1. 00:52 31st Jul 2014

    Notes: 374

    Reblogged from pottersdirectionergirl

    Tags: Harry Potter

    letsmakeourownfairytale:

    Neville is brave, but it’s a different sort of bravery than Harry’s. “It is the bravery of children who keep trying even though they have repeatedly failed in the past. It is the bravery of the unpopular child who never succumbs to peer pressure, even from friends. And it is the bravery of a person who doesn’t parade their personal tragedies even when it might make their life easier.”

    Happy Birthday Neville Longbottom.

     
  2. ionaonie:

    Alan Tudyk’s and Nathan Fillion’s encounter with Justin Bieber at the Halo 3 release party (x)

    And I thought I couldn’t love Nathan Fillion more than I already did

    I was wrong. So, so wrong. 

    (Source: richardcastles)

     
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    shiny-lugia:

rustboro-city:

svviggle:

kastortheunlockable:

stunningpicture:

My 7 year old son was shot down by his 1st grade teacher

The american public education system in a nutshell tho

My third grade teacher actually had a conversation with my mom that I was reading to well and told her to stop having me read at home

My first grade teacher said that it was problematic that I was reading ahead of the rest of the kids in my grade and asked my parents to stop letting me read Harry Potter.
My fourth grade teacher thought it was wrong for my dad to be teaching me complex math because it fascinated me.
My elementary school music teacher hated the way my piano teacher taught me, and how I was more advanced than many of her students, and so told me, in front of my peers and my mother, that I was not good enough to participate in the state solo festival. She would not give me the form. We had to procure it from the district instead. She also hated how I excelled at reading and playing music for the recorder, and so she refused to give me my “belts” (colored beads to signify our level) and humiliated me in front of the class repeatedly.
My eighth grade algebra teacher used to fail me on take home tests because I didn’t solve problems exactly the way she showed us in class; I used methods that we had learned for other types of problems that also applied to these. She took points off my tests because I didn’t bring a calculator even though I got 100% without it, because I was able to do it by hand. I had to call my father, who is an engineer, down to the school to shout her down and give me back my A in the class.
My 10th grade Spanish teacher yelled at me in front of the class numerous times because she didn’t like the way I took notes; she thought that since I didn’t write every word off the slide, I wasn’t getting it all down. I had to explain to her that people who have taken advanced courses, like AP or IB classes, know that in a fast-paced learning environment you need to take quick shorthand notes that contain the necessary information rather than wasting time writing every word. She almost gave me detention.
My 11th grade English teacher gave me a poor mark on my first short essay because she believed that I was looking up unnecessarily complex words in a thesaurus to try and get better marks. The phrases in question: “laced with expletives” and “bombarded”. She wouldn’t hear any defense from me.
My 11th grade history teacher failed me on an essay about the 1950s because I misread the prompt. Except the prompt wasn’t words; it was a political cartoon. One of the figures was clearly president Eisenhower, but the other I couldn’t place. My teacher would not tell us who it was. I labelled him as the governor of Little Rock Arkansas during the integration period, and wrote an essay about that subject. My teacher said that no, it was Joseph McCarthy, and that there was a small picture of the man in our textbook and therefore I should have recognized him instantly. Half the class, apparently, did not.
The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win.

I’ve had far too many teachers strike me down because I found a way that not only worked well, but was faster, and I understood it better.
"Wrong, that’s not the way we covered it in class.”
Yet I had the same answer as them.
I couldn’t do it the way they showed us, but I DEFINITELY COULD do it the way I figured it out.
The American school system is literally torture.

    shiny-lugia:

    rustboro-city:

    svviggle:

    kastortheunlockable:

    stunningpicture:

    My 7 year old son was shot down by his 1st grade teacher

    The american public education system in a nutshell tho

    My third grade teacher actually had a conversation with my mom that I was reading to well and told her to stop having me read at home

    My first grade teacher said that it was problematic that I was reading ahead of the rest of the kids in my grade and asked my parents to stop letting me read Harry Potter.

    My fourth grade teacher thought it was wrong for my dad to be teaching me complex math because it fascinated me.

    My elementary school music teacher hated the way my piano teacher taught me, and how I was more advanced than many of her students, and so told me, in front of my peers and my mother, that I was not good enough to participate in the state solo festival. She would not give me the form. We had to procure it from the district instead. She also hated how I excelled at reading and playing music for the recorder, and so she refused to give me my “belts” (colored beads to signify our level) and humiliated me in front of the class repeatedly.

