My current English teacher has told me something I was not previously aware of. That is that in literary analysis writing we must use the present tense. e.g. "Karl Marx writes that communism is awesome". However when we refer to historical events within the analysis we use past tense. e.g. "Lenin totally fucked up communism when he decided to revolt to it and to set up a government within it, proving he had someone read Marx to him."
Why, exactly, are we supposed to write literary analysis in the present tense?
Or to phrase it more directly, I wrote things written in the past as past tense and things I/the analysis I'm writing infer in the present.
e.g. Karl Marx wrote that communism would be awesome. This is not true in reality with groups larger than about 100.
Why is this "bad"?
a. Bill's mom Missy drove us and we got lost on the way there.
b. Bill's mom, Missy, drove us and we got lost on the way there.
I have a "disability" and cannot stand for extended periods of time (or walk around for that matter) and because of this haven't worked since July. I'm not scared about re-entering the work force, so to speak, but my only experience is in retail and I need a desk job. ( Collapse )
What do you think? What would you do in this situation?
The last time you were just like "oh my God..." thinking about something?
Any near-death experiences?
What should I watch? I caught up on Law&Order:SVU and The Office last night.
If you dk/dc, what shows do you watch online?
Name something which costs around 200-400USD.
I think mine is fourcorners
Any suggestions? I'm not BROKE, but I don't have very much.
What are you getting your loved ones this season?
I never ever do if I'm on a flat parking lot, which annoys my SO and he always makes a big deal about pulling the lever and glaring at me before he'll get out. It's nice.
I have to work today from 1030-6. Should I stop at Starbucks on the way, or Dunkin Donuts? Pros of Starbs: PEPPERMINT MOCHA. Con of starbs: more espensive than DD, and no donuts. Pros of DD: DONUTS!!! and less espensive than Starbucks. Con: Plain coffee that isn't that great.
What are your favorite kind of donuts?
Legitimizing edit power!
How much do you spend on average on presents during the holiday season? What's your upper limit for a single gift? Single person?
tl;dr: egg nog how to make?
(I asked my girlfriend to marry me. She said yes!)
I'm home in two weeks for christmas, why am I upset?!
How can I stop myself from being upset?
I really feel, as the older and somewhat wiser relative who was in college not too long ago, that I need to tell these kids to stop being stupid and reckless. Should I just keep my mouth shut and let the obvious consequences come to them? If it matters, all of these families (except one) are pretty self-righteous.
Do you follow any interesting blogs?
I'm not writing a paper or anything. I was just wondering if there was a way to do it.
TQC, if you had to write a research paper on a mental disorder what would you pick?
This is my emphatic I AM TELLING YOU SOMETHING icon
Did someone teach you to do that?
Did you fail to mention that your drive a standard or something?
I now have a B in APUSH, which is awesome. and we got eggnog today.
1a. Have you ever bought someone a ____-of-the-month membership, or had one bought for you? Was it excellent, or is this a horrible idea?
2. What's your favorite type of tea?
3. Do you prefer your homefries/breakfast potatoes to be shredded potatoes or chunks? With onion or plain?
4. If you have ever had a serving job, where was the best place you ever served and why?
5. If you are a student, aren't you totally freaking stoked that this semester is almost over? How many papers/projects are YOU working on for the end of the fall term?
5a. How badly are you procrastinating?
I use the latest version of Mozilla Firefox. For some reason, whenever I click on something that requires a new window to pop up, it doesn't work. Nothing pops up. I have turned the popup blocker off, reinstalled Firefox, restored it to default settings... nothing is working. I don't want ALL popups to be disabled, sometimes I need them!
Does anyone else have this problem? Maybe it's a security thing in my computer that I'm not aware of? Any advice would be appreciated, and again, sorry for posting this lame question here!
When I go grocery shopping, sometimes I'll buy stir-fry cut meat, usually beef but sometimes pork. When I get home, I separate each package into two portions, which I seal in zip-loc bags and put in the freezer. When I want to use a portion, in the morning before I go to work I'll put it on a plate to thaw in the fridge. I pan fry it with frozen vegetables in canola oil, with a few dashes of seasoning salt (I season it while it's cooking). I always try my damnedest to make sure it's cooked all the way through (last night I waited until it actually started to singe), and it tastes fine, but every now and then I end up being sick the next morning (like today). This usually happens with beef, it's only happened once with pork (and never wth chicken but I can't afford chicken very often). I'm pretty sure that it's not a problem with beef in general, when I eat on my lunch break at work, it's usually either a burger from A&W (well-done), or a Cold Cut Combo from Subway, and I never have stomach problems from those.
