September 16, 2014
Worst Witch Episodes

dangerousoldbooksociety:

The Worst Witch

Series 1

1. The Battle of the Broomsticks
2. When We Feast at the Midnight Hour
3.
A Pig In a Poke
4.
A Mean Halloween
5.
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
6.
Monkey Business
7.
Miss Cackle’s Birthday Surprise
8.
The Great Outdoors
9.
The Heat is…

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September 15, 2014
Last Year of College? Forget the Job Hunt and Start Freelancing Instead

arabellesicardi:

hello-the-future:

You have no idea how excited I am to get to write for Brazen Careerist. Penelope Trunk’s original book, Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success, literally helped me get my first really good job. 

So now I get to share what I know with other young people who are just getting started.

I salute this advice, I agree with this advice, though it is a very singular kind of advice, I took it myself and now I”m getting paid to write about Pretty Little Liars, gelato, skincare and perfume from the comfort of my own home and pay all my bills!!!! HAHAHAHAAH!!!!

September 14, 2014
queenmerbabe:

queenmerbabe:

So I’ve made $200 over $600 off of featurepoints. It’s easy. It’s a combination of downloading apps, playing with them (completing basic tutorials if any and leaving them open for 30 seconds to a minute) and making bonus points when you refer others! You can delete any apps downloaded once you’ve checked if you’ve earned the reward points. I’ve never been spammed. Some apps ask you to register with them but if you don’t want to just move onto the next app!
It’s an easy way to earn extra money while doing something that requires very little concentration and brain power. Just download, leave it open, complete a tutorial if needed and boom points! You’ll start earning them and once you have enough you can cash them in for awesome rewards like amazon gift cards or even real money through paypal! 
You can do this using an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or android smart phones! (I’ve heard you get better offers with iPads and iPhones!)
You can use it worldwide! What sort of app offers available are determined by your location and paypal is in USD so it will be converted to your currency. So say you cashed in your rewards for a $10 paypal payment, you’d get whatever $10 in USD is in your country. It’s very simple!
But you can also help me earn bonus points and earn more towards my Canon 70d I’ve been saving up for by downloading the featurepoints app and signing up using my refferal code and/or link;
All you gotta do is open up this link on your iphone/ipad/ipod or android: http://featu.re/Q62NWX
It’ll ask you to download the app then sign you up using either a facebook or google account. I opted for google. Then it’ll run you a couple more steps then ask you to provide MY referral code.
Also by using my referral code they start you off with 50 rewards points immediately!  
My code is Q62NWX
This will be great if you’re looking to earn a little extra money. It’s easy and takes very little effort, so why not!?

heyyyy so while I was able to save up and get my camera with a lot of help from FP, recently both my laptop AND car have gone out of commission. My laptop is having some issues despite just replacing the hard drive and only having it back in my care for 3 days. I rely on both for income - car for my ‘day’ job and my laptop for freelance art. I have two paid commissions I might have to refund upwards to $100. I can’t afford to pay $800 to fix my car. I’m really lost in what to do and might trade my car in. I don’t know how cheap my car payment can be and the costs of registering and tagging it or if my insurance will spike or go down (I currently pay $180 a month for my 10 year old car). All while this is going down my family is moving this month and there will be pet fees and deposits. I’m also changing Internet providers because Comcast is somehow charging me for tv which I don’t have! Basically I’m jut overwhelmed and I am sorta regretting buying my camera. I’m considering trying to return it since it hasnt even been a month but not sure if they’ll take it back since their return policy is 2 weeks possible shorter…. I saved up for my camera for nearly a year so I can pursue one of my biggest passions but my freelance business and my car is way more important to me since it’s my livelihood. But it would make things easier if people took advantage of featurepoints using my referral code to help me prepare for all the costs of my car and laptop (i don’t even know how much that will cost) ontop of moving. I also have a donate button in my blog. Thank you to who ever reads this.

queenmerbabe:

queenmerbabe:

So I’ve made $200 over $600 off of featurepoints. It’s easy. It’s a combination of downloading apps, playing with them (completing basic tutorials if any and leaving them open for 30 seconds to a minute) and making bonus points when you refer others! You can delete any apps downloaded once you’ve checked if you’ve earned the reward points. I’ve never been spammed. Some apps ask you to register with them but if you don’t want to just move onto the next app!

It’s an easy way to earn extra money while doing something that requires very little concentration and brain power. Just download, leave it open, complete a tutorial if needed and boom points! You’ll start earning them and once you have enough you can cash them in for awesome rewards like amazon gift cards or even real money through paypal! 

You can do this using an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or android smart phones! (I’ve heard you get better offers with iPads and iPhones!)

