"Believing in something makes it happen. If you can achieve anything, then you can achieve your dreams and they can happen." - Connor Ratliff
"Some days, you feel like the world is against you. And everyone around you seems so mean and ugly. There are times I just burn with hate. In those times... I am ugly, too. I don't want to hate. I want to be kind, and waken the kindness in others." - Amy Jellicoe
I wanted to be Ravenclaw cause I like thinking I'm smart and I love logic puzzles and stuff, but Pottermore put me in Gryfindor which surprised me. But I am oddly and unnecessarily loyal. Like, if I've been following the same car on the freeway for a long time I begin to think of them as my friend and feel defensive if someone merges between us and I'm pretty sure that's not normal.
My school didn't have houses. We didn't even have homeroom.
"There's only one rule that I know of, babies - God damn it, you've got to be kind." -Mr. Rosewater
Until a few weeks ago I didn't even know that there are really schools who devide people into houses. At schools here people are just devided into classes, which means in year x there is class Xa, Xb, ... depending on how many people there are. Sometimes in year 1 and 2 they give the classes names like colours or animals to make it easier to remember and more fun for little kids.
I see myself as Ravenclaw, though my sympathies were with Hufflepuff, form the moment the houses were first described, and I was a bit sad Harry didn't get into it.
Since I was at a boarding school (though not as a boarder) we had literal houses. They were called after various things - former headmasters, famous old pupils and whatever. Some were just old names of the house.
Age: Indeterminate (prematurely aged by a life of villainy).
I was at a boarding school, even as a boarder, so we had actual houses too, but there was just one house for year 7-10 and one for 11-12 for boys and girls each, and they just had normal house numbers so we called them the house numbers.
Comet: And the title song
Jan 10, 2018 12:34:31 GMT -5
Comet: Also I'm a little bit disappointed that I didn't manage to quote Steven Pinker in the psycholinguistics paper I'm writing, because I'd've loved to make a section titled 'Pinker and the Brain'
Jan 10, 2018 12:35:47 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: having seen your “the grice is right” gag, all i can say is your uni must have very different academic writing guidelines to mine
Jan 10, 2018 20:50:31 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: wish puns and tv references gave students advantages here
Jan 10, 2018 20:51:09 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: one time my lecturer hammered into us all that using long quotes in essays was a bad idea and *shudder* OPENING an essay with a quote was unthinkable
Jan 10, 2018 20:52:29 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: and not long after i found one of my mum’s essays from when she was at uni, opening with a humongous slab of a quote from yes minster, and for which she had gotten a good mark
Jan 10, 2018 20:54:25 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: compared to both of you i got the short end of the stick
Jan 10, 2018 20:55:44 GMT -5
¿bear?: i only managed the page counts in my high school lit essays because i found out that, in mla, if you quote a poem it still gets double spaced
Jan 10, 2018 22:35:03 GMT -5
pepper: if allegations come out against michael cera i'm never consuming any media ever again in my life
Jan 12, 2018 19:22:20 GMT -5
Comet: I'm really sorry your uni doesn't appreciate puns, Mona I'm not sure if it's actually an advantage for us, but nobody has told me to stop yet, so I just keep doing it
Jan 13, 2018 7:27:29 GMT -5
Comet: The latest instance, by the way: A section in the aforementioned paper titled "How can you be Saussure?"
Jan 13, 2018 7:27:58 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: good luck with your paper and hope stephin merritt doesn’t sue you
Jan 13, 2018 9:42:35 GMT -5
¿bear?: today was penthouse day lol
Jan 14, 2018 15:21:30 GMT -5
pepper: rip the penthouse
Jan 14, 2018 18:14:22 GMT -5
pepper: not even hermes showed up
Jan 14, 2018 18:14:34 GMT -5