Is there some sort of pre-cooking thing I can do that won't 1) take forever and 2) kill the flavour?
edit: Sorry, after several comments I just re-read my post and realized I wasn't clear on one important point. I am sensitive to undercooked meat. Like, if I order a burger from McDonald's, and I don't ask for it well done (or I ask for it well done but the lazy turds in the kitchen don't bother throwing the patty back on the grill for a half-minute), I will usually get sick. While some of the other things mentioned are possible factors, the reaction that I get (a really gross D-word) is identical to what happens if I have not-well-done McD's (for the record, the A&W at the airport where I work always does my burger right, but I haven't eaten at McD's in about 6 years).
I'm looking into transferring my credits over for Fall 2010. I'm not even sure if the courses could be transferred from a Canadian school but I thought I'd get some opinions on schools.
i just deleted mine two days ago and while i don't miss anything about it, it was still something to do online.
What book(s) should I get at the library?
What should I get to drink at Starbucks?
Do you have a job yet?
I'm about to graduate with my masters in library and information studies and I don't have a job :(
My roommate smells. BAD. She doesn't shower much(once a week if I'm lucky) and I don't think she wears deodorant, and the B.O gets pretty rank even the next day. I've tried being subtle("Wow, this room really smells. I wonder why...") and it doesn't seem to work. It's really gross. Help?
And what's something awesome that you use to be able to do, but can't do now?
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Personally, I LOVE the holidays. I love buying gifts for people, I love baking cookies, I love getting together with my family. We've had our tree up since Thanksgiving, I'm pretty sure I'm done with my shopping, and all of the gifts are wrapped and under the tree.
Is anyone else excited about and looking forward to the holidays?
Do you describe anything in an unusual way?
can someone make me a christmas icon? :(
I feel like I always get ready too early. It's only 3:30 pm here and I'm wanting to put on my makeup when I'm not even leaving for another 3 hours. :| I'm too impatient.
Would anyone happen to know if surveyclub.com is legit before I sign up for it and give them my info?
do you like regular cheerios?
why is cereal like $6 a box? are there gold flakes or crack rocks in there or what?
have you ever taken an online class? did you have group work? how did that go?
Do you ever figure out what minimum grade you have to get on the final in order to get a certain letter grade in the class?
Does it motivate you to study more or cut your motivation?
I just did. Before the curve, I have to get a 50% on my last test to get a 79% in the class, so I am not motivated to study- even though I'll have to study to get that 50%.
I work in a clothing store in Scotland. Management were visiting the other day, we'll call her Mary. (I don't know her job title, but she's higher than the area manager) and once she had left our store manager, Elizabeth spoke to me.
Mary doesn't like my hair. (The underside is atomic pink. The top is dark brown. It's halfway down my back but when I'm at work, it's always neatly tied back.) Anyway, she basically said that Mary doesn't like it, mainly because it's so bright. She didn't directly say I was to lose it, she said 'It's up to you what you do about it, disguising it or whatever. I just thought I'd let you know what Mary said'
I've been there six months and Mary has met me before. My hair has always been like this but it hasn't been mentioned before. I don't know what I will do about it. I'm not keen on changing it.
Ever been in this postion?
Thoughts or opinions?
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--What are your cons right about now? haha.
Are these the right cords or do i need something else?
What movie would you like to see a Rifftrax come out for?
on a similar note, are there any websites out there like stfu believers?
If you dk/dc do you dress up your dog? Can I see pictures?
I'll be going a in a minute, can you keep this going without me?
I'm not planning on doing anything; I think it's a bit over-hyped and everywhere ends up being too packed and too expensive to have any fun.
What's been your most memorable New Year's Eve thus far? (In a good or bad way.)
The only New Year's Eve that I ever tried to make a big deal out of ended with me having to take my then-girlfriend home in a cab (hard to find and really expensive on NYE, due to all the traffic) because she had too much to drink and passed out in a park. Come midnight I think I was holding her hair back while she threw up...happy New Year, baby!
when i have no plans i just want to lay in bed all day and do nothing... it's quarter to 6 now and i'm still in my pyjamas.
