1. Do you worry more about people judging your mind or body?
2. Does the power lay with the sword or the pen?
3. Describe a mouth without using any anatomical words (teeth, lips, tongue, etc.).
4. What have you accomplished this year?
5. Make a playlist of songs that remind you of one person, title it with their name.
6. What’s a broken heart?
7. Write a journal entry to someone who has come back into your life after hurting you.
8. Do you like the age you’re at?
9. Do last words hold a greatly significant meaning?
10. How does age affect/ limit you?
11. Do you think you’d better parent a girl or a boy?
12. What is the longest period of time you have had a crush on someone?
13. Do you believe in auras?
14. Is religion by nature repressive?
15. Do you need organized religion for spiritual enlightenment?
16. What’s the different between being religious and being spiritual?
17. Is there a special reason why your parents named you what they did?
18. Who demands the most perfection from you?
19. Would you rather be able to fly or teleport?
20. Is your heritage important to you?
21. What is one gift you would like that costs under ten dollars?
22. How many times a day do you lie?
23. Do you think someone’s piercings and hair color should affect their chances of being hired for a job?
24. What judgements do you make about people who have dyed hair and facial piercings?
25. Do you seek pain?
26. Describe your bed and sheets.
27. Are bigger houses better?
28. Make a playlist dedicated to a paternal figure in your life.
29. Do you think your horoscopes are accurate?
30. Talk about people in your life who you consider close but have the habit of sabotaging you.
31. Who is the most frustrating person in your life?
32. Do you pray?
33. Make a list of words that don’t sound appealing.
34. Describe a sound that bothers you? For example, the scratching of a chalkboard.
35. Do you consider your area to be affluent?
36. How has your home life affect your school life?
37. When’s the last time you were in nature?
38. Create a list of words to describe how you feel about the 2016 presidential election.
39. Write a haiku.
40. Will some people never be happy?
41. Is loneliness a mental state of mind or physical state of being?
42. What is one secret that you’re keeping for someone else?
43. What is one secret you are keeping for yourself?
44. Do you find keeping secrets to be easy?
45. Why is it hard to be honest?
46. Can you fall asleep in cars?
47. Is physical touch important to find comfort?
48. What did you do last Friday?
49. Is writing a cathartic process for you?
50. What is the last movie you cried watching?
# 1 The Lord of the Rings Trilogy # 2 1984 # 3 Pride and Prejudice # 4 The Grapes of Wrath # 5 To Kill a Mockingbird # 6 Jane Eyre # 7 Wuthering Heights # 8 A Passage to India # 9 The Lord of The Flies # 10 Hamlet # 11 A Bend in the River # 12 The Great Gatsby # 13 The Catcher in the Rye # 14 The Bell Jar # 15 Brave New World # 16 The Diary of a Young Girl # 17 Don Quixote # 18 The Bible # 19 The Canterbury Tales # 20 Ulysses # 21 The Quiet American # 22 Birdsong # 23 Money # 24 Harry Potter Series # 25 Moby Dick # 26 The Wind in the Willows # 27 His Dark Materials Series
# 28 Anna Karenina # 29 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland # 30 Rebecca # 31 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time # 32 On The Road # 33 Heart of Darkness # 34 The Way We Live Now # 35 The Stranger (Algeria) # 36 The Color Purple # 37 Life of Pi # 38 Frankenstein # 39 The War of the Worlds # 40 Men Without Women # 41 Gulliver’s Travels # 42 A Christmas Carol # 43 Huckleberry Finn # 44 Robinson Crusoe # 45 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest # 46 Catch 22 # 47 The Count of Monte Cristo # 48 Memoirs of a Geisha # 49 The Divine Comedy # 50 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Elsewhere University: changelings? Like, fairies who get swapped for humans? Just wondering if there might be anything on that?
OK LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT CHANGELINGS
I’ve been thinking about this all day actually, your timing is A+
A changeling, although you know they’re fake and they know they’re fake and all your classmates know they’re fake, will keep on living in your dorm until you directly call them out on it. If you’re polite about it they’ll leave; usually they drift around campus for a while, attending classes at random and sleeping in the gardens. There’s a whole meal plan set up for them, which the Courts pay for yearly in…things. Odds and ends. Trinkets. On the whole best not to ask. What it comes down to is that any changeling lacking a dining hall card can pick one up on the third floor of the Languages building, and your dining halls have more fresh produce than anyone others that you know of.
And sure, sometimes there’s times where your roommate and best friend is gone and in their place is this monster-thing that looks just like them but isn’t, and you’re angry and scared and you just want them out of there and maybe could they give you a tip on who to talk to to get Serafina back?
