I am:
awkward. really, truly awkward. also opinionated (quietly) and sometimes rather sad. I'm quite passionate about a lot of things that don't seem to go together, so this is not at all organized. It's more a collection of sorts!
I post:
things that catch my eye or tickle my whimsy. and occasionally, reposts of angry, politics-related garbage

 

On Trayvon Martin (This is a Personal And Not Very Funny Post So Don’t Read It If You’re Not Interested In the Things I Say That Aren’t Jokes)

thesargebag:

Preface: A writer I really admire said this:

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So I’m taking his advice.

I’ve lost students to violence before. I was a (pretend) teacher for two years (I never got my certificate, I just weaseled my way into teaching jobs because I’m charming as shit), and I lost so many students to violence. More than you would believe if I told you. I remember all their names.

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Pick the big thing fucking up your life right now. Doesn’t matter if it’s something that everyone has to deal with, like situational social anxiety, or something more rare and difficult to explain, like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. There are dozens, hundreds, maybe even billions of people who have dealt with it before you. Instead of feeling ashamed, feel liberated. Your problems are still big, and important, and it totally makes sense to feel overwhelmed. But once you realize that there are thousands of people at any given time going through the exact same thing, and that there are all kinds of ways to find them, you’ll also realize that you never have to feel alone again.

The woman standing in front of us turned around to face me. “Are you the cheerleaders?” she beamed. I glanced at my all-girls robotics team with a look of disbelief. As their proud captain, I’ve spent hundreds of hours working with them to build and program a fully-functional robot. Walking into the massive competition arena, I had tuned out the screaming fans and blasting music, focusing on the engineering challenges at hand. But the last thing I ever thought would happen was that my group of twelve girls who routinely wire electronics, design complicated mechanical systems, and write detailed programs would be mistaken for another school’s dance team.

Social Media PSA from a working adult

thescienceofobsession:

Very recently, the college I work for rescinded the acceptance for an incoming freshman, based entirely upon the contents of his Twitter account. (Whole second part of that story is that I am the one that found his feed [accidentally, but once I saw it I had to pass…

Jesus this shit's deep

A. If you could get away with one murder in your lifetime without any legal, social, or emotional repercussions, would you kill someone?

B. What is your first thought when you receive a message on Tumblr, are you excited for the idea of someone from potentially the other side of the world wanting to talk to you or fearful that someone will criticize you?

C. Have you ever looked down on someone because you thought your religious views were superior?

D. Would you rather know everything the universe has to offer but in exchange lose all emotions or remain the way you are now?

E. If you could live and be healthy without sleeping or eating/drinking, which would you cut out of your life?

F. If you could take on the exact body and form of anyone else on Earth, who would it be?

G. Would you rather burn or freeze to death?

H. If it meant it would solve all world hunger, war, disease and bigotry, would you spend the rest of eternity in Hell?

I. Was the first crush in your life something you had or something someone had on you?

J. Could you live without having sex ever (again) in exchange for eternal youth?

K. Have you ever watched a full length pornographic movie?

L. The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

M. If you could have the ability to manipulate matter or energy, which would you choose?

N. What was the worst nightmare you ever had?

O. Would you rather spend one year with your one true love just to never see them again or the rest of your life with second best?

P. All the sequels/remakes/adaptations/rip-offs in movies nowadays, good or bad?

Q. Would you rather be dirt poor and emotionally fulfilled in life or be rich beyond imagination and emotionally dissatisfied for life?

R. Do you have any (secret) feelings of bigotry to any group of people?

S. Would you rather be the only person in the world that can read minds or have everyone else in the world be able to read minds except for your own?

T. If everyone in the world would automatically only know one language, which language would you choose?

U. If you were old enough and not in a situation where it would be inappropriate, would you sleep with one of your (past) school teachers/professors?

V. A world without religion, good, bad, neutral?

W. The men's rights movement, legitimate cause or laughable, and why?

X. You can eliminate one of your five senses to substantially strengthen the others, which one and would you do it?

Y. Do looks mean anything to you? Don't lie, could you fall in love with someone you thought was ugly?

Z. Can you understand the mindset and logic used by the opposite spiritual opinion? An atheist understanding the belief in a higher power and vice versa.