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Poppy/20/England. Ravenclaw, INFJ. I'm a third year English Literature student at a Russell Group university, with big dreams to do a Masters at Oxford. My ultimate goal is to join the Civil Service fast stream in the Houses of Parliament division. This blog is for inspiration, for motivation, and for sharing my study progress! Please feel free to message me at any time! My inbox is always open.

  • incentivedriven:

    studysleeprepeat:

    Hey guys! I just made a studyblr because I became obsessed (!!obsessed!!) with studyblrs on my personal blog. I’m a senior in high school and would love to find more studyblrs/appblrs! reblog so I can follow you, friends (-: 

    Hi!

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  • roseharryfranklin:

    Yang is fearless. Not the ‘nothing scares me bitch’ kind, but the kind that operated at gunpoint and suffered such severe PTSD that she gave up surgery for a while. Yang is fearless because she got back on her feet.

    Yang don’t make no excuses. She was dyslexic and still topped her class at…

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  • "Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story."
    Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (via peoples)

    (Source: technojournee, via work-hard-stay-dedicated)

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  • dicktouching:

    artjonak:

    The great-great-great grandchildren of Dickens take a selfie with him on his 202nd birthday.

    this is a very important thing that everyone needs to see.

    (via way-to-study)

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  • whimsicaltuesday:

    Looking for specific blogs to follow, please reblog this post if you’re any of the following:

    - heathy eating/fitblr

    -positive/inspirational/motivational

    -studyspo

    -recovery

    -positive mental health/physical health centred blog

    -and of course gardening!

    Anything related to the above, even in part.

    (via its-2015-bound-scholar)

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  • (Source: iddleston, via wellreadwoman)

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  • "Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth."
    Chanakya (via studyingbee)

    (via wellreadwoman)

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  • Anonymous asked : The doctor will never be a woman. There are plenty of women in the show that are admirable role models. I think you're just full ofsh it. Stop pushing your american views onto Doctor Who, a BRITISH show, with BRITISH values. It's unbelievable how obnoxious and hypocritical feminists are, especially you third-wave feminists. Always spouting "equal rights" but, "Can't hit me, cause I'm a girl!" You probably won't respond to this because you know I'm right and the whovianfeminism stance is weak.

    markdoesstuff:

    whovianfeminism:

    This was so beautiful that I had to put it up on my wall and examine it as if it were an exquisite piece of art. 

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    "Manpain" by Anonymous

    Above we have a quintessential example of early 21st Century prose by an aggrieved man. The author of this piece is unknown, but we can surmise by his inability to properly say “shit” to a woman and his assurance that he likes “admirable” female characters that he is most likely a “Nice Guy.”

    The anonymous author employs deliberate obtuseness in order to provoke a reaction from his audience. Notice how he pretends no British individual supports the idea of a woman portraying the Doctor, despite clear evidence to the contrary, even amongst actors who have portrayed the titular character on the show. Then there is the stunning self-centeredness regarding his perception of third wave feminism; he is only interested in equality it grants him the “right” to hit the women whose arguments make him so incoherently angry that he is unable to rationally reply.

    His final challenge attempts to trap the reader. Do we respond and grant him the audience and validation he so desperately seeks, or do we ignore him and let him believe he has won? But perhaps we have a third option: to turn the focus back on him and examine how his comments display his deep insecurity in his own sense of masculinity, something he feels can only be reclaimed by challenging a girl on the internet to a fight and preemptively declaring victory because he fears he cannot engage with her on an intellectual level.

    a work of goddamn art oh my god

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