But there’s got to be others (especially for freshmen) where your roommate was that guy who left half eaten tins of tuna fish all over the place and vapes incessantly and you had ants by October and he won’t stop making off-color jokes to any girls you bring over - and then suddenly he’s replaced by this thing that, ok, sometimes puts thumbtacks in your bed and laughs about it, and eats literal sticks of butter as snacks, but also is very quiet and fastidiously clean. They jam the fuck out to all your music and they’re a riot at parties and they’re teaching you how to climb trees better and they always repay favors - if you clean the shared bathroom they’ll bring you a very fancy coffee the next morning in a flavor you’re pretty sure the school cafeteria doesn’t have. Or you buy them a bottle of sweet wine while you’re at the store and the next week they help with your essay about 12th century poetry. You’re buddies. You’re teaching them a secret handshake. Maybe you can hold off on reporting your official roommate’s disappearance for another week or so. And this goes on until school gets out and the RAs have to do the yearly troll the the Elsewhere for anyone who hasn’t come home yet.
And on the flip side of the coin: RAs. RAs and changelings are in some ways each others mirrors. They’re both in-between things - student/authority, human/fae, etc. - and in-between things, things that are in balance, merit some respect. A pact was made several decades ago that allows each safe passage up to a point in the others’ world, as ambassadors of a sort. Accidents can happen - you can still be careless, still be rude, still make enemies. But unprovoked violence towards either is very strictly prohibited by both sides. So changelings can replace students with relative safety and in turn RAs can, at the end of the year, go hunt down any students from their floor that still haven’t come back one way or another and either do their best to ransom them or at least get the necessary forms signed.
On the note of RAs - Elsewhere U has a special fund for end-of-year bargains. This has been used, in past years, to purchase a deck of illustrated tarot cards and a book of 1001 Card Games To Play Alone, sixteen pounds of durian fruit, a very soft fleece blanket, a lot of movie posters with Harrison Ford on them, bodice rippers involving dinosaurs, and $800 of random shit from the dollar store.
The RAs, once they’ve found the students, will try to buy them back if they can (the success rate is not 100%). But once in a while students refuse to come back - they’re in love with a person or in love with the whole world; they’ve found a purpose here or they refuse to return for other, darker reasons. At this point the RA will do what they can to ensure they’re staying of their own free will. If this in in fact the case they get signatures on the form and leave empty handed.
Because 19th century is full of funny historical figures and writers, Jane Austen is actually the only person thinking, Chateaubriand the biggest drama queen in Europe and Goethe hides his gothic kid side.
there are literal university courses that attempt to teach its students how to question authority of writers and of teachers because our public education system of the united states has made that a foreign concept.
And even then, they don’t want you to stray too far in your questioning, you’re still restricted, if your questioning doesn’t match with your professors accepted forms of questioning deemed worthy, you can likely be in danger of receiving a poor grade, which can be detrimental to your future.
i’ve seen a lot of posts recently about the frogs’ majors and i really like the idea of chowder who is a linguistics major and languages minor.
he loves being able to talk to people in their first language and it shocks smh every time he breaks out into a new language
he’s fluent in english and mandarin and at a conversational level in about a dozen others. he’ll get excited late at night and add another language to his duolingo account and speed through the first 50% roughly
he loves learning about the development of languages and why we speak the way we do
he took a compsci coding class because dex was doing it and he wanted to study different coding languages and their development and syntax
he and Nursey love to gossip and talk about the team in arabic
once he spoke in shitty Yoruba to Ransom while he was having a bit ong a long day and Ransom almost burst into tears because he just wanted to call his mum and not think. he was slow and careful with chowder and helped him teach him more than just the basics and arabic loan words
he and Farmer first went on a date because they wanted to do a language swap where he taught her mandarin and she taught him spanish.
he’ll translate positive tumblr posts into as many languages as he can because ‘everyone deserves positivity guys!!’
he gets REALLY MAD about grammar elitism because it’s so classist, abelist and racist! and a little bit because he’d be more fluent in a few more languages if grammar wasn’t SO HARD
he’s also just a huge nerd about language aquistion but this post is getting too long for how tired i am. but like just imagine him playing with his nieces and screaming in the group text about them learning new words!
Jared is painfully shy because he’s a stutterer. Some of his classmates are pretty mean to him so he keeps to himself as much as possible—hell, he doesn’t talk as much as possible. There are days he goes through a whole school day without saying a word. When his English teacher has the students work on a project where they work online with a student at a nearby High School on something, he’s paired with a guy named Jensen and finds it surprisingly easy to “talk” to him. They become close friends, so much so that Jensen keeps suggesting they meet up since they only live about 40 minutes apart. Jared makes excuses because he knows if Jensen, who he knows is perfect and popular, knew what a spaz he was, he wouldn’t want to be his friend anymore, even just online. Part 1 of the Talking series.
where the fuck do you draw the line that major character death is a no-go but incest is totally fucking fine? and how are you gonna demand fics have good grammar and english when you can't even spell grammar right in the stipulation
i draw the line because personal preference??? i mean if you want to read fics with major character death that tears your heart out and not put it back together, by all means go ahead, but that’s not my cup of tea. if you don’t want to read incest, also go ahead because i put the warnings there for a reason. but if i personally don’t read fics that have major character death, then you won’t find it on here cause i can’t rec what i haven’t read.
and also thank you for pointing out that i spelled grammar wrong, spelling has never been my strong suit and i tend to rely heavily on spell check. oh the irony of me demanding good grammar and spelling it wrong.
on that note, i will admit that depending on my mood, as well as the ship of the fic i am reading, my standards for the quality of the grammar definitely changes. but as a native english speaker, if you can tell me you can read something like “he walk school with boyfriend and calling his mom together” easily, then please, share how you do it.
i guess the whole point of your ask is to point out how unfair i am in regards to reccing fics, and you know what, you are completely right. but you are not at all obligated to follow this blog. if there is something that this blog does not provide, you can always go to aff or ao3, on your own, and read them. this blog is not at all a database for all the svt fics out there. it is merely a database of fics that were filtered through me, by my standards. if you have different standards, then please, feel free to start your own fic rec blog.
