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[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?

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5 months ago  +  266 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #BOOM  #tech

jamespotterwearsglasses:

claudberg:

jamespotterwearsglasses:

A brief summary of why I don’t like Severus Snape

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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!!! 

8 months ago  +  110,677 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #harry potter  #BOOM  #snape hate blog

moodymarshmallow:

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. 

9 months ago  +  30 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #BOOM  #whitewashing

pervocracy:

gobelin:

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.

9 months ago  +  271,044 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #BOOM

WATCH: Cory Booker Shuts Down Anti-Gay Heckler At Marriage Ceremony 

wolfyson:

11 months ago  +  332 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #links  #quiltbag  #marriage equality  #boom

"He read The Lord of the Rings for what I’m estimating the millionth time, one of his greatest loves and comforts since he’d first discovered it, back when he was nine and lost and lonely and his favourite librarian had said, Here try this, and with one suggestion changed his life. Got through almost the whole trilogy, but then the line “and out of Far Harad black men like half-trolls” and he had to stop, his head and his heart hurting too much."

1 year ago  +  2,225 notes via )
tagged as:  #boom  #lotr  #racism  #junot diaz  #tolkien

2 years ago  +  15,627 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #boom  #politics  #tds

2 years ago  +  87,216 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #boom  #politics  #barackin out

2 years ago  +  789 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #BOOM

Study: The ‘gateway drug’ is alcohol, not marijuana 

stfuconservatives:

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.

2 years ago  +  2,282 notes via )
tagged as:  #BOOM  #i get really worked up about people who are dicks about weed considering i have never smoked it  #but seriously quit being dicks about weed  #also there's the fact that my dad was and is a ridiculous alcoholic so yeah i have a bit of a vendetta about the fact that alcohol skates...  #by as okay curse you tag limit