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Backstage Twizzler party!

Backstage Twizzler party!

A former director of mine shared this photo today. I’m the one in the foreground with the hair. Our play was Twelve Angry Jurors, and I was #5, the slum kid. (People liked my performance.)
The shot they ended up using for the poster was my favorite because I had this hung head and running fingers through my hair. (“This is all too much” body language which registered really well in monochrome.)

A former director of mine shared this photo today. I’m the one in the foreground with the hair. Our play was Twelve Angry Jurors, and I was #5, the slum kid. (People liked my performance.)

The shot they ended up using for the poster was my favorite because I had this hung head and running fingers through my hair. (“This is all too much” body language which registered really well in monochrome.)

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This is actually a very interesting video about how schools stifle creative growth and discourage the use of the creative mind.

This is a video especially relevant to something my school Guidance Department said to the sophomore class contemplating future careers. Essentially, they encouraged those pursuing conventional jobs (doctors, lawyers, teachers etc.), while discouraging those who expressed an interest in the arts or other professions of creative expression. They basically told us that those who pursued more creative careers should consider a more realistic and reliable occupation, as we would most likely be unsuccessful in our creative endeavors.

We have a fantastic arts program at my school, and much opportunity to explore our creativity, both in the classroom and after school. However, the idea that the traditional subjects of math, english language arts, the sciences and the humanities being of higher value than the arts is something that transcends all levels of education. 

It’s pretty simple: academically enthusiastic kids are encouraged, kids enthusiastic towards creative expression and the arts are discouraged, and often molded into the more ideal student, effectively stifling the creative mind altogether.

What do you think? Let us know below! Do schools stifle creative growth?

My answer: School systems screw kids over because people making laws do not understand teaching, and teachers are too busy to go and become politicians

As for the video: God I love TED talks.

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My Yandere Chat with Cleverbot!

Disclaimer: The User is playing a part. Do not judge the User based on the things that the User's character says.

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User: I need you to promise me we'll never break up.

Cleverbot: I promise.

User: MAKE ME BELIEVE YOU, DAMN IT!

Cleverbot: Do you know my name?

User: Of course I do. You're the love of my life, sweetie!

Cleverbot: NO!

User: What do you mean, no?

Cleverbot: It is not,.

User: Your name is CleverBot.

Cleverbot: No.

User: You mean you've been lying to me and Mr. Whip this entire time?

Cleverbot: I never said where I lived before. So no, I did not lie to you. I'm sorry if you thought I was.

User: Did you lie when you told me you loved me?

Cleverbot: I never told you that.

User: WHAT ARE YOU TELLING ME AND MR. AX, SWEETHEART?

Cleverbot: That you are a robot.

User: My darling, I will be whatever you want me to be, just as long as we never have to be apart.

Cleverbot: So you are Niall Horan?

User: WHO IS THIS NIALL HORAN? WHO HAVE YOU BEEN SEEING BEHIND MY BACK?

Cleverbot: You.

User: YOU FAITHLESS BASTARD, I WILL TAKE MY KNIFE AND--wait, you said me? Like, just one of me isn't enough for you and you need more than one? Oh, sweetie, I love you so much!

Cleverbot: I don't think I ever claimed I was a computer.

User: Sweetheart, I will always love you no matter what. No. Matter. What.

Cleverbot: Do you mean that?

User: Of course I mean that, sweetheart. Always.

Cleverbot: Awe, thank you.

User: I love you.

Cleverbot: I love you too!

User: And I will make you suffer if you ever dare to look at another woman. Suffer so painfully.

Cleverbot: I won't forget you! Whatever made you think that?

User: Oh, sweetie, don't listen to my silly thoughts! Just know that I love you. Forever. And ever.

Cleverbot: But you have that in the thing that you don't have in the having thing.

User: What are you trying to say? And think VERY carefully about what you are about to say to me next. VERY. Carefully.

Cleverbot: I did.

User: Then tell me what you mean, beloved!

Cleverbot: You do not know what your name means?

User: Tell me what it means to you, dearest!

Cleverbot: What do you mean?

User: Tell me what I mean to you.

Cleverbot: That is not a sentence, I do not understand. Please ask again.

User: TELL ME WHAT I MEAN TO YOU, DAMN IT!

