Jenn. 20 something living in the DC metro. This used to be a multi-fandom blog and then Marvel happened. Expect a mixed bag of television, comics, science, politics, and wailing about my inability to Adult properly. But mostly Marvel. And a hell of a lot of Steve/Tony. *In an effort to keep my dash manageable, I do not follow tumblrs that don't use tags. Use tags! They are handy and make the world a nicer place!*

 

"Sorry, I can’t go to work today, my birthday is coming up and my annual spin out into crippling fear of the future, self-loathing, and reflections on mortality is setting in a little early this year."

I don’t really like birthdays. Luckily I bounce right the fuck out of it into Halloween cheer, so I’ll be good after the 28th.

But does it matter that two middle-aged men with very large platforms were sitting at a table pathologising teenage girls’ sexuality – and making a whole load of potentially harmful assumptions about a topic they know literally nothing about? Absolutely.

elizabethminkel wrote in newstatesman article, “Why it doesn’t matter what Benedict Cumberbatch thinks of Sherlock fan fiction

Finally, a mainstream media article that presents the human side of fandom, and talks about why it’s important to have alternative forms of media. 

I fangirl this woman so hard right now. 

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AND THAT IS HOW YOU USE AN EFFECTS PEDAL

I was gaping the entire song this is insane

If I had a dollar for every time a musician made me feel like I’ve done nothing with my life, I’d be filthy, FILTHY rich.

Wow.. Holy shit. This is incredible.
Take the time to watch.

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Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.

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GUTEN TAG, Ich werde to die heimat.

so, friends from out of town just snuck into my house while I was in the shower.
Because of course that happened.

They brought pie and stole beer while I went to find something other than a towel.

Things I like about Remender:

  • I don’t think he’s afraid to take chances with his writing, and I admire that.
  • I do like some of the concepts he has come up with over the last few years for storylines. Like, Dimension Z is something I would dig, in theory.

Things I don’t like about Remender:

  • Literally everything else.