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Oct 15, 2014
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deliverusfromsburb:

I understand that a lot of people enjoy writing shipfics where they transplant characters into a college setting. Since some writers may not be in college, or may have graduated a long time ago, I thought I’d offer a helpful list of realistic college meet not-so-cute scenarios. Forget baristas. This is where it’s at. 

- I’m really passionate about this cause and I will give you this flier if I have to shove it down your throat

- vicious battle over the only left handed desk in the room

- my roommate’s boyfriend is staying over so can I please sleep on your floor

- it’s pouring and my final paper is in my backpack so I guess we’re stuck under this tiny awning together. do you think they’d deliver pizza here

- hey I have to photograph someone for class will you be my model

- hey I have to take someone’s blood pressure for class will you be my victim

- variations of the above

- I know I keep coming to the cookie shop and for some reason it’s always your shift but don’t you dare judge me I need these for my sanity

- all our friends are drunk

- it’s 3 am and I’m still in the library studying for finals and I’m losing my grip on reality and I think I just saw a ghost

- we’re the only two people in this club. what is this club even for

- humans vs zombies (see you can still have your zombie AU, best of both worlds)

- we’re the only people who ever talk in discussions it’s awful

- GROUP PROJECT

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Oct 15, 2014
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helshades:

siege-loki-problems:

"Okay, screw continuity. I’m going for classic, standard, old-style heroes and villains and the fans can just deal with it."

Deadpool’s Art of War #1

Deadpool gets it. Deadpool really gets it.

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Oct 14, 2014
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Oct 13, 2014
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internetgoose:

I’m gonna depress the hell out of all of you. ready? ok go

so, that “stop devaluing feminized work post”

nice idea and all

but the thing is, as soon as a decent number of women enter any field, it becomes “feminized,” and it becomes devalued.

as women enter a field in greater number, people become less willing to pay for it, the respect for it drops, and it’s seen as less of a big deal. it’s not about the job- it’s about the number of women in the job.

observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field. so has happened with scores of other areas; nursing comes to mind

so the thing is, it’s not the work or the job that has to be uplifted and seen as more respectable. it will never work out, until people start seeing women as respectable

but there’s a doozy and who the fuck knows if it’s ever happening in my life time

"observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field."

Personal anecdote time!  I’m in a biology graduate program.  An acquaintance wanted to introduce some guy to me because his son was thinking about becoming an undergrad science major.  When he found out I was in the biology department, he grinned and said, “Well, I guess that’s kind of related to science.”

I gave him what I hope was an icy look and said, “Isn’t it strange how men outside the field started saying that right around the time biology majors shifted from mostly male to mostly female?”

The guy got this look on his face like he was about to play the “just a joke” card, and then an older woman who had been standing nearby, talking to someone else, turned to me and said, “The same thing happened with real estate.”  She went on to explain that, over the course of the career, the male-to-female ratio among real estate agents had dropped, and the pay and “prestige factor” of that job dropped along with it.

This is also famous for happening to teaching. Keep an eye on medicine over the next fifteen years and watch as it becomes less prestigious and less well-paid.

It also happened to secretarial/administrative work - in the 19th century, clerical work was utterly respectable and seen as requiring quite a lot of talent and skill (which it still does!) but then along came the typewriter and women entering the field and HEY PRESTO “she’s just some secretary”

at my university, chemical engineering, or chem eng, was often referred to as “fem eng” why? because it’s an exact 50/50 ratio of women to men, which clearly makes it too feminine. in the 70s/80s chemical engineering was one of the most important and hardest engineering fields (plastics! pulp and paper! OIL) but now that there are more women in the field it’s considered an easier field, in comparison to other fields.

for example, i once heard a girl in mech eng list some of the engineering fields in the order she thought was hardest to easiest. you know what it was? electrical, mechanical, chemical. it’s absolutely no surprise that this list is also a handy ordering of fewest women in the field to most women in the field.

AND, another point! this happens the other way around too. computer science related fields used to be dominated by women, which made it not very important (switchboard operators? yup). once men started taking over the field, well that’s when the big money and prestige came in.

The field of anthropology, which is becoming female dominated from what I can see, has been determined to be useless by some. (I’ve even had girls in STEM fields tell me I don’t study a “real science” so how’s about that internalized misogyny for ya) When I was majoring in anthropology, Gov. Rick Scott determined that Florida didn’t need any more anthropologists and wanted to reduce funding to programs and increase funding to STEM programs. While not considered a STEM field, anthropologists have contributed to the research behind STEM programs and provide a wide variety of services to Florida alone. A team of anthropologists created a powerpoint “This is Anthropology" to talk about dozens of programs and services they contribute to in Florida which include healthcare programs, education programs, disaster relief, forensic investigation, environmental programs and conservation efforts, research for fortune 500 businesses, agricultural programs, immigration programs, programs and services for the elderly, etc. I’m also in the field of education, and we’re constantly made out to be overpaid (we’re not) and made out to be incapable of doing our jobs without very strict guidance. 

