"I often use the metaphor of Perseus and the head of Medusa when I speak of science fiction. Instead of looking into the face of truth, you look over your shoulder into the bronze surface of a reflecting shield. Then you reach back with your sword and cut off the head of Medusa. Science fiction pretends to look into the future but it’s really looking at a reflection of what is already in front of us. So you have a ricochet vision, a ricochet that enables you to have fun with it, instead of being self-conscious and superintellectual."


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punkrockluna:

ilovecharts:

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

punkrockluna:

ilovecharts:

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

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"

My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

"

Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

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"Wherever perfectionism is driving, shame is riding shotgun. Perfectionism is not about healthy striving, which you see all the time in successful leaders, it’s not about trying to set goals and being the best we can be, perfectionism is basically a cognitive behavioral process that says if I look perfect, work perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid shame, ridicule, and criticism. It’s a defense mechanism."

"Why Doing Awesome Work Means Making Yourself Vulnerable"

So, I’ve been waiting for someone to explain this extremely simple concept to me my entire life.

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Hooooly shit I needed to read this article.

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"When I interview leaders, artists, coaches, or athletes who are very successful, they never talk about perfectionism as being a vehicle for success. What they talk about is that perfectionism is a huge trigger, one they have to be aware of all the time, because it gets in the way of getting work done."

Yyyyyyyyep.

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soberchipmunk:

made a thing to wear at d&d tomorrow :3

this is cute

meeshay:

soberchipmunk:

made a thing to wear at d&d tomorrow :3

this is cute

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"Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong."


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becausebirds:

forgot how to stairs

becausebirds:

forgot how to stairs

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gnny:

are you ever looking at weird stuff on the internet and ur paranoid its going to end up on facebook somehow because facebook is connected to like everything

yes


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Emil Alzamora b.1975 Lima, Peru and raised in Boca Grande, Florida and Mallorca, Spain. Sculpting career he started in the Hudson Valley working with Polich Art Works in 1998. Since his departure from P.A.W. in early 2001, he has produced his work full-time and shown regularly through-out the United States and Europe. He currently lives and works in Beacon, NY.

The human form is a constant within my work. I often exaggerate or distort it to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story. Limitation and potential are as human as the flesh, yet hardly as tangible. In my works, I strive to make visible this interaction.

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snapchatting:

life is easy, son. it’s just like riding a bike that’s on fire and you’re on fire and everything is on fire and you’re in hell

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magpiedminx:

haggady:

cats are mysterious and powerful and we must respect them

The ground is lava.

magpiedminx:

haggady:

cats are mysterious and powerful and we must respect them

The ground is lava.

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blackandwhitestriped:

WILLKOMMEN, BIENVENUE, WELCOME! - Spirit And Flesh Magazine

Can I bellow “CUMMING” the same way I bellow “SWINTON”?

I remain skeptical.

yes, yes you can.

Also gentlemen, take note: this is how you age spectacularly.

I view him and SWINTON as the benevolent, saucy, ambiguous godparents we ALL need. 

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Wish Fantastic

A little bit of everything.