Hi guys. I go to a catholic school and the archdiocese of my school has decided to fire our swim coach and vice principal simply because he married the man of his dream. This is a picture of the 200+ students who have decided to have a sit in, they are telling us that being gay and gay marriage is different and that there is nothing our administration can do. Now I don’t know if you support gay marriage or not but it is wrong to fire someone because of who they love. We need change, please spread the word. Maybe we can change all schools because I will not stand for this.
our protest is not over for the moment but I would appreciate if you would sign this petition
also her are some of our local news repots on what’s going on
there are more of course, but I cannot tell you how much this means. we got three other catholic schools to sit with us and two of the surrounding public schools had people cut classes to join us
if we get enough people to sign this petition we can make the archdiocese change. we my not be able to get our vice principals job back but we will be able to prevent things like this in the future.
Come on guys I’ve seen pictures of puppies get more notes than this
Eastlake is totally backing Eastside Catholic 110%
Song: Sakura Kiss (for string)Artist: Hirano YoshihisaAlbum: Ouran High School Host Club Soundtrack & Character Song 1
soundtrack of my life. wedding song, funeral song, what have you.
oh my god, used as a wedding song, I’m in heaven!
Annnnnnd playlisted for the ball.
This is my favorite picture in the world and I feel like its about time I shared it with all of you
I was listening to the original post as it was storming outside and I thought it was beautiful so I tried my best to recreate it.
SERIOUSLY HOW MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL CAN THIS SONG GET?!
This gives me chills
oh my god looking up fat doves and pigeons always makes me extremely happy
BALL OF FLOOF
EVIL NO NECK ASSHOLE
this, important information,
when people complain that toothless doesn’t act like a dragon like i’m sorry????? do you OWN a dragon????? have you ever MET a dragon???? are you a dragonologist with a doctorate in dragonology????
Im a dragonologist with a doctorate in dragonology and i can confirm that dragons act like whatever the fuck they want because they are dragons
as a dragon i can also confirm
average is just a comparison! change who you are compared to and it changes! therefore, it is dumb and you should just do the best you can and to heck with anyone else
Ah, but it’s not that simple! It’s not a particular person or anything like that that I’m comparing myself to - if I’m comparing at all. You can’t really change statistics, and when I see the numbers I just know that I’m kind of… Not all that great.
I love writing. It’s freeing and amazing, and I’m constantly reminded that thing that I’m doing with words and descriptions and feelings coming from my own heart and being recognized by my mind’s eye and transferred through my hands - Well, it’s not easy for everyone.
But I’m not even close to being where I need to be. My councilors for my Freshman Student Conference told us that for every job opportunity in our field, there would be 300 applicants. And the only way to even make it into the interview was to have had 2 internships, gone abroad, and potentially have been published. BEFORE WE GRADUATE.
I’m out of my league, but I’m not drowning - not yet. But soon my peers will start making waves and I’m not sure if I’m capable of making splashes.
It’s scary and I’m frightened and I know I need to grow up. But I’m not sure if by growing up, I’ll lose what make me the happiest in the world - the love of writing.
… Annndd somehow this became a rant. Sorry! ;w;
Eyyyyy sort of? I just have a lot of things on my plate and a sudden bout of uselessness has come over me. Like, I did well for my first semester. But, despite everyone’s reassurances that I’ll get even better now that I’ve survived my first full semester - all I can hear is how I have done ‘perfectly average’.
Kind of makes me feel… Not special? That sounds really stupid and conceited, I know, but that’s as close as I can come to describing how I feel. That, and I don’t feel like anyone believes in me - not even myself.
All and all, Anon, I’m feeling pretty down. Sorry I couldn’t give you a better report. ;w;
“You should date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.”
You’ve heard of this girl before, her name is Summer or Alaska or something else that sounds cutesy and different because she’s always trying to define herself as not being like ‘other girls’. The girl who reads doesn’t shop, watch sports, play video games or anything else that she deems to be beneath her. She buys books instead of clothes because who needs to be dressed, she is obviously lying if she says she understands Ulysses and doesn’t find a strange man sitting down beside her in a coffeeshop and buying her a drink even though she doesn’t want one to be predatory behavior. It’s okay to lie to or fail her because she confuses real life with fiction, wanting conflict right before the climax and then a sugar-coated happy ending.
