that was me in middle school

Book drive for school of robotics team champs!

Hey friends! Like me, many of you were horrified by this news report:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/nation-now/2017/03/17/robotics-competition-racism/99301384/?hootPostID=55f1203864224e186b5ee6d36938c0a1

We want to show love for this school and their outstanding robotics team in the form of a book drive. This is a Title 1 school with a very diverse population. Authors, you can sign books to Pleasant Run. Anyone else who can donate is much appreciated! Picture books, early readers, chapter books, and middle grade books most welcome, especially those written by and featuring people of color. Also early readers in Spanish would be a bonus as they have dual immersion language program for some kindergarten classes. Mail books to:

Pleasant Run Elementary

1800 N Franklin Rd

Indianapolis, IN 46219

If you have books more appropriate for middle or high school, this diverse district would love those too! Mail to :

Metro School District of Warren Township
975 N. Post Road
Indianapolis, IN 46219
ATTN: Kathy Disney

Thank you! And congrats to the robotics team at Pleasant Run. You inspire us!

miskatonicember  asked:

Hi! First, thank you so much for writing your books. I fell in love with Alanna in middle school (I’m almost 24 now!) and your books have been a huge part of my life ever since. Second a question… will we get to see more of Pounce/Faithful? He’s my favorite and I’d love to see more of what he gets up to in the Divine Realms!

Ask him! He doesn’t tell me his plans. He’s a cat.

I have yet to know a cat who followed a plan. (I’m not trying to be snotty, it’s just there’s some characters you know and some you don’t!)

anonymous asked:

Are you still taking fic recs? Have you read intangibel's You Want Me to Teach what? AO3: works(slash)8736892 or there's a post on her tumblr too. Its a Teacher Au for malec.

i’m ALWAYS taking fic recs. always.

You Want Me To Teach What?! by Intangibel (duskbutterfly)

summary: As a middle school English Literature teacher at The Institute, Alec was pretty happy with his job. He liked the students, he liked the classes he taught and he liked the rest of the teachers, especially the Head of the Science Department, Magnus Bane. Magnus made teaching science look like magic and he also happened to be the most beautiful man Alec had ever met. But because Alec’s still firmly in the closet, he’s stuck thinking that all it can ever be is a crush.But then a last minute request to be a substitute teacher with Magnus Bane makes him start to think that just maybe, his future path might not be so fixed after all. That his daydreams of being more to Magnus than just a colleague, might not be so impossible after all.[Or where Alec gets asked to supervise the ‘All of Us: Understanding Gender Diversity, Sexual Diversity and Intersex Topics’ seminar with Magnus because no-one else can & he starts to think he might not need to hide his sexuality forever.]

I’ve always hated my legs. I think they’re the least flattering part of my body, because they are way too big. I hate that I have a chronic knee injury. These legs prevent me from becoming a more flexible dancer. They prevent me from sitting in most arm chairs. They prevent me from riding on rollercoasters, or fly on planes. They prevent me from wearing skinny jeans and leggings comfortably. I hate them so much that I refuse to wear shorts in the summer, or even a bathing suit. For 20+ years, I’ve told myself that my legs were holding me down. But I should be telling myself that my legs are lifting me up. They are not a burden. They keep me walking everyday. They have endured years of dancing. They have survived hundreds of strains and injuries. They allowed me to do splits in middle and high school. They allow me to do 90-degree arabesques. They allow me to squat. They allow me to walk for 4 miles on hiking trails. But most important, they allow me to be me, a dancer and an athlete. I have to learn to appreciate and love my legs more. They have done so much for me. They are beautiful and freaking strong! 

I’m planning on making a new blog where I mainly reblog things! The number one reason why I don’t reblog much on this blog is because I want it to stay as my main art blog where I only post my art and asks and other things that are relevant to this blog. But, yeah. I’ll probably will have it up and running over the weekend cus’ rn I’m kind of in the middle of a big project at school and hopefully the weekend will give me some time off to focus on that. 

Yeey! Exiting times ahead!

koalamuffins  asked:

Every Wednesday I forget it's a Wednesday and then you make that Tweet and the most overwhelming amount of relief comes over me. Seriously, I hate Wednesdays. I'm so happy you post on Wendesdays.

That’s one of the reasons I post on Wednesdays. Wednesday is one of the worst days of the week. You’re right in the middle of the school or workweek, you’ve got two days left, and you’re hanging on by a thread. Hopefully my vlogs are something to make the day a little more tolerable.

This one is about show vs tell :) 33% uploaded…

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At yesterday’s photo meeting, there were so many middle school, high school and university girls around the same era as me! 😳 

There was an overall high rate of girls although I think it might’ve been because it’s spring break and it was Kojima-san’s last handshake meeting.. But still, I feel like there’s been a sudden increase in girls more than ever before. I was surprised and happy. 😢 

And when I was looking at their outfits and smartphone cases, all those girls and I seem to have a similar taste. I was truly glad when they said that they always look at my Instagram. I hope girls start to grow an interest and come to like this Instagram even if it’s just by 1mm..  

