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Medical School—A Not-So-Quick Walkthrough

Hey humans! Aunt Scripty here. This post is a submission by Brittany, whose Tumblr handle I surprisingly don’t know. This post came through the Submissions Box. If you’re interested, I encourage people to submit articles to appear on the blog! [though it may behoove us both if you message me first, as I have a few posts in-progress and I don’t want us to duplicate efforts]

Anyway, give Brittany some props! This is an awesome post, and I’m CRAZY thankful she wrote in! And now, Brittany, take it away!

Disclaimer: This applies to the American medical system only, and may be biased by the author’s experiences.  Also note that this is the process for becoming an MD, not a DO (both MDs and DOs are fully licensed physicians, but DOs have a stronger focus on the musculoskeletal system and their schooling is slightly different).

Disclaimer Part 2: I swear, this was SUPPOSED to be a brief post.  Oops.

The quick and dirty:

—4 years of undergrad

—4 years of medical school, 2 in the classroom and 2 clinical

—3-5 years of residency depending on what they specialize in.  Can be longer if they add subspecialties or fellowships.

The in-depth description:

Getting in (Premed student)

Acceptance to medical school is hard enough to start with.  There’s an estimate that 75% of applicants are qualified, but only 50% get in.  Your character doesn’t need to major in biology or pre-med, but there are pre-requisites: two semesters each of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, calculus, and physics, plus a couple biology electives, and I think psych and statistics have been added on since I graduated, but don’t quote me on that.  That’s pretty much 2/3 of a science major right there, so you can see why a lot of people just end up with that.  During spring of junior year, they’ll take a giant standardized test called the MCAT that covers all of those topics and is notoriously difficult.

Along with the classroom work, they’ll have to get clinical experience—most commonly volunteering, shadowing, or working as a medical scribe, but you can get creative—and usually do a little research of some kind.  Med school is hard and being a doctor is harder; they want to know that you’ve got an idea of what you’re getting into.  If your character does all that right, they interview with medical schools during the fall of senior year, and hopefully get accepted!

Year 1 (MS1)

Your first year is classroom based.  You get daily lectures on very complicated medical topics, with relatively little patient interaction this year.  Schools will include more practical classes as well, including a cadaver dissection, pathology (where you train to look at cells and understand what a healthy vs. diseased one looks like; some schools are old school and have people still work with slides and microscopes, others like mine do it virtually), and standardized patient encounters (where they hire actors to come in and work with us so we can practice histories and physical exams and basically get a baseline on things like “what does a normal lung sounds like?”).

Patient interaction varies from school to school, but generally is pretty low.  You can shadow a certain specialty you’re interested in, volunteer in free clinics, join different clubs/interest groups, or do various electives that will focus on teaching certain aspects of patient care (nutrition, medical Spanish, global health, etc.), but you have to go look for them.  If I hadn’t done any of that, I would have seen maybe… two patients a month?  Most students will branch out with those other opportunities, though.

Year 2 (MS2)

Similar to MS1 in that you’re still on classroom duty, still not seeing many patients.  Typically you learn more sensitive physical exams this year (urological, gynecologic, breast, etc.), and you’re finished with the cadaver dissection, but things are otherwise the same.  At the end of your character’s MS2 year, they’ll take their first board exam, called STEP 1.  You can take it one time only unless you fail.  Low scores or a fail are really frowned on, and can limit the specialty your character goes into, so you can imagine the pressure.

Year 3 (MS3)

Yay!  Your character’s now ready to be let loose on the clinic/hospital!

Boo!  This year kicks. your. ass.

This year is all about making your character feel like an idiot putting what your character’s been studying for two years into action.  The schedule is broken up into rotations, which are periods of 4-8 weeks where students focus on a specific specialty each time.  These courses are: pediatrics, family medicine, psychiatry, ob/gyn, neurology (usually), emergency (sometimes), surgery, and internal medicine.  Difficulty varies by rotation, with surgery and ob/gyn being the worst (12 hour days with only one day off a week, max; surgery adds in occasional 24 hour shifts too, just to spice things up).  Occasionally you’ll land on a nice one, like psychiatry, with 10 hour days and free weekends.

On a more day-to-day level, third years are usually part of a small medical team that cares for a set of patients.  The team consists of an attending (fully licensed physician), residents (physicians who are training in their particular specialty), and medical students (MS3s and MS4s both).  MS3s will usually get a small subset of hospital patients they care for every day—take their histories, do their physical exams, list what you think they have, and suggest treatments/tests—but because you’re not licensed, you basically take all that to the attending/resident who hears you out and then says ‘yea’ or ‘nay.’  As the year progresses, hopefully you hear more ‘yeas’ and fewer ‘nays.’

