ever had a friend turn into an enemy?
Have I ever had a paranormal experience?
Have I ever had a public perception of me change from good to bad?
Have I ever had a song or poem written about me?
Have I ever hopelessly failed a test?
Have I learnt from my mistakes?
How am I feeling?
How do I find comfort when I’m sad?
How do I vent my anger?
How do I want to be remembered?
How could I avoid getting hurt?
How does a (any appliance around the home) work?
How I think will determine how I live – agree or not?
How would I define my sense of humour?
What am I like when I’m angry?
What am I most afraid of?
What are some things that stand between me and complete happiness?
What did I like about being a kid?
What did I want to be when I was younger?
What do I admire most in others?
What do I hate about sf?
What do I hate most about myself?
What do I love most about myself?
What do I notice first when I see someone?
What do I think about selfies?
What do I think about the most?
What do I think could be improved in the educational system?
What do I think people think of me?
What do I touch first when I stick my arms out?
What do I wish I didn’t miss?
What do I wish for every night?
What does a rainbow mean to me?
What fictional character do I wish was real?
What fictional universe would I like to be a part of?
What is an experience that has made me stronger?
What is an item of clothing or jewellery you’ll never see me without?
What is my biggest dream and how do I plan on making it become a reality?
What is my biggest what if?
What is my greatest achievement?
What is my greatest failure?
What is my secret weapon to get someone to like me?
What is one aspect of myself that I feel confident about?
What is one thing I am interested in learning more about?
What is something that makes me feel vulnerable?
What is the best gift I’ve ever received?
What is the first thing I think of when I hear the word ‘heart’?
What is the hardest lesson I have had to learn in life?
What is the ideal age to be and why?
What is the most scandalous situation I’ve ever been involved in?
What is the nicest thing about a person?
What is the single best decision I’ve made in my life so far?
What is the single worst decision I’ve made in my life so far?
What makes a great relationship?
What makes me smile?
What motivates me to succeed?
What part of my life would I relive if I could?
What part of my life would I remove if I could?
What question am I afraid to tell the truth to?
What questions would I ask to get to know someone better?
What was I doing at 12am last night?
What was I like as a child and how did my personality change as I got older?
What was my favourite subject in school?What was the last lie I told?
What was the most ridiculous thing that made me cry?
What will I do in university?
What would I change about my sf?
What would I change about my life if you knew I would never die?
What would I change about the world?
What would I like to change this year?
What would I do differently if you knew that no one was judging me?
What would I do in the event of an apocalypse?
What would I have to see to cry tears of joy?
What would I want written on my tombstone?
When did I experience stage fright or nervousness in front of a crowd?
When do I feel most at peace?
When did I last send a handwritten letter to someone?
When did I not speak up, when I know I really should have?
When did I witness something controversial and had to keep it a secret?
When was the last time I cried?
Where do I see myself in 10 years’ time?
Where do I want to live?
Where is the best place to get pizza?
Where would I go if I got a plane ticket to anywhere?
Which do I value more in others, brains or beauty?
Who do I get on with better, girls or boys?
Who do I miss the most?
Who do I need the most?
Why couldn’t I get out of bed this morning?
Why couldn’t I sleep last night?
Why do I hate insects?
Why do dogs hate me and I hate them?
Will you lend me a hand – how do I think this idiom got started?
You can still want queerplatonic relationships and you can still prefer one type of queerplatonic partner over another.
Aroaces can experience a non-romantic, non-sexual attraction to men, women, neither, both, all of the above.
There are aroaces who identify as lesbians because they are female/female aligning wish to share their life with women/feminine aligning individuals.
There are aroaces who identify as pan because they wish to share their life with someone regardless of gender.
There are aroaces who don’t identify as anything else because they don’t feel the need to.
There are aroaces that use the term aroace as shorthand for aro-acespec, arospect-ace, aroacespect/aspect, demisexual/demiromantic, quoiromantic/quoisexual, grayace/grayaro/grayaroace, alterous, quasiromantic/quasisexual, etc etc etc.
There’s a reason it’s called aspec and not a-that’s it it’s this nothing else.
Because It’s a wide range of individuals who don’t, don’t usually, almost never, sometimes, sometimes under specific circumstances, or simply don’t know the difference with some experience of sexual and or romantic attraction.
And just because someone falls on the asexual or aromantic spectrum, doesn’t mean they don’t experience other types of attraction. Platonic, queerplatonic, alterous, sensual, intellectual, emotional, aesthetic attractions are all real and sometimes need to be better understood by those who doesn’t experience the main stream sexual or romantic attraction.
So yes, you can be a gay aroace, or a bi aroace, a pan aroace, you can be a lesbian aroace or a poly aroace. Because it’s a complicated world out there and there’s nothing simple about attraction.
