survival class

Today I was teaching a sort of intro to survivalism class to my 5th graders. The activity required them to pick ten essential supplies out of a pack of cards with different items written on them. One kid picked a card that said “water and iodine tablets”, which was correct, but a parent chaperone told her to put it back.

“Iodine is only for nuclear stuff,” he said. “You don’t need it unless you’re making bombs. This is a trick question, I don’t even know why they’d write that on here.”

Iodine is, of course, used to disinfect water from natural sources so that it’s safer to drink.

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Behind the Scenes of Planet of the Dead - Part Five

Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s set report in DWM 408:

On Valentine’s Day in the desert, what could possibly be more romantic than an oversized fly waving a gun at a lady in a catsuit? It’s hard to think of anything, isn’t it?

It’s our final day filming in the UAE [United Arab Emirates], and veteran Doctor Who monster performer Paul Kasey has arrived to play Sorvin the Tritovore. “The head is operated by remote control,” he explains, “which Neill [Gorton, prosthetics designer] is operating off camera.” Isn’t that disconcerting for Paul? “You get a sense of what’s happening. Over the years, I’ve begun to recognize the different motor sounds.”

So, Sorvin marches the Doctor and Christina, at gunpoint, toward his crashed Tritovore spaceship - presently a green screen pinned against the double-decker bus. “Can you still see where you’re going, Paul?” asks James [Strong, director]

But he can’t. “There’s your mark, Paul,” says David [Tennant], guiding his captor. “HEY, PAUL?!!!”

Meanwhile, just out of shot, Daniel Kaluuya [who plays Barclay] is relieving himself on a tuft of shrubbery. “I know I shouldn’t look,” giggles Victoria Alcock [who plays Angela], “but I can’t help it.”

“I’m letting it grow, man,” insists Daniel. “Giving it a chance. They’ll call this the Kaluuya tree.”

David is more focused on his shades. “I’ve had my sunglasses on again,” he tells make-up man Steve Smith. The specs leave a slight mark on the bridge of his nose, requiring a retouch.

“Not again!” sighs Steve.

“Well, it’s bright,” David grins, “and I look cool in them.”

However, the sun soon starts setting. James wants to squeeze in one final shot: David and Michelle running down the hill, carrying the clamps from the Tritovore spaceship. On the take, Michelle trips, tumbling arse over tip. “Sorry, sorry, sorry,” she flinches, getting up and dusting herself down.

“She managed to make even that look dramatic and well-handled,” David points out.

“Phwoar, I wouldn’t mind being the sand beneath Michelle,” mutters someone who will remain nameless.

“I can’t believe how fast David runs,” Michelle admits, “but then I’m Lady Christina; the Doctor should be a bit faster than me. I guess she’s a fantasy figure, with her catsuit and backpack, but also she’s real in that she’s not flawless. She’s not Wonder Woman.”

Other parts of this set:  [ one ] [ two ] [ three ] [ four ]
[ Masterlist of all Doctor Who Behind-the-Scenes Photosets ]

It’s a shame that X-Men Origins: Wolverine is one of the worst superhero films ever made, because it also contains one of the best superhero films never made: right there during the opening credits. 

 In the first couple minutes of Origins, we’re treated to a montage of Wolverine and Sabretooth fighting alongside one another through a series of battles plucked straight out of your 10th grade history class. They survive an infantry charge during the American Civil War, a nighttime raid on German trenches during WWI, Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion, and even their own execution during the Vietnam War.

Screw a two-hour movie – that’s an amazing TV series. Wolverine and Sabretooth, surly, stubbled, almost literally grizzly immortal soldiers bantering their way through every war in history – and also claw-mauling Nazis. Plus, for long-term drama: Comic book readers know these literal brothers in arms eventually become bitter enemies – imagine experiencing that heartbreak firsthand, after binge-watching several seasons of manly super-bonding. Instead, we got the worst possible version of Deadpool: One literally without a mouth. Whose brilliant idea was that? And how fucking fired are they? We hope it’s “a lot.”

