I would like to address the very important issue of Education. Education is a right and a privilege, a right that quite a lot of people around the world unfortunately do not get to have. We spend millions of pounds in this country trying to give so many children around the world the right to an education so that they can grow up to be doctors or teachers and in turn try and save the world. So, it amazes me that in this downward spiraling country that everyday it seems the government come up with another idiotic idea to take education away from people. It isn’t enough that they promised to not raise university fees and then turned around and lied. This already cost so many people an education they wanted because they couldn’t afford to go to university, then the government have the audacity to turn around and complain that the number of people going to university is dropping. This year the government took away January exams, giving students even less of a chance to gain the grades they need for university, and then announced that they are cutting funding to anyone who would like to return to college for a third year to try again. I am currently doing a 3rd year at college and i am 100% certain that this saved my life. I have been given an incredible chance to try again and get into university, because honestly, i would not have fitted into a world where i had to get an “ordinary” job. This now means that any student sitting an A2 year has one chance to get that perfect grade or they are deprived of so many jobs and opportunities in the future. It is hard enough in a time like this where there are hardly any jobs available for anyone and the government are making this even harder by reducing the amount of people available to go to university. What if something happens on that one day? Do extraneous details not exist in the perfect money filled world of Eton educated politicians of the conservative party? What if, on that day of the exam you are ill, or someone you know has died? You still have to drag yourself in and do the best that you can do because our precious government has taken away any opportunity you have to try again. I know i couldn’t ace a test even on a day when i have a small headache, so i am certainly sure that anyone with a real reason couldn’t do it. Finally, today the government announced that exams are going to get harder. Which is just absolutely fantastic. Yes that was sarcasm. So, lets make a summary. People cannot afford to pay for university, people only have one chance to get their grades for university and now they have to try even harder because the exams are getting harder, as well as a changing grading system which is going to confuse student even more. I would certain like to see any of the members of parliament sit an A-Level exam and pass it because 90% don’t even look like they can brush their own hair. All adults assume that anyone under the age of 21 is a child and doesn’t know what they’re talking about but i would love, for just once, to see someone ask us what we want, what we feel is right for the education system, not someone who hasn’t been to school since O-Levels were a thing. We are the ones sitting the exams, ask us how hard or easy they are, don’t just assume because we are getting good grades that they are easy. Contrary to popular belief we try really hard in school and everyday the government come up with another BS rule to try and knock us down again. It is very unfair that we try very hard and then instead of getting the credit we deserve for an A or a B we are told that we’re only getting good grades because the exams aren’t hard enough. We do 6 hours a day and then get told we have to do 4 hours of work a night, this is what we have to do for the current exams so your saying you need to make them harder so we have to do more work is just ridiculous. Are we not allowed to eat or sleep? Did it ever occur to you for one second that we actually work hard and are intelligent rather than the exams being easy? I urge anyone who is reading this to pass it on because for just once i would like the government to listen to what we have to say and not just assume that we don’t have an opinion because we are to young to know what we’re talking about or don’t care. because we do, we do care. My English in this post may not be the perfect English, i may have put a comma in the wrong place, but don’t use that as an excuse to call me another child who is just trying to keep the exams easy because i am not. I personally do find them so hard, but i am lucky enough to have the time and resources to learn what i have been taught. Not everyone has the benefit to work when they get home or have an education at all, so don’t try and take it away from us, because everyone should have the right to learn, not be told that they aren’t intelligent and what they are doing is too easy.
ok, so, im just going to get straight to the point.
On one hand, the version he told Anderson could very well be the actual version of how he faked his fall as it is very plausible. The “why would you tell me” comment by Anderson could simply have been placed there to give us all that “little bit of doubt” that Sherlock talked about in The Reichenbach Fall, to make us all think, did he do it that way, thats too simple.
On the other hand, i have seen the way Sherlock described to Anderson many times online yet both mark Gattis and Moffat said “no one had guessed correctly yet” which makes me think the way he “did it” was some other way. Also, what is the thing that sherlock did “out of character”? when addressing conspiracies about how he did it, moffat said “sherlock did something out of character, something we’ve all missed”.
omg Sherlock and Molly and Sherlock and Morairty!!!!
when Sherlock “scans” Mary many people have noticed it says “LIAR” quite a lot. Many people have also been saying she must be associated with the bad guys because it says liar. do you’re telling me you have never told one single lie?? i dont think so! if any of you have ever read the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle you will know that Mary is not a bad guy, and in my own opinion i dont think Moffat and Mark would change this, especially something as big as that anyway. Also, for people who don’t like Mary, although i cannot understand why because she’s awesome, there is a very high probability that she is going to die, im sorry, but there just is ok, dont blame me! HOWEVER, as we all know Moffat and Mark like to hurt all our feelings quite a lot so i could be completely wrong, they could have changed the story entirely and made Mary evil and not have her die. Who knows when it comes to them two!
