we talked about this in class today

Undertale in My History Class??

Okay guys, I’ve got a funny story that happened in my high school today. The class I was in is called Ancient World History, and we were working on the French Revolution.

So I was taking notes, right? And we started talking about how the guys who wanted to change the monarchy. My professor mentions how they were called “sans-culottes”, or “without breeches”. (Basically they wore shorts as if to say, “Screw you, King Louis!”)

Immediately, I think of Sans from Undertale. I chuckle, but no one really noticed. (…thank god) Anyways, as I write down some of the words from the slide displayed via projector, my teacher says something that caused me to burst out into total laughter.

His exact words were: “These sans-culottes demanded change; so they started executing everyone who protested a new government. In other words, the sans-culottes wanted to reset the world and start over.”

Maybe this doesn’t seem too humerus to you guys, but to me it was like comedy gold.

I’m pretty sure everyone thinks I’m insane now; ya know, laughing over the death of people from nearly 200 years ago.

Oh well.

Can we talk about how white boys in my class were laughing at my friend’s tears

Can we talk about how said friend was planning on coming out to her parents if Hillary won but now she’s terrified because she’s scared they’ll send her away

Can we talk about how when I told my friend that I’m scared for my life and my friends’ lives I heard a group of boys on my bus mimic me and laugh and tell me to “cry about it”

Can we talk about how Pence has confirmed that Trump will be an anti-lgbt president and they both aren’t even in the White House yet

Can we talk about how my other friend’s uncle was apologizing to his unborn baby when he heard the news that Trump would be our next president

Can we talk about how that same friend was hugging me and almost in tears because he didn’t know what would happen to his boyfriend if his parents found out he was trans

Can we talk about how poc, women, and members of the LGBT+ community are terrified and don’t know what’s going to happen to them now

While most rich, white, cisgender, heterosexual males I’ve come across today are cheering and happy, there are other people of all kinds around America that are terrified right now.

Just let that sink in.

So in my biology class today, while learning about genetics, our teacher had us doing this activity where we simulated the process of how a person ended up with the genes and traits that they do using the parents genes. We were supposed to draw an end result of what they would look like with the genes that they got, and we were told to draw the full body only wearing a diaper so we could see all the traits. But somehow i missed the memo that we were supposed to draw a baby, so I ended up turning in a drawing of a ripped 27 year old dude only wearing a diaper, and now it’s hanging on the wall next to all the baby drawings. This is going to be an interesting rest of the year…

IDK HIS SIGN BUT SOMEONE COME BE HAPPY WITH ME AND TALK TO ME ABOUT THIS OKAY

THERE IS A CUTE BOY IN MY ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES CLASS AND USUALLY I CANT TALK TO HIM BECAUSE HE SITS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM AND IS RETAKING MY COURSE SO IS A YEAR OLDER SO LIKE I CANT FIND A WAY TO MAKE CONVERSATION

SO USUALLY WE JUST MAKE EYES FROM ACROSS THE ROOM LOL HE LITERALLY HAS TO TURN HIS HEAD 90 DEGREES TO LOOK AT ME AND I KNOW HE DOES IT TO LOOK AT ME BECAUSE (FOLLOW * FOR THE BACKGROUND INFO)

BUT TODAY

WE WENT ON A TRIP AND I MANAGED TO TALK TO HIM A LOT AND MAKE HIM LAUGH AS OUR CLASS WAS COPPICING TREES AND HE WAS DOING SO NEAR ME AND EVERYONE NEAR ME WAS LIKE MY FRIENDS SO I LIKE WAS JOKEY AND CONVERSING WITH EVERYONE AND YAY HE SMILED A LOT AT WHAT I SAID AND WE HAD A LITTLE CHIT CHAT AND TALKED ABOUT DOGS A LITTLE IN OUR GROUP

SO YEAH

NOW IDK IF I’LL EVER GET SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY AGAIN LIKE I JUST WANT HIS NUMBER AND TO SPEND TIME WITH HIM HE IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND HAS BEAUTIFUL OPINIONS