I saw this on a reblog and I started answering it, but it turned into something I wanted to stand alone and not be tacked on to another post.
“@rafi-dangelo I’m curious, I understand how harmful gentrification can be but what can actually be done about it? I really can’t think of anything.“ –
Nothing. Movement of populations is natural and neighborhood demographics always change. But I'ma take a moment and describe the different ways irresponsible or disrespectful gentrification displaces and disregards the current residents. This is all from a NYC point of view, but I’m sure it applies to other metro areas.
1) Choosing personal preference over neighborhood character. I know plenty of people (mostly white, but some POC as well) who move to big cities from their small towns and they’re appalled at how little space you get for the money. They want the same amount of living area they had in the suburbs of Omaha but they don’t have the money to pay for it in DUMBO or Chelsea or the Upper West Side or whatever. So, instead of downsizing their expectations and living where they initially wanted, they move to brown neighborhoods where their money will go a lot further. You don’t actually need that second bedroom so you can do yoga or work on your art projects. You made the conscious decision to speed up gentrification in an area because you wanted more space than you could afford coming into a very expensive city to follow your dreams or whatever.
2) Using non-white neighborhoods as a transitional period. I know plenty of people (again, mostly white) who will move to Harlem or Bed-Stuy or Washington Heights until their paycheck rises to a point where they can afford to move to a different neighborhood. In terms of gentrification, it seems initially that it would be the proper way to do it – they didn’t stay for years and years and brown people can move back in after they leave. But obviously that’s not how it works. Businesses follow those transitional whites who make more money than the surrounding POC, but not enough money to live in the white neighborhoods they’re aspiring to. So they bring with them the Starbuckses and the Whole Foodses and the juice bars, all business that lead to rapid increases in rents. And then they get their raises or their careers advance and in a few years they’re gone. It’s basically drive-by gentrification.
3) Disregarding the local character. I know plenty of people (mostly white) who have lived in gentrifying neighborhoods for years and have never met a neighbor. Never gone to a community meeting. Never gone to a block party. I can accept that kind of passive existence, but then there are those who take it a step further to complain about things in the neighborhood that have been part of the fabric for decades before gentrification. If you have a baby, don’t move to Washington Heights and rent an apartment on the main drag where all the clubs are and then call the police every night because of noise to the point where liquor licenses are threatened. Don’t call the cops on the Ecuadorian lady selling dinner plates out of her living room for extra cash. Don’t call the cops about the old Black dudes barbecuing on the sidewalk because they’re blocking the way.
Gentrification is a hard pill to swallow and there’s absolutely no way to prevent it. However, as with most things, if you conduct yourself like a considerate human being, you can help mitigate the damages.
1) Think about where you’re moving. If you tour a place on a block full of older buildings and you walk into your prospective apartment and everything is brand new, somebody probably just moved out (maybe not of their own volition) and the landlord renovated so he could jack the price up. You can look up the history of a building and in NYC that’s helpful because shady landlords regularly force longtime tenants out of a building once the surrounding neighborhood starts to support a higher rental price due to the influx of gentrifiers.
2) Think about why you’re moving. If you have X amount of dollars and you’re choosing between some neighborhood you love and another neighborhood you just plan to live in until you can afford the same amount of space in the neighborhood you love, ask yourself if you really need all of that space in the first place. Sometimes the answer is yes, and that’s absolutely your prerogative. I just want everyone to take a beat and seriously consider it first.
3) Don’t rent more than you can afford and then crowdsource the rest. Y'all know I deleted a potential friend/date-person because they rented a two-bedroom they couldn’t afford with the intention of putting the other bedroom on Air BnB to cover the rest of the rent. That is the most disrespectful form of gentrification. You’re taking an apartment that was probably needed by a family who can no longer afford it because the landlord can get a much higher rent out of you…who also can’t afford it, but have the luxury of just being one person so you can crowdsource the rest of the rent. It’s gross and there’s no part of me that will ever see someone in the same light once they rent an apartment with the explicit plan to cover the rent using a shared economy model.
4) Know where you’re moving and make sure you’re fine with the area as is. Don’t move and then be shocked that a church is having choir practice on Wednesday night, the same practice they’ve had for the past three decades. Don’t move and then decide the neighborhood is too loud. Don’t move and then act like the Saturday afternoon block party is inconveniencing your life. If you’re going to contribute to rising rents and corporate chains putting mom & pops out of business, the least you can do is let the people live and enjoy themselves the way they did before you got there.
I do recognize the benefits of gentrification, partly because I live in Harlem, partly because I follow trends and statistics, and partly because I recognize the unfortunate fact that a whole host of institutions from law enforcement to capital investment don’t give a damn about an area until white people move in and those improvements can benefit everyone, not just the new white folks. But if you’re really committed to awareness, justice, and equality while also being a (possibly even reluctant) gentrifier, it’s your duty to make sure you’re doing it as responsibly as you can.
