[H]ow quickly the digital age turned into the age of technological anxiety, with our beloved devices becoming something to fear, not enjoy. What sex was for the Puritans, technology has become for us. We’ve focussed our collective anxiety on digital excess, and reconnecting with the “real” world around us represents one effort to control it.
And yet the “real” world, like the “real” America, is an insidious idea. It suggests that the selves we are online aren’t authentic, and that the relationships that we forge in digital spaces aren’t meaningful. This is odd, because some of our closest friends and most significant professional connections are people we’ve only ever met on the Internet, and a third of recently married couples met online. It’s odder still because we not only love and socialize online but live and work there, too. Is it any less real when we fall in love and break up over Gchat than when we get fired over e-mail and then find a new job on LinkedIn?"
A brief summary of why I don’t like Severus Snape
since you’ve included the deathly hallows I have to deduct that your argument is invalid
Sorry I forgot that wanting to fuck Lily Potter makes up for being a terrible person!!!
How come artists who draw in really high key always manage to get the hair color right despite the “lighting?” How come it’s only ever the skin color that gets bleached oh wait I know why.
girls aren’t “easy”, girls don’t have difficulty levels. some girls like sex and some girls don’t. you aren’t winning anything by getting either of them to sleep with you.
some girls only want sex after emotional closeness develops, but to call this “difficulty” says some really disturbing shit about what you think emotional closeness is for.
In a groundbreaking move for the marriage equality movement, Newark Mayor Cory Booker began officiating same-sex marriages at City Hall at 12:01 a.m. this morning. However, not everybody was celebrating.
In the midst of the ceremony for the first gay couple, Booker noted that he must “do this by law” and asks if there is anyone present that objects to the union of the two men. In response, a heckler jumped up and began shouting, “This is unlawful in the eyes of God!”
Booker had the protestor removed to the sound of thunderous applause. The mayor then responded by stating, “Not hearing any substantive, worthy objections, I now will proceed.”
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz (via mybrotherspeach)
#yuuuuup #’shadow in the east’ much? #’men of the west’ much? #the undying lands across the sea to the west much? #it’s sooooo funny how the men of the south and east are twisted mercenaries serving sauron #and the dunedain are blessed with long life #and are the ~noblest among men~ #and the men of rohan all blonde blue eyed and nordic #are the other ‘good’ group of men #funny that #and all you have to do is look at the movies #and look which cultures they drew costuming ideas from#i mean don’t get me wrong i love lotr it was and remains one of my favourite series#you’re lying to yourself if you think that they’re not racist
I just finished this book on Saturday, and lines like this totally destroyed me.
White privilege was growing up with these books and movies and never being hurt by this… or ever even noticing it.
A researcher has proved what stoners have known for a long time: alcohol is more likely to lead to hard drug use than marijuana. The idea that marijuana is a “gateway drug” is a myth that harkens back to the “Reefer Madness” era, which itself was a direct result of William Randolph Hearst’s efforts to get hemp banned to eliminate competition for his paper mills.