Just messing around

tumbleaboutit:

themightyglamazon:

wittacism:

It’s essay writing season for tons of students!

After being a college writing tutor for over a year, I thought I would share my advice with all you awesome people on tumblr. This is how I write essays, but if you’ve got more tips, feel free to add them below. 

Happy writing. You can do it!

These are great! I want to add a formula for a thesis statement: “while some argue/think/believe [thing opposite to your argument], [your argument] because [the points which support your argument, which you will elaborate on in the body of your essay].”

reblogging this again because USEFUL

A quick addition: if you don’t want to clog up the body of your paper with citations, use Chicago style citations. From what I’ve seen/used myself recently, this style uses footnotes or endnotes, which leaves you with little numbers in your text referring to the citations, rather than those little citation blurbs inside the body of your text like MLA, which disrupts the flow of your paper less. Also, Chicago style citations are very simple, especially if you’re doing a lot of web sources, which can be helpful.

Just be sure if you use the footnote/endnote style citations that you still have a separate bibliography page so the reader has one place to look to see all of your separate sources if they want to check them out specifically.

blue-eyed-skeleton:

pixiiebutt:

because-blackgirls-duh:

linrenzo:

onlyblackgirl:

efecte:

sagaltesfaye:

onlyblackgirl:

I love my First Lady

Can you please tell her to tell her husband to stop killing muslims? Thanks

literally all she does is try to make the country “healthy” by giving students shitty school lunches like please do something else and help your husband fix the economy! *goes awf*

Imma need y’all to learn how the United States Government works. You don’t have to like her or the president but learn that they do not makes the decisions, they really do not have very much power, the president does not have the power to just snap his fingers and make shit happen or change things. You have to have 2/3 vote from congress to take a shit, let alone do anything having to do with government. The entire government was set up to make sure that exact thing could never happen, that is why there are 3 branches and that little thing called checks and balances.

In fact let me just break this down for y’all right here. 

  • President has 2 OFFICIAL jobs, Commander and Chief of the Armed Forces, but he only controls a limited amount of the funding for those troops (enough for 90 to 120 days) to engage these troops in combat. He CANNOT just declare war. only congress can declare war. The second, Accountant over the Federal Budget. 
  • He also is responsible for creating and balancing the national budget, but everything has to be approved by congress with a 2/3 vote. 
  • He signs bills into law, can veto them as well, however congress can override his veto. 
  • He assigns judges to the Supreme court, with the senates approval. 
  • He assigns foreign ambassadors, with the senates approval. 
  • he creates his own cabinet for people to research into areas that he might not have the time to, these are the only people who do not have to get approval from senate
  • congress is made up of 535 people (100 senators 435 HoR) for any of them to come to 1 agreement has only happened once in the history of this country, and that was to go into WWII, and even that the house voted 434 to one (1st woman house of Representative she was from Maine too, she voted against WW1 and 2)  and the judicial branch can call anything unconstitutional and kill it as well. 

and if you think i’m lying you can literally google this shit in 2 seconds. 

That tea is delicious

SAY THAT SHIT AGAIN! 

I would love for people to remember this when they want to start blaming the president. Any president, though not all of them have had good ideas.

lemme get in here a sec.

The President needs a 2/3 vote in Congress to get practically anything done, right? Well currently, the 133th US Congress is split with 53 Democratic senators and 45 Republican senators and 201 Democratic representatives and 234 Republican representatives. That makes a pretty even split between the two major political parties. Ever since President Obama was elected into office, the Republicans have voted down every piece of legislation he’s attempted to pass, in an effort to pin him as the worst president in American history, so that they can go back to their white-washed elitist lives and keep all their hoarded money from the people. The President has been doing everything he can to change things, but he cannot do that without the approval of Congress. Remember that week-long shutdown we had? Yeah, that was because the Republicans weren’t getting exactly their way with the budget, so they decided to shut down the whole goddamn government until they got their way. The United States Government relies on compromise and agreement between the two parties, and we’re seriously lacking right now in that department.

So if you want to blame someone for our country’s issues, blame the goddamn Republicans for acting like tantrum-throwing two year olds.

guardianofscrewingup:

raejin99:

Pretty much this.

If these guys care about journalistic integrity then why aren’t they crusading against illegal phone-hacking by journalists or media bias against minorities or media sensationalism?