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yall, if you’re poor n have the energy to, apply for an EBT card [food stamps] worst case you don’t get it, best case you have more money for food. I know it’s stressful, and asks a lot out of you, but please don’t assume they’ll reject you before applying, and you can always dispute your case, food is a necessity, and I know everyone says it’s very difficult to get on these, but please try, the same goes for SSI, and other forms of disability money/any welfare 

Please apply if you have the energy to, ask for help if you need to, you can go to dhs for the EBT thing, and social security for the disability money, and they’ll help you fill these things out and tell you what you need. Please try to apply for these things, don’t just assume you won’t get them. I know it sounds like a waste of time, but the best case is you get more money for food and survival.

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Hogwarts Professors: Sybill Trelawney

The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches… Born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies… and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not… and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives…”

What I Wish I’d Known Freshman Year (a.k.a. How to Survive Your First Year of High School)

I’ve been thinking about making this post for a while now and have gotten some asks about freshman year so without further ado, here it is. Freshman year considered the worst year of high school by most. You’re young, nervous, and stuck in this big new building with big and ‘scary’ upperclassmen and have probably heard all these rumors and stories about the teachers and how hard they are. It’s definitely a confusing time but fear not, it’s not as bad as it seems!

  • Grades matter but it’s not life and death. Grades are important. Most colleges only look at your GPA from grades 9-11 and possibly first semester senior year so you’re looking at freshman year grades being worth as much as 33% of the GPAs colleges see. That’s a lot. So please don’t take grades as a joke and not study/not take things seriously. You could jeopardize your college chances or make it really difficult to rebound. With that being said, it’s ok to get a B or two and to struggle a bit. You’re getting used to a new schedule and a new class rigor so some stumbling is to be expected. Just don’t dig yourself into a hole you won’t be able to get out of. Show up to class on time, do your homework, take notes, study hard for tests, and ask for help if you need it.
  • Be nice to your teachers. There’s this idea that if you get along with your teachers you’ll be ostracized as the teacher’s pet. That is not true (and anyone who thinks that has no idea what they’re saying). Being the “teacher’s pet” or nice to teachers isn’t a bad thing. See, freshman year teachers are stuck having classes full of squirrely and immature 14 year olds who make their life difficult. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one student in the class who was nice to them and appreciated what they do? If you’re nice to your teachers, they’re much more likely to be more lenient with you if you have some outside issues that affect your school work, they’ll be eager to help you, and you’ll do much better in the class. Most teachers are smart, kind, and interesting people that are definitely worth knowing. I can’t tell you how much it’s helped me during high school that I was friends with my French teacher from freshman year and my junior and senior year English teacher who helped me with my college apps and valedictorian speech. You’ll benefit more than you know.
  • Make a friend in every class. Because you’re just starting out, you most likely won’t know that many people. There’s nothing worse than the feeling of having to choose partners for a project or activity and you don’t know anybody. Thus, you should make an effort to get to know a person in each one of your classes. It’s a good way to make new friends and they’ll be super helpful if you miss a day and need to get the homework. I met one of my best friends freshman year in biology so who knows, you could meet your future best friends too.
  • Don’t be stupid. And by that, I mean don’t party hard, experiment with hard drugs (or any drugs for that matter), and don’t get drunk. You’re young and I know it seems cool to get drunk or stoned, but it can negatively affect your schoolwork, health, and social life. It’s not worth it. You’ll have time later to experiment and have fun but freshman year of high school is not a good time to do so. Let’s not mention the numerous legal consequences if you’re caught underage with drugs or alcohol and how detrimental they can be towards your future.
  • Get involved. I know you’re new and probably have no idea what you want to do with your life yet (and if you do, it will most likely change as you go through high school) but find activities both inside and outside of school that you think you’ll enjoy. Some ideas are sports teams, student council, volunteering, clubs etc. It’s not only starting to prepare your college resume (although you shouldn’t be worrying about college apps yet) but also helping you make new friends and discover what you’re really into. Don’t be afraid to join something for whatever reason. Chances are, everyone’s nervous because it’s freshman year and they don’t know anybody so you’re all in the same boat.
  • Be organized. This will help you all throughout high school and getting a system set freshman year will only work in your favor. First, get a planner or agenda. Write down all of your homework, tests, quizzes, and projects and when they’re due and any other events like club meetings or practices so you’ll know what your week looks like. It will prevent forgetting anything important and will help you manage your time. Also find a study system that will work for you. Experiment with different note taking and study methods until you find one that works for you. And finally, don’t eat the elephant a.k.a. don’t leave your homework for Sunday night. It’s not fun and you’ll tire yourself out. Be proactive and get things done early.
  • Make friends with the upperclassmen. They will help you more than you know. I know they look intimidating, but talk to them! Most of them are super nice and can help you get to know your high school better, give you gossip, and you’ll look super cool talking to your upperclassmen friends. Truthfully, up until junior year, I got a long better with the upperclassmen than kids my grade because they were more mature.
  • Relationships don’t matter. It sounds harsh but it’s true. You’re not going to be together with your freshman year significant other for a long period of time, you’re just not. You’ll both grow and mature and realize you want different things and breakup and that’s ok. Don’t take your relationships too seriously and make them your whole life because you’ll regret it. Instead, your dating life should be more about having fun than something serious and long lasting. 
  • Make an effort to participate in school spirit activities. It doesn’t have to be all of them or even most but you should attend some events. Try to make it out to a football game, go to homecoming, and attend spirit rallies or assemblies. I get that some of you don’t like them because they’re loud and can be boring, and that’s fine, but spirit events are a great way to bond with your class and get a feel for what high school really is. They make great memories and it would be awful to look back on high school senior year and realize you’ve never been to one school activity.
  • Mental health is super important. Please don’t ignore it because it affects every facet of your life. Talk to someone if you’re depressed, anxious, stressed, overworked etc. Get the help you need. Don’t hide your problems and think they’ll go away because they most likely won’t and you’ll suffer in your academics, social life, and overall health. You’ll naturally feel different all year because high school is a big transition and you’re getting used to everything but make an effort to reach out to friends, teachers, counselors, and parents to talk about how you’re feeling.