I SENSE A LOT OF CANCER AND GEMINI IN HIM IF ANYONE //WAS// WONDERING

* I WAS LATE INTO CLASS AND HAD TO SIT DIRECTLY OPPOSITE HIM BUT OUR SEATS ARE LIKE A U SHAPE SO WE WERE THE POINTS OF THE U, AND I HAD NOTICED HIM SINCE DAY ONE OF CLASS BECAUSE HE IS SO CUTE AND ONCE I SAT OPPOSITE HIM I COULD SEE HOW SUDDENLY HE NOTICED ME AND FROM THAT DAY EVEN THO I SIT BACK IN MY SEAT WHICH IS LIKE PARALLEL TO HIS SO LIKE THE BOTTOM OF THE U HE LOOKED TO ME MORE OFTEN WHEN HE NEVER DID BEFORE.

Colonize This! Young Women Of Color On Today’s Feminism — Daisy Hernandez

“As young women of color, we have both a different and similar relationship to feminism as the women in our mothers’ generation…The difference is that now we talk about these issues in women’s studies classes, in classrooms that are multicultural but xenophobic and in a society that pretends to be racially integrated but remains racially profiled.”

Redefining Realness — Janet Mock

“When I think of identity, I think of our bodies and souls and the influences of family, culture, and community - the ingredients that make us. James Baldwin describes identity as ‘the garment with which one covers the nakedness of the self.’ The garment should be worn “loose,” he says, so we can always feel our nakedness. ‘This trust in one’s nakedness is all that gives one the power to change one’s robes.’ I’m still journeying toward that place where I’m comfortable in this nakedness, standing firmly in my interlocking identities.”

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches — Audre Lorde

“Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one’s own actions or lack of action. If it leads to change then it can be useful, since it is then no longer guilt but the beginning of knowledge. Yet all too often, guilt is just another name for impotence, for defensiveness destructive of communication; it becomes a device to protect ignorance and the continuation of things the way they are, the ultimate protection for changelessness.”

Feminism Is For Everybody — bell hooks

“Simply put, feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression…Practically, it is a definition which implies that all sexist thinking and action is the problem, whether those who perpetuate it are female or male, child or adult.”

This Bridge Called My Back: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment — Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa

“We are challenging white feminists to be accountable for their racism because at the base we still want to believe that they really want freedom for all of us.”

Literally anything by Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term “intersectionality” in 1989. From her article “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color”:

 “Contemporary feminist and antiracist discourses have failed to consider intersectional identities such as women of color…I consider how the experiences of women of color are frequently the product of intersecting patterns of racism and sexism, and how these experiences tend not to be represented within the discourses of either feminism or antiracism.”

Want more recs? Another Round host and glorious human Tracy Clayton compiled a list of 13 more books on feminism and intersectionality by women of color

Some more Funny AU’s

  • “Almost all the good seats are taken at this movie but luckily there just happens to be one in the middle the unlucky part is that it’s right next to you and I really hate you but I also really want that seat and your smug face says you know it too.”
  • “We’re in debate class and a calm talk about tax quickly turned into a full out screaming match about what’s on the school lunch menu today.”
  • “We’re rivals, but not just rivals, we’re rivals with benefits. So while I may want to put hot sauce on all your food I hate the other teams captain way more and am willing to teach you how to beat them, though it might just cost you.”
  • “I’m squeamish about heights and during a pool party you keep trying to put me on your shoulders so we can play chicken except I keep kicking you in the face instead of the opposing team.”
  • “You accidentally snap me a pic of you in the shower which is fine, cause accidents happen, except now I can’t look at you because I keep wondering if it’s a shower or a grower.”
  • “We go to the same laundry mat and I’m switching clothes from the washer to the drier when you ask if this is mine and when I turn around you’re holding my secret skimpy lace underwear with the boy on the butt that no one is supposed to know about.”
  • “We’re next door neighbors who have never met and one day I’m singing in the shower when I hear you through the walls ask me to go an octave higher before joining me and I guess we’re harmonizing to part of your world, at least you have a nice voice.”
  • “I’m just finishing using the dorm showers when you come in with your latest partner and start having shower sex in the stall next to me and this really awkward and I’m to embarrassed to leave. Finally when you and your partner do finish and they leave I try to sneak out as fast as I can. Only you’ve come out at the same time and this is even more embarrassing cause now you know I’ve been there listening the entire time.”

