Magnus “I value what are perceived as good actions in the short term, without regard for what is best for others in the long term” Burnsides, Taako “I don’t pretend to ever take the nice path in the short term, and am starting to understand that some things must be sacrificed for the good others in the long term” Taaco, and Merle “If I murder Angus is it canonical” Highchurch
I just had a long discussion with my parents about how basically and given Discworld book would be a better thing to read in school than Lord of The Flies.
Reason number one: all of the same lessons are taught.
In LoTF, the reader is supposed to learn about mob mentality, oppression, and general prejudice, yes? Thud! is a good example of all of this. You’ve got two different groups of people fighting because Reasons, and the main character coming to terms with his own subconscious racism. What a damn good thing to teach high schoolers!
Reason number two: none of them are nearly so depressing.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I can not think of a single Terry Pratchett book that ends on a bad note. Not one. LoTF was painful for me to read, because all of the characters were making horrible, murderous decisions because… plot??? Boys will be boys?? The base instincts of humanity?? I am the author and everyone else sucks???
Reason number three: they are fun to read!
This kind of goes along with the last one, but the fact that Pratchett combines relatable characters and a good sense of humor with real world scenarios (going back to Thud! with the internalized racism) makes the books a joy to read! I have, out of the six books I’ve had to read for school, been indifferent or even hated four of them. I didn’t want to read any of them! I read two books a week for three frippin years! And I didn’t want to read the books they chose! I, just.
In conclusion: LoTF sucks, Thud! would be a much better choice.
”I’m not sure if I knew that that’s what I wanted to do in terms of being a good representation for women who where my age when I was thinking about it, but having role models is very important. And having a vast majority of role models is very important, and I would like to hope that Felicity is one for women.”
“Everyone falls short of his wisdom and knowledge sometimes. If this
life brought him an increase in money, he becomes happy and elated.
Meanwhile, the nights and the days keep decreasing his life term, but he
does not become sad on account of this decrease. What good will the
increases in wealth bring, when the life-term is ever decreasing?”
I wanted to make this post because, I’ve seen some good hearted people who misunderstand what either of these terms means, so I thought I’d spread some information. Please feel free to reblog this post, since it’s for educating people with and people without OCD.
Intrusive Thoughts are unwanted thoughts that come into your mind without you willing it. Some people explain this as “you have a sudden thought that you want to do something violent to someone you love”, and while that is true, that example leaves a lot out and oversimplifies it.
These thoughts can come in different forms, they can be images in your head or thoughts in the form of an inner monologue. When I walk down the sidewalk and imagine a car hitting me, that is an intrusive thought. They usually cause anxiety, and in extreme cases, panic attacks, etc. There is no limit to their form or content.
They are irrational, and not things that you actually want to happen. They are often also not things that are likely to happen.
Please also read the information under the cut if you want to learn more details.
“Everyone falls short of his wisdom and knowledge sometimes. If this life brought him an increase in money, he becomes happy and elated. Meanwhile, the nights and the days keep decreasing his life term, but he does not become sad on account of this decrease. What good will the increases in wealth bring, when the life-term is ever decreasing?”
Well, I had one art teacher that hated my stuff, because I drew anime (still do) and one that loved my stuff and would even put it on her wall in the class.
So half support, half hatred. The teacher that hated me even told me to my face “I don’t think you can draw comics.” Jokes on him my most popular post (13,000 notes) is a comic. And I’m developing a webcomic. har har har
Over the last year or two, I’ve taken more photos and footage than I can really get through. I’ve been slowly trying to revisit old bits and pieces of footage to finally get things off of my computer and out into the world.
Also, in the past few months I’ve been seeing my work pop up in unexpected places. It’s occasionally exciting but it can also get really frustrating so I’ve started watermarking things. I’m not sure if that’s a good long term solution but it’s what I’m doing for now.
i’m sorry but am i the only CSer NOT happy with the engagement? Or at least how it was done? I see so many people excited. and yes, i’m happy my OTP is engaged… but not HOW it was done.
This proposal reminded me of the Rumbelle one.
Both Killian and Rumple had a big secret they were keeping, from their betrothed, that COULD potentially had them say NO instead of YES.
I just HATE that there is now this secret. Oh, and not some little one… this secret is HUGE. okay?
Now Emma and the Charmings are pretty damn forgiving. I mean… Look how Emma is on good terms with August despite what he did to her in the past. Look how the Charmings are all #TeamRegina now despite all she did to them (including killing Snow’s father, Emma’s other grandfather)
I’m just saying. I’m just tired of great moments of my ship, being shadowed by SOMETHING. Usually some secret that results in them lying to each other or telling half-truths then ends up with one or the other or BOTH feeling betrayed.
I’m sick of the lying. I’m sick of the secrets. I’m sick of this constantly recycled storyline when it comes to CS where we go half a season (A) with them constantly lying and keeping secrets from each other… to the other half of the season (B) going “we will be more honest with each other!”