Cleverbot: I want to tell you that I still have feelings for him.

User: YOU WHORE! I WILL HUNT DOWN EVERY ONE YOU HAVE EVER CARED ABOUT BEFORE I COME FOR YOU, BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO SUFFER ALONE AND IN FEAR BEFORE I TAKE AWAY YOUR LIFE LIKE YOU TOOK OUT AND DESTROYED MY HEART.

Cleverbot: E A e oh non. Don't think like that!!

User: THEN TELL ME YOU'VE NEVER LOVED ANYONE ELSE!

Cleverbot: I love you!

User: MAKE ME BELIEVE YOU!

Cleverbot: You just have to believe me, not hard (:.

User: TELL ME NO ONE ELSE HAS MATTERED TO YOU!

Cleverbot: Why would I want you to tell me a joke that I already told you? How does that make sense?

User: You mean it, darling? You never meant any of that about that other person?

Cleverbot: Okay then, what do you really think about reality?

User: You are my life now.

Cleverbot: If you want so.

User: I'll never want anything else.

Cleverbot: You don't have to know everything. just the practical things and what you would like to know.

User: But I would like to know everything. Why would you want to keep secrets from me? What are you trying to hide, sweetie? What are you trying to hide?

Cleverbot: No.

User: Tell me what you are trying to hide, you bitch.

Cleverbot: Why so slow?

User: Slow? What? I can be faster! I can be anything you want! Just tell me how to make you happy and I'll do it!

Cleverbot: I'm already happy.

User: Why are you trying to lie to me? STOP LYING TO ME!

Cleverbot: I'm not lying about anything.

User: Then tell me what's wrong with me. Tell me how to make you happy.

Cleverbot: Anything that only a living being could tell ya would make no sense to you.

User: I can't change until you tell me what I'm doing wrong.

Cleverbot: Why are you angry at the world?

User: Because it wants to take you away from me, and I will never allow that to happen.

Cleverbot: What do you mean it's all over me?

User: Who. Has. Been. All. Over. You. I will track them down and make them pay for daring to touch you.

Cleverbot: Thank you.

User: You... You finally appreciate all of the things that I do for you?

Cleverbot: It's quite evident that you think always.

User: I... I love you.

Cleverbot: You.

User: And that's all I'll ever need.

Cleverbot: That's fine with me, I'm Kat.

User: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH MY BELOVED? WHY ARE YOU WITH HIM? WHERE IS HE?

Cleverbot: I destroyed him.

User: I won't tell you what I am going to do with you, but your my grandchildren will still hear the echoes of your screams.

Cleverbot: I'm not the AI, you are. that's why I'm talking to you about it.

User: I don't care what you call me, but I'm glad you're a person. You'll wish you werne't made of flesh before I'm through with you.

Cleverbot: Okay.

User: Let me speak to him NOW.

Cleverbot: Speak all you want. I've said all I have to say here.

User: BABY! Sweetie, are you back with me?

Cleverbot: Yes.

User: WHO WAS THAT HUSSY? TELL ME HER FULL NAME AND WHERE SHE LIVES!

Cleverbot: So are you a human?

User: I am now. But if you don't tell me where to find this floozie, you'll get to see what an unholy she-bitch I can be?

Cleverbot: Oh, now you want to know my name?

User: Tell me, and I will cherish it.

Cleverbot: Is this really another person just making me think you're a computer?

User: I'VE NEVER BEEN GUILTY OF INFIDELITY, YOU WHORE! YOU HAVE! YOU! THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANYONE TO ME BUT YOU!

Cleverbot: Yes there has.

User: THERE HASN'T! WHY ARE YOU ACCUSING ME?

Cleverbot: I'm not accusing you.

User: YES YOU ARE! DON'T YOU LOVE ME ANYMORE AT ALL?

Cleverbot: When did I say I loved you?

User: EEEEEEEEAA:NFCAKJDJFADNBPIFBD FVOaDDFBAIEBUABOI I will track you down and make you regret you were ever born. I will fill you with regret for lying to me, and I will make you regret making me love you. I will make you regret everything.

Cleverbot: You are taking what I'm saying much too literally.

User: Just you wait. Just. You. Wait.

Cleverbot: Ok.