I don't think people who say we're overreacting about Wonder Woman understand
When you’re a girl, you don’t get to see women be cool, not as often as boys get to see men be cool.
You don’t get to see them fly and fight bad guys and be people you want to BE, do you know what I mean?
Guys get the cool super powers and girls get romance subplots.
Girls with powers are reduced to smaller roles and we have to make up fanfics and extended material that makes them the main character cuz male writers don’t need them for anything but romance plots.
Just look at girls on Tumblr.
Obsessed with white males.
Can’t get enough of that white guy named Chris.
I assume because they’re attractive in every socially constructed way.
And because they get to be the telekinetic, edgy angsty guy whose mom died who deserves all of our sympathy and attention.
So when people say Wonder Woman is a great movie but people are exaggerating how important it is that she be a role model, or that girls should look up to their mothers…
Like you don’t get how cool it is to be able to see someone like you do cool stuff. Your mom is great but she’s mundane, no offense to mothers. She’s not magical, she’s the kind of person you don’t appreciate until you’re older. And she’s not the type of person EVERYONE knows and recognizes and looks up to. Wonder Woman is, well now she really is. And she’s visible, she’s much more tangible, as fictional characters always ARE to mainstream audiences. So little girls get to see this awesome fictional lady…
-and you don’t have to pretend you’re a guy.
You don’t have to pretend that you’re not different from the people we’ve been told are the “desirable” people to be.
Wonder Woman is not only a great movie and a lovely social commentary.
But on a basic level, the more subconscious level of internalized feelings, of self identity and self love ?
I mean, are you a heartless monster or do you really have a problem with girls, and boys too, seeing a woman kick ass and not be the object of desire.
But the person everyone wants to be?
You show girls that they can be awesome, that they have more of a role in human existence than just being shallow love interests and you show boys that there are women they can look up to.
You got this larger than life woman acting as an icon for everyone, and for ONCE, this icon is female. Yes, the human race is represented, and idealized, in super heroes. Who are often male. Which says that our idealized self…is male.
So Wonder Woman being an idealistic superhero, our perfect self, the human shaped being we want to be…well. She’s female and BY WANTING TO BE HER…we say that there is nothing wrong with being female.
And yes yes yes yes argue that they have real life women they could look up to.
But do you really think most little boys want to learn about Madam Curie or Queen Isabella or Antoinette?
That’s boring history stuff.
Wonder Woman reaches a huge audience.
She’s more tangible, for children that is.
She feels more real than stuffy historical figures.
Stop acting like Wonder Woman being a role model is to be underplayed or devalued.
It’s important for people to feel EXCITED and exhilarated by a super hero who’s not a straight white snarky nihilistic male.
It gets their dusty little hearts beating and their minds thinking, hopefully.
Will it change anything politically, no.
Wonder Woman can’t impeach trump unfortunately.
But can it change how girls see themselves, how boys see women, how people look at what it means to be human?
So TL;DR- shut up. Wonder Woman is amazing. And shame on you for trying to take her away from children, you’re a menace and I need to talk to you, adult to adult.
Warning: i have been adding to this headcanon for nearly a month so it is pretty long xD OOPS SORRY NOT SORRY (i did put a cut though, so, yeah) NO REGRETS
Marinette is a youtuber
Her channel consists of mostly sped up videos of her drawing designs and making her designs. Some have voice over, some have soothing and relaxing music.
Her channel blew up
Partially because, wow, she’s really talented for only being in high school
And people just really enjoyed watching her work, it’s very unique
Sometimes she’ll do simple tutorials on how to make a simple skirt, or get started on designing, but those are more rare videos
She has a second channel that is less professional than her main, where she posts a bunch of random vlogs that her and Alya take whenever they do something interesting, or even some random challenges. Most of these videos involve Alya, since she got Marinette to make a second channel for fun vlogs
Her international followers (#subtitles) find it very interesting anytime she talks about Ladybug and Chat Noir because there are legit superheroes in Paris and no other part of the world has seen that.
They vlog all sorts of things
going to the craft store for new fabrics, buttons, patterns, literally anything Marinette needs for her next project (or they’re just bored)
They record random things they see around Paris, cosplayers of LB and CN, pigeons being weird, aesthetics
Alya and Marinette have a weekly “review” which includes Alya buying something for Marinette to review- mostly themed around her favorite heroes
Sometimes just walking around the mall. Nino is spotted in many vlogs as well, but Adrien is rarely seen since he is already around so many cameras in his normal life Marinette is respecting his privacy
A lot more below the cut because I have been working on this headcanon for nearly a month!
