dreaming|of (star)ships & angels: Reblog if you were ever bullied. -
Well done society.
I didn’t keep track of how many times, but I was bullied both in my family and at school.
Irony. It’s not just a river in Egypt. No, wait, that’s denial.
(Source: randomdeinonychus, via thegreatgodum)
19% of prime time television characters are non-human while only 17% are women —
A Profile of Americans’ Media Use and Political Socialization Effects: television and the Internet’s relationship to social connectedness in the USA ― Daniel German & Caitlin Lally
2004: fear that people of the internet find me in real life. 2012: fear that real life people find me on the internet. —
The Ghost of Vault 166:
2004: fear that people of the internet find me in real life.
2012: fear that real life people find me on the internet.
So much truth. Only it was all 10 years earlier for me. And sadly, I was stalked by a jerk from an argument on Usenet, who found my home phone number and called me to continue the argument. I was a single mother at the time and it was very frightening, that someone would go to that much trouble just to argue with me.
Happy Flag Day! On this day in 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a teacher from Stony Hill School in Waubeka, Wisconsin began specially honoring the flag by placing a 10 inch, 38 star flag in a bottle on his desk and then assigned his students essays on the flag and its significance. Inspired by years of this tradition, in 1916 President Wilson proclaimed June 14th as national Flag Day. You can find out more about Flag Day at the Library.
You wanna have a good cry? Go to the Smithsonian and have a long look at the huge, ripped up, blasted flag displayed there - laid out in dim light - that yet waved when Francis Scott Keyes wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Unexpected - and worth it.
I was in DC in June 2002. There was an exhibit at the Smithsonian on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Then we went to see the Star-Spangled Banner, which was being repaired at the time, so you could see people carefully working on it.