In light of my last epic text post, I decided to finally grow a spine and check my grades for last semester.
I am frankly astounded. And delighted of course. But mostly astounded. I mean.
How did I even manage that?
Am I the only one who doesn’t want things to be easier? I really don’t. I want to be better. If things are easier, then my accomplishments mean less, because it took less effort to achieve them. I want to take pride in what I do, and I can’t do that if I didn’t have to kick ass to make things happen. And if I fail, that’s not the system’s fault, it’s not my school’s fault or my professors’ fault. It’s not because the work is too hard. I need to be better to achieve my goals.
And sure, maybe it’s not my fault either. Maybe I just wasn’t able to give everything to my work that was necessary to succeed. But it happens. That’s life. One of the most important things I learned this semester (courtesy of user takethekeyandlockherup) is that doing your best doesn’t mean the best you will ever be capable of but the best you can give at any given moment. But at the same time, sometimes, that’s not good enough. But that’s why we have second chances. That’s why it’s never over until you stop breathing. That’s why we forgive ourselves. And we improve. We change. We adapt. We get stronger, better, we learn.
If you constantly blame the system for your weaknesses (and yes, everyone has them and it’s nothing to be ashamed of), you will never improve. School is not supposed to be easy. That’s why a diploma or a degree is worth something. Because it takes years of hard work, it’s an achievement.
Don’t get me wrong. My classes kicked my ass up one side and down the other. But per mittiemoo’s instruction, I kicked their asses even harder, because that’s what you have to do. And at the end of this semester, I felt like St. George having slain the dragon. I got through it and I felt like I had won. And it feels good because of how hard it was.
I know a lot of people have learning disabilities and mental issues, and believe me, you have my sympathy. I have a lot of untreated problems myself. But I see a lot of complaining on here about school in general, and honestly, I don’t understand it. I know in a lot of places the school system is flawed, and I agree there’s definitely room for improvement. But I just don’t see school as a burden or a hardship. It’s an opportunity, one for which I am extremely grateful, that a lot of people in underdeveloped or underprivileged areas don’t have.
I love school. I’ve always loved school. I love to learn more than almost anything else, so maybe it’s just part of me. And I know some people have just never clicked with school and college education just isn’t for them, and I understand that. But I’ve seen a lot of people here lately trashing school, and I just felt like I had to add my two cents, because at the risk of making this post even more overly sentimental than it already was, I kind of feel like you’re insulting an old friend.
Okay that got really long, I’m sorry. I’m done now.
You can choose what kind of tree you want to become
Idk I just find this beautiful
just imagine cemeteries looking like this
a forest of living, changing, beautiful trees. I think a tombstone holds much more finality in death than a tree. It’s like you are living on symbolically through something greater than yourself.
this is a serious post about how much I want this. I’ll make sure my family knows.
oops : p I meant toes. haha!
In that case, yes, yes I do. I mean, it’s not all I listen to, but I will listen to it. I’m from Texas and I was practically raised on people like Patsy Cline, but I like some modern stuff too.
I’m assuming this was the feet one.
Heels, no. Boots, yes. (Can’t listen to Nancy Sinatra without my boots on.)
|Hair:||What hair color looks best on you and what's your natural color?|
|Skin:||Do you tan easily?|
|Eyes:||What is your favorite show to watch?|
|Nose:||What is your favorite perfume/candle fragrance?|
|Mouth:||Do you want to kiss anyone right now?|
|Tongue:||What was in your last meal?|
|Windpipe:||Do you sing?|
|Neck:||Do you wear necklaces?|
|Ears:||How many piercings do you have (if any)?|
|Cheeks:||Do you blush easily?|
|Wrists:||Have you ever broken a bone?|
|Hands:||Are you an artist/writer?|
|Fingers:||Do you play an instrument?|
|Heart:||Are you in love? If so, does the one you love know?|
|Lungs:||Do you smoke cigarettes?|
|Chest:||Are your maternal/parental instincts strong?|
|Stomach:||Do you feel confident in your body image?|
|Back:||Are you a virgin?|
|Hips:||Do you like to dance?|
|Thighs:||Has anyone ever called you fat or ugly?|
|Knees:||Have you ever cheated on someone?|
|Ankles:||Have you ever been arrested?|
|Feet:||Do you ever wear heels just for the hell of it?|
|Toes:||Do you like country music?||please ask meeee|
Philadelphia: High school students walk out of class and march to City Hall to protest severe budget cuts and planned school closings, May 9, 2013.
The budget cuts are absolutely horrific. Here are some of the proposed changes:
- Schools with more than 1,000 students would no longer be required to have librarians or librarian assistants.
- Schools would no longer be required to have counselors, and counselors’ caseloads would no longer be capped.
- Teachers could be assigned to unlimited classes outside their subject area, and high school teachers could be assigned an extra class without pay. There would be no limit on amount of consecutive time taught in a school day.
- There would be no limit on class size
- The district would no longer be required to provide copy machines, or “a sufficient number of instructional materials and textbooks.”
- Counselors would no longer be guaranteed to have rooms with privacy and confidentiality, a telephone, a locked filing cabinet and a door.
There’s more here.
notice most of the posters are children of color
I just want you to notice
USA. USA. USA.
It’s time to stop obsessing with fetuses and start caring about the actual children who need our help.
What. The. Fuck. AMERICA, Y U THINK THIS IS A GOOD IDEA????????????
Oh yeah, because it isn’t rich white kids
I remember posting somewhere once in a thread about why girls aren’t exploited in animation anymore where some guy said, “all the disney girls are drawn to be generally attractive, but I don’t think there are any eye-candy men… or are there? Are there any Disney men that lots of girls like?” and I mentioned Roger. Tons of girls replied agreeing with me and the original guy was like “wait, Roger? from 101 Dalmatians? What’s attractive about him, he’s tall and lanky and has a big nose, he isn’t muscley at all! Wouldn’t you all prefer Gaston or something? Or do you girls think his big nose is indicative of something else?” and I was like “no, you idiot, he’s a silly, goofy guy who likes animals and can play a bunch of instruments, that’s why he’s attractive. What’s the matter with you? Gaston, seriously?”
This is why we need more girls in animation. And more guys like Roger apparently.
my favorite disney art style
There’s always time to teach Jamie about magnets, even when you are running low on oxygen!