Updating the to-do list

So, thanks to a really hectic week and a minor meltdown, I didn’t get as much done as I wanted and managed to add several new things to the pile, so let’s try this again…

  • Work Stuff
    • Read the next four chapters of the textbook so you’re actually ready to teach them. 
    • Come up with lesson plan ideas for the next week of class.
    • Fix the damned schedule you fucked up writing and send it to the class. 
      • (Seriously, how the fuck did I do that?  I CHECKED THE THING TEN TIMES.  *headdesk*)
    • Post the mini-lesson rubric.
    • Get an attendance spreadsheet together.
  • School stuff
    • Respond to advisor’s email.
    • Stat class
      • Teach yourself how to do factor analysis.
      • Do the stats analysis for your paper.
      • Write paper.
      • Write presentation.
    • Lit Review Class from last summer session
      • Finish first section.
      • Write second section.
    • QP stuff
      • Register for QP class for the fall
      • Write QP abstract and send to advisor.
      • Once approved, write QPP.
      • Once approved, write QP.
    • Independent study
      • Register for class for the fall
      • Read “Thinking Fast and Slow”
      • Write papers.
  • Adulting Stuff
    • Email shoe company to let them know what you want to do about the shoes.
    • Send 2015 tax info to other insurance.
    • Open your fucking mail.  It’s piling up.
    • The pile ‘o’ clothes is reaching scary heights, again.  PUT IT AWAY, ALREADY.
  • Scarves
    • Jason’s
    • Andrew’s
    • Adam’s
    • Terrence’s
    • Joe’s
    • Mark’s
  • Fun stuff
    • Write story for PR Femslash Ficathon.
    • Answer trailing writing meme asks.
    • Check on your garden.
    • Make plans with dad and with Karen to see ST.
    • Back up your tumblr to a WordPress
    • Get your queue sorted, already.  It’s a mess.
      • …it’s a bit pathetic that those last two legitimately fall under the ‘fun’ category.  It’s a bit pathetic that half the time these days ‘fun’ = ‘things that might bright my stress level down just a hair’ instead of things that are actually fun.  😛

italics – the things I absolutely have to get done this weekend 

…yeah, this weekend is going to SUCK.  *headdesk*


intrusive audio ads


If you’ve been active on tumblr lately, you may notice that they’ve started running a new type of ad in the right-hand sidebar unit. Specifically, there’s been an uptick in ads that auto-play loud audio, some of which are even un-mutable.

We’ve addressed this in Anti-Capitalism version 1.3.0, which adds a new option:


(small mea culpa: the naming here is slightly confusing. this will *always* remove the sidebar ad, even if it doesn’t happen to be one that plays audio, because we don’t have the ability to distinguish between them. the other difference is that it does it in a way that also takes care of the audio-visual component instead of just hiding the ad, like some adblockers have been doing)

let us know what you think! I’m probably going to be going to bed soon, but you can always reach us in our ask box, our support blog, or our live support chat. In general the dev team has less time to reply to asks nowadays because of both real-life obligations and the sheer quantity of asks we receive, so you’ll generally have a better time with the support chat, if you can catch one of us online. If nobody is online, you always can leave a message for us to read later. thanks for understanding!

(one last plug—If you’re interested in helping us run New XKit, for example by answering asks or helping other users with questions + problems, come stop by and introduce yourself! we don’t bite, we promise!)

Study shows Millennial Men do not think of women as their equals




A majority of millennial men failed to see women as equals, according to the study, which looked at how college biology students viewed their classmates’ intelligence and achievements, the Harvard Business Review reported.

Among the findings:

  • In every biology class surveyed, a man was seen as the most celebrated student, even in instances where women earned significantly better grades.
  • Men were also found to overestimate the intelligence of their male classmates over that of female ones.
  • Men continued exaggerating their assessments of the male peers, despite unequivocal evidence that their female peers were performing better.
  • Women, conversely, weren’t found to display a bias: Their assessments of fellow classmates tended to be spot-on.

The National Institutes of Health researchers pointed out that female STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors drop out at significantly higher rates than their male counterparts.

“The reasons for this difference are complex, and one possible contributing factor is the social environment women experience in the classroom,” they wrote.

Still, scores of men are under the impression that they’ve become the target of reverse sexism. Conservative columnist John Hawkins ranted in Town Hall last year:

“Men have it rougher in America than most people realize. In part, that’s because they’re one of the few groups (along with white people, conservatives, and Christians) it’s cool to crap on at every opportunity. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a nonstop assault on masculinity in America.”

But research has confirmed the reality of gender bias against women. A staggering 90 percent of women reported experiencing gender harassment in the workplace, a 2010 University of Michigan study found. The results suggest that such harassment had the purpose of driving women out of jobs and not the generally assumed motivation of trying to draw women into relationships.

“One could argue that, in these instances, ‘sexual harassment is used both to police and discipline the gender outlaw: the woman who dares to do a man’s job is made to pay,’” the researchers wrote, quoting an article by Katherine M. Franke, an associate professor of law at the University of Arizona College of Law.

As for millennial men specifically, they have been less accepting of female leaders than their older male counterparts, according to a 2014 survey of more than 2,000 adults residing in the United States, the Harvard Business Review reports.

Half of Millenial men said their careers would take priority over their partners’. 

Three-fourths of women, on the other hand, said their careers would be at least as important as their husbands’.

oh look its the shit women have been saying all the damn time and antifeminists stamp their feet and cry about



we all have that movie we saw too young and probably scarred us for life.

Why do porn blogs that seem like bots follow me on tumblr? – Quora




In case you wanna know why so many porn blogs follow you.

That is some impressive bullshit, honestly.

Dang, finally I know 😮

Why do porn blogs that seem like bots follow me on tumblr? – Quora


les mis modern aesthetics // fantine

fantine was beautiful, and remained chaste as long as she could. she was a lovely blonde with splendid teeth. she had gold and pearls for her dowry, but her gold was her head of hair and her pearls were in her mouth. she worked to keep herself alive. then, also to keep herself alive, she l o v e d, for the heart has its own hunger. (x)

*sigh*  Do you know what’s frustrating?  When you look through all of your favorite tags and realize that NOTHING in them is even vaguely appealing to you and that the few posts in them that aren’t blocked because of blacklisted things are posts you’ve already seen thanks to tumblr’s recommended posts thing.  *more sighing*  I don’t want to get out of this fandom.  I LIKE this fandom.  But I feel like my interests have drifted so far away from where most of the fandom is that I kind of don’t belong there anymore?  I mean… FFS, I don’t even like the things people are posting for my OTP.  -.-;;;  Maybe I’m just too picky.  Anyway.  Don’t mind me.  I’ll get over it.

ETA: And then you find one you REALLY LIKE and would like to reblog… just to find out you reblogged it already like TWO DAYS AGO.  *headdesk*





no matter what kinks you enjoy in fiction, as long as you have a good sense of fiction =/= reality than you’re not a bad person and you don’t have to spill your life story to enjoy something.

you don’t have to be coping to like a scenario or pairing.

it’s a new tumblr mentality and it’s shit. humans are weird and like fucked up stuff and it doesn’t need reason

stop wanting people to spill personal details online so they can like fictional things.

Exactly this.  The world will not be any safer for anyone by doing this. Rather the reverse.



A good post, and true