That turned out kind of long but I hope it was helpful. Let me know if you have any questions and good luck next year! 

Extra Credit: Part 1

You are in your third year of High school and you can’t wait to get out. People have told you that junior year is the best year because you would have history. Im Jaebum is hot and you have heard so many upperclassmen talking about him labeling him as, the really hot history teacher, and you have him as a teacher this year. But at first, you didn’t think he was hot. Few weeks later… You had a huge crush on him.

You’re late to school on the first day. Wow what a surprise. Not really. Typical of you to be late to everything you go to. Going through the day is boring but then it’s time for history. You knew what Mr. Im looked like because you’ve seen him in the hallways but u wanted to see for yourself up close. People always talked about him and made such a fuss! You havent seen him in the classroom setting but today you would. You were looking forward to class. You walk in and you just listen to him talk… Blah blah blah. “Good afternoon class” he said, “welcome to history class, I plan on giving a lot of assignments so do not complain.” You stare at him and think “he is not hot at all? He is attractive but not the definition of jaw dropping.” After class, you talk to your friends about the first day at the locker areas and your one friend brings up Mr. Im. “He is so hot I just can’t stop staring at him how am I going to survive this class?” she said. You snickered and laughed and replied “he is not that good looking as I was hoping.” Your friends mouths drop open. “i mean yes Mr. Im is attrctive but is he really someone to fangirl about. It just feels weird to fantasize about your teacher or find him hot and talk about him like this” you said with a laugh. As soon as those words left your mouth… Mr.Im turned the corner of the hallway and walked by your group with a straight face, then he walked into the copier room. Your friends begin to freak out, wondering if he heard what you said. Frankly, you didnt really care at the moment. You went home that night thinking everyone was being immature for fantasizing a teacher. It just freaked you out.