If you were ordering from this place, what would you get? http://www.myspace.com/villagepizza_na
best hall and oates song?
My vote is for Big Love's. Perfect visuals, perfect song, not too long or short, and it's cool how they worked in references to the Mormon concept of the afterlife.
What's the longest you've ever driven by yourself?
If you drove 1200 miles south, where would you end up?
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I got chocolate ganache on my white shirt. I ran it until cold water and squeezed out at much as I could, but I don't want to do anything more in case it makes it worse.
Your vertigo shtick
Want you in my room
When your baby is sick
Why does givemethechild think we care?
So which brand of tea should I get?
If you don't know/care, which do you prefer, tea or coffee?
2. What does this say?
And if you have no interest in that,
3. What is your favorite restaurant ever?
i like stale circus peanuts (the marshmallows), stale chocolate rice cakes, cold noodles, cold pizza crust. i like olive garden breadsticks warmed up in the microwave for 10 or 12 seconds after they've been in the fridge all night. raw cookie dough of course. nothing else comes to mind really.
also, any dorky tattoos? pictures?
i have a harry potter-inspired tattoo.
So, our idea is a Twilight fangirl(similar to nuttymadam only not nearly as fat) starts the scene by making a fan video about how much she loves the book and defending it to the death. Then she goes into her living room and finds two REAL vampires from actual classic vampire novels sitting there.
What happens when they meet, that ISN'T them killing her right away?
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Alternatively, what's your favorite Text From Last Night?
(706): Have you not heard of Jennifer's supreme lust for William Shatner? She wants to eat Taco Bell off of his love handles
I applied to an art school and I'm damn near positive I won't get it. So any critique is much appreciated.
If you don't want to, have you put up your christmas tree yet?
How about your christmas/holiday cards? Those out in the post yet?
What are some movies you thought were good, but once was enough?
We are planning on moving and we are wanting to find the info.
We are outside of Saint louis, and the only site I have found is http://spotcrime.com/mo/ but it doesnt show any crime for our current location even and that cant be posible so is there any sites better than this but the same idea?
Google is failing me.
What are some things that make you mentally 'Whut'
I really like reading about the romanovs, war crimes, conspiracy theories, new technology, natural wonders & serial killers among others.
Who would you rather be stuck in an elevator with for 10 hours?
And I've saved a little bit of money and want to update at least one thing for the household, what should it be?
I was friends with this guy for like five years. He was like a brother to me. He and I got in a huge fight over nothing and haven't spoken in months. He got mad and told people things about me that weren't true and then those people turned on me and started being assholes. I removed him from my life, basically deleting him on every social networking thing ever (LJ, Facebook, twitter, etc), including his dickhead friends after one instance regarding them telling me that I can't have my damn birthday where I wanted to have it.
Anyway, I hadn't seen him in a LONG time and then we saw each other at a mutual friend's party last night. He kinda did this awkward shoulder pat thing to my boyfriend and ignored me all night. As the night continued, it became increasingly obvious that he and his friends were being passive-aggressive assholes and pulling high school level dramatic bullshit. I got really drunk and left. I was mad that I felt like I have officially lost my best friend. No chance that he's ever going to stop being stubborn and send me an email and say "Hey, I miss you, this is dumb".
(tl;dr: an argument with my former best friend has come to a peak and I'm super bummed about it)
Anyway, if you were in my situation and wanted to make up (because I seriously fucking miss him), how would you go about it? Would you just wait for him to simmer down some more? Would you tell him to go fuck himself? Would you just ignore it and cry about it for a long time? All of these options are going through my head. IDK, what would you do?
if you had to make a fancy cake, what would the cake, frosting, and filling flavors be?
what color apples do you prefer?
who doubted my window painting ability?
i showed up at a restaurant this morning having never put a paintbrush to glass in my life and it all turned out beautifully JUST SO you know.
The max. we're suppose to spend on the gifts is $20.
Any suggestions? :]
Someone posts on TQC with a photo, asking people if they can identify the person in it. It's clearly taken without the person's knowledge, and the poster wishes to know their identity because they fell in love at first sight but couldn't muster the courage to ask them out.
How would you react if
(a) you didn't know the person
(b) you do know the person and
(bi) it's a relative of yours
(bii) it's a friend of yours
(biii) it's a coworker/classmate
(biv) it's someone you know and dislike
(bv) it's someone you really hate
(bvi) it's someone you used to know but now only keep in touch through facebook
(bvii) it's someone on your f-list
(bviii) it's someone on your f-list who you also know is a TQC member
(bix) it's you
Well? Obviously you don't have to answer all of those.