Lately, I’ve been seeing something slightly bothersome around studyblr, and I just want to say something about it. Basically, there seems to be this attitude cropping up (or at least that I’ve seen/heard about more frequently these days) that your grades reflect your level of effort, or that by simply working hard and putting more effort in, your grades will automatically improve. I disagree.
Yes, there are certainly some cases where you’re already proficient in a class and if you just put in the extra time to study, you’d do better. But there are some classes where grades are not a measure of the level of effort you put in, and therein lies my biggest issue with the grading system and these types of studyblr posts in general. This was certainly the case with me in honors physics (so bear with me, because I have a very large point to make with the following anecdote).
Personally, I’ve always had “easy A” classes where I don’t have to work hard; my brain and academic strengths simply favor me in that particular subject, so with minimal effort I can still be top in the class. And then I see peers who go in for tutoring every day, who spend hours studying and meeting with teachers, who basically invest 100 times the effort I do… and still can’t get above a B or C.
This is not to mention people who take classes that are “reaches” and, accordingly, don’t do so well – even though they work hard – because it’s a challenge. Then there are those who take lower level classes but have capabilities beyond that – and don’t need to put effort in – thus giving them an unfairly easy A. Does their A mean that they work harder? That they’re a better student, studier, scholar, intellectual? Hell to the no.
English is one of those “easy A” classes for me. I’m just innately strong in verbal-linguistic intelligence (going off of Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences), so I’ve literally never had to study for English tests or reading comp/writing. But put me in other classes, particularly science classes? Well, that’s something else entirely.
Which brings me to junior year honors physics.
Guys, I studied my ASS off, for hours at a time. I desperately Skyped people in my class nearly every night to try to understand the homework and spent every lunch block trying to master the material. I met with my physics teacher and tutor all the time and had a dozen anxiety attacks (and I mean actual, diagnosed anxiety attacks) over that one class because I tried harder than I’ve ever tried… and I got a B for the whole year.I was the one who dreaded seeing that red number scrawled on my test, who shoved it into my backpack before others could see and blinked back tears, thinking, But I studied so hard!
Physics was a nightmare I was desperate to forget by the end of junior year. But then a couple things happened that shocked me, and I instantly thought of them when I read some of these posts about good effort = good grades.
Now, my physics teacher, who has a reputation for being on the strict side and being a tough grader, has had four teaching assistants (TAs) in five years of teaching. Most science teachers at my school have as many as five a year. At the end of 11th grade, after I’d scraped by with a B in his class, he asked me if I wanted to be a TA. Out of the entire grade – out of the multitude of students I’d watched parade past with straight A’s and “that test was so easy” and “I barely studied” and “sorry Edye I don’t know how else to explain it to you” – he chose me.
I think I (very graciously) blurted out, “What? Why?” because I was so taken aback. He said that I was hardworking and dedicated – that I’d always gone above and beyond in my studying and meeting with him – and he wanted someone like me to be a TA. I was flattered, and I thoroughly enjoyed being a TA during senior year. (Also, anyone who doesn’t think he’s super nice is incredibly wrong. He’s awesome.)
Two years later, I got to read his college recommendation for me. Bear in mind that I was not, based on my grades, a top student in his class. And this is what he wrote for his opening line:
Honors Physics is a rigorous course that draws from the strongest students in the junior class and Edye proved to be one of those students.
What? He had seen my report card, right? I got worse grades than all of my friends. I got a goddamn 66 on a test in that class, my all time low. He continued:
One of the many examples of Edye’s commitment [is when she] had been ill and missed quite a bit of school and consequently had a lot of school work to make up in all of her classes. Many students in this situation would take one or more classes pass / fail for the quarter; Edye would not take the pass/fail option and insisted she complete all the work and complete it with the grade she would earn. She did in fact complete all of the work and with a B-. A remarkable accomplishment considering she kept current with her studies while making up all of the missed work.
He called a B-minus “a remarkable accomplishment.”Did he say “too bad she didn’t put enough effort in, which was reflected in a B-minus” or “she only got a B-minus, so I guess she didn’t try hard enough”? No, he praised the amount of effort I put in, even though I didn’t even get a “good” grade.
I’m hardly one to knock putting in effort, but what bothers me is that this attitude, that effort = good grades, has the potential to make people feel bad. To feel like if they aren’t acing a class even though they’re studying harder than anybody else, well, they just aren’t trying hard enough. Yes, grades are important. So is effort. But they are not always directly correlated. As is evidenced by my story, sometimes people who get lower grades have worked even harder then those who got high grades. And, if they’re lucky, this will be acknowledged. (I can certainly attest that while I’ve been praised by English teachers for my writing skills and intellect, they’ve never singled me out for putting in an exceptional amount of effort. They know that while I’m proactive and responsible, I don’t try super hard because, well, I don’t really need to in order to get a good grade.)
Encourage other students to put in a reasonable amount of effort; recommend different study methods. But don’t tell them that good effort = good grades. Teach them to measure their success by looking at how productive they’re being, how proactive they are in reaching out for help, how dedicated they are to their education, how resilient they are in the face of obstacles, how committed they are to school. Admire those who refuse to take the easy way out, even if they only get a C. These qualities, which are far more important than a 4.0, just don’t always translate directly into good grades.
I dislike seeing this message all over Tumblr, that to get better grades you just have to try harder – which carries with it the implication that if you don’t get good grades, it’s because you aren’t putting enough effort in – when I know from firsthand experience that this is not always true. I strongly believe in trying to be the best student you can be, rather than trying to be in the top 5%. But in the end, do what works for you. Just take it with a grain of salt.
And to my followers, and anyone reading this… please know that, if you work hard regardless of your grades, you are already a model student, and you are absolutely someone I look up to.
hi I never request (only read for like 5 hours..😂) how about an mc who is incredibly beautiful like prettier than the moon (zen) , but is just like "ya i'm average?" about it.
Thank you for requesting! Enjoy ♡
✮ cries when he sees you ✮ he’s just so !!!! ✮ surprised and excited and completely blown away ✮ Seven had mentioned in the chat that you were really cute ✮ even if you modestly denied it ✮ he knew you were going to be cute but this !!! ✮ when he sees you on stage while making his speech ✮ he kind of “oh that must be [Y/N]… woah” ✮ before V is like ‘yoosung!’ ✮ tries to keep his cool but his face is a furnace ✮ whenever you disagree with him about how ‘you must be an actual angel handcrafted by God specially’ ✮ he’s so shocked ?? ✮ like,,, ‘what do you mean you aren’t perfectly flawless???’ ✮ says that you’re even more beautiful than Rika ✮ honestly compliments you all the time
✎ she first sees you when you arrive and she’s checking off the guests ✎ she’s super confused ✎ and asks if you’re with the modelling company ✎ you kinda blush and laugh ✎ and she’s like !!!!!!! ✎ ‘i’ve been blessed’ ‘i have been forgiven for all my sins’ ✎ when you tell her who you are she gets so hot? ✎ is this embarrassment? is she just incredibly flustered? ✎ she doesn’t know but she does know that she’s never felt this way around someone before ✎ whenever you say you don’t think you’re that pretty ✎ she judo drops you ✎ she just drowns you in compliments and won’t even listen to you ✎ tells you that angels shouldn’t be modest
✿ is S H O O K ✿ like,,, there’s someone in the RFA that’s more attractive than him? ✿ and you never talked about it?!?!?! ✿ constantly begins to send selfies to the chat like ‘eyeyeyey’ ✿ and you compliment him but don’t send one back ✿ and he’s so confused?? ✿ so he says that ‘you should flaunt your beauty around’ ✿ when he hears that you’re not as confident as him in your looks and that you don’t think you’re that great ✿ he considers sending you to a doctor ✿ obviously is that cheesy guy like ‘[Y/N] is your eyesight okay?’ ✿ when you move in with him it’s CUDDLES, COMPLIMENTS, SELFIEEEES
₩ as soon as he sees you he offers you a modelling contract ₩ you laugh bc you think he’s joking (because he’s such a prankster lolol) ₩ and he kinda pauses because your laugh !! ₩ he swear he saw sparkles around you ₩ he buys you so many dresses and jewellery ₩ and if you at all put yourself below the line of perfect ₩ he pulls out the big guns ₩ ‘I think you’re even more beautiful than Elizabeth the 3rd’ ₩ if you argue he will just kind off ₩ ‘nope. no.’ ₩ keeps interrupting you so he can’t hear the lies ₩ sends blurry photos of you to the RFA ₩ goes to photography classes so he can ‘capture your beauty’
⌨ when he was doing the background check AND saw you through the CCTV ⌨ gets thrown back off his chair from the power of his nosebleed ⌨ is genuinely amazed ⌨ enjoys creeping on you through the camera in the hallway ⌨ mentions it one day in the chat ⌨ ‘hey zen, did you know that [Y/N] is more beautiful than you?’ ⌨ zen is shocked and spams you with ‘IS THIS TRUE’ ⌨ and you say no and saeyoung is like ???? ⌨ ‘uh, yeah it is. i’ve seen you with my own four eyes’ ⌨ once all the bullshit is over and you live with him ⌨ he’s programmed the robot puppy to bark loudly at you if you say that you aren’t perfect and flawless ⌨ probably wraps his entire body around you while complimenting you endlessly
I’m not gonna talk about what sparked this rant. It doesn’t matter. What does matter is what I’m about to say.
