Do you ever get stuck in a book? I have so many things I need to do but book
If I’m being honest I did not do my best in my first year of Uni. I passed everything sure, but in a few class I really was just scraping by. It’s was hard to stomach at first. I’d gone through high school only putting an average amount of effort into my work and still achieved pretty good results.
So when I got my first semester grades at Uni I was upset. I didn’t know how to feel and I was a bit confused. Going into my second semester every time I got a low result I would upset myself and give up… Not give up drastically, but I just put in minimum effort and received low passes as a result.
Now I’m about to start my second semester of my second year feeling pretty happy about my result last semester. I set myself a goal. I told myself I wouldn’t allow any grades lower than a credit and I stuck to it. In fact I remembered why I wanted to start my course when I came across a class I was actually excited about. In fact I managed my best grade yet in that course. Shows what a little enjoyment can do hey? I actually really wanted to do well. I had a tough moment when I forgot to spent time carefully checking my work and accidentally handed in an unfinished piece which left me with a low pass again. I was really upset because I didn’t want to let myself get back there, but this time instead of giving up I pushed and put a huge amount of effort into my final essay. Low and behold I redeemed myself and saved my grade! I think that’s what I’m proudest of, that I didn’t let myself slip. I know my grades still aren’t amazing or anything, in fact they are pretty average-ish but I’m just happy I proved to myself I could do it if I just put in a little more effort. So here’s hoping I can keep the effort train rolling, I really want to push harder.
50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.
It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.
While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.
Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it.
It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.
Cards Against Humanity.
I’m a big fan. Well, I bought this.
It’s great. It hold all of my shit. But it holds something else too.
If you have it, open your box.
You see how I started to tear away at the top of the box there?
Do it carefully.
There’s something in there. What could that be?
There’s a card.
There is a card literally hidden in the top of the box.
But what card?
I fucking love these people.
do you ever get a weird crush on someone that’s not even attractive but you’re just attracted to them and you don’t know why