anyone please ask your crush out like this
The thrilling answer
and the awkward stupidity continues
baseball dude emails ghost boy to study together in the library
bored with airplanes
Wall Street analysts were taking potshots at DreamWorks Animation on Monday after Mr. Peabody & Sherman raked in a lackluster $32.5 million over the weekend, causing the stock to drop 1.4 percent while the S&P 500 was about flat. Stern Agee analyst Vasily Karasyov predicts Peabody will eventually earn $310 million at the global box office, which would translate to an $84 million write-down. Karasyov has an “underperform” rating on DWA and $17 price target, whereas shares closed at $29.05 on Monday.
"#if it was disney you would be worshiping it even if it was a shit movie"
TOO TRUE. This makes me so sad :(
Rise of the Guardians could have done just as well as Frozen if it was by Disney and that’s the stupid reality.
how to improve in art:
- get unhealthily obsessed with something
- draw it 43543452784 times
AU where Hanji is this famous scientist who has to go to a bunch of fancy galas and dinners to schmooze possible funders, but she doesn’t have a social life because of how she’s so invested in her work. So instead of going dateless (people always ask too many questions and try to set her up with…
People who wear like 8 costumes to a 3-4 day convention are the backbone of this nation
every note this gets ill read a page of homestuck
fuck you shy
32 pages of homstetuck fuck u
lmao have fun
please signal boost this simply to piss her off
High school au where Jean is an anti-social shy boy with an angry face yet innocent and Marcos an overly friendly outgoing romantic jock, who has started obssessing over Jean when he first lays his eyes on him and Jean thinks he’s a bit creepy but slowly finds his pampering and spoiling treatment endearing. -shiver-
-blink- Marco showers Jean with gifts, flowers and embarrassing honest comments everyday because Jean is the first to make him that gay and Jean keeps running away from all the mush.
M: “Jean! I found these flowers and they remind me of-“
M: “- ! I wasn’t gonna say ‘ur eyes’ like last time Jean! -chuckle- I was ‘bout to say yo - aaa - rosy - cheeks???”
J: “*turns into a tomato and run*”
M: “Jean your flower!”
Who are these disgustingly adorable dorks??? I think Jean and Marco switched bodies and things went bad.
An old tree stump with grass growing over it, Faroe Islands
are you stupid thats a unicorn
oh what I have to draw this
I love this unicorn
Saying Hello to the Dragon.
That is a fucking forest spirit and nobody will make me believe otherwise.
Full image here
wait for it
It’s been exactly six years since…
The Beginning of Problem Sleuth [03/10/08]
And exactly five years since…
The End of Problem Sleuth [03/10/09]
by Nicole Ouimette
The revolution will not be cited. It will not have a bibliography, or a title page. The revolution will never happen in the seclusion of the ivory tower built by racist, sexist, and classist institutions. Professional academic researchers in the social sciences of many colleges and universities exploit the struggles of oppressed peoples. Oppressed peoples are left stranded with little to no resources after researchers leave their communities high and dry.
Researchers steal value from oppressed peoples by making them the subjects of theoretical research without lending them access to information that could better help their communities. Articles, books, and dissertations written about marginalized populations are written for academics, not working people, and as such have little impact on the people whose lives are the subject of this research. Liberal academics and social scientists are more concerned about developing the wealth of academic literature than addressing the immediate material concerns of the communities they research.
WOW THIS ARTICLE:
Researchers in the fields of women’s and ethnic studies entering oppressed communities without any desire to change serious inequities are in direct contradiction of their supposedly “progressive” fields. Women’s and ethnic studies were created out of the social movements of the 1960s. The aims of the people who started these fields of study were to catapult a movement of better access to education for people of color, poor people, and women.
These goals were met in conflict with a desire in academia to concentrate knowledge among groups of specialized elites, instead of a focus on popularizing this knowledge for the greater good. Try reading any academic text from your local women’s studies, ethnic studies, post-colonial studies, or anthropology department. The texts are almost always written so that only academics can understand. Some students and scholars call it “acadamese.” It is writing that needs to be decoded before it can be understood. This is what inaccessible language looks like in academic texts written about oppressed groups, but not for them.
Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy discusses the importance of “ordinary language” in social justice work in her speech given at Hampshire College in 2001:
I think it’s vital to de-professionalize the public debate on matters that vitally affect the lives of ordinary people. It’s time to snatch our futures back from the ‘experts.’ Time to ask, in ordinary language, the public question and to demand, in ordinary language, the public answer.
Roy purposefully writes for oppressed groups of people by writing in “ordinary language.” Ordinary language becomes extraordinary when groups of people who have been historically “othered” are able to read something that connects to their lives. Academics who use “ordinary language” are able to encourage oppressed groups to consider their own agency in the fight for social, economic and political justice. Their advisors and colleagues constantly berate academics that attempt to write in ordinary language because their writing is “too accessible.”
Academics use academic language and jargon to centralize knowledge and power in their hands. Academics would lose a certain amount of power if everyone had access to the same knowledge that they do. The division of labor in the ivory tower reinforces capitalist modes of production through individualized research and study that is hardly ever shared with those it most affects. This is how academia operates knowledge in the form of transactions that create restricted, instead of shared knowledge.
Liberal academics become gatekeepers of knowledge by reinforcing ideas that knowledge should be bought and sold instead of shared among communities that are studied. In turn, serious activists who wish to create a world without capitalism and other forms of oppression are secluded from their communities through work in the non-profit sector. Andrea Smith’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Funded” touches upon the issue of revolutionary praxis among intellectuals in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO):
Progressive NGOs use peasants and the poor for their research projects, and they benefit from the publication - nothing comes back to the movements, not even copies of the studies done in their name! Moreover, peasant leaders ask why NGOs never risk their neck after their educational seminars - why do they not study the rich and powerful? Why us? The NGOs should stop being NGOs and convert themselves into members of socio-political movements.
The fundamental question is whether a new generation of organic intellectuals can emerge from the burgeoning radical social movements which can avoid the NGO temptation and become integral members of the next revolutionary wave.
It is time to stop depending on NGOs and academia to create revolutionary praxis for us. They won’t. It’s up to us, the oppressed peoples of the world to demand resources for our communities that are being studied by those whose lives are spent in ivory towers. The revolution starts from below and works its way to the ivory tower. Only then will education be free and accessible for all.