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I work in higher ed. I am obsessed with most geeky things (doctor who, comic books, YouTube, etc). I spend a lot of time on the Interwebs.

superwholockpotterhead:

Best selfie yet

840px:

life hack: remember to compliment people on qualities other than their looks. remind them of their kindness, thoughtfulness, and intelligence. tell them about how powerful and capable they are.

alextimmons:

poco-loki:

thecorruptedquietone:

prongsmydeer:

Plot twist: The next companion is a normal girl/boy who only dies once in their lifetime and has no remarkable back story but he thinks they’re wonderful because they are human and the Doctor needs reminding that you don’t need to be a mystery to be remarkable. 

#and the doctor never has to kiss them or sexualize them at all #in fact they are not even attracted to the doctor

so basically we want Donna back

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My 100% favorite breakfast

gothiccharmschool:

cumbercrack:

Rocky Horror Picture Show modern day fancast

YES YES YES! A MILLION TIME YES!!!!!

I still prefer the other fancast idea of Adam Lambert as Dr. Frank N Furter. Otherwise, this is great. 

Teaching my students about the Rorschach

confessionsofabrokegradstudent:

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How I feel trying to format tables in APA format

confessionsofabrokegradstudent:

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cliobablio:

Magical fighting girls (& cats) this Saturday night at Qpopshop.

hoppip:

And the animated version!

break-the-rules-jinx:

Cosplaying with friends is the best hobby ever

islette:

if you can’t beat them, dress better than them

Personal

I did something today I do not think I have done before in 7 years of teaching.  I dismissed my students 30 minutes before class was over.  I told them they were dismissed and to get out.

I asked the room of them (almost 50 students) what they thought my agenda was about the topic we were discussing.  They stared at me - one said because it was on the test (which it is not).  I re-framed and asked them why I would want them to know my agenda for doing anything as their instructor.  Another said no one knew why in an exasperated voice.  I told them that knowing my agenda as their instructor was important for critical thinking and asked them why critical thinking was important.  They stared at me in silence.  A room of juniors in college. 

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I’ve been talking about the importance of knowing the source of your information, analyzing what people tell you, and being smart about research findings because people are taking advantage of them.  I have told them all semester about these things.  We had just spent an hour discussing what they could do with research - who they could sell it to, how they could market themselves, how they could advocate with it.

And they couldn’t even come up with a bullshit answer on why critical thinking was important.  I’m mad at them - but I also worry that I have failed them.

This has not been a good semester for me.  This is the type of semester where you start to think about other career options.

1nflatable-hammers:

Thought I’d give this a go.