She isn’t a girl at all. She’s an idealized portrait of the already idealized trope of the manic pixie dream girl who only exists to serve as a love interest and teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life’s many mysteries. Women do not exist to complete you or give your life meaning. It is not our job to get you to see the world with ‘renewed eyes’ and we certainly do not live just for you to project your half-baked obsessive fantasies on us and then call us foul names when we don’t fulfill them because excuse us if they’re your visions and not ours.
And the Girl who Reads is one of the more toxic incarnations of the MPDG because it tells girls that if we like clothes, boys, being around our friends , taking pride in our appearances or anything else that doesn’t seem ‘deep or intellectual’ that we’re catty and jealous. We’re constantly trying to tell ourselves that we’re not like the other girls as if there’s something wrong with them. We all want to seem special and different and quirky so that we’ll eventually find someone whose personality quirks align with ours and create a lasting love affair. The girls who are not like us are called horrible names and treated like they’re worthless as if what they choose to do with their life is our decision. And as girls we cannot help tearing each other down; we see another girl on the street and think ‘oh she’s prettier, skinnier, smarter, more popular, more athletic’.
With the Girl who Reads we measure a person’s worth based on how many John Green books are on their shelves or if they enjoy Bukowski. You do not have to be widely read or able to wax poetic about your favourite author for hours on end to be intelligent or interesting. But it is not the Girl who Reads who looks down on the girls who don’t and labels them as stupid, catty, vain, promiscuous or boring, it is the people who created the idea of her, they believe that because she is so deep and mysterious that her special snowflake syndrome will prevent judgments from being passed at her. Everybody wants to be different, everybody wants to be special but let me tell you something. You are exactly like those other girls; you all are made of the same atoms that make up the solar system but do not think that because you have nebulae in your bones that you are better than anyone else.
I am sick and tired of people romanticizing this belief that if you don’t read that you’re not worth being loved. There are countless people I know who don’t like reading and who are still worth being loved the same amount as the people who do. Tumblr users say that they want to live like the Girl who Reads and be suffocated by the amount of literature they own because clearly book hoarding is the best way to go. Great for you if you want to find someone who likes the same things as you to be in a relationship with, you should want that. But if being a hollowed out shell of a manic pixie dream girl is your ideal life then you need to think more about what it means. I refuse to be a blank canvas on which you draw out all your delusions of what life and love should feel like according to you. I do not exist to counterbalance you.
Stop looking for the Girl who Reads because you won’t find her. There are girls who read but they are not singularly formed archetypes constructed for your approval. Stop looking for someone who fits your 27 point idealized criteria of a person and find someone who’s real. Nobody ends a date by saying ‘wow I think you’re great and all but you’ve never read A Farewell to Arms so it’s not going to work out between us’. That’s just ridiculous. Date someone who makes you laugh so hard that you snort soda out of your nose and even when your shirt is soaked with carbonated bubbles they will still find you and your laugh cute when nobody else does. Date someone who understands when you’re upset with them that you are not just waiting for the plot to advance because the hero always fails at one point or another. Do not fail her, do not lie to her, because she won’t think ‘oh boy this is some conflict before the resolution’ she’ll just think you’re a jerk. Which you are. Date someone who you can love as a human and not as a fairytale. A Girl who Reads may be able to give you a world full of adventure and imagination but you know who could do that even better? A person who actually loves you .
And pardon if I’m more than a little irked by the fact that we can’t even love each other as humans anymore, pardon if I am a ‘raging feminist harpy’, pardon if I don’t want to be the dramatic backdrop to your trials and tribulations, pardon if I would rather people to see me as a person and not a walking, talking library . But I am 50 shades of done with the elitist belief that reading makes you worth more as a person and why is that? Because I am a girl who reads, I am a girl who writes but most importantly I am a girl.
OK It’ an AU what I started painting a year ago,Finally completed,I am very grateful to people who love this comic.