The next week he assigns a quiz… Name all 50 states of the United States. Easy 100. And you did get an 100 on that quiz. But then he assigns an online activity. Its only the second week of school! Like what the heck why are you guys already having homework and quizzes. Its not even a big deal you were just too lazy to do it. You complete it though cuz you cared about your grades. People in your school labeled you a nerd. Even your friends. But you didn’t care. The next day, you see he emailed you and told you that he will add extra credit to your average because you did such an amazing job on the assignment and he signed the email with a smiley face. Thats nice. But then you thought to yourself… How’d he get your email? Was your work on the online assignment really that amazing? Or is he trying to be flirty? Like why would you randomly get extra credit. You thought back to the story a senior once told you. She said, “Y/N there was this girl last year in the junior that kissed Mr. Im on the cheek and all he did was say “you’re gonna get me fired” and he just walked away… Can you believe that happened? I mean even though I think he’s hot doesn’t mean I don’t get jealous about it. I heard she did it for extra credit.“ Your friend who told you that story graduated and you missed her because you felt like situations like these, she always had an answer to. She always had the latest gossip too. You felt like you were overanalyzing the situation and he wasn’t being flirty at all. You felt so stupid for the thoughts that crossed your mind. It was innocent extra credit. That girl who kissed him was the one who was flirty and wanted the extra credit. You basically did nothing. You weren’t like her at all. You come to school the next day. Suddenly, you feel butterflies in your stomach while walking by Mr. im’s room. When it’s finally time for his class, you have butterflies again. You walk in and he asks to see you in the hallway. First of all, WHAT THE HELL. You literally just walked in his class and he wants to see you in the hallway? You walk outside the classroom and Mr. Im stands in front of you. You look at him. He’s wearing a nice blue coat with a white dress shirt underneath with a golden tie. You realize you’ve been staring at him and then it finally clicked in your mind… You thought he was really really hot. Wow.. All it took was for him to email you that you got exta credit for you to open your eyes and find him hot. "Y/N, your really doing well in my class and its only the second week. No one has ever put so much effort in my work before. They all got around a B+ for the quiz and the online activity. Thank you for your effort”
“It’s really not a problem Mr. im, thank you.”
You were making your way back to the classroom but then Mr. Im says,
“Wait, Y/N, aren’t you the president for the junior class.”
“Oh yes I am haha” you laughed nervously. YOU WERE TRYING TO GO BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM AS FAST AS POSSIBLE BUT HE WAS MAKING IT HARD. Such an awkward situation it all was.
“Perfect! You and your other student body members have to set up the hallway for the first school dance this Friday so plan to stay after school on Friday to set up the decorations”
“No problem we will be there!”
Great… You thought to yourself.. What a perfect Friday. Sarcasm. Another awkward situation. And now you think he was hot. You felt so immature for acting like a giggly high schooler. His face will make everything more distracting.

After school you went back to Mr. Im’s room with your friends Amber and Nicole. He is sitting at his desk and when you guys walk in he stands up. His shirt has two buttons unbuttoned and you could see a bit of his chest and says “oh I am happy your finally here, I’m going to change to more comfortable clothes. It’s so hot in here. While I’m gone, you girls can cut out these posters so we can hang them up.” After he left the room your friends screamed. He looked too good today. You were internally screaming. Why were you acting like such a high school girl for seeing a bit of his chest. Oh right… You were high school girl. More and more class council members walked in his room and began working for the school dance and Mr. Im walks back in with a muscle tee. OKAY TALK ABOUT ARMS. Work is continuing but then he suddenly calls your name.
“y/n can you please go get my phone charger from the teachers lounge I think I left it there and I only trust you with the keys. Seems like you’re the only one with brains” he said with a chuckle.
“Hahaha Mr. Im that was really mean. Other people have brains here. But don’t worry I’ll grab if for you.” You scurried away and walked toward the teachers lounge. As you unlocked the door of the lounge you fell. Someone left a water bottle lying around and you tripped over it. Teachers always are a mess aren’t they? You start lookin for the light switch but you can’t find it because its so dark. You reach your pocket to find your phone and realize that you left it in Mr. Im’s room. Wow today is your lucky day. You look for the light switch again and then you just give up. You’re searching around for the charger even though its dark and probably 10 minutes have passed. Suddenly you hear the door open and you are pinned against the wall. The stranger comes close to your ear and says “what’s taking you so long.” His voice is soft and you can smell a minty fresh breath. The voice tickled your ear and made you squirm. And suddenly the lights are on and you see Mr. Im’s face staring at you. His body is really close to yours and you feel the awkward tension. He is still close to your face and laughs.
“I thought you got lost or something or died. You were taking forever Y/N!”
You are stunned and super surprised and he just keeps laughing.
“I guess I really scared you didn’t I?”
You got really nervous all the sudden and stared at the ground and was thinking of a response. You felt strong arms engulf you and wiggle you around.
“Awh come on! I didn’t make you scared did I?”
He lifts your chin and with his index finger and stares at you. You can’t take it anymore. You grab his jaw and start kissing him. His eyes are wide open and you feel his mouth open and he is probably very stunned. You swirl your tongue around his lips and you feel his response and he finally kisses you back. You taste him for the first time and you realize you’ll never have enough. How can you kiss your history teacher though? Why were you doing this? Were you out of your mind? You felt like a slut but you couldn’t stop. You grip his back and your hands are moving up his back and all around. He kisses you harder and deeper. You can feel his soft lips against yours and you didn’t want it to stop. But then he pushes you off of him and stares at you angrily.


