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Studio version of Lana Del Rey’s cover for Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008)
some days you just gotta eat a whole pizza and sleep for 12 hours
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 - 94-96
A- - 90-93
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
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”
#is that true?
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.
I actually wasn’t allowed to go to the college of my choice because senior year I decided not to put my all into AP US Government and AP Microeconomics because I didn’t technically have to take those classes. Even without putting my full effort in so I could focus on debate, English, and science, I made high c’s and low b’s in both classes. My parents punished me for that because I was straight a (and b in actual tough classes) student.
I was actually reprimanded when I made b’s too, because my parents saw me as my IQ score in high school. They didn’t start worrying about my mental health until I had dropped out of college and had mental breakdown after I had two 13 hour days in a row at my current job because I felt like I still wasn’t good enough to make it in the real world.
School was one of the things that fucked me up.
Anyone know when America decided to heighten the difficulty with the grading system? Was it after our break from the Motherland or what?
I will not be posting fanfic for a while. I don’t know when the next time I’ll get on a computer will be, so I won’t be able to upload anything to AO3 any time soon. I’ve had a lot of family problems in the last few weeks (someone tried to kill my son and then my son tried to get hit by a car) so…yeah. I know there’s a lot of people who like my fanfic, and I’ll try and write as much as I can and post later, but for a while there won’t be new stuff. My apologies.
Avengers Deleted Scene
#i wish they kept this #she looks like she’s giving up #and then she looks at clint fighting #figthing for new york #FIGHTING TO SAVE LIVES #AND SHE JUST GETS BACK UP#BECAUSE #THAT’S WHAT THEY DO #THEY GET BACK UP #IF YOU DON’T THINK HEROES AREN’T INSPIRING #GET OUT OF MY FACE #sobs (via im-not-their-hero)
Since Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger coined the term “birth control” in 1914, contraception has truly revolutionized women’s lives in the United States, and around the world. Brush up on your birth control history, and see just how far we’ve come in 100 years.
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1.) There will be boys who say sweet words that melt your heart, and they won’t want to just “get in your pants.”
2.) Everyone will hurt you some time or another, even the people who promise they won’t and aren’t supposed to.
3.) There are going to be days where you can’t go to school because you’ll be too tired from a sleepless night of over thinking.
4.) Everyone is going to leave you at some point in your life but sometimes the really special ones will come back.
5.) Sometimes the people you cannot live without, can live perfectly fine without you.
6.) You’re going to be young and fall in love and there’s a chance that will be the person you will marry, or just another person who will leave you with memories.
7.) Not everyone will be happy with your success and not everyone will be sad with your loss.
8.) There are going to be people you are close to and then suddenly one day you don’t talk and there’s not a good reason as to why
9.) People are going to make fun of you and you are going to stand out but you’re going to need to realize that everyone does this to everyone and even though it doesn’t make it right you’re going to have to learn to deal with it.
10.) There is going to be one day when suddenly no where feels like home until the day when your lips touch his, when you look into his eyes, and he wraps you in his arms and suddenly, there you are, home.”