“I have lost a treasure, such a sister, such a friend as never can have been surpassed. She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow; I had not a thought concealed from her, and it is as if I had lost a part of myself. I loved her only too well-”—Cassandra Austen to Fanny Knight, 1817
Just wanted to quickly say if you tag me in things / message me sorry for not replying. I’m super busy rn and have tumblr blocked on my pc and answering asks ect on the app is just awkward, but I will get to them when I’m back. :)
You can usually get in touch with me on twitter though.
Ok I’m applying for a job atm and doing some research so I just have a quick question to ask you, I will love you 5eva if you respond.
Basically I want to know if you use libraries or not, and why? And if not is there something that would encourage you to do so? (if you respond, if you can tell me where you’re from too that would be fab :) )
when you ship a ship so hard you don’t even care about the smut; you just want a billion page book about their entire lives beginning to end and how their lives are intertwined with one another’s and how beautiful their love is
why the fuck is there so much stigma surrounding going to the movies by yourself why the fuck do you need someone to help you sit in the dark and look at a wall for two hours “oh look at that dork they don’t even have a friend to ignore for the entire duration of this event”
If Mr. Gove could be so good as to implement any changes to our education system without completely devaluing the last 14 years of my life, thank you very much.
Michael Gove, if you could stop insulting the current generation and actually do something to tackle adult illiteracy or illiteracy in students who leave school, that’d be grand.
We do not NEED ‘tougher’ GCSEs and A-Levels: as you proved in Summer 2013, you can force exam boards to make exams harder and make the marking much tougher. You’ve done that. WE have suffered for that, with many students working harder than ever to achieve worse grades.
Yet you continue to belittle us and try and make us think that we are not WORTH the uni places we have because ‘our exams were too easy’. Yet you’re wrong. We are NOT worthless because we have worked and worked and worked to get to where we are, and we do not need you telling us that it’s all been for nothing—that our results aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.
How about you come into a classroom today, where History A Level is just ‘right we need to learn these facts but you need to write essays in this way or you won’t get higher than a D’. How about you come to language classrooms where you don’t learn what you WANT to learn but learn yet more useless things about the environment, yet have to learn words such as ‘oil slick’ and phrases such as ‘it is interesting to consider the alternative opinion yet I feel that it is incorrect’ because that’s what gets you the marks.
If you were trying to implement a system where learning matters and it isn’t just how well you can write an essay, that’d be great. But it isn’t. You’re making out our learning to be wrong—but it’s those who are to come who will suffer.
How are you supposed to learn 200 years when your school formerly covered <100—in the same four or five hours per week? How are you supposed to fit in 12 practical exams in science when you have so much more to learn also? (and that’s without the practice experiments). How are you going to develop people’s interests in foreign cultures if they’re forced to learn UK Geography and History for their entire lives?
Michael Gove: reducing UK education to whole new lows, and being smug about it as he does. Hey, it isn’t our fault you didn’t get into Eton.
“Men write universal stories. Women write stories for girls. Men write Literature. Women write chick lit. Even in a world where women do publish in heavier numbers than men do, they are underscored, underseen, and undervalued. Twilight is and will remain a crucial part of YA’s history — YA’s female-driven history — despite or in spite of the fact it doesn’t garner the same praises that those held up as idols within the community do. Men like John Green become symbols of YA’s forward progress and Seriousness as a category, whereas Stephenie Meyer gets to be a punchline.”—A Censored History of Ladies in YA Fiction (via catagator)