Welcome to Zelles Blog of Massive Geeking
I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon.

Hear more tales of nerdery in this week’s Pwn Up! (via dorkly)

Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.

(via tchy)

ashprincessmidna:

thepetcollective:

"How To Train Your (Pug) Dragon." 

I can die happy now

ashprincessmidna:

thepetcollective:

"How To Train Your (Pug) Dragon." 

I can die happy now

itseasytoremember:

I wonder if there are Quidditch “street rules” matches where everyone’s taking liquid luck and all spells are fair game

artificialities:

Some time ago, I found out about robertawickham's birthday, and resolved to hastily write her a fic as a slightly belated present!  Then I sat on the partly written scene-and-a-half for like a month before I got around to finishing the thing.  Uh.

Anyway HAPPY BELATED, ROBERTA, and I hope you enjoy!

meenahpreshuspeixes:

asbehsam:

#WHEN IT COMES TO PORTRAYAL OF A HEALTHY LOVELY RELATIONSHIP IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE, PEOPLE SHOULD WATCH HTTYD2 AND PAY GOOD ATTENTION TO HOW BEAUTIFULLY DREAMWORKS DISPLAYS A NATURAL COUPLE AND LEARN THAT NORMAL COUPLE BODY LANGUAGE AND LITTLE GLANCES AND TOUCHES AND SHOWING HOW INTIMATE AND COMFORTABLE THEY ARE AROUND EACH OTHER AND HOW THEY HAVE PERSONAL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT FUTURE FAR OUTWEIGHS KISSING AND EYE-SCREWING AND SINGING SILLY SONGS AND CONSTANTLY TRYING TO FORCE THEIR LOVE STORY ON THE AUDIENCE BY CLICHE SCENES AND DIALOGUES AND TRYING WAY TOO HARD TO MAKE THE COUPLE BELIEVABLE EVEN THOUGH THEY HARDLY KNOW EACH OTHER PLEASE GIVE US MORE ASTRID AND HICCUP

THIS RELATIONSHIP HAS LASTED FOR 5 YEARS
5 FUCKING YEARS
I HAVEN’T EVEN HAD A BFF FOR THAT LONG SO SEEING THIS ON THE SCREEN WAS JUST AWE INSPIRING TO ME

burdenedwithglorioushiddleston:

totallyfubar:

Here’s the rule about telling someone about something wrong with their appearance:

If a person can fix it in 5 minutes or less, tell them

If they can’t…

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That’s actually a really good way of putting it.

I'm on mobile so I can't submit a picture for the casting meme, but my tag is "random selfie" if you don't mind! :)

attackofthechewenod:

Roxanne from Megamind

and this is an honour because that is my Favourite Movie Ever

Oh man thank you!! Roxanne is a kick butt character and it /is/ an honor to be compared to her!

lovethefutureisthine:

silentlyaudible:

Part two: I still don’t know wtf is going on with this twitter.

Part One

#puttheusaBACKintoamerica

lesroisdumonde:

6 hours till I leave for California

lesroisdumonde:

6 hours till I leave for California

was college life what you expected it to be? i'm scared because i'll be going in a year and i honestly dont know what to expect
Anonymous

schmergo:

OKAY FRIEND, so listen up!
College life was not what I expected it to be, because I was DREADING COLLEGE. I did well in high school, and felt like I’d really achieved a lot and made some great friends, and did not want to have to start all over again from scratch. I was in denial about college until literally the day I left for it. That first night, I sat in my room crying over the brownies my grandma made me. But the next day, I had a total blast and met someone who would go on to become one of my best friends ever and, eventually, the love of my short and silly life.

I had a wonderful time in college. As much as I dreaded it, it came to be a fantastic stage in my life, and it really was not difficult at all. I will add that my college experience was very different from high school, in that in high school I was an overachiever who everyone knew, and in college, I was just kind of in my own niche, but more comfortable that way. I went to American University in DC, and definitely feel it was the perfect place for me.

Here are my tips about college:

1. If you still haven’t chosen your college, the top thing to look for is whether the student body seems passionate and engaged in what they do. I would steer clear of schools where people seem apathetic and bored on the tours. Also, don’t worry about if your major has a small department. That might actually be a good thing— I was torn between my school and one with a more prominent Literature department, but ended up loving my smaller department. It meant I got to know most of the students and faculty and had more opportunities. That said, make sure your school includes professors who specialize in what you want to study. For example, I’m interested in Shakespeare, and my school had some AMAZING opportunities to study Shakespeare, but I am also into in French romanticism, and there were ZERO classes on French lit in the Literature department. 

2. Number one piece of advice: JOIN CLUBS!!! Seriously, your student organizations will be an AMAZING way to make new friends with common interests and get involved with stuff! There will be involvement fairs on your campus. Even if you’re super shy, find something you love anyway. I spent a lot of time with the Shakespeare troupe/student theatre and the United Methodist faith community, but I dabbled in a ton of stuff. 

