As a college student you’re either struggling academically, financially, or emotionally. Or all three.
Peeta talking about his father:
“Really? Well, he likes you and your sister. I think he wishes he had a daughter instead of a houseful of boys.” (THG, chapter 6)
Peeta talking about his mother:
"You know what my mother said to me when she came to say good-bye,…
the way katniss looks at peeta when he’s not looking
my talents include being able to sit on the toilet for 30 minutes being distracted by my phone
If I stumble they’re gonna eat me alive. Can you hear my heart beating like a hammer?
Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, on the question “Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?”
Read that again. Read it again, and again, and again. Over and over guys have asked her why Melinda was so upset about being raped. This is a girl who went to a party with friends. She was thirteen. She had a drink, because everyone else was. And a senior held her down and raped her while she was too drunk to get away.
And guys don’t understand why she was upset.
Read that again and then come back and tell me again why I should just shut up and take a joke when a comedian blows off rape as a big deal, or women’s bodies are casually treated as commodities in media. Remind me why I shouldn’t care about the very real harm that society’s treatment of women and sexual assault does.
Is nowhere full of geniuses, sir? Because then I do probably belong there.
The ground-breaking metamorphosis scene in the Michael Jackson short film ‘Black or White’ released in 1991
this is still pretty groundbreaking and its been almost 22 years
But I’m still just a lanky dork. Ironically learning to box doesn’t make you any tougher, it just makes you realize that if you actually got into a real fight you’d probably get your arse kicked.