I’m laughing so fucking hard rn, omg.
I already loved this
BUT THEN I REALIZED IT’S KRISTEN BELL
Ask me things. I’ll answer some now and some in the morning.
Ozone Layer is Recovering
Earth’s protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet.
Scientists said the development demonstrates that when the world comes together, it can counteract a brewing ecological crisis. For the first time in 35 years, scientists were able to confirm a statistically significant and sustained increase in stratospheric ozone, which shields the planet from solar radiation that causes skin cancer, crop damage and other problems.
It’s nice when the news isn’t all apocalyptic.
The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands.
I don’t care if people unfollow this is spectacular
This post just fucked me up literally
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Haha, alright. Well, in the novel Animal Farm, the main concept at the end of the book is that “All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.” In this regards, throughout history, BAC has kinda gotten the short end of the stick with, particularly, the judging aspect of DCI. It began to really get rolling with the infamous baby powder of 2013. It was used at a major regional, and the DCI Rule Book states that if no penalty is given at a major regional, it cannot be given at Lucas Oil. If it was to be an issue, they should have told BAC about it before Prelims, kinda like with Bluecoats last year when our balloons flew away at the Minnesota regional, they told us if that was to happen at a dome, we would be issued a penalty. Hence why they changed to balloons on sticks. At prelims, BAC last year got a 2 point penalty from using the baby powder, and when the rule book was brought up in critique, it was lowered to a point, but not gotten rid of.
So after that, BAC felt a little shafted. I would too honestly. So this year, they settled on the Animal Farm theme. Originally, the show was just a call out on the concept of the G7 (aka, the ToC corps). The entirety of ToC is fitting into the “All corps are created equal, but some are more equal than others.” They get better housing sites, bigger stadiums, and with ToC, more shows in huge stadiums and more people get to see them. So, these “top 7” corps are privileged in comparison to the other corps. That was basically the original call out.
Until semi’s happened. The colorguard judge placed the BACCG in 13th place, and it dropped us to a 17.2, something we didn’t get for months. When confronted, the judge admitted to “messing up” his score sheet, but said that he refuses to fix his scores, messing up multiple groups that performed before the intermission. AKA, all the groups that aren’t a member of the G7. So, once that happened, then the podiums got painted, the baby powder got added, and the DCI flags came out. None of that was supposed to happen. BAC’s organization, Inspire Arts & Music, has a good relationship with DCI because they were working on the Street Beat 5K together, and because of the 5K, out Board of Directors told the corps the DCI flags were to not be used. When they let us after the judging mess up, they emphasized it was a response on the judging prejudice in the activity, not a attack on DCI as an entire organization.
I hope that was extensive enough!!
I’m looking for a recording from finals night of Boston so I can see all this. I really wanna Boston’s show with the changes for finals. If anybody has could send me a link to it, I’d appreciate it greatly. Thank you. :)