It’s all very insulting, really. No matter what we study. No matter what we do to earn a living. It will never be good enough.

The adjunctification of college teaching in the U.S. correlates with the rise of women in the profession, too. There are other factors, but labor issues and college teaching - particularly the “pink collar” work of composition instruction, which is what I do - is a hot button topic in the scholarship.

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Oct 13, 2014
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snickfic said: Wait are you in Seattle? Or does Starbucks have some kind of Pike Place thing they sell everywhere?

Pike Place is the main coffee they sell, yeah. It was drilled into us at training that it is not “Pike’s Place” (which is what 75% of the customers ask for). I live in Texas.


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Oct 13, 2014
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subjunctivemood:

Bonnie telling Damon he’s ridiculous while he makes I-don’t-give-a-shit pancakes is pretty much all I ever wanted from this show.

I love that this post has gotten the most notes out of everything I’ve ever posted. I LOVE YOU GUYS


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Oct 13, 2014
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loki-of-sassgaard:

subjunctivemood:

loki-of-sassgaard:

And what the fuck are people in Colorado doing, drinking straight up vinegar? You’re drunk, Colorado. Go home.

it’s colorado, home of hippies. what were you expecting.

(recently heard someone from CO expounding on how taking a shot of vinegar cured their heartburn every time. YEAH, OK)

what? Gross no

I KNOW, RIGHT? it’s not like the acid in your stomach would be compounded by the addition of more acid or anything.


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Oct 13, 2014
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loki-of-sassgaard:

And what the fuck are people in Colorado doing, drinking straight up vinegar? You’re drunk, Colorado. Go home.

it’s colorado, home of hippies. what were you expecting.

(recently heard someone from CO expounding on how taking a shot of vinegar cured their heartburn every time. YEAH, OK)


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Oct 13, 2014
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bonneibennett:

It’s time to start getting ready for next week’s episode, folks!!
Based on input from a ton of people in the tag, it sounds like we want to go ahead and include aviators and eggs in this week’s theme. Feel free to take part in any or all of these things, including past weeks’ themes! Here are the options so far:
Eggs: Scrambled, smothered, poached, fried, hard-boiled, or just viciously smashed in their carton a la Damon Salvatore? Whatever you want! (But maybe not the last one. Please, think of the eggs.)
Aviators: Bonnie grabbed a pair for herself and one for Damon, so grab one for yourself too!
Cuddles: To pay homage to Bonnie’s beloved, fuzzy childhood friend, grab your own teddy bear, or any other stuffed animal worthy of a good snuggle.
Crosswords: Hopefully no invisible intruders will be filling yours out for you!
Plaid: Break out the flannel again! “On Thursdays, we wear plaid.”
Pancakes: Because who would turn down a good opportunity to have breakfast for dinner?
COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF ALCOHOL: This goes without saying. (also: non-alcohol, if you prefer!)
By the end of the season, this thing is going to be so long, lmfao.

I love this ship (with a rediscovered love of shipping feels from early S1-S2) and I love everyone in it. YOU’RE ALL THE BEST! Get on with your bad selves. I can’t wait to see what y’all read/dress up as/draw/etc.

bonneibennett:

It’s time to start getting ready for next week’s episode, folks!!

Based on input from a ton of people in the tag, it sounds like we want to go ahead and include aviators and eggs in this week’s theme. Feel free to take part in any or all of these things, including past weeks’ themes! Here are the options so far:

  • Eggs: Scrambled, smothered, poached, fried, hard-boiled, or just viciously smashed in their carton a la Damon Salvatore? Whatever you want! (But maybe not the last one. Please, think of the eggs.)
  • Aviators: Bonnie grabbed a pair for herself and one for Damon, so grab one for yourself too!
  • Cuddles: To pay homage to Bonnie’s beloved, fuzzy childhood friend, grab your own teddy bear, or any other stuffed animal worthy of a good snuggle.
  • Crosswords: Hopefully no invisible intruders will be filling yours out for you!
  • Plaid: Break out the flannel again! “On Thursdays, we wear plaid.”
  • Pancakes: Because who would turn down a good opportunity to have breakfast for dinner?
  • COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF ALCOHOL: This goes without saying. (also: non-alcohol, if you prefer!)

By the end of the season, this thing is going to be so long, lmfao.

I love this ship (with a rediscovered love of shipping feels from early S1-S2) and I love everyone in it. YOU’RE ALL THE BEST! Get on with your bad selves. I can’t wait to see what y’all read/dress up as/draw/etc.

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Oct 13, 2014
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atstarbucks:

Pike Place, Seattle — Back in 1971, a sign in the window at our original store invited passersby in for the neighborhood’s best espresso. We’ve since extended the invitation to the rest of the world.

atstarbucks:

Pike Place, Seattle — Back in 1971, a sign in the window at our original store invited passersby in for the neighborhood’s best espresso. We’ve since extended the invitation to the rest of the world.