    My eighth grade algebra teacher used to fail me on take home tests because I didn’t solve problems exactly the way she showed us in class; I used methods that we had learned for other types of problems that also applied to these. She took points off my tests because I didn’t bring a calculator even though I got 100% without it, because I was able to do it by hand. I had to call my father, who is an engineer, down to the school to shout her down and give me back my A in the class.

    My 10th grade Spanish teacher yelled at me in front of the class numerous times because she didn’t like the way I took notes; she thought that since I didn’t write every word off the slide, I wasn’t getting it all down. I had to explain to her that people who have taken advanced courses, like AP or IB classes, know that in a fast-paced learning environment you need to take quick shorthand notes that contain the necessary information rather than wasting time writing every word. She almost gave me detention.

    My 11th grade English teacher gave me a poor mark on my first short essay because she believed that I was looking up unnecessarily complex words in a thesaurus to try and get better marks. The phrases in question: “laced with expletives” and “bombarded”. She wouldn’t hear any defense from me.

    My 11th grade history teacher failed me on an essay about the 1950s because I misread the prompt. Except the prompt wasn’t words; it was a political cartoon. One of the figures was clearly president Eisenhower, but the other I couldn’t place. My teacher would not tell us who it was. I labelled him as the governor of Little Rock Arkansas during the integration period, and wrote an essay about that subject. My teacher said that no, it was Joseph McCarthy, and that there was a small picture of the man in our textbook and therefore I should have recognized him instantly. Half the class, apparently, did not.

    The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win.

    I’ve had far too many teachers strike me down because I found a way that not only worked well, but was faster, and I understood it better.

    "Wrong, that’s not the way we covered it in class.

    Yet I had the same answer as them.

    I couldn’t do it the way they showed us, but I DEFINITELY COULD do it the way I figured it out.

    The American school system is literally torture.

     
  4. 00:29

    Notes: 1674

    Reblogged from gfgifs

    Tags: gravity fallsdipper pinesomg

    You were listening to girly Icelandic pop sensation BABBA?

     
  5. 00:26

    Tags: lucylife

    also to thirteen year old me

    -stop being such an anglophile 

    -you are an american

    -act like it 

     
  6. 00:24

    Notes: 1868

    Reblogged from anxietypizza

    Tags: homestar runner

     
  7. 00:17

    Tags: lucylife

    so i’m listening to the song “conversations with my 13 year old self” by pink and i actually listened to the lyrics and now i’m crying because

    everything she says to her thirteen year old self i wish i could say to mine

    here’s specifically what i would say to her if i could

    • change is okay. people grow up. 
    • no, you’re not straight, you’re really not, and that’s okay
    • it’s also okay that you’re not “normal”. you don’t have to like trashy dances, you don’t have to like loud parties, you don’t have to like anything teenage girls are “supposed” to like
    • you will find better friends eventually
     
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    piglii:

breakingnews:

Russian space agency regains control of satellite carrying geckos
NBC News: Russia’s space agency said it’s restored full contact with an orbiting satellite containing biological experiments after it stopped responding to commands several days ago.
Among the experiments includes one designed to see how geckos reproduce in zero gravity. In a statement, the agency said the geckos are OK.
Photo: The Foton-M4 satellite sent up five Mauritius ornate day geckos to see how they mated in zero gravity. (Oleg Voloshin / IBMP)

THE GECKOS HAVE BEEN S A V E D

    piglii:

    breakingnews:

    Russian space agency regains control of satellite carrying geckos

    NBC News: Russia’s space agency said it’s restored full contact with an orbiting satellite containing biological experiments after it stopped responding to commands several days ago.

    Among the experiments includes one designed to see how geckos reproduce in zero gravity. In a statement, the agency said the geckos are OK.

    Photo: The Foton-M4 satellite sent up five Mauritius ornate day geckos to see how they mated in zero gravity. (Oleg Voloshin / IBMP)

    THE GECKOS HAVE BEEN S A V E D

     
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    bijyuu:

the fact that elf sasuke is a real thing in itself is… incredible… and i’ve been meaning to draw him for a while *_*

    bijyuu:

    the fact that elf sasuke is a real thing in itself is… incredible… and i’ve been meaning to draw him for a while *_*

     
  10. 23:50

    Notes: 168308

    Reblogged from pottersdirectionergirl

    Tags: maya angeloupoetrycartoons