Can you recommend your favourite documentary to me and give me a short synopsis?
Bonus points if you link me to somewhere OTHER THEN HULU where I can watch it :D
What web browser do you use?
Anybody wanna come stab the idiot who gave me a cold?
The sauce was another story :/. I started to make a sauce made out of red wine. I've made the sauce before so I'm still not sure how it happened but the wine exploded twice on one side of the kitchen and once on the other side as i transferred it to the skin. Red wine was splattered on the floor, ceiling, sink, walls, oven, EVERYWHERE :*(
TQC, what's the worst thing in the kitchen that's ever happened to you? I'm in the need to hear 'kitchen disaster' stories so i feel better about myself, lol.
wow, thanks so much, I really do feel better now.
Beatles or Stones?
Bon Scott or Brian Johnson?
The Sex Pistols or The Clash?
ETA: If you choose "Other", please explain!
But that had me thinking... How much do you have to drink throughout the day? And WHAT do you have to drink throughout the day?
I had my own ideas about something before I looked it up and while the book helped me expand on those ideas and taught me knew perspectives, I also had a lot of stuff right. If, by chance, the professor decides to look up my sources she is going to find on the same page ideas I had not sourced which I came up with on my own.
Is she going to think I am committing plagiarism?
UUGHH I get so nervous about this sort of stuff.
Lets say you do not know, and you do not care.... could you tell me the least interesting thing you did all day or something you were obligated to do but didn't want to?
Srs answers would be less funny but more helpful.
All I can do is cry, and I have to be up for work at 5:30am tomorrow. I texted my fiance to see if he would come stay with me until I fall asleep, but he hasn't answered yet, and it's getting late.
What should I do, tqc? What shouldn't I do?
ETA: called fiance, couldn't really get the words out as there seems to be a vise around my throat, but he got the picture and he's on his way over
My break starts hopefully on the 16th if I can get my exams moved up, and I start back up on the 11th of January. I'm excited.
What about Nintendo 64 games?
What do you like to do on your days off? Lately for me it's just sleeping.
Is Starbucks' caramel brulee any good?
did you tell your mother when you lost your virginity?
i've never told my mom but she was like the first person my sister went to. i think that's so weird and my sister is like "of course i told mom!"
"shoot for the stars. even if you miss, you'll burn up as you re-enter the atmosphere."
"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we're uncool" - from almost famous, but i'm not really sure.
What can I do to help me feel better? I have no idea what made me sick - I had a burger and fries, and the burger was definitely cooked thoroughly.
Alternatively, what are you looking forward to and/or dreading this week? I'm doing a toy drive for the foster kids my office works with, and I'm worried I won't get the last 10 toys donated by Tuesday. I'll be glad when it's all over and done with on Friday though.
How tall would you like to be?
If you don't care, when did you last go to the doctor?
What does everyone think of Heroes this season? I watched the premiere but I hadn't been impressed with it at all. So I haven't seen any this season. But I'm bored, and my sister had some DVRed... So I decided to watch a few episodes. It isn't quite as bad as I thought, but wow, the directions they've been going the past two seasons.
How are you feeling right now in general?
To dye my hair bright red as a confidence boost at 11pm when i've been getting it this shade for months is a bad idea, yes or no?
(I've done red before, and was considering it hence why I have the packet.)
I have gray hairs, quite a few too and I'm only 22. D:
I've recently gotten rid of Firefox and now I'm switching between Google Chrome and Safari. I can't decide which I like better.
I had no real opinion on Taylor Swift until ONTD went nonstop on her over the last few days. Tiger, too. Actually no I still don't give a damn about him.
K GUYS SAY YOUR FAVORITES. NOT JUST ONE. geesh, I didn't think I'd have to tell you
NB #1: Question inspired by over_thefreeway's post.
NB #2: I know I just posted, but I'm bored so GOI.
There's an out-of-control bus heading for a crowd of people. Mostly everybody gets out of the way except 2 benches. On one bench, is George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Condaleeza Rice, tearing up a poster of Obama. On another bench is Lady Gaga, asleep. For reasons not stated in this poll, you can save one of these benches from certain doom. Who do you save?