So today in class we were talking about family and who was our favourite family member, and people started saying stuff like “my dad, he’s the best he always supports me” “my mom, she’s everything to me we are best friends” and i’m there like ???? You mean your parents make you feel good? They help you?? They sincerely love you??? They have never been abusive??? How???

Before class today, we began talking about the election results and how down we all were, and a girl who had been in charge of the Clinton campaign volunteers here confessed:

“I don’t know if I want to be a political science major anymore. What’s the point in being in a career with no upward mobility? This election has proved my worst fears. I will never be as qualified as Hillary Clinton, I will never be as smart as Hillary Clinton, I will never be as influential as Hillary Clinton…if she can’t do it, I don’t think any of us can.”
The worst thing about it is, I think she might be right.

Nurseydex vs The Sonnets

Alright, so I’m a theater major, and this semester we have a class completely dedicated to Shakespeare, and it’s amazing and I could talk about it for hours. Anyway, we each had to pick a sonnet and memorize it, and we recited them again today and I had a little flash of inspiration.

If Nursey studied and writes poetry, he’s likely very familiar with Shakespeare’s sonnets (and others as well but we’re talking about Shakespeare here specifically). And like… Dex strikes me as someone who hated it in high school because most of his exposure to it was being forced to read Romeo & Juliet and listening to a bunch of sixteen-year-olds struggle to read and comprehend, and he probably looked at it and felt dumb. (Which is something that happens to people and it makes me So Sad.)

So. Imagine this.

  • Dex is taking an English class (yay for required courses), and they’re looking at the sonnets and he just. Hates It. This is hard language to read and comprehend, and when you go in with a bad experience that makes you assume you aren’t going to understand, you really are not going to understand.
  • Nursey walks into the Haus and sees his Adorable Ginger Boyfriend reading a book of Shakespeare’s sonnets and gets. He’s just So Excited.
  • Derek Nurse is Not Chill about his love of the sonnets and Shakespeare’s impact on the English language
  • “You’re reading the sonnets????”
  • “Yup.”
  • “What do you think???”
  • Dex is silent for a bit. He can tell Nursey’s really excited about the sonnets (he’s not being very subtle), but he just… he Doesn’t Understand and he is Frustrated.
  • “I dunno…. I don’t really… I’m just not the type of person who gets this stuff.”
  • Nursey hears the phrase “type of person” and just. Oh no.
  • “Well… first glance it’s all pretty weird to read, but-”
  • “Some people get this but I’m just not one of them, y’know?”
  • And so “Operation Fix What High School English Class Broke” is a go.
  • Nursey, like most people who have had an actually good Shakespeare teacher, knows that if someone doesn’t understand it, it’s the actor’s/speaker’s fault. Not the listener.
  • (Nursey is fully prepared for the fines he will accumulate over the next couple of weeks)

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Coming in to work today was like walking into a funeral, and our faculty/staff meeting was taken up by the questions of how do we comfort and guide our students when they’re scared and grieving, and we’re scared and grieving too? How do we create safe spaces? How do we let the necessary conversations happen? How do we start fixing this? 

Professors cancelled their classes and created spaces in our theaters for people to come and talk and vent and not feel quite so isolated; we handed out hugs and tissues wherever they were needed; we posted signs welcoming discussion and collaboration and peace and empathy – but we still worried about our students. 

Our students, who are noisy and bright and difficult and sometimes ridiculous, came to talk, and then they went out to protest. They went out to plan. 

There were a lot of horrible things about yesterday and today, but seeing so many kids ready to go out and start talking and start listening and starting working? It was wonderful. For so many of them, this was the first election they could vote in, and they’re angry and hurt and heartbroken, but they’re also ready

I love them. My goofy theater kids, I love them so much I could scream. 