I’ll post a lot because of that. Please support me in the future as well. ♡

I was tagged by: @jungkoog​ thank you dear! ♡

all you have to do is answer some questions and tag 20 mutuals you wanna know a bit better!

nicknames: well I guess Ann is actually a nickname, and sometimes people call me Nessa or Nessie lol but it was usually throughout middle school, not so much nowadays

gender: female

star sign: gemini sun/taurus moon/leo rising

height: uhhhh like 5′9ish?? 175cm, that is

time rn: 7:12pm

last thing i googled: “123movies” (the original site was down so I had to look for another one lmao)

favorite bands: BTS, GOT7, Exo, Vixx, Shinee, Big Bang, DAY6, 5SOS, The Script, The Killers, Panic! at the Disco, Simple Plan, The Smiths, Take That, Arctic Monkeys, fun., OneRepublic

fave soloists: Dean, Eric Nam, Kyuhyun, Amber, IU, Crush, Zion.T

song stuck in my head: D (Half Moon) by Dean

last movie i watched: I actually haven’t watched any movies in quite some time?? wow anyway I can’t really remember, I think it was Pretty Woman (EDIT: I remembered!!! it was actually Finding Dory a few days ago lmao)

last show i watched: new episode of Supergirl

when did you create ur blog: July 2011

what do you post: well I’ve had this blog for nearly 6 years so it’s gone through quite a lot of phases actually but now it’s almost entirely bangtan + a bit of got7 and some aesthetic or funny/relatable posts

when did your blog reach its peak?: uhh I don’t think it has yet or at least I hope it hasn’t lol

do you have other blogs: no but I have some saved urls

do you get asks regularly: lol nope

why did you choose your url: bc I’m in love with a nerd

following: 1,464

posts: 27876

hogwarts house: slytherin

pokemon team: i never played it (actually I did for like 15 minutes and gave up so I truly don’t remember if there were any teams at all lmao)

fave colors: all shades of blue, turquoise, mint, white

avg hours of sleep: anything from 2 to 12 lmao

lucky numbers: 8 I guess

fave characters: uM THIS IS HARD OKAY John Watson, Eleven from Stranger Things, Goblin and Grim Reaper from Goblin, Barry Allen, Cisco Ramon and Earth #19 Harrison Wells from The Flash, Tony Stark/Iron Man, Clint Barton/The Hawk, Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes (Marvel), Simon Lewis, Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood from Shadowhunters, Spock, Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh, Stiles from Teen Wolf, Alex Danvers and Maggie Sawyer (Supergirl)….. there’s probably a bunch more but these are the ones I can remember atm

what am i wearing now?: The Flash t-shirt and black tights aka pj’s lol

how many blankets do u sleep w: anything from 1 to 4 depending on the season

dream job: something in the field of cosmology/astronomy or something in the performing arts

dream trip: Seoul!!! also LA and NYC and Tokyo and Jeju Island….and Dubai

@95km @metamorphxgus @melaninstoryteller@novelletaehyung@sugaflowers@wxckedpsycho @bbysucculents @pjminmins@jeoniful @notjhope @pyemul @95-kth @junghkook @babyboyguk @btsjojo @vmiiin @nochuism @yeppeosseo @8twenty1 @rapmonphile

lmao my “friend” has been giving me the cold shoulder since yesterday because i “yelled” at him. like, me telling u to stop taking sneaky unflattering pictures of me and posting them in the group chat is not damn yelling, and its not my damn fault. i tried to be civil today and said hello and goodbye and tried to talk and he plain ignored me
so if his ass thinks im gonna apologize then hes dead wrong, like, he thinks he can be more petty than me ??? p l e a s e

so it’s hit me that i’m actually graduating in two months. can’t stop fucking crying y'all don’t even know

school has been absolute hell for me because i’m severely mentally ill and neurodivergent and our school system might be the best in the world but it doesn’t serve people like me

i dropped out of art school and then started at another school again and I’ve had regular breakdowns for four years because I’ve barely found the strength to get out of bed. it’s taken everything i have and more to get to this point and i never thought I’d actually have my principal send me a message saying i’m really graduating and to stop worrying about it. i can finally focus on getting to sign language school and doing something i’m so passionate about

& i’m so happy and relieved that i’m just sobbing in the middle of the street i can’t stop crying

hair evolution???

