me Breaking the Walnut, One Class at a Time

A college blog by a college student

"College as explained to me in high school" vs. "College as experienced firsthand"

In high school they told us: There will be no grades in a class except the midterm and the final, so you have to study hard because failing one test means you fail the class.
Once I was in college a professor said: Hey, you guys are working really hard on your third paper, so I'm just going to cancel the final and give everyone a hundred on it.
In high school they told us: In college, class always begins exactly at the scheduled start time. If your class is at 9 AM and you get there at 9:01, the doors will be locked and you'll be out of luck, especially if it's the day of the midterm or final, because then you get a zero.
Once I was in college a professor said: Does anyone mind if I start class at 3:35 instead of 3:30? These elevators are really slow and I want to have time for a cigarette before I teach for 90 minutes.
In high school they told us: Every class you miss drops you a full letter grade in college courses.
Once I was in college almost every professor said: You can miss three classes without a penalty, and a few more if you have a Doctor's note. Sorry to be a hardass, but you automatically fail if you miss more than ten days of class.
In high school they told us: If you do have papers, your professors just lecture and put the assignments on the syllabus. You're completely responsible for remembering the deadlines, they won't remind you. All your professors will do is lecture and the rest is up to you.
Once I was in college a professor said: Okay, so your next paper is in two weeks! I'll keep reminding you in the interim, but I just want to make sure you have enough time to do it! Let's run through the structure I want to see real quick, and if you have any questions, feel free to email me or come to my office hours!
In high school they told us: You have to use MLA formatting and if you make any mistakes in your citations, it'll be considered plagiarism. You'll be expelled and probably sued.
Once I was in college almost every professor said: Please do not use MLA, it is awful, we use either APA or Chicago here because we are not 14 years old.
raptorific   194038 08.11.14
bbcsherlockian:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

valiantparadox:

EVERY WHOVIAN STOP AND READ THIS
This man, this fucking man, is a divine genius that honestly deserves more recognition. You know that one repeating piano note that causes you to crumple into a ball and sob with the power of a burning star? That gorgeous violin piece that sings the doctor to his sleep? The ethereal song that plays whenever you recall Gallifrey? That kickass theme whenever Jack storms in? ALL WERE COMPOSED BY THIS BRILLIANT MAN
I’ve seen a lot of posts dedicated to Hans Zimmer, or to John Powell and the like, BUT THIS IS FOR YOU MURRAY GOLD YOU FANTASTIC MAN THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR MUSIC YOU HAVE MADE ME LAUGH, CRY, AND FEEL BLOODY KICKASS SO HERE’S TO YOU

Four for you Murray Gold. “This is Gallifrey” is the most beautiful piece of music ever.

what the ‘HERE HE COMES IN A RUDDY BIG TRACTOR’ man because he is my favourite

bbcsherlockian:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

valiantparadox:

EVERY WHOVIAN STOP AND READ THIS

This man, this fucking man, is a divine genius that honestly deserves more recognition. You know that one repeating piano note that causes you to crumple into a ball and sob with the power of a burning star? That gorgeous violin piece that sings the doctor to his sleep? The ethereal song that plays whenever you recall Gallifrey? That kickass theme whenever Jack storms in? ALL WERE COMPOSED BY THIS BRILLIANT MAN

I’ve seen a lot of posts dedicated to Hans Zimmer, or to John Powell and the like, BUT THIS IS FOR YOU MURRAY GOLD YOU FANTASTIC MAN THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR MUSIC YOU HAVE MADE ME LAUGH, CRY, AND FEEL BLOODY KICKASS SO HERE’S TO YOU

Four for you Murray Gold. “This is Gallifrey” is the most beautiful piece of music ever.

what the ‘HERE HE COMES IN A RUDDY BIG TRACTOR’ man because he is my favourite

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valiantparadox   39706 11.28.13
twodoorcinemafan:

thank u common app

twodoorcinemafan:

thank u common app

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darkskittypower:

jaywings:

thehattedmistress:

disneyismyescape:

fallinlove-withdisney:

awesomeosaurusrex:

holyrobins:

elixiroverdose:

beejabbers:

DISNEY FANS STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND WATCH THIS. THE COLOURS, THE LIGHTS, AND THE SOUNDS OH MY GOD.

#reblogged in the first thirty seconds

mygod, amazing things like this makes me want to just set up tent in front of a lightdisc

My day has ended well

nghh <333333333333333333333333333

EVERY TIME I WATCH THIS VIDEO

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I don’t care what anyone says, Disney is fucking beautiful.

I’ve been reduced to tears. Absolutely gorgeous.

and reblogged before I even got to cinderella. 

Just fucking gorgeous.

nsd;lajf;sl I love this amv so much

aaahjaxvfgajfhjVHJ!!’BJKb

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charlesdances   80384 03.20.13

2beamerrymonster:

In my attempt to quench my thirst… I shut the open kitchen door.

BIG MISTAKE.

  • A wild MOTH appeared!
  • Chris used Doubleslap!
  • The wild Moth evaded!
  • Wild Moth uses Double Team!
  • Chris is confused!
  • It hurts itself in its confusion!
  • Chris has fainted.
  • The Wild Moth now lives in your kitchen.

That happened. And then we had a staring contest. It won. And then I warned it.

And I said what Moriarty said to Sherlock.

I will burn you. I will burn your heart out.

2beamonster   1 12.23.12

2beamerrymonster:

Riding the bus and looking through my dashboard is like playing russian roulette with a six shooter that has 3 bullets loaded. And two blanks thrown in for facial expressions.

2beamonster   1 12.23.12

2beamerrymonster:

I hunger…

But there’s nothing to eat!

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I got food….

But I’m still hungry….

2beamonster   2 12.22.12

Some people pop their collars

songsforsomeday:

andurrs:

Ezio Auditore pops his whole damn hood

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theladymonsters   211 12.21.12

"An Assassin! Stop him!!"

blessing-of-vivec   276 12.20.12

And it’s been months since my last post. It’s 12/12/12 and I LIIIIIIIIVEEEEEE~!

Not really. My heart beats and everything, but I totally am not living life. Whatever that truly means.

Soooo, um, finals, break, new semester… I should probably write more but meh. I think I should post more of me, and not just college.

12.12.12