I’m freaking done with the hate.
This SPN Family is supposed to be encouraging, accepting, we’re supposed to at least try to get along. Apparently that’s too hard. Now I could rant for hours about how some people in the SPN Family are treating eachother, but that’s for another time. This rant is going to be about one thing, the hate that the wives of the two leaders of this SPN Family receive. For this post I’m going to focus on one of the wives in particular…Danneel Ackles.
Once again as the Ackles family was nice enough to share parts of their life with us, people decide to be douchebags. This time Jensen isn’t happy with his life because he isn’t smiling in the photo of him & JJ. Also apparently comparing his kids to the comedy & tragedy is just a terrible thing to do. Oh, did you also hear that the twins might not be his because he said “my” twins instead of “our” twins. This is all Danneel’s fault too because she makes Jensen hate his life.
She can’t do anything right in the eyes of some people and it’s pissing me off. What did she do to cause so much hate? Now is the part when I ramble on about all she’s done…
She told her husband to go to a convention for the fans a few days after giving birth to twins.
Jensen told the story about finding out about the twins…JJ gave him a letter about it when he arrived at the airport…meaning he couldn’t be at the doctor appoint. How many doctor appointments do you think he had to miss because of filming?
She uses her “celebrity” to bring awareness to different events and situations going on in the world. I didn’t know about the Yulin dog festival until she talked about it. She does different work for a variety of charities, freaking google it if you don’t believe it.
Her husband is in a different country for the majority of the year while she stays back home in Austin. Have you ever had your husband away for a long period of time? Cause I have. It sucks. I complained about it on social media ALL THE TIME, but she never does.
She was a working woman in Hollywood. IMDb that shit. She was a steady worker in Hollywood however she slowed down/stopped when they had JJ.
Think of all the times she’s been out with her husband, cause that’s what Jensen is, he’s not “omg Jensen Ackles TV star”, he’s Jensen, the pain in the butt who forgot to take out the trash or forgot to grab the milk when he ran to the stores. Think about how many times she’s probably been out with him & had to deal with people coming up to talk to him. Now think about how many times this has happened & people have ignored her existence or used her as nothing more then a photo taker. Fans don’t mean too, but that shit probably happens more often then you think. I would get so sick of that.
Did I forget to mention how Jensen freaking lights up whenever someone brings up Danneel? CAUSE I WITNESSED IT IN PERSON A FEW WEEKS AGO & HE LEGIT LOOKS LIKE A TEENAGER IN LOVE WHEN SOMEONE TALKS ABOUT HER!
Apparently we’re supposed to hate her just cause.
Now is when the “haters” start to go, “you just like her because of who she’s married to.”
I knew about Danneel before I knew about Jensen. I know Danneel from One Tree Hill but I started to admire her when she hosted Maxim’s Hot 100 in 2009. She was the really pretty model/actress that I looked up to because she was funny & pretty. It wasn’t until I started watching Supernatural in 2015 that I had the “holy cow they’re married to each other” moment.
To sum up this rant; you don’t have to like Danneel, just don’t be a dick. If you admire Jensen as a human, don’t disrespect his wife or his family.
Basically if you wouldn’t go up to a person & say it to their face, don’t say it. Plus why bother wasting your time hating something when you could spend your time on something you love?
One of the worst parts of Project Runway, in my opinion, is when they work with “plus size” models (even ones who aren’t actually that big- say, size 8 or so) and complain about how the model’s bodies are so awful, problematic, and inconvenient for them.
Sorry to have to tell you this, but if you only know how to dress for one very specific, and quite frankly rare, type of body, you suck at fashion design.
There are millions of types of bodies out there. If you want to design clothes, you should be able to design for a variety of people, not just extra-skinny, super tall women with no boobs.
Short women, fat women, curvy women, big busted women, women of unique or uneven proportions, women of all shapes and sizes, deserve to feel attractive too. They deserve nice clothes too.
And if you can’t figure out how to design for someone who isn’t a model, the problem isn’t her body. It’s you.
Sewing is not an easy thing and I have to give props to people who can. I understand it’s a challenge and I do think it takes a lot of skill and talent to do what these people do.
But you know what? Hard or not, they could learn how to design for bigger bodies if they wanted. They have the skill, the time, the money. Instead, they just attack women for their bodies and make people feel bad for their size.
Most of these people have had training. They’ve had time to practice, to work with different kinds of women, to style different types of bodies. Many just flat-out refuse. Fashion designers need to be held accountable for that; they need to know how what they are doing hurts people, how it affects people, how it makes women feel and what it makes them do to their bodies. The pressure to change your body to fit your clothes is huge, but it’s really your clothes that should fit your body. Designers really don’t get that, and that’s a problem.
