ten thou


Three different covers for James Tiptree Jr’s Ten Thousand Light-Years From Home. There’s a sweet one with an elephant on it, but I couldn't find a good image of it anywhere.

Anyway, this is the last of my images celebrating 10,000 followers. I could keep going, but you guys get the point. Thanks for everything!

I thought it was for your sake that I came alone, so obviously alone, so vulnerable, that I could in myself pose no threat, change no balance: not an invasion, but a mere messenger-boy. But there’s more to it than that. Alone, I cannot change your world. But I can be changed by it. Alone, I must listen, as well as speak. Alone, the relationship I finally make, if I make one, is not impersonal and not only political: it is individual, it is personal, it is both more and less than political.

Not We and They; not I and It; but I and Thou.

Not political, not pragmatic, but mystical. In a certain sense the Ekumen is not a body politic, but a body mystic. It considers beginnings to be extremely important. Beginnings, and means. Its doctrine is just the reverse of the doctrine that the end justifies the means. It proceeds, therefore, by subtle ways, and slow ones, and queer, risky ones; rather as evolution does, which is in certain senses its model.

So I was sent alone, for your sake? Or for my own? I don’t know.

—  The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K leGuin
Ten Commandments of Teaching

Thou shalt…

1. Always smile, always be yourself. Children can smell a fake from miles away.

2. Always be honest - don’t be afraid to tell pupils when they have overstepped their boundaries. If they have angered/upset you, let them know, be honest.

3. Realise that some pupils will slip through the net, and that’s okay. You can prepare pupils for their exams, you cannot sit the exam for them.

4. Be relentless - if pupils have slipped up and have to face the consequences of their actions, do not be afraid to pursue them. Make sure they do that written exercise, that detention. Its in their best interest, and yours.

5. Always take an interest, take the time to get to know your pupils and what makes them tick. A few weeks learning names and interests, and their yours for the year.

6. Be enthusiastic about your subject - why are you teaching? what does your subject bring to the table? What skills can pupils obtain from you? How does this benefit them?

7. Make lessons relevant - if you don’t know why you’re teaching it, they won’t understand why they have to learn it. 

8. Make no empty threats. Mean what you say and say what you mean

9. Not re-invent the wheel - there are hundreds of free and good resources out there. See what is out there first, and use it to complement your lessons, giving credit where it is due.

10. Remember to mark jotters and provide individual feedback. When exams and planning become a reality, this can be hard. Take an interest in your pupils, want them to succeed. Tell them this in written form in response to their contributions. 

Question . If God is all knowing does he know what murder feels like, or adultery. Isn’t that stuff bad.

And on the murder note. Didn’t he drown thousands of people durring the great flood. Isn’t that murder. Isn’t one of the ten commandments “thou shall not kill”….. my brain hurts…….I am going to bed

thebuttholebonanza  asked:

Hey so I am taking an advanced Spanish grammar course and I am having issues with the perfect tenses. I understand present perfect and past perfect but I am having a lot of issues with the others! Do you have any tips/advice to getting those down?

The perfect tenses are most commonly used with present perfect and past perfect (which is also called pluscuamperfect / pluperfect)

Basically, “perfect” is linguistic terminology for “already completed”, so it’s something that took place in the past that still has an effect on the present.

And English uses “have” the way Spanish uses haber in this case.

Como. = I eat. [present]
He comido. = I have eaten. [present perfect]

Comí. = I ate. [preterite]
Había comido. = I had eaten. [pluperfect]

Comía. = I was eating. [imperfect]
Había estado comiendo. = I had been eating. [pluperfect + gerund form]

Antes que coma… = Before I eat… [present subjunctive]
Antes que haya comido… = Before I’ve eaten… [present subjunctive perfect]

Comería. = I would eat. [conditional]
Habría comido. = I would have eaten. [conditional perfect]

Comeré. = I will eat. / I shall eat. [future]
Habré comido. = I will have eaten. [future perfect]

Si comiera… = If I were to eat [imperfect subjunctive]
Si hubiera comido… = If I were to have eaten… [imperfect subjunctive perfect]

The present subjunctive works pretty much like present tense; it’s just that you see it with subjunctive phrases like… es posible que haya roto la pierna “it’s possible he/she’s broken their leg” or ojalá que haya llegado “I hope that he/she/it’s arrived”

The conditional perfect is pretty much like conditional, you’re more likely to see it with imperfect subjunctive used for “if/then” situations… si lo supiera, no habría dicho eso “If I had known, I would not have said that”

