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make me choose: will graham or alana bloom [asked by sculys]

mazeltoph:

how can we believe the dates written on historical documents when the other day i wrote january 2010 on one of my papers

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danilunamoon:

scarlettkuro:

danilunamoon:

softwiings:

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nesscoat:

danilunamoon:

scarlettkuro:

im not to fond of this drunk man assignment

dang man that sounds more difficult than umbrellas

Especially since the story we read in class had a drunk man in it…

good for you, its suppose to be creative writing anyway right? i mean whats the point in calling it that when you tell you exactly how to start and end your story.

That’s how I’ve been feeling. I managed to put something together, but I signed up for creative writing, not “I’m going to tell you how to start and end and what you have to write about and how long your story should be and what your story should represent, yeah this is totally creative mmmhmmm”

i mean, it iiiiiiiis creative writing. but i think i’m going to be chafing at the bit quite a lot this year; i think our teacher is a lovely person but i think i work a lot better with the teacher i had last year. he was very chill, understanding of the stress and allowing of it, basically just gave us a prompt and said ‘do whatever you want with it’, we didn’t focus on peer revision as much and kind of just goofed around in class. i had a really good relationship with that teacher and i miss him and the class. i felt very comfortable and safe there which i don’t really feel yet with this year’s class. hhhhhhgh but he doesnt even teach creative writing this year

Yeah, that seems really nice. This year I think so far the class has felt a little… stiff, and it’s not all just because of the personalities of the class/teacher. There’s so much focus on analyzing readings, and sticking to very specific formats. The class itself isn’t really abut writing much, since we really only do the ACTUAL writing for homework. It’s still not nearly as fun as I’d hoped. I want to dive into fantasy, and even though it’s possible to do that, you still need to figure out how to squeeze into all of the requirements.

Also, the fact that our grades are based on the rubrics. She doesn’t grade them personally, she just goes through he 10-ish things (font, length, and other things that don’t portray our personal style) and gives “constructive criticism” that will most likely never be used very much.

I want creative writing. I want open creative writing D:

while we’re complaining, can they stop with the restrictions in the pov?? it’s so frustrating writing in the diction of an eleven year old. it screws with my writing, ends up sounding all forced and chopped… :/

YES. It is restricting my grammar SOOOOO mych. I have to keep using all the words andphrases that we were basically banned from using in seventh grade, (“got,” “stuff,” “things,” etc.). I hate using those words now, but all the other words I could use instead don’t sound like a child’s pov when you put it all together?

Seriously, we’re fresh out of that really young stage of our lives and we do NOT want to go back, haha geez

eughhh i have to keep it all so straight-forward and vague and it sucks. like hah we banned this stuff from writing years ago, returning to it feels so unnatural….

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danilunamoon:

softwiings:

danilunamoon:

nesscoat:

danilunamoon:

scarlettkuro:

im not to fond of this drunk man assignment

dang man that sounds more difficult than umbrellas

Especially since the story we read in class had a drunk man in it…

good for you, its suppose to be creative writing anyway right? i mean whats the point in calling it that when you tell you exactly how to start and end your story.

That’s how I’ve been feeling. I managed to put something together, but I signed up for creative writing, not “I’m going to tell you how to start and end and what you have to write about and how long your story should be and what your story should represent, yeah this is totally creative mmmhmmm”

i mean, it iiiiiiiis creative writing. but i think i’m going to be chafing at the bit quite a lot this year; i think our teacher is a lovely person but i think i work a lot better with the teacher i had last year. he was very chill, understanding of the stress and allowing of it, basically just gave us a prompt and said ‘do whatever you want with it’, we didn’t focus on peer revision as much and kind of just goofed around in class. i had a really good relationship with that teacher and i miss him and the class. i felt very comfortable and safe there which i don’t really feel yet with this year’s class. hhhhhhgh but he doesnt even teach creative writing this year

Yeah, that seems really nice. This year I think so far the class has felt a little… stiff, and it’s not all just because of the personalities of the class/teacher. There’s so much focus on analyzing readings, and sticking to very specific formats. The class itself isn’t really abut writing much, since we really only do the ACTUAL writing for homework. It’s still not nearly as fun as I’d hoped. I want to dive into fantasy, and even though it’s possible to do that, you still need to figure out how to squeeze into all of the requirements.

