A Nicer Spin on It

September 23 2014, 09:20 AM

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clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead:

IS BEING HYDRATED REALLY WORTH ALL THIS PEEING?

September 23 2014, 09:06 AM

not all math

 - gracie, defending math’s rights

September 22 2014, 07:55 PM

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Weh, I should’ve just napped instead of coming to class which is something I say never

Maybe I’ll steam art when I get home?? I haven’t done that in forever and it’ll keep me focused finishing those kisses

September 22 2014, 04:59 PM

nellachronism:

FLY, YOU FOOLS.

nellachronism:

FLY, YOU FOOLS.

September 22 2014, 04:00 PM

September 22 2014, 11:08 AM

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$200 to take the GRE!? jfc I despise standardized testing but I despise even more that it’s a monopoly and all schools require the same test or chioce of two tests, lmao have fun

September 22 2014, 10:58 AM

anneapocalypse:

last-snowfall:

geardrops:

swanjolras:

out of all the aspects of millennial-bashing, i think the one that most confuses me is the “millennials all got trophies as a kid, so now they’re all self-centered narcissists” theory

like— kids are pretty smart, y’all. they can see that every kid on the team gets a trophy and is told they did a good job; they can also see that not every kid on the team deserves a trophy, and not everyone did do a good job

the logical conclusion to draw from this is not “i’m great and i deserve praise”— it’s “no matter how mediocre i am, people will still praise me to make me feel better, so i can’t trust any compliments or accolades i receive”

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

where did this whole “ugh millennials think their so-so work is super great” thing even come from it is a goddamn mystery

what fucking kills me is, yeah, maybe we got the trophies, but who gave them out

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

Which is pretty much what mental health practitioners observe happening.

It’s also what I observed happening as a singing teacher: the older kids literally would not believe a positive word I said until I had proved I would tell them they screwed up/had done badly/etc. I did so in as useful a way as possible (“So this passage. We really need to work on this passage. A lot. This passage is not good yet.”), but with almost every adolescent I taught I had to prove I would give them straight-up criticism before they would parse my praise as anything other than meaningless “the grownups always do this” noise.

Click on the link. Read the whole article. Shit.

At the company I work for this summer, I took an hour to watch a webinar of a web learning session that corporate had created to address how to handle bias in the workplace based on differences between people. I thought it’d be a nice view of how to shut down -isms and be proactive. Instead, it was more about being a spectator and how to understand what was happening, which has its place I guess (and this was part of a series of which I lacked context), but what really ended up getting me

They talked a lot about age differences, focusing on generations, and I was leery of it while they were discussing very carefully how each successive generation tends to need a higher ratio of praise to criticism in order to internalize the praise (and how you can keep this in mind when communicating with people). The explanation was that it’s how the school system has progressively changed to ingrain this ratio in our heads and that’s just how we are. And then audience members pressed for a deeper explanation, and it turned into this (hahaha ironically given the seminar purpose) biased interpretation of how we’ve had our hands held and everything we’ve done has been praised and school systems are just getting progressively gentler on kids and I had to turn the webinar off because I was so mad

Receiving tons of praise and carefully framed criticism may look gentler on the surface, but I’m still dealing with ingrained self-esteem and perfectionism issues, and we talked about the sociological implications of the AP/honors/”regular”/”special needs” tracking system in my Soc 100 class and I just. Hhhhhgh

September 22 2014, 01:50 AM

Mmmmn I love when I ask for something to not be brought up temporarily for the sake of my emotional well being and that actually brings the topic to the surface again and I get another lecture on it

September 21 2014, 09:10 PM

emilianadarling:

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW AND READ THIS BECAUSE HOLY SHIT MY WHOLE LIFE JUST CHANGED FOR THE BETTER.

So apparently in addition to running Archive of Our Own and providing legal advocacy to fans who run up against plagiarism accusations, the Organization for Transformative Works also publishes a peer-reviewed academic journal called Transformative Works and Cultures that is dedicated to promoting scholarship about fanworks and practices. This journal is 100% free to access and has been publishing 2-3 volumes (each containing 15-18 articles, essays, interviews, and book reviews) per year since 2008. 

Why is this so fucking exciting? For one thing, academia has a terrible habit of being increeeedibly sloooow to discuss new ideas — partly due to the very long turnaround time necessary to get articles published. By contrast, Transformative Works and Cultures is super up-to-date and teaming with topics that are actually relevant to modern fandom.

Want to read an academic article about female fans being “fridged” in comic book culture? Done. Interested in learning about the societal implications of mpreg within fanfiction/fanart? Here you go. Want to learn more about race and ethnicity in fandom? Well, would you look at that. Feel a mighty need to read a specially-conducted interview with Orlando Jones about producer/fan interactions in “Sleepy Hollow”? Holy butts the show only came out in 2013 and they already have this what the hell.

And all of this — all of the knowledge, all of the analysis, all of the academic credibility being added to fannish ideas — is 100% free to access.

Transformative Works and Cultures is doing fandom an incredible service: by giving a voice to people within fandom, by preserving the discussions and ideas that were important to fannish culture at certain points in time, by emphasizing our significance as a subculture — and all the while doing it on our own terms.

These are fans working hard to give legitimacy to other fans, and if you don’t think that’s rad as hell then I don’t even know what to tell you. 

September 21 2014, 05:02 PM

swedishjazz:

continuously meows back at cat

September 21 2014, 04:25 PM

crisscrosscutout:

House sparrow fledglings are obnoxious

September 21 2014, 04:00 PM

Zeus Skypes: tbh that sounds veyr much like somethign CoH students would do
Zeus Skypes: “we heard you were busy with your research with Drevis so we brought someone to help you with your homework!”
Gracie: okay wait. can I ask. a dumb question?
Zeus Skypes: sure!
Gracie: why do you abbreviate CoH when it’s College of Winterhold? Is that the Polish spelling or something?
Zeus Skypes: what
Zeus Skypes: wait what the fuck
Zeus Skypes: you’r eright what hte fuck
Gracie: z eus
Zeus Skypes: WHA TH E DUCK
Gracie: I WAS SO CONFUSED
Zeus Skypes: I NEVER UFKCING NOTUED\
Gracie: FUCKI
Zeus Skypes: GRACIE IM AN IDIOT
Gracie: I”M LAUGHING SO HARD
Zeus Skypes: ME TOO WHAT HT EUFCl
Gracie: WHEN DID YOU START DOING THAT???
Zeus Skypes: I DO’t KNOW
Zeus Skypes: WEEKS GO
Zeus Skypes: AGO

September 21 2014, 03:56 PM

September 21 2014, 03:40 PM

I kneewwww I was gonna like the new Bar marking, and I was saving the 1st gen wildclaw I picked up to gene for it and eee. :’D Zeus!! Thank you!!! 

I mated her with Flambanaynay but she only produced two eggs, single tear.

Bonus: Horseshoot looks kinda neat with daub and underbelly, and Seerie would look nice like that!

I for one cannot wait for all the spirals that look kinda like boas   owo

September 21 2014, 12:03 AM