With a basic income, no one on this planet should have to work long hours, theres so many of us that we could replace most shit with robots, and the shit that actually needs people we could stagger more easily because they don’t need the hours to survive, we could just give everyone a basic income and education as far as they want to go.

People aren’t going to just sit around doing nothing, as a disabled person I’m miserable not being able to work and contribute to things because the actual jobs can’t hire me, don’t need me, and frankly don’t even need their current employees. 

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t things I can still do to help society, what it does mean is that if I have a good day where I can help my community, I could be removed from my benefits, for having a single good day, regardless of how much pain and suffering I will be in the next day. Which inhibits me from contributing to society in any positive way for fear of survival.

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{summary: in which you find out that peter parker adores spiderman just as much as you do.}

so there was some spiderman: homecoming event held in tokyo some time yesterday, and there was some new footage being shown [♥] @//tomhsource on twitter had a few screenshots saved on their twitter page (and also, just to clarify, their twitter page never explicitly stated that angourie rice was playing gwen stacy. they called it out as a RUMOR, and these shady sites were just looking for more clickbait material by saying that she was confirmed to be gwen)

but i’m not here to talk about the mess behind angourie rice’s character identity (even though I still firmly believe she’s playing betty brant, personally) what i’m most excited about is how peter is actually seen in the footage WRITING his own spiderman theme!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and I just had to make an imagine out of it ;)

I will be using [[cosmicbooknews]] transcription since I have their whole typed out theme saved in my emails

tags [permanent + peter parker]: @ghostedwolf , @psychicwitchphilosopher , @pharaohkiller , @moonlight53 , @wannabe-weasley , @mcusebstan , @tmrhollandkay , @pepcvina , @nekonerdxox , @lokigirl18 , @fangeekkk , @kylielo22 , @wavy-ley , @lghockey , @buckysendoftheline , @1022bridgetp , @potterjamesharry

warnings: none

**please don’t plagiarize/repost this story. reblogs are fine!!**

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10 ways to survive a long day at university

1. Wear something truly comfortable.

2. Eat a real breakfast, food wakes up the brain.

3. Take a thermal flask with hot tea / coffee, so you can sip it without having to stand in the queue.

4. If you don’t need to take appointments from a class, sit in a back row so that you can do other stuff (e.g. study or relax if there are difficult subjects waiting for you).

5. Instead of mindlessly scrolling Facebook during the break (it just gives you more information!) go outside, take a short walk.

6. Avoid people who upset you - you don’t need to have this day even harder. If you see your friends, go to them for a chat.

7. Promise yourself a reward after you have survived your classes - like that muffin in the college coffee shop.

8. Have your favourite music on your mp3 so it cheers you up on your way to and from university.

9. Ask questions, this will make the class slightly interesting.

10. When you are back home and still need to study/work, take a short meditation session. It will help you relax and charge your batteries.