You can use it worldwide! What sort of app offers available are determined by your location and paypal is in USD so it will be converted to your currency. So say you cashed in your rewards for a $10 paypal payment, you’d get whatever $10 in USD is in your country. It’s very simple!

But you can also help me earn bonus points and earn more towards my Canon 70d I’ve been saving up for by downloading the featurepoints app and signing up using my refferal code and/or link;

All you gotta do is open up this link on your iphone/ipad/ipod or android: http://featu.re/Q62NWX

It’ll ask you to download the app then sign you up using either a facebook or google account. I opted for google. Then it’ll run you a couple more steps then ask you to provide MY referral code.

Also by using my referral code they start you off with 50 rewards points immediately!  

My code is Q62NWX

This will be great if you’re looking to earn a little extra money. It’s easy and takes very little effort, so why not!?

heyyyy so while I was able to save up and get my camera with a lot of help from FP, recently both my laptop AND car have gone out of commission. My laptop is having some issues despite just replacing the hard drive and only having it back in my care for 3 days. I rely on both for income - car for my ‘day’ job and my laptop for freelance art. I have two paid commissions I might have to refund upwards to $100. I can’t afford to pay $800 to fix my car. I’m really lost in what to do and might trade my car in. I don’t know how cheap my car payment can be and the costs of registering and tagging it or if my insurance will spike or go down (I currently pay $180 a month for my 10 year old car). All while this is going down my family is moving this month and there will be pet fees and deposits. I’m also changing Internet providers because Comcast is somehow charging me for tv which I don’t have! Basically I’m jut overwhelmed and I am sorta regretting buying my camera. I’m considering trying to return it since it hasnt even been a month but not sure if they’ll take it back since their return policy is 2 weeks possible shorter…. I saved up for my camera for nearly a year so I can pursue one of my biggest passions but my freelance business and my car is way more important to me since it’s my livelihood. But it would make things easier if people took advantage of featurepoints using my referral code to help me prepare for all the costs of my car and laptop (i don’t even know how much that will cost) ontop of moving. I also have a donate button in my blog. Thank you to who ever reads this.

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September 13, 2014
"

We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave.

They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better. There was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again. There was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy. There was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again.

Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave.

"

— ~A Rwandan talking to a western writer, Andrew Solomon, about his experience with western mental health and depression.

From The Moth podcast, ‘Notes on an Exorcism’. (via jacobwren)

(Source: facebook.com, via raduzhno)

September 10, 2014
winkydean:

sahxyel:

naturalshocks:

figmentdotcom:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

Tip for all my student readers: if you’re too lazy to use a bibliography creator like NoodleBib or RefWorks, let Google generate your bibliography entries for you. All you have to do is google the article/book title in Google Scholar, click “cite” at the bottom of the search result, and copy either the MLA, APA, or Chicago cite into your word document. 

Signal boost because omg how did I not know this in college?



Since registration is starting soon I figure this is ample time to remind the six people who look at my Tumblr that citing your sources is really important in college and that this will be your best friend forever.
If you’re in high school and want to go to college? Learn to source! You’ll be way ahead of the curve and it’s 100% more important than knowing what the hell a predicate nominative is.
I use http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ to figure out how to cite for my papers, and it’s been quite useful for the three years I’ve been at this!


im crying i have this project due in two days and i didnt  do tgis yet ho y fuckl

winkydean:

sahxyel:

naturalshocks:

figmentdotcom:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

Tip for all my student readers: if you’re too lazy to use a bibliography creator like NoodleBib or RefWorks, let Google generate your bibliography entries for you. All you have to do is google the article/book title in Google Scholar, click “cite” at the bottom of the search result, and copy either the MLA, APA, or Chicago cite into your word document. 

Signal boost because omg how did I not know this in college?

Since registration is starting soon I figure this is ample time to remind the six people who look at my Tumblr that citing your sources is really important in college and that this will be your best friend forever.

If you’re in high school and want to go to college? Learn to source! You’ll be way ahead of the curve and it’s 100% more important than knowing what the hell a predicate nominative is.

I use http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ to figure out how to cite for my papers, and it’s been quite useful for the three years I’ve been at this!

im crying i have this project due in two days and i didnt do tgis yet ho y fuckl

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September 9, 2014
Resources: Journalism Internship

writing-questions-answered:

September 9, 2014
"If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also"

Matt 5:39

This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.   

(via thefullnessofthefaith)

THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you. 

(via guardianrock)

I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.

For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”

All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.

Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?

Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.