3. Number two piece of advice: DON’T TRY TO MAKE BEST FRIENDS IMMEDIATELY! A lot of people confuse college with summer camp and try to instantly bond with people in the first two days, the way people do in summer camp. These close, intense friendships never work out. In my freshman dorm, there were like 6 super tightly-knit friend groups, and none of them lasted past the first semester. Resist the temptation to do everything with the same person, because the friendship will probably burn out when you get sick of each other or realize how little you have in common. This goes double for roommates! Now, I refer back to what I said earlier about meeting my future boyfriend on the second day of college— we were very shy around each other at first, and that gave us a good opportunity to let our friendship develop slowly and organically over time. What I thought was a bad thing then (“oh no! I’m the only person in my dorm without a best friend!”) ended up meaning I was the only one on my dorm floor with a close lasting friend.

4. Take advantage of free stuff. Your campus will host all kinds of events, and most of them will be lame, but go with friends or whatever, and get lots of free food and do silly things like playing carnival games or dancing in 80’s get-up. Please drag yourself out of your room to attend some of these things. You’ll appreciate it later. Your tuition goes toward services and events like these, so please take advantage of it.

5. I can’t actually give you advice about drinking culture because I don’t actually drink, but I did go to a bunch of parties where drinking was the central attraction, and please, go with a buddy you trust. If you choose not to drink, you won’t be the only person in that situation, and, contrary to popular belief, there ARE plenty of other fun things to do on a college campus besides getting drunk. Not drinking did isolate me from some situations and groups, but overall, I was pretty comfortable.

6. USE ONLINE DATABASES WHEN WRITING PAPERS! They help so much! Your university library will be subscribed to several, so you’ll be able to use them for free. I couldn’t have gotten through college without them. And use endnote or easybib dot com for formatting/citations!

7. Don’t get the biggest meal plan. Trust me, no matter how good your campus food is, it gets repetitive, and you’ll get sick of it. Get a medium-sized meal plan that accounts for about one meal a day. You’ll thank me later, especially if you go to school in the city like I did.

8. If you can, PLEASE STUDY ABROAD. It is the greatest opportunity you can have. Most schools with study abroad programs let you pay your normal college tuition (including any scholarships that you have) and you just have to pay for travel costs/ sightseeing. I studied at Kings College London and did a program called Shakespeare’s London through the Globe Theatre, and it was the bomb dot com. You might never get the chance to travel to a different country and experience a different city again, so do it if you can!

9. Don’t sign up for the earliest morning classes. Trust me, I know you think you can because you get up early for high school, but everything on a college campus runs late, and the overall culture is oriented later. You will find it incredibly hard to get up for 8 AM classes. Don’t do it unless it’s the best class ever.

10. High school levels of ‘coolness’ doesn’t really exist per se, unless you are very horrifying. You may end up befriending people who were really popular or really unpopular in high school. There were people who really intimidated me when I moved in because they looked so pretty and stylish, but most people just want to make new friends and meet similar minds. They’re still judgmental, but it’s a great time to start over fresh. People in college tend to do things like wear pajamas and sing along to Mulan. It’s casual.

BONUS JONAS TIP: Eat yo veggies and drink lots of water! Health is important! I know this sounds obvious, but this is serious. I am a FIEND about fruits and veggies— ask anyone— but even I am not immune to this. I never drink enough water, and one day I actually PASSED OUT during rehearsal for a play I was directing!

If you have any more specific questions, feel free to ask me— I am totally up for anything.

wanderinginthetardis:

burqalicious:

THE AMOuNT OF secoNDHAND EMBARASSMENT I GET fROM MOvies is uNBELIEVABLE LIKE IF SOMEONE dOES a stupiD thiNG IN A MOVie i have to look away Bc it is Is TOO MUCH FOR ME To HANDLE

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Students learn best in a psychologically safe, mistake-friendly environment. We all make mistakes. How teachers respond has everything to do with whether or not their students feel valued as human beings. We are responsible for creating a psychologically safe classroom. In all possible situations, we should seek to uphold the dignity of the student. Even when disciplinary action is necessary, it should be handled in a dignified way.

"Give the kid a Pencil" Chad Donahue

The article as a whole was focused taking away the public shaming that students encounter when they come to class without a pencil. A lot of teachers do this when students aren’t prepared, I’ve seen teachers ask for collateral, make students sign them out etc… 

On the other hand this teacher literally tells his students “There will always be a pencil here for you. Don’t ever worry about asking me for a pencil. I have hundreds of them.”

The little things that treat students with dignity make a big difference

(via newwavefeminism)

I failed a math class in high school because my teacher would take huge amounts of points (I can’t remember exactly how many, but it was at least 10 or 15) off any assignment - even tests - if you used a pen instead of a pencil. Same guy would outwardly shame you if you asked a “”“stupid”“” question - like he’d be like, “You should already know this,” and make fun of you. And I’m already bad at math/have math anxiety. Needless to say I did not feel safe/encouraged to learn.

(via stayuglystayangry)

I got a Saturday school detention once for forgetting the book we were reading in class. Needless to say I kinda started hating English class a whole lot after that.

(via bisexualnatasharomanoff)

orlofsky:

probably going to have nightmares about this pepper

orlofsky:

probably going to have nightmares about this pepper

invisibleinnocence:

revolutionariess and i were discussing hp aus where enjolras is a triwizard tournament competitor and he takes little sister cosette as his date 2 the yule ball

invisibleinnocence:

revolutionariess and i were discussing hp aus where enjolras is a triwizard tournament competitor and he takes little sister cosette as his date 2 the yule ball