a junior who was taking the psat today ditched the idea of pulling the fire alrm to get out of testing and instead hacked into the school’s alarm system to set it off exactly when the English section was scheduled to start
THIS KID WAS SLICK ENOUGH TO HACK INTO AN ALARM SYSTEM BECAUSE HE WASN’T PREPARED FOR THE PSAT
and there you have it
that’s the summary of the American education system
Context: I grew up in a family of nerds, and superheroes were always a really big part of my childhood. Captain America was a favorite, and he kind of became my family’s standard for good behavior and just generally being a Nice Person. (If one of the kids started a fight they’d get hit with, “What would Captain America think of how you’re acting?”, stuff like that.)
So when I got to high school and started dating, my mom told me something that sounds funny but in retrospect actually turned out to be really good advice:
“Date someone who treats you the way Captain America would. Never settle for less.”
And this has actually helped me so much in my dating life, through high school and into my adult years, because even if it’s a little silly, it’s been really helpful to have that standard in the back of my mind when I’m first going into a relationship.
Would Captain America ignore my calls? Would Captain America forget my birthday? Would Captain America get mad at me for cancelling a date because a family emergency came up? If the answer is no, then I know that the person I’m currently dating does not meet my standards, and that I need to break things off before they get too serious.
And your standard absolutely does not have to be Captain America, specifically. It can be any person, male or female, real or fictional, who is known for being respectful and considerate. It can even be an imaginary “soulmate” that you make up yourself. The point is to have a specific idea of how you expect to be treated by your romantic partners, and to refuse to compromise or settle for less. (Just make sure you’re holding yourself to the same standards – you can’t expect to date superheroes if you’re going to treat your partners the way a supervillain would.) This is a really good way to keep yourself from falling into bad relationships where you aren’t treated with the respect and care you deserve.
TL;DR: You deserve to date people who are respectful and considerate of you. You deserve a Captain America. Don’t settle for less.
when guzma tried to catch a nihilego, he just ran at it. so… does that mean he was just going to wrestle it to the ground and force it into a ball? is that just how he catches pokemon?
because while i can see someone doing that to get a wimpod… does that mean he dive-tackled a spinarak? does. does he even bother weakening the pokemon. does he just dive-tackle them until they surrender? because that sounds like something he’d do.
just imagine him finding a scyther and being like “okay that’s a bug with arm scythes i fucking want it” and you think he’s gonna send out golisopod to weaken it but no, he just runs at the scyther and fucking rugby tackles it to the ground. and the scyther is just like “ARCEUS FUCKING CHRIST WHAT THE HELL I’LL GET IN THE BALL I’LL GET IN THE BALL!”
it’s a flawless strategy but no one else in team skull can get it to work.
Joyce, this is Hawkins, okay? You wanna know the worst thing that’s ever happened here in the four years I’ve been working here? Do you wanna know the worst thing? It was when an owl attacked Eleanor Gillespie’s head because it thought that her hair was a nest.
fun fact: there are over 15 verses of insulting dirty lyrics to ‘star spangled man with a plan’ that the Howlies invented after steve beat everyone at poker. and i will be singing them all until steve gives my hoodie back