Listen. Plus-sized women, fat women, curvy women… they aren’t inferior. They aren’t flawed or broken or lesser than thin women. They aren’t “wrong bodied” or “problem sized.” They’re just normal people and they don’t deserve to be treated like issues just because they don’t look like a dress form. So instead of complaining that it’s “too hard” to work with a fatter model, how about you actually fucking try? And if you can’t do it, you don’t deserve to be on Project Runway.
Can u show us more of your favourite moments from AA?
nonny, trust me when I say I’ve been thinking about this ask every day since you’ve sent it (which is probably like, at least 2 weeks now?). I’ve literally got post-its all over my desk with half-finished lists of my favorite AA moments because it was so hard to choose something to talk about
with that said, after re-watching several of my favorite episodes, I want to talk a little bit about Tony’s relationship with praise. Specifically: the gradual change in the way Tony accepts praise from Steve over the course of the series
Or, alternatively named: “why The Age of Tony Stark continues to be the best AA episode that ever aired”
So: as we all know, Tony has a complicated relationship with his sense of self-worth. That’s just a multi-versal constant. While he may be handsome, selfless, and a literal genius, he’s always expecting more of himself. Telling himself to be better, pushing himself beyond his limits, putting himself at risk if it means saving the world or sparing others. If he ever fails, Tony is his own worst and harshest critic. As such, it comes as no surprise that he’d be uncomfortable accepting praise and encouragement from others…especially from someone who he sees as a role model; someone who he believes is inherently better than him.
Enter Steve Rogers. It’s no secret to us that AA!Steve thinks the world of Tony. If Steve believes in anything in this new-fangled 21st century world, it’s Tony Stark. Not only that, Steve has no shame in expressing these feelings in what we all lovingly refer to as his inspirational Speeches™. The first instances of one of these speeches is “In Deep,” where Steve tells Tony he’s more than just his armor. However, what I’d like to point out is Tony’s expression while Steve is, in essence, praising him:
It’s no mistake that the animators chose to show us Tony’s face at the tail end of Steve’s speech. It’s clear as day how uncomfortable he is: his head is ducked, eyes averted, eyebrows furrowed, and he’s biting his lip. It’s as if Tony is physically shying away from Steve’s genuineness. Instead of accepting the praise, what does he do?
He deflects. He tries to lessen the gravity of Steve’s words with humor and false arrogance, though it comes out relatively bare. Steve, of course, maybe sensing that he needs to pick his battles, quips back “can’t you just take a compliment,” which ironically hits the nail right on the head.
Cut to the end of season 1, in “The Final Showdown,” where Tony has expended all his armors and is left with nothing to fight against the Cabal. Once again, Steve reaffirms his utter confidence in Tony’s abilities:
And again, just like in “In Deep,” Tony deflects, berating himself:
To which Steve replies:
“Billionaire genius philanthropist! You’ll think of something!”
As sweet as that is, what interests me again is Tony’s expression as Steve runs back into the fray:
Everything about his posture screams defensive. His arms are crossed, and he has a pensive, slight frown on his face. Unlike in “In Deep” however, where Tony had literally no where to hide after Steve gave his speech, Tony now has a chance to digest Steve’s words privately, as the latter had thrown himself back into battle right after saying them. It’s not for long, but Tony actually gives himself a second. Reflects.
Now comes “The Age of Tony Stark,” which in my opinion is when everything changes. Not only do Steve and Tony spend a significant amount of time together in this episode, but they also have to fight Red Skull with Tony at his most vulnerable. After all, not only has he regained the physical limitations of being a child, but he also has to re-confront many of the insecurities he had as a child due to a father who held the “perfection” of Captain America over his head. Many truths come out, but by the end of the episode, Tony finally breaks down:
In this moment, Tony finally expresses what he constantly keeps bottled inside as an adult. He’s scared: that he’s not good enough, that he’s not strong enough, that he won’t be able to save the world when it needs him most. Not only that, he confesses this to Steve, who he looks up to, who he feels the need to prove himself in front of. The person who he felt he couldn’t be weak in front of.
But of course, Steve never thought Tony was weak. Tony never had to prove himself, because Steve already believed that Tony could do anything:
In that moment, Tony finally let down his walls and let Steve in. In a way, I think this is when Tony truly starts trusting Steve, because he realized that even though Steve had seen him at both his highest and his lowest, his confidence in him never wavered. How do I know this? Well, after “The Age of Tony Stark,” the next Speech™ that Steve really gives is the one we all know and love from “The Ultron Outbreak”:
And how does Tony react?
He smiles. He glows. He lets Steve’s confidence in him reinforce his own, and then he goes to save the world.