I would just like to make it clear before i start this, that i do not wish to offend anyone or their beliefs, i am merely voicing my own opinion. I am not a religious person, i never really have been. The peak of my religious beliefs is that me and my sister used to go to sunday school when we were little and that was probably only so that our mum could get a bit of peace and quite. I don’t understand much about religion, what i know i learnt from movies and books and general knowledge, so excuse me if some of my information is wrong. I would like to address the fact that some people of certain religions are still against same sex marriage and and everyone having the same rights.
I have been really stuck on what to tweet about these past few days so i was wondering around the internet aimlessly, observing peoples tweets and i cane across the hashtag #voiceyourunpopularopinion so whilst making a comment about One Directions new song i cane across a tweet that said “it is a sin to be gay and i will never support rights or marriage for gay couples”. Now, this person has every right to have their own opinion and voice it. What i do not however agree with is the list of hateful, mean and aggressive tweets he continued to send to people who disagreed with him! He was being so hurtful and rude to people who were also just trying to
voice their opinion, telling them that they are “sinners”. I am not getting onto to cyber bullying because that is a whole other topic that i could go on about for hours, i am here to ask a question, why are people of certain religions against same sex marriage? People say “the Bible says its a sin” but can i also point out that Jesus had two dads, or mums depending on whether you see God as a man or a woman. The Bible also says that Noah got 2 of every animal on one boat which, quite frankly, is impossible. Doesn’t the Bible also say “love thy neighbour” if you want to be treat with rights and privileges and be able to love who ever it is that you want to love, then shouldn’t everyone else?
Now, i would still like to make it clear that i do not wish to offend anyone or any religion, but i would just like to tell you that i am also not okay with the mean comment being sent to some of my friends just because of who they love and because they want the same rights as everyone else. That is not ok! We live in a universe that is so big and currently we don’t have any proof that there is anyone else out there, that makes us so tiny and so precious and we don’t recognise this, instead we choose to fight and argue about something that is not really worth fighting about. People should be able to love who ever they want to no matter what.
Now this has been a little serious so i would now just like to leave you with a link to a musical that i hope you will enjoy:
thank you for reading if you got this far and didn’t give up and just send me hate on twitter for writing this. I was just not happy with the hurtful comments i saw underneath that guys twitter feed and it annoyed me so much that people who are very religious and look to God for guidance use his name and the Bible to condone the offence that they give to people and it just wasn’t right!
i’ve been back at college one day and i am already fucking miserable! If you read my last entry you would have read about the farce with AQA but this is more college specific.
As one of my A2 courses i do Graphics. At GCSE i loved it, i got full marks but more importantly we did all of our work on Serif. I was taught how to use it, our school was the only one that did and everyone else used photoshop. Now, at TRC they use photoshop, i can’t use it, but the art department had no problem with me bringing in my laptop to use serif. Now, they said to me last year, and i quote, “you can use your laptop in the exam, using a different program is only like the art students using their own paint brush”. All of a sudden, this year, i’m not allowed to bring in my laptop for my exam because its not covered on college’s insurance, what. load of crap! The reason they don’t want me to use my laptop is because this year we are having proper invidulators for the exam and they’re afraid they’ll get into trouble. Now, this means that i will have to use photoshop, a program that i can’t even draw boxes on! i am already behind because all 3 teachers told me to do different thing, but i won’t be able to do anything if they make me use photoshop, i mat as well not even turn up for the exam.
Secondly, today, i went into the LRC to do some work with people in my chemistry and the table they were sat on was full so i pulled up a chair to the end of the desk and started to work. Then, the woman who works on there cane up to me and said that i’m blocking the way if there is a fire. I was sat right under the table, you could have parked a car in the space behind me but she still made me put the chair back. I still had to do my work with my friends though and there were no other tables so i had to kneel down next to the table for a hole hour. I could have moved but i really needed to get my work done. I have really bad knees, i have a thing that i cannot pronounce or spell but i had to go to physiotherapy for it though, that woman is just lucky i didn’t do damage to myself on my knees or i would’ve had words!!
Firstly, in January i took a psychology exam, an exam that everyone did bad on. Well not bad, but we didn’t get what we thought we deserved. So, college got 10 papers back to mark themselves, 10 papers that they all feel should have gone up a full grade. Because of this, they chose to send off 10% of our papers under the promise of AQA that “if they all go up a grade we will remark the hole colleges papers free of charge”. Well today we got all the remarks back, today we found out that all of them went up a grade and then we found out that AQA went back on their promise and said they wouldn’t remark the papers because they “hadn’t gone up enough” BULL SHIT!!! All of the papers went up and they have gone back on their promise! We feel that this is utter bull shit and not fair. Not fair is a childish thing to say but it is correct. The extra marks we could gain from a remark that is owed to us could be the extra mark needed between a place at university or another year at college! It is unfair and a joke that they won’t admit to their mistake and give us the remark. BULL SHIT!!!!
I recently was informed by a friend that i “have the ability to give a fantastic speech like Ted from How I Met Your Mother” and that is what i am going to do now.