So i’ve been watching hair evolution videos & decided to do my own ! ! it’s not gonna be that interesting bc im just now expirementing with colours other than blue but whatever. i’m gonna put it all under a read more so!! clicc to see me as a young child gal

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I’ve been openly gay sense I was 7 years old. I come from a strict, catholic family who’ve done everything in their power to shred me of my identity. I spent 3 years with the girl of my dreams, but it was a dream I could never share. My sexuality was not up for debate. Expectations were laid out firmly. I was to marry a well off, white, Christian man. I attempted to come out to my family in middle school, while I was in my first publicly gay relationship. I was happy, and hoped my family would be too, but that is the opposite of what happened. My mom blamed the school, the church, and mostly, blamed me. The next few years were the most difficult of my life. I was forced to hide one of the biggest parts of who I am. My mom was in denial. She put my in therapy, sent me to neurologists, and forced me into extreme religious activities. After months of attempting to “heal” me by living mainly in solitude, and spending her time with God, one day my mom asked me to pray with her. As I knelt down in prayer, she placed her hand atop my head and asked the Lord to give me the strength to forgive her. She spoke of her sorrow, and misunderstanding throughout the years. She had finally accepted me for who I am. Today, if asked she will tell others I am gay. My road to acceptance was a long, tiring, journey. Equality will always be a struggle in the LGBT community, but you are not alone. Stand up for what you believe in. Stay true to yourself, don’t let others tell you who you are.

felipeunprodrawings  asked:

What's your inspiration that made you draw in the first place? Also your arts really nice ^^

I’d always play games as a wee baby, 24/7. My uncle owned a super nintendo and NES and Sega genesis and I played Super Mario and Sonic nonstop!
I eventually wanted to draw the games I played so I doodled a CRAP TON OF SONIC from kinder to near the end of middle school(I was a huge sonic weeb X o X )
I had already developed some sort of style, and I started writing original comics and fan comics, creating a character thats very dear to me named Starlight. After Starlight, I finally made Lapis~

True For Me

I was tagged by @idonthavehusbandsihavelovers​ thanks hun! 💖

Bold the statements that are true for you.

APPEARANCE:
I am 5′7″ or taller
I wear glasses
I have at least one tattoo
I have at least one piercing
I have blonde hair
I have brown eyes
I have short hair
My abs are at least somewhat defined
I have or have had braces (I’ve had them for only two months when I was in middle school)
There is something I would change about the way I look

PERSONALITY:
My Hogwarts house is: Gryffindor Hufflepuff Ravenclaw Slytherin
I am an introvert
I like love meeting new people
People tell me that I’m funny
Helping others with their problems is a big priority for me
I enjoy physical challenges
I enjoy mental challenges
I’m playfully rude with people I know well
I started saying something ironically and now I can’t stop saying it
There is something I would change about my personality


ABILITY:
I can sing well
I can play an instrument
I can do over 30 pushups without stopping
I’m a fast runner
I can draw well
I have a good memory
I’m good at doing math in my head
I can hold my breath underwater for over a minute
I have beaten at least 2 people in arm wrestling
I know how to cook at least 3 meals from scratch
I know how to throw a proper punch


HOBBIES:
I enjoy playing sports
I’m on a sports team at my school or somewhere else
I’m in a orchestra or choir at my school or somewhere else
I have learned a new song in the past week
I work out at least once a week
I’ve gone for runs at least once a week in the warmer months
I have drawn something in the past month
I enjoy writing
Fandoms are my #1 passion
I do or have done martial arts


EXPERIENCES:
I have had my first kiss
I have had alcohol
I have scored the winning goal in a sports game
I have watched an entire season of a TV show in one sitting
I have been at an overnight event
I have been in a taxi
I have been in the hospital or ER in the past year
I have beaten a video game in one day
I have visited another country
I have been to one of my favorite band’s concerts


RELATIONSHIP:
I’m in a relationship
I have a celebrity crush I have like 100 lmaooo
I have a crush on someone I know
I have been in at least 3 relationships
I have never been in a relationship
I have asked someone out or admitted my feelings to them
I get crushes easily
I have had a crush on someone for over a year
I have been in a relationship for at least a year
I have had feelings for a friend


MY LIFE:
I have at least one person I consider a “best friend”
I live close to my school
My parents are still together
i have at least one sibling
I live in the United States
There is snow right now where I live
I have hung out with a friend outside of school in the past month
I have a smartphone
I have at least 15 CDs
I share my room with someone


RANDOM SHIT:
I have breakdanced
I know a person named Jamie
I have had a teacher with a last name that’s hard to pronounce
I have dyed my hair
I’m listening to one song on repeat right now
I have punched someone in the past week
I know someone who has gone to jail
I have broken a bone
I have eaten a waffle today
I know what I want to do with my life I WISH
I speak at least 2 languages fluently  4 ;)
I have made a new friend in the past year

I tag @opheliadawnwalker3 @ofdragonsanddreams16 @embracetheapocalypsewithme @shadesofarrogance if you’re so inclined. ✨

Tomorrow we perform at Sounds of Spring. It’s gonna be a disaster.

WE’RE STILL NOT READY, THE TRUMPETS SOUND AWFUL, NO ONE IS ON TIME TO THE EARLY MORNING PRACTICES, AND WE SOUND LIKE A MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND THAT’S HAD THEIR MUSIC FOR TWO WEEKS.

Guys I’m freaking out. We are NOT ready at all for this contest, and we’re quite literally going to embarrass ourselves. Not only that, but we have a concert on Sunday for the same music. 


I don’t know if I should cry or scream. 

Originally posted by marvel-dc-addict

~Jester <— Very stressed at the moment because of band.

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