College

So, I’m in college.

My band first semester was 18 people, this semester it’s 14. Here are some stories.

- Today, before class, we were talking about twerking on one of the two poles in the back of the room.

My band director walked into this conversation.

“It’s not stripping, it’s exotic dancing.” - Alto sax player

She just stared at us while we all died laughing.

- Playing at a basketball game.

Band director: *Holds up whiteboard with the words Tequila on it* I could use this right now.

Band: *Screaming* TEQUILA!

Percussionist: HARAMBE!

*Cue the band laughing and the director staring the percussionist down.*

- “Tappity tap tappity tap tap. That’s the technical term. I should know because I’m a percussionist.” - Band director

- Whacked myself in the face with a stand. My director gasped and the entire band went silent. This was in front of an audience at a basketball game.

- “I inflict pain on myself by doing 3 hours of math homework.” - Student

“That’s the least harmful thing you can do to yourself.” - Band director

- We were quoting Family Guy (in the voices) for five minutes straight… We had a concert in an hour.

- Two weeks before finals.

“Is it like a trend for all teachers to wear hats?” - Non band friend

*Looks down at shirt that says ‘No excuses. Pls.* “I don’t know…. I just wore this today because my hair looks bad. Also, it’s that time of the year.” - Band director

- *Band director uses five different curse words in a row*

- *Softly* “Oh fuck.” - Band director

- “So my apartment almost caught on fire yesterday….” - Band director

- “You should see this meme I shared.” - Band director

- During class

“In front of teachers, I don’t curse. But, elsewhere, I fling fucks and shits around.” - Alto Sax player

“YOU FLING SHIT?” - Trombone player

- “Wait, why does the say 'maniacal scream’?” - Tenor sax player

“We’re supposed to scream, but it just sounds like a bad porn movie when we do.” - Band director

“You just need to add some more grunts and moaning into it.” - Alto sax player

*Cue band dying laughing and ban director just loosing it.*

- Today in band

“Okay, make sure you can see me.” - Band director

“I can’t.” - 6ft Alto sax player who sits in the front row

- “Do you have a tuner, Kenny?” - Band director

“No.” - Kenny, clarinet player

“Did you delete it to make room for Pokemon go?” - Alto sax player

“Yes.” - Kenny

“Goddammit Kenny.” - Alto sax player

There’s probably more to come. This isn’t even half of the shenanigans that have happened.

Confession

Today in class, we talked about racism. The teacher told us to write down any accounts of racism we’ve experienced or have witnessed. There’s like 6 POC in our class and the rest are white. Not one of my white classmates could come up with one single valid count of racism they’d experienced. One said something about not being able to play a certain position because of her colour, but black people are out here getting killed because of their colour. And people believe reverse racism is real. Smh.

So today we had a sub whose name was Mr. Lust. No kidding. Anyways, he spent the first ten to fifteen minutes of class talking about how the other day he ordered vitamins, and said “I know your generation calls them ‘supplements’ but I will always call them vitamins, so deal with it.” Then talked about how the vitamins came to his door, and came with a brochure and the brochure said “don’t be afraid to tell yourself that you are awesome!” And proceeded to take the brochure out of his pocket and read the rest of it to us, then went on a rant about how he couldn’t claim it as his quote, so he added something to it, and the quote is now.
“Remember to turn on the lightswitch, and don’t be afraid to tell yourself how awesome you are!”

I can’t make this up.

Today was our last day of class together. I wonder if I’ll ever see you again. In the halls, maybe. But I want to be able to see you every day. To interact with you everyday. To talk to you everyday. Maybe we can be friends or something more.
—  last day // 6:27pm

Today I truly witnessed what I call “the Darren Criss Effect”. I started teaching in a new School and 90% of my students are boys (15-18 years old). Today we were talking about groundbreaking musicals and OF COURSE I took the opportunity to gush about Hedwig. I showed a picture of Darren dressed as Hedwig, then another one of “regular Darren” so they could see how amazing the characterization is. After that, the whole class went quiet. One of the guys raised his hand and said (in a very serious tone): “This is the most beautiful man I’ve seen in my life”. ALL the other guys immediately agreed. I heard stuff like “his legs are bigger than my entire torso” and “I’m seriously questioning my sexuality right now”. They left the class in awe. The Darren Criss Effect is REAL.