At the end of this year/the beginning of 4th year, there’s another board exam called STEP 2.  Half is your typical multiple choice test, with a numeric score—much like STEP 1—while half is a pass/fail practical where you work with standardized patients.

Year 4 (MS4)

Hopefully by now your character has figured out what they want to specialize in.  I can go over specialties in another post if anyone’s curious, but the biggest ones are basically the same as the ones listed as core rotations during the MS3 year.  There’s a giant application/interview process that takes up the lion’s share of the summer/fall/winter for interviews with residency.  At the end of the process, everyone ranks the residencies they interviewed with from most to least favorite, and at the same time the residencies rank their interviewees from most to least.  The whole thing goes into a giant computer algorithm to give as many people as possible as high a choice as possible, and then on the same day of the year, at the same time, MS4s across the country take a deep breath and open envelopes saying where they ‘matched.’

In addition, with those pesky core rotations out of the way, the character has time to take electives that may or may not be applicable to their future specialty—me, I’m going for emergency medicine, so I’m doing several rotations in EM as well as EMS, but I’m also doing a two week course forensics because it sounds awesome.

Otherwise, 4th year is widely known as the ‘take a breath’ year.  People get married or have babies during this time, travel, and generally start to act like human beings again.  There’s space in your schedule that’s off—it’s generally intended for interviews or studying for STEP 2 if you’re taking it late, but people will use it for anything.

Residency

Not going to give too much detail about it, seeing as how your character is technically a doctor at this point, but residency is basically 3-5 years where your character trains in a specialty—yes, they’re physicians, but they don’t know everything about their particular field and need trained.  You’re in this weird limbo between student and employee; you make a salary (although a very low one considering the number of hours) and can prescribe medication, perform procedures, etc., but an attending is responsible for you, you still attend a weekly lecture, and you can’t practice independently.  To give you an idea of how hard these years are, they recently had to limit things like “don’t make residents work more than 36 hours in a row,” and “don’t put the doctor who graduated med school a month ago in charge of an entire floor of ICU patients for a night with no backup.”  Incredibly, some of the old-school attendings think said changes are a bad idea and will produce doctors who are “weak.”

Also, you thought your character was done with standardized tests?  You sweet summer child.  STEP 3 has to be finished before you can complete residency, and is usually done during intern year.  The good side of this is, you’re in a residency now, so as long as you pass, no one cares about the score.

Random notes:

—This is a sample timeline, following your ‘traditional’ student.  It’s becoming more and more common for people to take a couple of years off after undergrad and apply for medical school after that.  If you want a chance for your character to gain some non-medical life experience (travel, other skill sets, becoming a parent, etc.), this is a good chance for them to do it!

—I’ve been asked by a writer I know in RL how young someone could potentially become a doctor.  I think she wanted to put in a prodigy kind of person.  The problem with that is that medical schools don’t just look for smarts, they look for maturity—imagine having someone who looks like they can’t drink yet tell you you’ve got a terminal disease, and you can see why.  That said, there are a couple of accelerated programs, where I’ve seen people graduate undergrad a year early and go straight into medical school, or where they condense medical school into three whirlwind years because the person’s on track for a specific primary care residency.  So if most people graduate medical school at age 26-27, you could have someone out at 25 or maybe 24, but probably no younger.  And remember, they’ll still need residency training from there.

—Not gonna lie, medical school is incredibly difficult.  That said, I think the best students/doctors are the ones who maintain an outside interest or two, so don’t feel like your character can only have medical skills (*cough*Grey'sAnatomy*cough*) .  Give them a few side interests to maintain their spirit.

—I can give more detail about any and all of these if anyone asks; these are supposed to help you understand what your character has had to go through to be a doctor, not be a full detail spiel.  I can also do ‘day in the lifes’ if someone’s writing a med student character and wants an accurate description, but let’s be real: most people want to write the master, not the pupil.

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inspired by this post

Treasure Planet!AU in which Keith and Shiro are brothers, orphaned at a young age and basically being into shady business until they get their hands on a map that leads to Treasure Planet, a planet filled to the brim with real good quintessence! (and gold lol) All aboard the RLS VOLTRON please!

