18 9 / 2014

forshadowedchaos:

purplespacecats:

Why do adults think “So what’s your major? Oh, and what are you going to do with that?” is acceptable small talk

What am I going to do with my degree? Hang it on the wall and cry, probably

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18 9 / 2014

mashable:

Underwater Puppies Plunge Into Cute Photo Series

Photographer Seth Casteel is back, this time with a new series Underwater Puppies!

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18 9 / 2014

xfreischutz:

goddamnit I love morrigan

xfreischutz:

goddamnit I love morrigan

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18 9 / 2014

Average Lifespans in Mass Effect

  • Avoiding death by disease, combat, Shepard...
  • 1: 20 years
  • 2: 40 years
  • 3: 80 years
  • 4: 85 years
  • 5: 85 years
  • 6: 150 years
  • 7: 150 years
  • 8: 500 years
  • 9: 1,000 years
  • 10: 1,000+ years
  • 11: 12 minutes

18 9 / 2014

lustyscripps:

ruinedchildhood:

too-gay-for-this:

He has Monsters inc. on his shirt.

She has Nemo on her dress.

Violet has murder in her eyes. 

lustyscripps:

ruinedchildhood:

too-gay-for-this:

He has Monsters inc. on his shirt.

She has Nemo on her dress.

Violet has murder in her eyes. 

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17 9 / 2014

Make me choose:
 asked: Mass Effect or Bioshock

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17 9 / 2014

awwww-cute:

He finally grew into that bow tie

awwww-cute:

He finally grew into that bow tie

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17 9 / 2014

I hate Laura Roslin the character… She’s a disgusting human being full of hypocritical and I cannot fathom why people like her.

17 9 / 2014

ilikelookingatnakedmen:

The <title> of this page is “Do Consumers Want More Women In Video Games?” The results of this survey will be presented at GDC15, so let’s tell ‘em a resounding “FUCK YEAH!”

Please reblog! 

Why do you think we play so many RPG style games? Because there’s a greater chance of creating diverse and complex female characters.

There’s a reason The Last of Us, Mass Effect, Lara Croft, Dragon Age, Beyond Two Souls and computer based MMORPG games sell so well.

Half the people on the planet are female, half the gamers on the planet are female. Then shouldn’t half the characters be female too?

Of course they should.

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17 9 / 2014

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16 9 / 2014

tamorapierce:

humansofcolor:

thecraftychemist:

They are literally putting millions of people in danger.

Vaccinate your kids.  Don’t put other kids at risk.

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16 9 / 2014

16 9 / 2014

notallrobotmasters:

yourroyalpenis:

gaezedkriel:

keylimepie:

accountant-in-a-can:

punkrockluna:

bubblegum-momoi-satsuki:

gouthesupermanager:

flameoflight:

well-metaphoricallyspeaking:

heruut:

i-aint-even-bovvered:

songofages:

Heartbreaking Simpsons Moments 1/∞: Bart Gets an F

I never understood why it’s an F if he gets more than half out of 100? Unless it’s more than 100. If you get more than half the answers right how is it an F?

You must not be from America. Here, grading is fucked up.

Average American Grading Scale:
A+- 97-100
A - 94-96
A- - 90-93
B- 80-89
C- 70-79
D- 60-69
F- 59 and under

And in some places in America it goes by a 7 point scale, so it’d be
A - 100-93
B - 92-85
C - 84-78
D - 77-70
F - 69 and below

Now you understand why American kid’s feel like there’s no point to school. If you have a 100 question text, and get 79 of them correct, that’s a C. That mean’s your Average Intelligence on this particular subject. And it get’s even worse when you have only like… a 10 question quiz. If you get two wrong? that’s a B. 80 fucking %. Now tell me again why American school’s are easier? 

No wait but whats the grading system in other countries?

UK Grading Scale

100-70: A

69-60: B

59-50: C

49-40: D

Below 40: F

next time you try to tell americans that we’re stupid

i’m gonna remind you

that our “average” is your “A”

Yep I was shocked when I heard this in a different post but a Google search pulls up a ton of sites backing this up.
Shit son I woulda passed College Algebra with an A in the UK. And I spent the end of the semester in perpetual fear that I would fail and have to retake the class.

And basically as an American you’re expected to get 80 or higher. Technically 70s are considered ‘average’ but there is such a level of pressure to get a B or higher, that Cs have become equal to Ds. Basically anything under 60 you might as well gotten a 0, and anything between 60-80 is considered practically failing. So basically schools have to be designed to make sure majority of students are getting 80s or higher on specific topics, which means you’re spending all your time going over a few choice facts a billion times and there is very little room to teach anything else. Which explains why American schools are of such low quality. The insane demand on the students ends up wrecking their education. Not only do you not have time to teach them anything, but they end up hating learning. Even outside of school your life is dedicated to memorizing these few dumb facts because your homework ends up taking hours of your time. A teacher from one subject says they expect you to spend 2 hours every night on their homework. And if you’re studying 5 subjects and they all demand that 2 hours? Good fucking luck, because if you don’t have straight all 80s or higher you’re not getting into a good college and college degrees have somehow become the minimum requirement for getting jobs.

I spent most of my junior year of high school in a state of constant panic that I was going to get a C in Honors Physics much less fail the class. If I got a C on my report card, I was grounded until the next one. I lost count of the times I’d wake up at five in the morning to take the early bus to go in for zero hour before school actually started for the day

File this under the exact reason so many Americans detest going to school.

That is not the UK grading scale.

There is no generalised UK grading scale. It varies between:

  • exam boards
  • countries
  • between each separate exam every year

if an exam is “easy” [students generally get high marks] then the grade boundaries are raised, and vice versa for a “hard” [students generally get low marks] exam.

Also; that scale doesn’t include the A* grade, which while not applicable at AS Level, exists for GCSE and complete A2 Level exams.

Lastly, education shouldn’t be a competition between countries about whose education system is worse. They’re both shit. They both need fixing. Education should never have been a competition in the first place. Don’t act like our experiences mean nothing just because our education looked “easier”

That’s the grading for my schools but I have to stress that while they seem much more reasonable they are made MUCH, MUCH HARDER to compensate for the looser grade boundaries…

Also usually per subject you have one exam which makes up 50 to 75% of your grade which means they are from one to four hours focusing sometimes on two years of study not one and we’re expected to do it all with one week study leave!

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16 9 / 2014

parksandrecthings:

THE GREATEST LESLIE LINE

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16 9 / 2014

screaming-in-lowercase:

out of the shadows, into the light

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