Send me a number and I’ll answer these questions about my OCTP (that’s an OC OTP for the uninitiated):
- How did they meet?
- At what point was it clear that they had fallen in love?
- What were the circumstances of their first kiss?
- Think domestic. What is their daily routine like (re: chores,…
Imagine your OC making you into their OC
Imagine your OC finding the fountain of youth, but when they use it they become an infant.
Imagine your OC slamming into a sliding glass door, and another one of your OC’s laughing at them.
if you aren’t hyped about synthetic life and colonizing space then get out of my face
My 7 year old son was shot down by his 1st grade teacher
The american public education system in a nutshell tho
My third grade teacher actually had a conversation with my mom that I was reading to well and told her to stop having me read at home
My first grade teacher said that it was problematic that I was reading ahead of the rest of the kids in my grade and asked my parents to stop letting me read Harry Potter.
My fourth grade teacher thought it was wrong for my dad to be teaching me complex math because it fascinated me.
My elementary school music teacher hated the way my piano teacher taught me, and how I was more advanced than many of her students, and so told me, in front of my peers and my mother, that I was not good enough to participate in the state solo festival. She would not give me the form. We had to procure it from the district instead. She also hated how I excelled at reading and playing music for the recorder, and so she refused to give me my “belts” (colored beads to signify our level) and humiliated me in front of the class repeatedly.
My eighth grade algebra teacher used to fail me on take home tests because I didn’t solve problems exactly the way she showed us in class; I used methods that we had learned for other types of problems that also applied to these. She took points off my tests because I didn’t bring a calculator even though I got 100% without it, because I was able to do it by hand. I had to call my father, who is an engineer, down to the school to shout her down and give me back my A in the class.
My 10th grade Spanish teacher yelled at me in front of the class numerous times because she didn’t like the way I took notes; she thought that since I didn’t write every word off the slide, I wasn’t getting it all down. I had to explain to her that people who have taken advanced courses, like AP or IB classes, know that in a fast-paced learning environment you need to take quick shorthand notes that contain the necessary information rather than wasting time writing every word. She almost gave me detention.
My 11th grade English teacher gave me a poor mark on my first short essay because she believed that I was looking up unnecessarily complex words in a thesaurus to try and get better marks. The phrases in question: “laced with expletives” and “bombarded”. She wouldn’t hear any defense from me.
My 11th grade history teacher failed me on an essay about the 1950s because I misread the prompt. Except the prompt wasn’t words; it was a political cartoon. One of the figures was clearly president Eisenhower, but the other I couldn’t place. My teacher would not tell us who it was. I labelled him as the governor of Little Rock Arkansas during the integration period, and wrote an essay about that subject. My teacher said that no, it was Joseph McCarthy, and that there was a small picture of the man in our textbook and therefore I should have recognized him instantly. Half the class, apparently, did not.
The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win.
When I was in 5th grade we were learning long division (Eugh) and I couldn’t understand it for the life of me. So on parent-teacher interviews my mom asked my math teacher about it, she showed her how we were suppose to do it and even my mom was confused because that wasn’t how she learnt how to do it, then she showed how she had learnt and it made so much more sense! But my teacher flipped out and told me if I didn’t do it HER way she would simply fail me. Seven years later and I don’t even have the slightest notion how to do long division, all because of her.
I know Free! might be confusing to the uninitiated, so I made a helpful table describing the characters: