It's a fiction, not a moral treatise.

I'm a 28 year-old Instructor of Argument. It is my job to teach incoming college students that talking smack professionally is about having an opinion and backing it up. I teach young adults not only to have opinions, but to have a VOICE in their community and in the world at large. I inspire, I discourse, and I geek out.

I know I have a few people that follow me because of my political discussions, but you should know I also blog and reblog things for fun. I'm into fandom; it's part of my life. Don't be surprised if you see stuff about Disney, or kittens, or even my own artwork. Sometimes, I need to not be so serious.

28th July 2014

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brutereason:

These are from a wonderful book called The Art Of Comforting. Check it out and learn how to be better at supporting people going through difficult things.

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28th July 2014

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general-anxiety:

No central air :(
But my windows and doors are open on this unseasonably cold rainy day.
They stay off my legs and center on my ankles…right above my sock line :(

Generally that’s where they’d get me too. I have no idea why leggings work for me. 
If you have body mist (like the stuff that’s not quite alcoholic enough to be straight up perfume but enough to sting if you get it on an open cut) that also keeps them off for a while too. 
(I feel you on the lack of central air. Ours has been busted so these cold fronts have been such a blessing.)
Other good stuff, if you’re employing spray as opposed to bombs (or even if you’re after bombs!), go to your local vet and ask them for the stuff they use in the office. Most sell it and it pretty much always works better than the regular store stuff. They will also probably sell bombs, too. It doesn’t run cheap, though. 

general-anxiety:

No central air :(

But my windows and doors are open on this unseasonably cold rainy day.

They stay off my legs and center on my ankles…right above my sock line :(

Generally that’s where they’d get me too. I have no idea why leggings work for me. 

If you have body mist (like the stuff that’s not quite alcoholic enough to be straight up perfume but enough to sting if you get it on an open cut) that also keeps them off for a while too. 

(I feel you on the lack of central air. Ours has been busted so these cold fronts have been such a blessing.)

Other good stuff, if you’re employing spray as opposed to bombs (or even if you’re after bombs!), go to your local vet and ask them for the stuff they use in the office. Most sell it and it pretty much always works better than the regular store stuff. They will also probably sell bombs, too. It doesn’t run cheap, though. 

28th July 2014

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Beloved was the first book I loved reading in my graduate level American Fiction class — not just for its realness and its beauty and the pain written on every page, which I could talk about at length, along with the importance of its themes, etc. But I also enjoyed it just as a casual reader, largely because it was the first piece of American literature we got to read in that class with supernatural elements that didn’t just up and fucking Scooby Doo us in the end. (I thought it was just a little ambiguous, which is better overall.) 

No, for srs, American Literature is really really really fond to pulling in potentially supernatural elements and having it be a something totally rational if a bit weird, like a guy in the bushes doing ventriloquism. (Seriously fuck you Charles Brockden Brown.) On one hand I can see why people would be like “Oh, that’s a good thing” because it’s suggestive of people leaving behind ignorance and superstition for rationality.

But I actually want to read a ghost story sometimes. Beloved satisfied me on a number of levels and if you’ve never read it, give it a shot. 

28th July 2014

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mynameis-auntsarah:

black-culture:

howtobeterrell:

My Favorite Toni Morrison books about her and written by her.

THIS FABULOUS WOMAN AND HER FABULOUS WORKS OF ART. I LOVE THIS WOMAN 

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28th July 2014

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xombiedirge:

Avengers: Age of Ultron SDCC Promo Poster by Ryan Meinerding, Andy Park & Charlie Wen

28th July 2014

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Is it weird I can almost feel the breeze? 

Is it weird I can almost feel the breeze? 

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28th July 2014

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dropkickhufflepuff:

nightmare-of-chaos:

how i plan to parent

This show is my life.

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28th July 2014

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bluelanternrazer:

sailor moon graphic meme: [2/5] inners

↳makoto kino/sailor jupiter

Brew a storm, call the clouds, bring down the lightning!

28th July 2014

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sunnybutte:

thankorblamemelater:

YOU HAVE MY ATTENTION

AND IN IMAX NONETHELESS

I hope the movie poster has the disclaimer “actual size” on it somewhere. 

sunnybutte:

thankorblamemelater:

YOU HAVE MY ATTENTION

AND IN IMAX NONETHELESS

I hope the movie poster has the disclaimer “actual size” on it somewhere. 

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28th July 2014

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impuretale:

Probably fucked up headcanon but I always had the cracky thought that there might have been at least a few non-bigoted reasons why Slytherin didn’t want to invite muggleborns to the school. Like, the church is getting stronger footholds all over the continent and parents are murdering their children in their beds when they receive invitations, because witchcraft. So sending them invitations is kind of getting them killed. And Gryffindor is like “no, we invite everybody” and here’s Slytherin, going “people are being murdered because we’re sending birds into their houses and giving their parents written proof that they’re magic and this is really not clever and also kind of negligent. Like, I know WE know how to deal with fires set around us but these are KIDS.” Also, who’s to say these children wouldn’t, out of fear and loyalty to their families and communities, betray the location of the school, or get other students killed? 

(Also interesting tidbits — among several places that “Salazar” originates from as a name includes the Basque region of Spain, which among its mythologies includes Sugaar, a great serpent. You’ve also got Alonso de Salazar Frías, born in Burgos (just south of — or on the southern end of — the Basque region), a known participant in the Spanish Inquisition. Bear in mind it’s never specified that all the founders are from the British Isles. This, in part, informed some of my head canon.)