It Was Either This Or Write Another Chapter

I'm a graduate student. I like saying that. Sometimes, I write fanfiction. Sometimes, people like it.

April 22, 2014 2:17 pm

Contents Under Pressure

ruckawriter:

I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.

Warning. Contents under pressure.

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April 17, 2014 12:43 pm

I believe we are about to be sacrificed.

  • Amelia: Oh Emerson—I am not at all comfortable about this. I believe we are about to be sacrificed. Sun worshipers have a habit of sacrificing people, and Amon—
  • Emerson: Don’t be absurd, Peabody. Those trashy novels you read are weakening your brain.
12:43 pm

I believe we are about to be sacrificed.

  • Amelia: Oh Emerson—I am not at all comfortable about this. I believe we are about to be sacrificed. Sun worshipers have a habit of sacrificing people, and Amon—
  • Emerson: Don’t be absurd, Peabody. Those trashy novels you read are weakening your brain.
April 10, 2014 12:32 pm

neutralmilkandhoney:

mymodernmet:

Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi, offers a glimpse of an entirely different side to Iran than the image usually broadcasted by domestic and foreign media. In his photo series An Iranian Journey, many of the photographs reveal an Iran that most people never see, presenting an eye-opening look at the amazing diversity and contrasts that exist in the country.

Very happy about this

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12:25 pm

rishidiams:

lastincurableromantic:

Sometimes I’m reading a fic and then suddenly realize that it’s an abandoned WIP, and I want to track down the author and beg her to tell me how she was planning on ending it.

#sometimes I want to beg the writer to let me finish the story for them (via)

(via dryadalis)

March 24, 2014 8:40 pm
"The loneliest moment in someones life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly."

F. Scott Fitzgerald (via itsmicca)

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March 19, 2014 11:08 am 11:00 am
theatlantic:

The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

Everyone knows that the United States has long suffered from widespread shortages in its science and engineering workforce, and that if continued these shortages will cause it to fall behind its major economic competitors. Everyone knows that these workforce shortages are due mainly to the myriad weaknesses of American K-12 education in science and mathematics, which international comparisons of student performance rank as average at best.

Such claims are now well established as conventional wisdom. There is almost no debate in the mainstream. They echo from corporate CEO to corporate CEO, from lobbyist to lobbyist, from editorial writer to editorial writer. But what if what everyone knows is wrong? What if this conventional wisdom is just the same claims ricocheting in an echo chamber?
The truth is that there is little credible evidence of the claimed widespread shortages in the U.S. science and engineering workforce. How can the conventional wisdom be so different from the empirical evidence?
Read more. [Image: Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.]

theatlantic:

The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

Everyone knows that the United States has long suffered from widespread shortages in its science and engineering workforce, and that if continued these shortages will cause it to fall behind its major economic competitors. Everyone knows that these workforce shortages are due mainly to the myriad weaknesses of American K-12 education in science and mathematics, which international comparisons of student performance rank as average at best.

Such claims are now well established as conventional wisdom. There is almost no debate in the mainstream. They echo from corporate CEO to corporate CEO, from lobbyist to lobbyist, from editorial writer to editorial writer. But what if what everyone knows is wrong? What if this conventional wisdom is just the same claims ricocheting in an echo chamber?

The truth is that there is little credible evidence of the claimed widespread shortages in the U.S. science and engineering workforce. How can the conventional wisdom be so different from the empirical evidence?

Read more. [Image: Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.]

March 9, 2014 8:32 pm 8:31 pm