Keith is basically Jim Hawkins, not knowing where he truly belongs
Shiro just wants to see his lil bro happy
Lance is the first-mate in training, clearly interested in the cabin boy with many talents ;-)))
Pidge is the witty engineer
Hunk is the cook AND mechanic!! amazing!
Allura is the bamfest captain there is

…and Coran is the astronomer who pays for all this shit!

Of course, there are also some nasty Galra guys hidden as crew members on board, wanting the quintessence all for themselves ┗(`皿´)┛!

Intj at school

Intj: *internally* What can I say except you’re welcome- shit that songs going to be stuck in my head for eternity. Oh look, there’s a spider on the window creating a web. Spiders are kind of interesting. I wonder if anyone else sees it .. Am I the only one who grabbed white milk instead of chocolate?… What if we were like bull frogs and were able to change our sex.. that would be weird.. or reproduced by budding.. yikes
Person: *waves their hands Infront of my veiw* Hey, you good? You’re like zoning out. You’re alright, right?
Intj: What? Oh.. yea.

can we maybe not “headcanon” things about real people, especially about their sexuality/gender

also can we maybe not ship real people who aren’t actually together (and even when they are together can we maybe not draw/write explicit stuff about them)

and can we maybe be able to separate real people from the characters that they play or the public personas that they put on

can we MAYBE remember that celebrities are people too and stop glorifying them/producing explicit content of them/seeing them as untouchable? idk i just think that would be neat

I’m so torn between clean-and-tidy-Remus and messy-oh-my-god-James-where-are-my-robes???????????-Remus


Like, imagine Remus, who the Marauders laugh at because “Monster? Really? Remus, you fold your socks. Forgive me for not trembling at the sight of you!" 

Who has his clothes organised in colour in his drawers, and his chest is SO asymmetrical and neat that it actually pains Sirius to look at. And everything has to be in the right place; a Remus who takes his books and quills out of his bag and always puts them in the same place in every class or he can’t work properly.

And when he isn’t paying Sirius any attention, the latter moves one of his pencils out of place because he knows it will irk Remus, and he preens under his gaze, irritated or otherwise, vindictively smug as Remus snatches his pencil back and positions it, shooting him a dark glare. Sometimes, Sirius goes one step further and throws his pencil on the opposite side of the classroom, JUST before the professor comes in, if only for the joy of watching Remus’ eye twitch throughout the lesson as he can’t retrieve it for another 55 minutes. 

But I’m talking about a Remus who is such a neat-freak because it’s the one thing he can control and it doesn’t quite make up for that little thing he can’t control, but he pretends it does.


But what about a Remus who wears EVERYONE ELSES clothes because he can never find his own and mumbling because ”Merlin, James, you have incredibly skinny legs,“ and wincing every time he walks because there is honestly no oxygen flowing to certain areas, like "hOW CAN YOU MOVE IN THESE?? I CANT EVEN BREATHE!”

a Remus who leaves his underwear wherever he takes them off and has a clucking Sirius trailing after him, picking them up and telling him “you HAVE A DRAWER for a REASON”

And Peter (having the bed closest to the bathroom) ALWAYS finds pieces of his uniform around his bed: a tie under his pillow, an odd sock under the mattress and it will be 2 in the morning, when Pete suddenly goes “oh” and the other three boys can only just see him in the darkness get out of bed, walk over and hand Remus back his boxers

Messy hair, looking like he’d just apparated or flooed or stepped out of an avalanche, and his tie is never properly done because it’s too fiddly for him in a morning and he barely sleeps and honestly, who can be bothered to tie a tie???? James??? How do you do that? and so James ends up tying his tie for him EVERY morning, since he’s the mother hen of the group and one of his babies is struggling.

And he’s not scruffy, but his robes are shabby (after his dad lost his job at the ministry, they had always struggled financially so his clothes were secondhand or handmade by his mum). His trousers are either two long so he has to roll them up a bit or barely brushing his ankles, and his shirt is never tucked in (unless Sirius manhandles him and forcibly shoves it down his waistband because “dear MERLIN remus is it THAT difficult to look presentable, you mongrel tosspot!” because he’s a Pureblood, no matter how hard he tries to reject it, and he retains that obsession with perfect appearances so messy Remus kills him.