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IT’S BACK

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September 4, 2014
"All of this is typical girl-fear. Once you realize that The Exorcist is, essentially, the story of a 12-year-old who starts cussing, masturbating, and disobeying her mother—in other words, going through puberty—it becomes apparent to the feminist-minded viewer why two adult men are called in to slap her around for much of the third act. People are convinced that something spooky is going on with girls; that, once they reach a certain age, they lose their adorable innocence and start tapping into something powerful and forbidden. Little girls are sugar and spice, but women are just plain scary. And the moment a girl becomes a woman is the moment you fear her most. Which explains why the culture keeps telling this story."

Rookie, The Season of the Witch

For readings on the correlation in horror between puberty and the monstrous, see:

I will add Carol Clover’s Men, Women, and Chain Saws here, although she’s concerned more with identification, monstrous-feminine as men’s horror, and the maternal aspects of possession tales (including a section on possession as oral penetration). Although both Creed and Clover are important feminist horror theorists who work in Psychoanalytical lenses, Barbara Creed talks more about transformation than Carol Clover does. And transformation is key to horror movies about how women are terrifying.

For variations on a theme, watch Ginger Snaps, Carrie, and Teeth together.

(Bonus: here is Kristeva’s Powers of Horror: an Essay on Abjection for free online)

I’m 90000% sure I wrote the text below this but it doesn’t link to (probably ff) anywhere. it’s important to keep sources in posts so that you don’t disorient authors about their own pasts,

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September 4, 2014
elisetheviking:

School has started or will very soon so what would be better to do than to gather some great resources for a better school year?
Evernote - keep your research at one place
Khan Academy - over 4,200 educational videos
Mathaway - helps you solve almost every math problem
Cliffnotes - read and prep for school work
Studious - great way to keep track of schedule
iFormulas - references for mathematical formulas
Pocket - save studies and articles much easier
Science glossary - for those hard science words
Studyblue - online flashcards for your next test
Any.do - daily planner 
Dropbox - don’t rely on your computer alone, make sure your notes and papers are safely uploaded online, just in case.
Feed.ly  - gather all your fav websites for research or whatever in one place - I love this myself!
Scribd - online library
Self Control - we all know self control during work or school isn’t always around
TED - lots of good presentation by interesting people
Chegg - don’t have all the money for new text books? Chegg lets you rent many text books for much less than it costs to buy
Duolingo - learning a new language? Then I’ll recommend this one
Mint.com - make sure you’ve got your money straight 
Alarmy - hard to get up in the morning? Well, this alarm makes you take a picture of your sink to turn it off!
Sworkit - don’t forget that exercise will make it easier to concentrate! 
Don’t forget to look at my 27 websites for a new year - where you can find lots of other resources for health, fitness, school/work and div when starting a new year(school year too)
I’ve also got a post called 53 posts for students which contains nutrition and fitness posts especially for students!

elisetheviking:

School has started or will very soon so what would be better to do than to gather some great resources for a better school year?

  1. Evernote - keep your research at one place
  2. Khan Academy - over 4,200 educational videos
  3. Mathaway - helps you solve almost every math problem
  4. Cliffnotes - read and prep for school work
  5. Studious - great way to keep track of schedule
  6. iFormulas - references for mathematical formulas
  7. Pocket - save studies and articles much easier
  8. Science glossary - for those hard science words
  9. Studyblue - online flashcards for your next test
  10. Any.do - daily planner 
  11. Dropbox - don’t rely on your computer alone, make sure your notes and papers are safely uploaded online, just in case.
  12. Feed.ly  - gather all your fav websites for research or whatever in one place - I love this myself!
  13. Scribd - online library
  14. Self Control - we all know self control during work or school isn’t always around
  15. TED - lots of good presentation by interesting people
  16. Chegg - don’t have all the money for new text books? Chegg lets you rent many text books for much less than it costs to buy
  17. Duolingo - learning a new language? Then I’ll recommend this one
  18. Mint.com - make sure you’ve got your money straight 
  19. Alarmy - hard to get up in the morning? Well, this alarm makes you take a picture of your sink to turn it off!
  20. Sworkit - don’t forget that exercise will make it easier to concentrate! 

Don’t forget to look at my 27 websites for a new year - where you can find lots of other resources for health, fitness, school/work and div when starting a new year(school year too)

I’ve also got a post called 53 posts for students which contains nutrition and fitness posts especially for students!

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September 4, 2014
Worst Witch Episodes

dangerousoldbooksociety:

The Worst Witch

Series 1

1. The Battle of the Broomsticks
2. When We Feast at the Midnight Hour
3.
A Pig In a Poke
4.
A Mean Halloween
5.
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
6.
Monkey Business
7.
Miss Cackle’s Birthday Surprise
8.
The Great Outdoors
9.
The Heat is…