Also, the fact that our grades are based on the rubrics. She doesn’t grade them personally, she just goes through he 10-ish things (font, length, and other things that don’t portray our personal style) and gives “constructive criticism” that will most likely never be used very much.

I want creative writing. I want open creative writing D:

while we’re complaining, can they stop with the restrictions in the pov?? it’s so frustrating writing in the diction of an eleven year old. it screws with my writing, ends up sounding all forced and chopped… :/

im not to fond of this drunk man assignment

dang man that sounds more difficult than umbrellas

i’m not too fond of this umbrella assignment

starwars:

McQuarrie Monday - A gorgeous concept showing the immense scale of Coruscant’s architecture.

nubbsgalore:

autumn reflections by david clapp in england’s lake district national park; maurizio biancarelli of proscansko lake in croatia’s plitvice national park; and agustin rafael reyes of onuma pond in japan’s towada hachimantai national park

stealthboy:

how many times do doctors need to confirm that lack of sleep is physically and emotionally harming high school students because of how early they have to be up before someone will give enough of a shit about these kids’ health to actually change something

pixalry:

The Guardians of the Galaxy - Created by Wisesnail | Tumblr

Prints available for sale at Society6.

subtilitas:

0815 Architekten - Grand Pré 22 housingFribourg 2013. Photos (C)Hansueli Schaerer.

art-of-swords:

United States Cavalry Officer’s Sword

  • Dated: 1864
  • Medium: steel, wood, diamonds, a large amethyst, gilt bronze
  • Measurements: overall length: 43 1/2” length; blade length 34 3/4”

A piece of Civil War militaria, this presentation sword was given to United States Colonel William B. Sipes of the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry in 1864. This sword boasts a handle carved of natural material bound by a gilt bronze cross guard and highlighted by a large faceted amethyst on the hilt.

The silvered scabbard boasts fine gilt accents, along with a diamond studded “S” and an inscription that reads “Presented to / Col W.B. Sipes / 7th Regiment Penn Veteran Cavalry / By the Friends of the Regiment / 1864.” This piece is housed in its original fitted hardwood case. 

Colonel William B. Sipes 1905 obituary describes the commander’s life, accomlishments and the presentation of this sword: "Colonel William B. Sipes, of Bath Beach, Brooklyn, New York, died at Phenix, Rhode Island, the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Mabel Sipes Spencer, on Monday, September 4, 1905, after a brief illnes of pneumonia. Colonel Sipes was an 1860 editor of the Pottsville Register, a weekly Douglas Democratic paper.

In the Avar of 1861-65 he led a Company of Infantry, as Captain, in the three months’ service, and later received authority from Governor Andrew G. Curtin to raise a Regiment of Cavalry, the Seventh Pennsylvania Cavalry, of which he gave the Colonelcy to General George C. Wynkoop, of Pottsville, himself taking the Lieutenant Colonelcy.

Upon the retirement of Colonel Wynkoop, he became Colonel of the Regiment. Upon the occasion of the reenlistment of the regiment in 1864, a banquet was given its officers on March 1864, at the Pennsylvania Hall, in Pottsville, at which a handsome sword was presented to Colonel Sipes by the ladies of Pottsville. […]

Colonel Sipes suffered much from a rheumatic affection during and since the war, but ably commanded the regiment in many of its most arduous and active campaigns. He was a most capable and efficient officer, kind hearted and courteous to all and of bravery beyond question.

In the celebrated charge of the regiment at Shelbyville, Tennessee, on the 27th of June, 1863, he led the charging column upon a park of artillery posted in the open square of the town, sabering the gunners, capturing four pieces of artillery and almost capturing General Wheeler […]”

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