(deep down, he finds Remus’ long and scraggly hair very endearing, though he wont admit it and protests to his dying day that he needs a haircut)

The worst though, by far, is when Remus starts growing a beard and mustache. And it’s not by choice!! it’s just he can’t see the point in shaving it off, especially once the war starts and they’ve got bigger things on their mind. but the others hate it, like HATE IT. Sirius always complains that it thaws his chin when they kiss, and Peter strokes it in lieu of a hello. James sees it and exasperatedly says, “really Moony? wasnt one furry problem enough??”

I dunno man, just a Remus who can have some leeway in his life and doesn’t have to worry about these things because he knows his friends are there to watch his back




…………and shave his beard off at 4 in the morning when he’s fallen asleep because honestly, remus we ARE DOING YOU a FAVOUR !!!!!!!! now hold still

Can you dislike a show (or the folks behind it) and do it as a good fan?

And more importantly: how?

The  Sherlocked con has me seeing several people vocally, publicly express their frustrations both with the event and also the folks putting it on, how they’re doing that. And it’s not that I always disagree. It’s more that the best parts of fandom (the parts I’m most at home with) tend to take a live-and-let-live approach. If pro-Mofftiss and anti-Mofftiss were ships, this behavior would have me feeling more than a bit …. ehhhh?

Only they’re not ships, they’re existing people who have taken specific actions that has RL consequences, so I’m not sure the standards are quite the same.

Still, I do worry we’re keeping people from enjoying a show they can like in a way we once did. Which still leaves me feeling more than a bit uncomfortable.

So: any thoughts? How can you dislike a show (passionately!), even hate the creators, and still be respectful while doing it?

Killian's Mom?

So I’m calling this now: I think Gabrielle Anwar’s character is going to end up being Killian’s mother. In RL, she’s the oldest of the new cast at 47, but curses and such means she probably wouldn’t look much older than him. In RL, she’s also English, so that works with his background. I think she’ll be a villain and maybe the one who cast the curse. It makes sense to bring on someone from Killian’s past we know nothing about. It’s a blank canvas. I’ve been thinking for a long time that we would eventually see his mother. They’ve never mentioned anything about her, which I’ve always found strange. My head canon is that she died and then his father lost hope, but we don’t actually know that. She could’ve abandoned them too or Killian could have thought she died, but didn’t. This gives them some unexplored backstory for Killian, while opening up storyline potential in the present.

Hot and Bothered (Young!Sirius Black x Reader drabble)

Imagine/Request: Imagine Sirius getting all hot and bothered by you putting your hair up

Fandom: Harry potter (Marauders Era)

Pairing: Young!Sirius black x Reader

Warning: Smutty? I don’t even know I’m sorry if anyone gets offended 

A/N: just a wee drabble for my wee darlings, it’s my first sexually forward? drabble I dunno what to call it… meh I’m so awkward kill me

This was inspired by ‘Muggle games’ by @neville-longbutton-and-imagines

(which i loved )

and a story my best friend was telling me a while ago about her boyfriend getting turned on everything she puts her hair up… if you get my drift… I should probably stop worrying about offending people cause in RL I don’t give a fuck 

Do you guys wanna see more smut let me know by dropping me an ask :)

I hope you guys enjoy! ~Rae :)

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You didn’t think of yourself as a competitive person, you were never bothered when you lost a game. Who knew it would be a simple muggle game to bring it out of you  

But you wanted nothing more than to wipe that stupid smug smile off of Sirius Blacks face. Tonight the was the weekly night that the pair of yous got together with James and Lily a sort of 'double date night’.  

It was a simple muggle game that you were all playing, twister lily said it was called and it was boys vs girls. You had begun to play half-heartedly but the more times Sirius and James won the more it began to piss you off  

“enough!” You shouted as they won yet another round you looked at Lily and held out your hand for the hair bobble on her wrist. Your eyes narrowed and locked with Sirius’s. His shit eating grin still plastered across his face, you furrowed your eyebrows and flung your hair up in the best messy half bun half ponytail you would manage  

“ooh she means business, Pads" James mocked nudging Sirius in the ribs with his shoulder "my ten galleons back, they actually win for once"  

"another round Black?” You tease arching your eyebrow 

Sirius had suddenly gotten very quiet, the famous smirk on his melting away. His brows were now furrowed and his cheeks a slight tinge of pink. Was Sirius Black Blushing?! 