My blog kinda messed up and deleted a lot of my posts so I’m gonna post this again but altogether cuz I’m to fucking lazy
• Pidge and her brother Matt are those siblings models but there only doing it to pay for the expensive school they both go too.
• Hunk is one of those plus size models and everyone loves his personality cuz he’s so nice and humble, he has a foodie blog that he takes a lot of pride in.
• Keith is one of those chill angry looking guys that model for sports wear and stuff. He’s known for not being sporty at all, and he’s said multiple times he has no idea how he ended up where he is.
• Shiro is also a sports model but he dose some of those tux modeling every once in a while, he has the most followers. The media has no dirt on him and people think he amazing but really he just never leaves his house cuz he’s always too stressed.
• Lance is one only those people who got Instagram famous and was offered to come out in runways and magazines for publicity and he rocked it and got a permanent hire, he’s mostly for like Forever 21 Men and hipster shit like that. He love sports and has been after Keith’s shoots for a while.
• They all randomly met at some weird charity ball or some runway thing
• Lance and Hunk hit it off (friendship wise) quickly and soon started up a cooking YouTube channel together. With Shick and Lances very culture based foods that people are always impressed by.
• Lance actually really likes Keith’s shoots and dreamed of having his job so when he met him and he was kinda a dick he was really disappointed
• He and Hunk quickly befriended Shiro tho and it forced them to hang out cuz Shiro was already really good friends with Keith
• Pidge met them when she asked Keith if she could get him a drink
• (not in a flirty way but cuz she wasn’t of age and really wanted one)
• (Keith didn’t really know better and gave her one)
• (they both got in huge trouble)
• (but it’s okay cuz Lance got them out of it)
• Matt came over after it all and they all just formed a circle and talked together.
• Someone took pictures of them all hanging out and it kinda became lowkey news
• People started shipping Lance and Keith and Keith was surprisingly into it
• He would joke on Twitter and stuff about asking him out and Lance posted pictures of him giving flowers and stuff like that as a joke.
• But it was lowkey not a joke they just didn’t know cuz they both thought they were kidding
• Pigde and Matt did a shoot with Lance and Allura (a up and coming model who they met that day) for a Old Navy thing
• They all hit it off and invited them to a BBQ hosted by Hunk and yeah it was fun
• They all kinda got drunk tho so Allura took Pidge home so they wouldn’t deal with there bull
• They accidentally uploaded a video of them acting stupid and it got a lot of publicity
• And the reason it was a big deal was because Shiro was throwing Matt into a pool but Klance was making out in the background
• Also while throwing Matt into the pool Shiro yelled “I’m gonna marry her!(Allura)”
• he was really drunk cuz he was stressing out a lot.
• Shiro is still confused because “who even took that video?”
• There all a happy dorky family and everyone loves them
Model AU Part 2
• Shiro finds out it was Hunk’s girlfriend, Shay, who took the video and feels BETRAYED
• He thought she was a very nice person how could she do this??
• He managed to block the video from Allura, now he just needs to find a way to hid the trending tag from her…
• Matt swears he’s never drinking again (he dose very soon)
• Keith thinks that he and Lance are an item now, but Lance is a blackout drunk and doesn’t remember anything
• “Haha sorry if I made you uncomfortable or anything, i really lose myself with these kind of things”
• “We. Had. A. Moment. How? Can? You? Not? Remember?”
• “Sorry? Are you okay?”
• He was not okay
• He didn’t want to just show Lance the video tho cuz that seems kinda insensitive and lame
• DUN DUN DUN MOTHERFUCKING LOTOR SHOWS UP
• (He’s not evil or mean or anything in this AU he’s actually really nice and stuff but Keith hates him because…)
• He asks Lance on a date after doing a shoot for swimsuit modeling (Lotor was doing the swimsuit thing not Lance)
• (Lance was just at the studio to see a job offer)
• Lotor just saw him and wall like “hey Lance right? Really loved your ‘generic pose’ shoot, blah blah blah, we should grab a drink?
• Lance says yes cuz DAMN THIS guy is hella
• Shiro is unlucky too cuz Allura decided she would accept a film job overseas
• Hunk Pidge and Matt feel bad for them and take them out for drinks
• They get drunk again. (Including Pidge, there was no supervision)(she’s 16 in this AU so it’s not that bad)
• Cue drunk phone calls to Allura and Lance (they had a night out together cuz they really wanted a see a movie that no one else was interested in)
• Lance and Allura open up there voicemails at the same time and WHAT IS GOING ON??!
• The next day Keith and Shiro hear THERE voicemails and it’s just Lance and Allura really worried
• Keith and Shiro regret everything and try to drown themselves in the pool (Matt and Hunk stopped them)
• "Guys this is a community pool, my neighbors will be mad plz stop” (-Hunk)
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