Neuroscientists identify brain circuit necessary for memory formation
When we visit a friend or go to the beach, our brain stores a short-term memory of the experience in a part of the brain called the hippocampus. Those memories are later “consolidated” – that is, transferred to another part of the brain for longer-term storage.
A new MIT study of the neural circuits that underlie this process reveals, for the first time, that memories are actually formed simultaneously in the hippocampus and the long-term storage location in the brain’s cortex. However, the long-term memories remain “silent” for about two weeks before reaching a mature state.
people don’t talk about modern!newsies headcanons enough like
-they work at Barnes and Noble -Katherine is an aspiring author/literature student who really loves her maxi skirts and Pinterest -Davey takes up a part time job to help his parents pay the bills but he gets stuck babysitting Les so he sets him free in the children’s department of the store- -Jack totally runs an aesthetic blog -that’s full of lots of pictures of nature -and stills from old western movies -the lodging house is probably a foster group home -store manager Wiesel overworking them and cutting their hours -Spot Conlon works at like Books-A-Million on the other side of the mall -Jack Kelly in skinny jeans, a flannel, and a beanie -I’m putting it out there that Crutchie and Davey are total theatre geeks and probably cried watching Les Mis together or something
When I went to this one state school for college, I decided to take a creative writing class for fun. The first day, the teacher walked in - early 20s, somewhat unshaven, wearing a beret - about five minutes late and slammed a book of poetry down on the first student’s desk. He turned his back to the class, instructed the student to turn to page 86, and then dramatically recited Margaret Atwood to the entire class.
“THIS,” he hollered as he took a seat on his desk, “is the art of literature, and I will be the man to guide you through its hallowed hallways.” The student reluctantly handed back the teacher’s book and muttered that he recited it perfectly. Another raised his hand and asked, “professor, are you going to make us recite poetry like that for our grade?”
The teacher turned to him and didn’t mutter a word. A few moments went by before he whispered “I am NO professor. I am only a grad student, and to call me professor is to remind me that I have yet to get my degree. Please don’t disrespect me like that ever again.”
It was in that moment that I knew two things. The first was that I was dropping this class immediately. The second was that I would stop at nothing to disrespectfully immortalize him in fiction for the rest of eternity.
Two teens were arrested in central Florida on Thursday for allegedly plotting a “Columbine-style” mass shooting, ABC News reported.
The pair has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and is currently in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
According to a press release issued by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, two male students, aged 13 and 14, were arrested on Thursday after “law enforcement and school officials learned of and intervened in a plot to initiate a mass shooting at [the Villages Charter Middle School]."
The release also noted that the tip was the result of rumors spreading among students.
Some witnesses told authorities that a few students had been warned not to come to school on Jan. 27, according to the sheriff’s office.
On Wednesday, the 13-year-old, who allegedly planned the attack, was stopped by authorities as he arrived at school.
The teen later "acknowledged conversations involving the plot” and referenced the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
Firearms were found in both students’ homes. Read more
A FUNDRAISER WAS HELD TODAY by students who wanted to raise proceeds going towards paying for the damages of the pool. Thanks to some very wealthy students coming to buy a few items being sold, they raised a total of: $2,500. Congratulations !
WHILE THE FUNDRAISER WAS GOING, two students led a RALLY OF SOLIDARITY so to speak. In which they promoted their
support of the student council president in light of him dispelling the rumors over the recent radio interviews. This event was well attended by the student population. The radio interviews did a lot to quell any curiosity. & it seemed as if everyone came together to SPEAK UP for Yu & AGAINST NEET NEET !
At 4pm, the Student Council closed down the lounge for their meeting. All students not involved with the exception of two kept watch over the proceedings. Security was HEIGHTENED as they all waited for the clock to strike 6 pm. If they saw any suspicious personnel, they were tasked to dispel & engage as quickly ( & safely ) as possible. With that, Yu Narukami ( @narxkami) would be under the MOST SAFE conditions the students & school & authorities could provide.
A student was also tasked to patrol the hallways of the dormitory as extra safety precautions.
6 pm was the prophesized time of death. However, once it hit 6:01 pm, Yu remained unharmed. He sat in his chair. Untouched. They waited 29 more minutes, until it reached 6:30. Still, no one came. Finally, once it hit midnight and it was finally the next day —————- YU NARUKAMI HAD NOT MOVED FROM THE STUDENT LOUNGE & WAS LEFT UNHARMED.