“I..I. Um.. I’m gonna pass” he said his attempt to act cool failing dreadfully  

“oh come on now pads, you can’t chicken out not” lily laughed  

Your eyes followed the full length of your boyfriend until they landed on your boyfriend’s trousers. His bulge had gotten considerably larger and his trousers were slightly beginning to tent. When you realised why you also turned slightly pink  

“Nah, actually I think I’m done with this game now,” I said trying to cover for him feeling slightly guilty  

“what! Oh, come one it’s just starting to get interesting….” James started before trailing off also realizing about Sirius predicament  

“oh” Both Lily and James said in unison  

“she only does that when …..” Sirius said through gritted teeth, gesturing slightly. 

You all sat down and began to try and move on from the situation 

“Sorry, pads” you whispered over to him" I’ll make up to you" winking at him as he blushed a little again, making Sirius blush was now your new favourite thing

Weekly Reading List #16

Hey y'all… it’s time for my weekly reading list. Hope you enjoy these fics as much as I did. If you do, please let the writers know and leave feedback on their fics. You can catch up on my previous reading lists here.


About Dean’s Dreams by @fanforfanatic **flangst** (Dean x Reader)
Summary: Dean writes letters to the woman of his dreams. As in, the woman he’s with when he’s asleep.
Rating: Brief smut
Warnings: Mentions of canon events

THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! Although I kinda felt where you were going with this story, it was great. I enjoyed every second of it… I loved how you threaded your story through the canon events. Stunning work!

(Gif by @jessica-bones-winchester​)


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Know Your Wakandans | More on Nakia

When the great Lupita Nyong’o was cast in Black Panther we were initially told she would play T’Challa’s “love interest.” There was a lot of speculation about who she would be. Monica Lynne? An original character? DEAR GOD, what if Marvel did some Spider-man-type wrangling and got Storm?

And then we were told she’d play Nakia and I was confused.

Nakia, of course, is a member of the dora milaje. That fact makes her cool by default but otherwise I’m kind of meh on her. I will have to cut for possible spoilers.

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Do antis and aphobes who yell about shipping actually give a damn about RL pedophilia culture like super extreme gender specific school dress codes, or parents who don’t let girls wear like tank tops or leggings in the house because it’s “inappropriate” for the father/brothers to see, or parents who think their same sex children don’t get to have boundaries from them because “we’re all boys/girls here,” or parents who tell their daughters “you’re a woman now” the day they get their first period and then treat them as sexually equivalent to a woman even though they’re maybe 10 or 12, or mothers who think they can put their hands up their daughter’s shirt to “stretch it out” or minutely pick over her body sexually “because I just don’t want you to look like rape bait, sweetie"—or is it only if it’s fictional characters in a made up story where half the time what’s going on isn’t nearly that bad anyway?

anonymous asked:

There r some kd hardcore shippers who think that kd isnt an actual thing and its only their fantasy. They also write "we support kxk" in their bio. I'm a kaisoo shipper and I think that JI and Ks are a couple but I don't understand those shippers. I mean... u ship bcs you think they are in love, right?

those are ‘casual’ shippers. kxk really fucked some of them over and they refuse to get over it. but also some people just like the IDEA of ji and ks being together; they think by saying 'i’m not pushing my fantasies’ on them, that it makes them a good person or reasonable shipper. because in this fandom, if you say you think ks and ji are dating, you’re automatic scum. this has nothing to do with 'fantasies’. you’ll never say ks and mixnah or irexne or whatever else girl he barely interacted with could be a 'fantasy’ of the shipper.

it’s just really hard for people to wrap their heads around the fact that 2 guy idols in one of the most popular kpop bands could be tgt. and ofc it don’t help that we have people who think all and ever ship ever is real. that’s not what i’m saying.

kds circumstances, imo, are very rare. there’s no other real ship in exko. chanbeak, xiu_chen, or whoever else is allowed to openly feel each other up on stage and do variety shows tgt. or like acknowledge the fact that they know each. or like sit by each other without the sitting arranging changing mid showcase. or like stand beside each other without members forcing themselves inbetween…

like i’m sorry. but i have been a kpop fan for almost a decade now and the rumors/things i’ve seen circulating about kd; i have neveeer seen before. hell, the media claimed ji injured himself on a skiing incident and the only person connected to skiing was ks who purchased equipment before the fact. it’s all these little things add up and ppl refuse to see because they can’t get pass “2 boy idols”.

supporting kxk or pretending to support kxk doesn’t make you special. the blind item literally described kd and then mentioned it was buried in the same month of kxk, it just funny to me. skeptical is cool; but that fucking blind? but anyway supporting every kpop confirmed rs makes you look good.

anyway, people can like kd in their fanfiction and not acknowledge they could be tgt in rl all they want to.