I realised this week that my town is a hell hole. A forgotten place that gets no funding and has been described by Dolly Parton herself as “like a third world country”. I live in a town called Rotherham, which is correctly described as a dump! It is like the average child who is neither excellent nor poor. The town that has been forgotten. I then realised that because of my unimportant, ignored town i will probably never grow up to be who i want to or what i want to be.
When i was in primary school i was talented, not to blow my own trumpet, but i was. I could sing, I could act. I performed a solo at Sheffield city hall (in which more people turned up to see than they did to see One Direction) i played cinderella in my school play, and this is what i wanted to be, its what i wanted to do. I’m not saying i didn’t have other dreams, being a forensic scientist/psychologist has always been an idea of a career path for me, but at this point in my life i really wanted to be and actress or singer. I know people say when your at primary school your 11 years old so you can’t know for sure what you want to do with your life, but i did, i really wanted to act and sing. After leaving primary school is where everything all went downhill!
After primary school i thought everything was going to be good, but it wasn’t! My secondary school started out ok, you see in your first year you don’t actually have drama lessons you have a foundation class which covers english/drama/RE. And i used to love drama in foundation classes, i recall doing our own, rewritten version of Shrek and it was so cool! But i still had music lessons. These lessons were just full of doing nothing and pissing around and there was never anything to practice singing and slowly that talent was drawn from me. then, after my first year we did have drama lessons but again, they were just full of nothing and playing games and i also forgot how to act. People say these aren’t abilities that you lose, you cant forget how to act or how to sing, but if you leave i violin that forgets how to sing, why should a person be any different?
After my dreams of acting and singing had been pulled from me and forgotten, i decided to focus on my second love science. Being a forensic scientist had alway been a dream of mine so i decided to put all the effort and passion i once had for acting and pour it into science. I really loved it too, i got on with my teachers and even though i had to do all 6 science exams at the sane time (because i was too ill to do them in January) i managed to pass with and A in physics and A in chemistry and a B in Biology. In my final years of secondary school i also took psychology, this then also became a love of mine and i started to look at forensic psychology as a possible future. Although, these are the things i did in my final years, my fondest memories of secondary school are in Graphics. My teacher was great, and my friends were great in the class. I ended up leaving school with full marks in the subject.
As i went off to college i decided to take Chemistry, Psychology, Maths and Graphics. I thought, as i did going up to secondary school with my drama prospects “this is going to be good”, boy was i wrong! As i have gone through college my dreams of forensic science have been drawn from me with an average grade of D in chemistry and Maths. I payed to resit these subjects, trying even harder with revision than i did the first time round, and i managed to come out with even worse grades! My once incredibly happy memories of graphics have also been took from me with grades of E and D instead of the full marks i was so proud to gain at GCSE. My awesome teacher at GCSE level has been replaced by several who all tell me to do different things, all who disagree with each other and one teacher who laughed in my face when i said i wanted to go to university and told me “it’s a waste of time applying because you won’t get in and you wont get no where in life”. All i an left with now is psychology, a subject that i excel in but do not test well in. I hate that i can’t get into university for Psychology just based on my psychology result, instead i have to have 3 perfect results, one of which has to come from my Graphics lesson except i don’t see why it is relevant.
I have grown up in a town where my education has pulled all my hopes, dreams, passions and loves from me and left me talentless and unintelligent! I am so bored and angry with a town that’s famous for Jeremy Clarkson and the highest teenage pregnancy rate! and most importantly i am annoyed with myself that its took me so long to realise what has happened, what i have lost. All this loss, and failure has made me a (even though its hard for some people to believe) shy person, a person who won’t do things for fear of embarrassment! I want the 11 year old me back, the 11 year old that dreamed big and didn’t give a shit what other people thought and thats never going to happen in the society we live in today! We live in a world where no one is given a chance! “you need experience”, “Your too young”, “your unqualified for this”. Just because you have no experience, or not the right qualifications, doesn’t mean you can’t do it! How are we supposed to gain experience if no one is willing to give us the chance in the first place. All it takes is one person, one person to think with the dreams of an 11 year old, to think with an optimistic future and just give someone a chance. We live in a world where pessimism is the No.1 religion and our favourite word is NO and until we live in a world with optimism and big dreams, i don’t think the 11 year old me, or anyone else with big dreams will reappear. although i really wish the 11 year old me would reappear.
That is all
right, this post is not to spark an argument of whose better the UK or the US because it probably will so i just want to get that put there now ok! right, North Korea i think you need to reassess your whole “were gonna nuke america” idea. The US and UK are very good allies, so if you start on the US were gonna back them up. now I’m not saying the US need us, I’m saying the US and UK are very good friends and if you fuck with one of us you get the whole package. Now, North Korea, the UK have won two world wars and kicked ass against countless other countries and lets not forget that situation with Argentina where they thought they could take us and we kicked their asses. Also, the US kick ass, like A LOT too so what on God’s Green earth makes you think that nuking the US is a good idea?? i think that we all need to calm down, and just think about what your getting yourself in for ok? good talk.