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Comparative literature and dependent clauses.
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6 days ago on July 17th | J | 303,797 notes

tastefullyoffensive:

Guys With Fancy Female Hairstyles by Jessica Saia [via]

Previously: Men Pin-Ups

6 days ago on July 17th | J | 240,170 notes

tastefullyoffensive:

[iguanamouth]

6 days ago on July 17th | J | 115,276 notes
yepperoni:

there’s still a chance that the reckless silhouette guy from the wii game startup screen will be in the new smash bros   please do not give up hope 

yepperoni:

there’s still a chance that the reckless silhouette guy from the wii game startup screen will be in the new smash bros   please do not give up hope 

6 days ago on July 17th | J | 27,184 notes
thejaegercometh:

strictlygamee:

Charlie Day doppelganger: NBA player Josh McRoberts

thejaegercometh:

strictlygamee:

Charlie Day doppelganger: NBA player Josh McRoberts

6 days ago on July 17th | J | 31,636 notes

hamburgerjack:

badgerjaw:

Do you think some pokemon evolve by trading because they think you’re giving them away forever, so in their fear of abandonment they evolve into something better than they were so you’ll love them again?

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6 days ago on July 17th | J | 79,126 notes
arachnidian:

bitcheslovecereal:

I said a heALTHY SNACK REBECCA

holy infant so tender and mild

arachnidian:

bitcheslovecereal:

I said a heALTHY SNACK REBECCA

holy infant so tender and mild

6 days ago on July 17th | J | 450,655 notes
 | "You once said you wanted to swim in a pool of cherry blossom.” |  
6 days ago on July 17th | J | 53,143 notes

thesylverlining:

Can I just say how cool it was that both of these superheroines’ personalities and powers were explored in this episode? And how well it was done?

Starfire was not shamed for being emotional. Her powers come from her emotions.

Raven was not shamed for suppressing her emotions. Her power requires amazing control.

They both. Work. They are both different kinds of strength, and they are both heroic and powerful and good. And they each learned from the other, and helped each other out by seeing from each others’ perspective, and finding the value in their differing approaches! Wow!

Fuck yes, this is how you write super-ladies, okay. There’s more than one way to be a “strong female character.” There’s all different kinds of strength. Why don’t more people GET this?

6 days ago on July 17th | J | 103,734 notes
slaughterhouse90210:

“Like so many other nerdy, disaffected young people of that time, I dreamed of becoming an ‘artist’, i.e., somebody whose adult job was original and creative instead of tedious and dronelike.”― David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

slaughterhouse90210:

“Like so many other nerdy, disaffected young people of that time, I dreamed of becoming an ‘artist’, i.e., somebody whose adult job was original and creative instead of tedious and dronelike.”
― David Foster Wallace,
The Pale King

6 days ago on July 17th | J | 634 notes

hannakdraws:

twitter doodle-comic inspired by the new Zelda trailer

6 days ago on July 17th | J | 15,655 notes
g-iggle:

Cole’s tweets give me life

g-iggle:

Cole’s tweets give me life

6 days ago on July 17th | J | 28,913 notes
6 days ago on July 16th | J | 156,677 notes
"It's a metaphor" I have no doubt that you completely understand and stand by this statement that the act of putting an unlit cigarette in Augustus Waters' mouth is in fact a metaphor. But for some folks, we don't see it asa metaphor, we see it as situational irony, or a simple statement. Please explain how it is a metaphor.

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fishingboatproceeds:

Well, a character in a novel saying that something is a metaphor is not the same thing as the author of the novel saying that it’s a metaphor. Gus’s intellectual grasp often exceeds his reach (he calls a monologue a soliloquy, and misuses quite a few of the bigger words in his vocabulary). But I do think the cigarette is a metaphor, albeit a different one for us than it is for him.

Gus’s idea is that the cigarette is a metaphor for illness, and he keeps it unlit and in his mouth as an expression of his power over illness. “You put the killing thing between your teeth but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.” Gus’s thinking here is that HE has the power. This is why he tends to use the cigarette when he’s feeling nervous or powerless. (He’s also using the most famous commercially available carcinogen to make this statement, so obviously there’s a connection there in his mind: Humans can prevent cancer by not smoking; cancer is something we can have power over; your job is not to give cancer the power to kill you; etc.) 

But of course Gus is wrong about all of this, or at least almost all of it. You may have SOME control over whether you die of cancer (you can choose not to smoke), but in most cases humans don’t have control over illness. “You don’t give it the power to do its killing” imagines more agency over illness than we actually have, because in the end much of the fault is in the stars, not in ourselves. So to us, the unlit cigarette is a metaphor for our false perception of control, and our urgent need to feel in control. It’s no coincidence, then, that when Gus’s life is spiraling out of control and he finds himself powerless before fate, he tries (and fails) to buy cigarettes.

1 week ago on July 15th | J | 29,991 notes

fireheart14:

noon:

shiroe:

idk how many people here know about it but free! is currently up against family guy in an mtv award thing and i feel like i’ve entered the twilight zone 

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screencap to preserve the proof forever

update: looks like anime won that round

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anime is gonna win an mtv award what a time to be alive

1 week ago on July 14th | J | 28,424 notes