And here it is. I promised to be slow and I was. It’s pretty huge full-size.
The X Files Season Three GifFest
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Q: Do I have to kill the snake?
A: University guidelines state that you have to “defeat” the snake. There are many ways to accomplish this. Lots of students choose to wrestle the snake. Some construct decoys and elaborate traps to confuse and then ensnare the snake. One student brought a flute and played a song to lull the snake to sleep. Then he threw the snake out a window.
Q: Does everyone fight the same snake?
A: No. You will fight one of the many snakes that are kept on campus by the facilities department.
Q: Are the snakes big?
A: We have lots of different snakes. The quality of your work determines which snake you will fight. The better your thesis is, the smaller the snake will be.
Q: Does my thesis adviser pick the snake?
A: No. Your adviser just tells the guy who picks the snakes how good your thesis was.
Q: What does it mean if I get a small snake that is also very strong?
A: Snake-picking is not an exact science. The size of the snake is the main factor. The snake may be very strong, or it may be very weak. It may be of Asian, African, or South American origin. It may constrict its victims and then swallow them whole, or it may use venom to blind and/or paralyze its prey. You shouldn’t read too much into these other characteristics. Although if you get a poisonous snake, it often means that there was a problem with the formatting of your bibliography.
Q: When and where do I fight the snake? Does the school have some kind of pit or arena for snake fights?
A: You fight the snake in the room you have reserved for your defense. The fight generally starts after you have finished answering questions about your thesis. However, the snake will be lurking in the room the whole time and it can strike at any point. If the snake attacks prematurely it’s obviously better to defeat it and get back to the rest of your defense as quickly as possible.
Q: Would someone who wrote a bad thesis and defeated a large snake get the same grade as someone who wrote a good thesis and defeated a small snake?
Q: So then couldn’t you just fight a snake in lieu of actually writing a thesis?
A: Technically, yes. But in that case the snake would be very big. Very big, indeed.
Q: Could the snake kill me?
A: That almost never happens. But if you’re worried, just make sure that you write a good thesis.
Q: Why do I have to do this?
A: Snake fighting is one of the great traditions of higher education. It may seem somewhat antiquated and silly, like the robes we wear at graduation, but fighting a snake is an important part of the history and culture of every reputable university. Almost everyone with an advanced degree has gone through this process. Notable figures such as John Foster Dulles, Philip Roth, and Doris Kearns Goodwin (to name but a few) have all had to defeat at least one snake in single combat.
Q: This whole snake thing is just a metaphor, right?
A: I assure you, the snakes are very real.
if ur idea of a clever rebuttal is to throw a centuries old definition of a word back at someone youre boring and a little terrible tbh
i thought i had a crush!! but it turned out to just be a 2 day long infatuation where i was actually just bored
Captain America/Brooklyn 99 AU → Natasha Romanov as Detective Rosa Diaz"What kind of woman doesn’t own an axe?"
Raleigh looking at Mako
#sometimes i think about mako’s reaction to this whole situation (the bilingual stubbly supportive golden retriever situation) and i laugh and laugh and laugh #because if anyone has mused on the many consequences on drift partnership it’s mako mori #being as it pretty much informs her ENTIRE LIFE #even if she didn’t want to be a pilot ‘more than anything’ it’s still the underlying relationship of every important person in her life #the good (tams and stacks) the bad (hansens v1.0) and the ugly (hansens v2.0) #all her friends are either part of a drift pairing or study drift pairing or work to facilitate drift pairings’ #safe to say she’s read up on the subject #and she KNOWS to pilot Danger she has to pair up #and she KNOWS if this unseen becket person is being brought in that he’s going to be her drift partner #and just considering all the possible styles of human that she’s prepared to accept in order to pilot #and this guy turns up? #it’s like the universe said ok mako we know we’ve given you a bad deal: the world kind of ended before you really got a chance to enjoy it #and then we took your parents #and then we gave your new dad a terminal illness #so yeah fair enough you’re heavy in the minus column #but here #WE GOT YOU A PRESENT #HE’S BRAVE AND TRUE AND LOVES YOU LIKE THE SUN MOON AND STARS TOGETHER #AND HE’S TALL AND WELL-SHAPED #AND HE’S A LITTLE BIT BROKEN BUT STILL GOOD #YEAH #STILL GOOD #(and oh. no. now i’ve created an AU where mako is stitch claiming her little broken stacker and raleigh family don’t look at me) #(oh noooooooooo) (via harrietvane)
Anita Sarkeesian, whose excellent Tropes vs Women in Video Games series is an important contribution to the discussion of gender and games, has been driven from her home by enraged male gamers whose stalking, and explicit, credible threats of sexual violence against her and her family convinced her to go into hiding.
In so doing, these men have ably demonstrated the point Sarkeesian sought to make all along: that gaming is riddled with misogynistic violence, and that this violence reflects a real-world misogyny rampant within the gaming world.
Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn’t exist [Adi Robertson/The Verge]
the comments on this are unreal “she needs to keep quiet about the death threats she recieves and not make the public”
because we really just want women to keep quiet about the crimes committed against them. Please don’t call attention to the fact misogyny is dangerous, ladies. Just shut up and don’t share the horrible things you are going through.
enjolras rolling into uni in the exact same outfit he wore the day before and courf is like
'oh my god. oh. my. god. is that a walk of shame. that's a walk of shame. i'm so ashamed for you right now i love it. tell me. you don't have to tell me but just nod if i guess. who was it. was it feuilly. no it was grantaire. jesus was it bahorel. it could be anyone. i can't take this. i can't breathe right now this is the best i love when you bring me stories.'
and enjolras just looks down at himself like ‘…. shit did i wear this yesterday too’
Ferguson police are being sued for $40mil, +++ some of the officers are facing individual lawsuits for rights infringement. fucking break those cops.