Reading anecdotes of Sid with the Cup, sharing it with random people he meets… I don’t understand people who don’t like this guy. He’s just so good? And he could be a total douche, but he’s not? He was treated so shitty as a kid (don’t even get me started on hockey parents in this country), and yet still remained kind… I don’t know, man. I’m so pro-Sid by now that it would take something major to get me to even be objective about him. Gosh. I’m so glad he’s the captain; I’m so glad I get to see his career.

dont-mug-me  asked:

Out of curiosity, what do you dislike about how the fandom portrays wtfuture and the red army?

I apologize if it’s hard to get the message because I’m a big dummy and can’t express my thoughts correctly. 

For the WTFuture part, it’s mostly about characters. People can’t accept the fact that people do change with age. Some do it in small amounts, some in big, but all of us change throughout the years. For some reason, main cast (excluding Edd; he doesn’t suffer from that surprisingly) in the eyes of fandom stayed…pretty much the same. Like all this theory around Tom’s glasses, as if “He would never work for Tord at his free will! There’s a mind controller in it!” like…why. First of all, Tom never was a rebel. He was very passive about his surroundings and events happening around. I doubt he would join any rebel movement, that’s not in his character. Besides, who said he works at his free will? I’m very sure he just has no choice since Red Leader has power over all country. Same goes for Matt. Note that they still would laugh at RL behind his back, but unlikely to confront him face to face. I see them kinda accepting the fact that this jerk took control of the country but there’s nothing they can do about it, they need jobs to survive, etc. They are fully grown up people and should care more about the aftermath of their actions, especially considering the situation in the country.
Now Tord…I think I hate his characterization the most. It’s also a fault of canon (”The End” specifically) so I don’t really blame fandom on this one. Firstly. The whole “world domination thing”. It’s the most idiotic cliche of villains, especially when applied to dictators. Ruling one single country is already truly difficult, no person would be able to rule the world alone. I prefer his motivation to be similar to Gellert Grindelwald’s - “For the greater good”. You see, communism was born as a revolutionary movement. It’s built on revolution, and no revolution can come without splitting someone’s blood. To create a new world, you need to destroy the old one. Nothing and no one but the bright future matters. You could also explain why he wants to change the world to flesh out his character. Such motivation would be so much better than done by everyone “evil for the sake of evil”. I’m also annoyed by the explosion scars. They only serve an aesthetic role with no impact on Tord. He almost fucking died! He lost a hand and an eye! He looks like a burned chicken! Yet it doesn’t impact him AT ALL! No extreme paranoia, no panic attacks, no delusions…That’s not how it works goddammit. I could go on and one but this wall of text is already full. 

As for the Red Army part, it’s more of nitpicking and whining about lost opportunities. Like how it was formed by Tord, how they confronted the government of England, how they created an entirely new country, there’s an endless source of ideas. But all the fandom seems to care about is how lovey-dovey Paul/Patryck is and how the whole army sits doing nothing. Also the uniforms but that’s total nitpicking so I don’t want to go on about it. 

But once again my opinion doesn’t count because it’s Eddsworld we’re talking about. 

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I like a specific type of relationship:

Katherine Watson & The Wellesley girls, class of 1954

I came to Wellesley because  I wanted to make a difference. But to change for others-
“-Is to lie to yourself. My teacher, Katherine Watson, lived by her own definition and would not compromise that. Not even for Wellesley. I dedicate this, my last editorial, to an extraordinary woman, who lived by example and compelled us all to see the world through new eyes.”

anonymous asked:

it's hell to be 30+ on tumblr i literally never though that age was an issue for anything until i joined this website and found posts hating on my demographic every day. i especially love ppl who think if you're 30+ you are a complete technophobe... bitch we were the first generation to use the internet and we literally nurtured the development of fandom as you know it... but sure go ahead and think fandom and fandom wars did not exist before tumblr.

It’s WEIRD AS FUCK, if you are over 25 you’re ancient and you’re both supposed to baby younger users but also to stay away from them or you’re predatory. Also in fandom circles… I wonder if those people realize how many of their favourite fanartists and fandom famous writers and community maintainers are over 30 . I’m just… it’s admittedly sort of funny. Unsettling, but funny.

Shout out to everyone who doesn’t want to be a mother, cannot be a mother for medical reasons, or had terrible experiences with their mothers.

You are important and wonderful. You are not defined by being (or not being) a parent. It’s ok if you don’t want to see your mom this Mother’s Day. I see you.