BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY CAME TO MY UNIVERSITY AND I FOUND HIM AND HE ASKED IF I WANTED A SELFIE WITH HIM
AND NOW I HAVE A SELFIE WITH BILL NYE
NO I DONT THINK YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND
BILL NYE ASKED ME IF I WANTED A SELFIE AND THEN WALKED ME THROUGH THE STEPS OF TAKING A SELFIE
YESTERDAY WAS GLORIOUS
So apparently in my sister’s class, there was a trans girl that had been on the cheerleading squad for a while. When she came out, the other girls on the squad made the agreement that whatever boy made fun of her would never get a date. And if you think that’s not the most metal girl alliance ever, you can sit down.
Wow, 500 notes
Girls protecting girls.
GIRLS PROTECTING GIRLS
nothing pisses me off more than the fact that 90% of women’s jeans have non-functioning pockets but baby clothes have proper pockets? what are babies carrying around that i’m not? baby wallets? fuck off
what makes guardians of the galaxy so good is that they’re mostly assholes and fully acknowledge that
everytime there’s supposed to be a sweet or dramatic moment
they ruin it
because they’re assholes
“It had to happen eventually, so here it is! Promote ALS awareness AND extinguish evil at the same time!”
Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.
I’m having a good laugh right now because our associates just got collectively reprimanded for leaning on the counters during 8 hour shifts on their feet, because it isn’t “professional” looking. So apparently they can put up with a camera over their shoulder to make sure they do their jobs correctly, but a cop with a gun cant?
Also you’re not privileged to privacy on the job. What do you need so much privacy for unless you know you’re doing something you ain’t supposed to?
And they work for us. Thats what they seem to forget. If we want to hold them accountable then so be it.
Sorry for how late this. I procrastinated really badly *shameful face*
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This is absolutely incredible! My own annotations are so erratic—I wish I had had this post late in high school or early in college.
I major in english in undergrad and then did an MFA where we had to annotate 64 books in 2 years. For the MFA I had to write a paper about each and every single book. Basically - I’ve done this and this is my advice:
Don’t do this for every book you read for school!!!
A close reading of a text is really important if you’re going to analyze the text. If you need to write a paper or you’re preparing for a discussion then I get it. But this is too much. Follow half of these steps and you’ll be golden.
Here’s the most important piece of advice: read the damn book!!!
Why? Reading and annotating are two VERY VERY VERY different activities.
Reading is to slip into the story. It’s an experience. The author intended it to be that. All those craft choices and themes and characterization moments you analyze when you’re annotating - those are meant to be invisible to the reader. The better the writer the less distracting they are. A good story appears to have dropped onto the page fully formed and breathing exactly the way you find it when you open the covers. Backstage is a very carefully constructed framework holding the novel (or other type of writing) together. It’s like a play. The attention is meant to be focused on the story happening live on stage, and not on the lighting, sound, or set. The same goes for reading.
Reading is an experience and trying to deconstruct the story will kill the experience faster than you could even imagine. You’ll stop reading for the sake of reading. If you’re an english major reading as if you are annotating will make you seriously second guess your choice in major.
But I’ve got to write a paper? I’ve got to be able to discuss the book for class?
If you know you’re going to need to write a paper (specifically a longer 5+ page analysis paper) then you should read the book twice: once for the experience and a second time with your assignment in mind. The second read through won’t require a close reading. It’s skimming, marking, asking questions, etc. That’s when these tips are helpful. A good paper has a point of view. It’s descriptive (i.e. track the references to nature throughout the book) or it’s prescriptive (i.e. why second person was chosen for a short story). Annotation helps you look at the book through a very specific lens.
But if you’re reading for class discussion or maybe just a quick response paper (which teachers make you write to prove you’ve read the book) then just read the damn book. Enjoy it. Let it sink into your soul. Maybe stick a few sticky notes on passages you loved. Maybe underline a few quotes. If you have trouble remembering story details or have questions then write them on the inside front cover in a few words to jog your memory later. But don’t interrupt yourself too often.
Annotation is important. It’s always good to know how something works including a book. But reading is an experience for the heart. It’s not meant to be boiled down to a few notes on mechanics.
Don’t ruin reading for yourself.
you could have reblogged that from me
i dont have an faq because no one fucking asks me anything
Pixar can never top this.
Can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that the best loved line from this movie comes from a character we never even got to see?