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Jul 5, 2014 / 1,083 notes

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Accidentally writing “pervy shelley” instead of percy shelley

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Jun 23, 2014
5 Helpful Anti-Bullying Social Media Sites
People often say it’s harder than ever to be a kid nowadays. Putting aside the Industrial Revolution era of widespread child labour, this argument seems to be a valid one when comparing what kids go through today to what my generation went through twenty and thirty years ago. Certainly, we had our hardships growing up in the 1980s and 90s, but all of those hardships seem to be amplified for today’s kids.
One significant change that modern kids have, that kids of my generation lacked, is the Internet. Now, the Internet can be wonderful, lovely, and just all around awesome. Unfortunately, it can also be used as a sinister platform for malicious ghoulies to abuse so they can hide behind the anonymity to launch vicious attacks on others. Bullying has always been around, and it isn’t a new thing by any means, but the Internet has begun a new phase of harassment with Cyber-Bullying.
However, the light at the end of the tunnel is that the Internet also has the power of healing while it instantaneously connects people across the globe. Here are 5 of the best sites for victims of bullying, friends of victims, and parents to access help through information, mentors, and peer counselors.
Jun 21, 2014 / 2 notes

5 Helpful Anti-Bullying Social Media Sites

People often say it’s harder than ever to be a kid nowadays. Putting aside the Industrial Revolution era of widespread child labour, this argument seems to be a valid one when comparing what kids go through today to what my generation went through twenty and thirty years ago. Certainly, we had our hardships growing up in the 1980s and 90s, but all of those hardships seem to be amplified for today’s kids.

One significant change that modern kids have, that kids of my generation lacked, is the Internet. Now, the Internet can be wonderful, lovely, and just all around awesome. Unfortunately, it can also be used as a sinister platform for malicious ghoulies to abuse so they can hide behind the anonymity to launch vicious attacks on others. Bullying has always been around, and it isn’t a new thing by any means, but the Internet has begun a new phase of harassment with Cyber-Bullying.

However, the light at the end of the tunnel is that the Internet also has the power of healing while it instantaneously connects people across the globe. Here are 5 of the best sites for victims of bullying, friends of victims, and parents to access help through information, mentors, and peer counselors.

The ‘Who Really Wrote It Argument’ - And Other Nonsense
Here’s the silly argument: Mary Shelley didn’t actually write Frankenstein: Percy Shelley is the true author.
I don’t know how many of you have read many pieces by both Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley, but Mary is certainly the author of Frankenstein. It is true that Percy Shelley did edit the book for Mary, and you can see his numerous contributions towards particular passages in the original MS (which I was fortunate enough to study first-hand at the Bodley in Oxford), but P. Shelley did NOT write the novel. It’s not even written in his style. Mary’s novel, Last Man (written after Shelley’s death), serves as further support that she wrote Frankenstein because the style of both novels are very similar.
Fie! If this argument wasn’t so flimsy and ridiculous, it would be extraordinarily disrespectful to Mary. I don’t understand the thinking behind this accusation. Is it really that ludicrous that a young woman could write such an original and provocative piece of literature? Are so many people reticent to believe that as possibility that they have to assign it to a male author? Now, anyone who even glances at my blog here knows I am all about the Percy Shelley love, but it’s absolutely ridiculous to postulate P. Shelley as the author of Frankenstein. Give credit where credit is due: to Mary Godwin Shelley.
Jun 17, 2014 / 8 notes

The ‘Who Really Wrote It Argument’ - And Other Nonsense

Here’s the silly argument: Mary Shelley didn’t actually write Frankenstein: Percy Shelley is the true author.

I don’t know how many of you have read many pieces by both Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley, but Mary is certainly the author of Frankenstein. It is true that Percy Shelley did edit the book for Mary, and you can see his numerous contributions towards particular passages in the original MS (which I was fortunate enough to study first-hand at the Bodley in Oxford), but P. Shelley did NOT write the novel. It’s not even written in his style. Mary’s novel, Last Man (written after Shelley’s death), serves as further support that she wrote Frankenstein because the style of both novels are very similar.

Fie! If this argument wasn’t so flimsy and ridiculous, it would be extraordinarily disrespectful to Mary. I don’t understand the thinking behind this accusation. Is it really that ludicrous that a young woman could write such an original and provocative piece of literature? Are so many people reticent to believe that as possibility that they have to assign it to a male author? Now, anyone who even glances at my blog here knows I am all about the Percy Shelley love, but it’s absolutely ridiculous to postulate P. Shelley as the author of Frankenstein. Give credit where credit is due: to Mary Godwin Shelley.

May 27, 2014 / 57 notes
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May 11, 2014 / 22 notes
houghtonlib:

Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822. Poems : manuscript, [18—]
MS Eng 258.2
Houghton Library, Harvard University
"To a SkyLark"
Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! Bird thou never wert,That from Heaven, or near it,Pourest thy full heartIn profuse strains of unpremeditated art.
Apr 21, 2014 / 97 notes

houghtonlib:

Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822. Poems : manuscript, [18—]

MS Eng 258.2

Houghton Library, Harvard University

"To a SkyLark"

Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! Bird thou never wert,
That from Heaven, or near it,
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of unpremeditated art.

(via vivmab)

Mar 25, 2014 / 6 notes

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