Catholic. Fangirl. Teacher-in-training. Things I like: Star Wars, superheroes, languages, Elementary, Once Upon a Time, history, fairy tales, and Les Misérables in all its many and glorious incarnations. Je parle français aussi.

 

iamfitzwilliamdarcy:

catie-does-things:

catie-does-things:

Well we’re 2 for 2 on homework assignments making me cry tonight, but this time it’s because the assignment is stupid and condescending and not even defined clearly in the syllabus and I hate this class so much.

also i’m kind of pissed because two of my friends just made their relationship facebook official and i’m sitting here crying into my phonics homework

Sending hugs and prayers your way, friend

thank you

my homework is done now and i feel better already

Anonymous asked
What's stupid and condescending about your homework?

It’s a reading check. The entire assignment is at level one on Bloom’s taxonomy - define, describe, give examples. It’s long and complicated but boring and shallow - and I say this as someone who loves this subject. The amount of effort it requires is vastly disproportionate to the amount of benefit I actually get from doing it. Plus there are highly specific formatting instructions that they will take points off for not following. Oh, and points off for typos, too.

It’s the supreme example of education professors treating their students in all the ways they’re always telling us not to treat ours.

catie-does-things:

Well we’re 2 for 2 on homework assignments making me cry tonight, but this time it’s because the assignment is stupid and condescending and not even defined clearly in the syllabus and I hate this class so much.

also i’m kind of pissed because two of my friends just made their relationship facebook official and i’m sitting here crying into my phonics homework

Well we’re 2 for 2 on homework assignments making me cry tonight, but this time it’s because the assignment is stupid and condescending and not even defined clearly in the syllabus and I hate this class so much.

Actually I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone comment on the fact that in the three years between ANH and ESB, Han Solo has still not firmly committed to the Alliance and has purposefully kept the door open for him to leave at any moment.

But I think this is important because it makes Leia’s attitude towards him in ESB totally understandable and pretty well justified. She doesn’t have time to let herself get attached to some mercenary with a fear of commitment. She’s got a rebellion to run, and if he’s not fully on board with that then she’s not interested.

And I really do think Leia wants Han to get on board with the Rebellion for its own sake, not just stick around because of her. She wouldn’t even consider a relationship with someone who wasn’t as firmly opposed to the Empire as she was - the ideological differences would just be too great.

Now obviously this is all complicated by the fact that Leia totally does care about Han anyway, but the reason she’s not about to admit it isn’t pride or insecurity.

ornamentedbeing:

Saint Anne Chapel in Yew Tree in NormandySaint Anne Chapel lies within the hollow trunk of one of two 1,000-1,300 year old Yew trees in the cemetery at La Haye-de-Routot village in the Brotonne Regional Park in Normandy, France.

ornamentedbeing:

Saint Anne Chapel in Yew Tree in NormandySaint Anne Chapel lies within the hollow trunk of one of two 1,000-1,300 year old Yew trees in the cemetery at La Haye-de-Routot village in the Brotonne Regional Park in Normandy, France.

isetouttoservethelord:

mugglebornheadcanon:

770. Last week, muggleborns continued to educate their pureblood friends with a mass-screening of Star Wars Episode IV. This week, the halls of Hogwarts echoed with cries of shock and disbelief as the purebloods heard “No, I am your father.”

Issue with this. “No, I am your father.” wasn’t uttered until the end of Episode V. That shit was 100% Empire Strikes Back.

Yeah I think the implication is that they watched Episode IV last week so the movie they’re watching this week would logically be Episode V.

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sirona-gs:

lifeofkj:

roxanneritchi:

vega-ofthe-lyre:

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My favorite part of this echo is the completely different meanings attributed to each exchange, like, people characterize Han Solo’s “I know” as him being ~cool~ but dang, no, I’m sorry you didn’t actually watch the film, but the emotional context for his saying “I know” is that this is the first time Leia—who has refused to express or even acknowledge the exact nature of her feelings for Han even after they get together—has told him she loves him, and Han is about to be literally frozen in carbonite, which, as they’re informed, is experimental and might result in his death, and even if he doesn’t die, he’s still being shipped to a nigh impenetrable fortress, so that Leia should tell him now—he can’t tell her he loves her, he can’t do it, because either way this carbonite thing goes, as he sees it, he’s dead, and the emotion is just too much; he has to throw up shields or else he’ll just straight up lose it and he’ll lose this one last moment with Leia with it.

And the echo in Return of the Jedi in which their positions are reversed has a very different context, but it’s also notable because it is Leia being cool. Yeah, Han loves her! She knows, and she knows why he first fell for her: because even if the odds are stacked against them, she’s still in charge. She’ll break into Jabba’s palace to save him, making her way past guards, conning the whole villainous lot of them. She’ll stone cold murder this dick who tries to enslave her. When Stormtroopers have her and her allies surrounded, she’ll shoot those assholes down. Of course Han loves her; she never doubted it. And Han is just overwhelmed with his love for her! Because damn, y’all, HE ALMOST DIED. AND SHE CAME TO RESCUE HIM. SHE FREED HIM FROM THE CARBONITE. SHE ISN’T LETTING HIS PUNK ASS ROT, AND SHE ISN’T LETTING SOME IMPERIAL DOUCHEBAGS SHOOT HIM UP.

~*~romance~*~

Always reblog.

HOW TO RELATIONSHIPS IN TWO GIFS. *____________*

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Reading my Human Growth and Development textbook just made me cry a little because I have a lot of feelings about humans.