I mean, yes people are invested in the fan things that happen personally to them, but  fuck, even when I get all argumentative about cartoon shows it’s either from a writing standpoint - which is a point of interest since I want to be a writer and it’s basically talking “shop” - or, more importantly, from a representation standpoint which is tied to weightier beliefs of equality and artists/writers using media to present certain important ideas out in the world. And being pissed when I see things like, say, abuse being normalized when that’s an issue that hits home for me. 

I mean, fuck, if people really are tired of gaming “journalism” being a giant PR machine, why is this all focused around attacking women and not on how the AAA publishers expect the gaming news sites to essentially be their PR? 

That this was launched by some dickhead ex trying to rile people up to hate his girlfriend and not the multitudes of articles that are clearly licking AAA butt shows where peoples’ priorities lie. 

It’s all founded in hate and inane prattle about the “gamer identity.” If it’s meant to really be about gaming journalism ethics, it has the wrong focus, and it’s idiotic when there are more important fish to fry out there in the grand scheme of journalism. 

To add, apparently Zoe Quinn’s ex who started this mess has stated that he would do it again, even knowing the outcome.

Also, after he asked how he could “make it up to women” (despite saying he’d do it again anyway), one twitter user pointed out he should probably start by following the restraining order Zoe has against him. He refused. (Tried to find a screencap of this particular tweet, but it was missing from the original article I read)

Pretty much this.

kaijubrains:

whatthefauna:

A small opening in the central disk of a brittle star serves both as mouth and anus. Brittle stars are primarily scavengers, and they use their long, flexible arms to bring food towards the orifice, alternately ingesting and egesting organic matter.
Image credit: NOAA Ocean Explorer

Good ol’ buttmouth

kaijubrains:

whatthefauna:

A small opening in the central disk of a brittle star serves both as mouth and anus. Brittle stars are primarily scavengers, and they use their long, flexible arms to bring food towards the orifice, alternately ingesting and egesting organic matter.

Image credit: NOAA Ocean Explorer

Good ol’ buttmouth

trinandtonic:

patbaer:

"The Perfect Crime" by Kris Straub

goombergert

trinandtonic:

patbaer:

"The Perfect Crime" by Kris Straub

goombergert

nubbsgalore:

photos by matt smith from the Illawarra coast in new south wales of bluebottles, violet snails and blue dragons. 

despite its resemblance to the jellyfish, the bluebottle is more closely related to coral. known as a zooid, the bluebottle (or portugese man of war) is a colonial animal composed of many highly specialized and physiologically integrated individual organisms incapable of independent survival. 

the blue dragon — a type of nudibranch, here no larger than a thumbnail, with its own potent sting — is able to eat the nematocysts (stinging cells) of the bluebottle without discharging them and internally relocate them to the tips of each one of the fingers you can see in the pictures.

for their part, the violet snails also feed on the bluebottles.

notes matt, “despite their potentially dangerous sting, the bluebottle is an amazingly beautiful creature. with strong winds, hundreds of these cnidaria are blown into the bays around my home town and trapped overnight.”

this allows him to capture the above shots, which he creates with use of a fluorescent tube in his strobe light and a homemade waterproof lens dome.

socialjusticekoolaid:

Happening Now (10.8.14): Oh dear God, not again. Another life lost in St Louis. So little information right now, but it seems that an unarmed 18-year old boy was tased then shot 16 times by an officer, possibly off-duty. Not clear what provoked the event, but I’ll keep you updated as info is released. #staywoke #blacklivesmatter

Be weary of the police reports so far. ALL witness statements seem to contradict it, but the police refuse to interview any of them. They seem to be concocting a story right now to cover for the officer. It’s looking real grim right now.

Follow the Argus Livestream as events unfold tonight.

Update: Argus stream is down for the moment. Check out Bella Eiko’s UStream.

RIP Vonderrick Myer, the victim of tonight’s police shooting. We fighting for you now too.

sourcedumal:

izanzanwin:

My thoughts exactly on the Redskins Daily Show segment as well as just Native Mascotry issues in general.

Welp!

sourcedumal:

izanzanwin:

My thoughts exactly on the Redskins Daily Show segment as well as just Native Mascotry issues in general.

Welp!