Imagine if you will:

The LSPD is just so sick of the Fake AH Crew just rubbing their faces in how close they can come to catching them without catching them. They know their names, their faces, and where they live but they can’t do anything about it, and Gavin broke into the office last week and covered half the officers computers with post its with little notes on them

So they set up a sting to get whatever they can from off of their computers. So the next time they stop one of the crew members, it happens to be Gavin because he got caught shitfaced coming out of one of the bars to get some fresh air while the rest of the crew was inside, so they stop and frisk him and replace his phone with one that is supposed to be identical in every way but once it’s in the penthouse it puts a virus on their computers. 

They already have Officer Luna trained with what to do when he goes in as their undercover IT guy, and he’s so excited for his first undercover mission. Gavin of course realizes the second he pulls his phone out again that it’s wrong, and even if he didn’t Ryan is still totally sober and noticed that Gavin’s phone is running slower than usual. It takes the crew like six seconds to figure out what happened, and then another six to figure out what they’re going to do about it.

It takes Gavin and Ryan almost no time at all to take apart the virus and reverse engineer it, because the people who are actually good with computers go into crime they don’t work with the cops. They call for IT anyway, and Detective Luna shows up so quickly they are almost certain he drove over with his siren on. They let him take some things, plans they’d decided months ago they didn’t have the attention span to make work out and heists that they realized would cost more than they would actually make in return, and in return they slip an infected phone onto the detective for him to take back to the station.

The crew’s most tech oriented members wreak havoc on the unsuspecting LSPD, they get every file they have on their computer beamed back to them and manage to shut down every piece of tech in the building. The city spends the week it takes for the LSPD to outsource someone who can undo what the crew did to their systems in flames and they learned that it it’s smarter not to try and outsmart the Fake AH Crew.

But You’re the Bad Guy - Theo Raeken Imagine Series

based loosely on this imagine credits to owner for this idea 

Warnings: steamy make out sesh,swearing that’s all i guess

I walked into my class as I normally did not looking up afraid to make eye contact with my peers they thought I was weird. Somehow it felt different today, I couldn’t understand why my heart was racing but just then it hit me Theo my one and only weakness. I looked up big mistake there he was looking directly at me smirking dammit he was seated behind me great. I took my seat just as my teacher came in “class today we’ll be talking about psychology” he spoke.

I felt his eyes burning into the back of my head “y/n” he leaned in and whispered “you’re heart is racing like crazy” I could hear his smirk from here “you nervous or something?” Theo went on. “Mr.Raeken do you have something to add to why serial killers are the way they are?” Mr.Thompson asked raising a brow at Theo “no sir I was just asking Y/n for notes guess she doesn’t have any” Theo’s tone was cold I brushed it off.

I knew it was horrible to not talk to him but I couldn’t he’s the pack’s worst enemy and to have me be seen with Theo or communicating with him was bad news. I wouldn’t risk my friendship with the pack for anyone,Theo especially. He was an asshole he wants to over throw Scott and I’m not going to be the one who helps him accomplish that. But I do admit I have a terrible crush on the power crazed chimera sadly, I knew he couldn’t feel the same so I’ll just say quiet till class was over.

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today in my biopsychology class we were talking about the practice of lobotomy and how it so quickly moved from being a (entirely unsupported by evidence) theory into widespread clinical practice. At the end of class my professor asked if we could imagine something like this happening today- a poorly researched procedure becoming so accepted despite lacking ethics or appropriate evidence that it works and isn’t harmful. the class was divided with some people saying yes it is possible and others saying no, the standards of medicine have changed and that could never happen nowadays but I would argue it is happening?? like hormones and puberty blockers are being advocated so strongly, and for young kids too, but we don’t know the side effects!!! and the side effects that we do know are already SO harmful!! like??? it just does not make sense to me how this is becoming such common practice