Same thing with imperfect subjunctive perfect… si lo hubiera sabido “If I had known” or si me hubieran llamado “if they had called me”… 

But imperfect subjunctive has its own functions aside from if/then statements, used for unlikely things or hypothetical situations, or for subjunctive being used in the past or the future… ojalá que hubiera llovido “I hoped it would have rained” or esperaba a que hubieran llegado “I was waiting until they had arrived”

The one that feels most unnatural for me personally - but it’s totally fine in Spanish - is the future perfect. To me, future perfect feels very aristocratic England like… habré comido feels like “I shall have eaten” but Spanish speakers use future tense for something definitive or for long-term goals, and sometimes supposition: ¿Quién habrá muerto en Walking Dead? which can translate as “Who will die on Walking Dead?” or “Who’s died on Walking Dead?”

Future tense used like that is very common for internet searches. The “shall” is done with future tense, and to me it feels aristocratic because Spanish uses the future tense for the Ten Commandments (no matarás = “thou shalt not kill”)

More uncertain supposition is done with conditional; but for future it’s a foregone conclusion: habrán vuelto ya “they’ll have returned already” / “they’ll be back by now”

*Note: You don’t see hube, hubiste, hubo, hubieron, hubimos + past participle for the perfect tenses. This is actually known as pretérito anterior but it’s obsolete now.

Pluperfect is used instead which is había, habías, había, habían, habíamos + past participle

Mr. Goldman, please collect your embarrasing son Moffat and his friend GaHtiss

As you may have seen in this post, I was wondering what on earth would Mr. Goldman think about TFP. Because is such a piece of work, it needs to be closely observed.

Basically I will discuss each one of Goldman’s ten commandments on writing and try to figure out what Moffat and GaHtiss did to disgrace it. Long rant, so under a read more. 


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Ten commandments
1.thou shall bees in the trap
2.Love thy neighbor only if shes not a thot
3.do onto others as youd wish upon thyself so no pig latin
4.You shall kill for thy day one niggas
5.covet your neighbors goods
6.thou shall only steal from fuck boys
7.Keep thy pimp hand strong
8.no mac shall love a hoe
9.Do not blocketh the cock
10.Thou shall pour out for the fallen

anonymous asked:

Is it really a sin to be gay ?

Hey Love,

First things First: God loves all. He loved His creation so much He sent His son Jesus, who also loves all creation, to die for all us gays, lesbians, transgender, and those who are straight. God is not impartial with His love and acceptance to all the groups just mentioned. He loves all equally without discrimination. 

Jesus died for all of us, because we are all sinners. The human race is synonymous to sinners, homosexual or heterosexual we all are.Jesus died that we may be blameless off sin, redeemed, and live with Him here on Earth as it will be in Heaven. 

Jesus commanded us to love and accept all, Mark 12:31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these. We are to love all despite differing sexual orientation or gender identity. As believers we are commanded to.

After Adam and bit off that forbidden fruit, sin entered the world. They chose that sin, they chose to eat that fruit. Similarly I may choose to lie, steal, curse someone, hate on someone. We choose our sins and sometimes we choose to live in that sin that it enslaves us. I may lie once or twice and still be a liar, but when I choose to entertain this sin and live in it, it enslaves until I am a chronic/compulsive liar that every word I may utter is doubted to be true. This is parallel to homosexuality, one can be taunted with the thoughts of thinking homosexual thoughts and they are not sinning (since temptation isn’t a sin, but falling into the temptation is) but when it’s entertained and chosen to live in it, it enslaves that someone that they live a homosexual life. 

The basis of being homosexual is based on the Bible, the sin is when a man chooses to lay with another man,and a woman choosing to lay with another woman. Sin is anything that defies God. God created men to lay with women and woman to lay with man, when the human race defies that it’s sin. Just like God wrote in one of the ten commandment thou shall not lie and we defy that, and lie, it’s sin. Society is further leaning to ‘do whatever makes you happy’ and that should be taken cautiously because whatever can makes us happy is what can separate us from God forever

1 Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men

Sin is sin. Homosexuality is a sin, so is lying, and stealing. None is worse than the other. They are each equal. 

For Christ to become more we have to become less. We have to wear put on our cross daily and deny sin. Perpetually living in sin like homosexuality, stealing, lying, and etc, makes that impossible. We can’t have a genuine relationship with Christ and we put our eternity on jeopardy from Him ❤