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Jul 23
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eva-unit03: Your eyes are cool


thx i grew them myself

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Jul 23
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The truth is, everyone likes to look down on someone. If your favorites are all avant-garde writers who throw in Sanskrit and German, you can look down on everyone. If your favorites are all Oprah Book Club books, you can at least look down on mystery readers. Mystery readers have sci-fi readers. Sci-fi can look down on fantasy. And yes, fantasy readers have their own snobbishness. I’ll bet this, though: in a hundred years, people will be writing a lot more dissertations on Harry Potter than on John Updike. Look, Charles Dickens wrote popular fiction. Shakespeare wrote popular fiction - until he wrote his sonnets, desperate to show the literati of his day that he was real artist. Edgar Allan Poe tied himself in knots because no one realized he was a genius. The core of the problem is how we want to define “literature”. The Latin root simply means “letters”. Those letters are either delivered - they connect with an audience - or they don’t. For some, that audience is a few thousand college professors and some critics. For others, its twenty million women desperate for romance in their lives. Those connections happen because the books successfully communicate something real about the human experience. Sure, there are trashy books that do really well, but that’s because there are trashy facets of humanity. What people value in their books - and thus what they count as literature - really tells you more about them than it does about the book.

Brent Weeks (via victoriousvocabulary)


(via yeahwriters)

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Jul 23
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important ship tropes:

  • fake dating
  • SECRET dating
  • being locked in a room or trapped in a small space
  • finishing each other’s sentences, KNOWING WHAT THE OTHER IS ABOUT TO SAY
  • tou chi NG!!!! FOr eheA DS!!!!!!11!!
  • wearing each other’s clothes
  • doing that thing where they accidentally get real close and, like, stare meaningfully at each other for a few seconds too long
  • channeling the inner romcom and having an epiphany about how much they care about each other and RACING TO CONFESS THEIR LOVE
  • fucking. Now or Never Kiss
  • defending each other to scathing tertiary or otherwise minor characters but ONLY WHEN THE OTHER ISN’T AROUND
  • reincarnation or time loop or OOOOH TIME TRAVEL SCENARIOS
  • dramatically saving each other from certain death or barely surviving something that almost makes the other break down and just smirking wearily and mumbling flippant smartass remarks to HIDE THE DEPTH OF THEIR FEELINGS
  • undercover as lovers, the classic
  • ALMOST KISSING. like getting so close that they start to close their eyes and hold their breath and then SOMETHING HAPPENS and they jump apart, that is MORE VALUABLE THAN ANY ACTUAL KISSING
  • casually sitting on each other’s laps during ensemble cast conversations or scenes
  • did i mention F AKE DATinG


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Jul 23
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Jul 23
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That little tail wag kills me

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Jul 23
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leonard h(ow did i let this happen) mccoy

leonard h(ere i go again) mccoy

leonard h(eck heck heckie) mccoy

leonard h(oly mother of god, jim!) mccoy

leonard h(as no idea how he became best friends with a green-blooded hobgoblin) mccoy

leonard h(ow many times have i retired today?) mccoy

leonard h(ere’s another copy of my resignation papers for good luck) mccoy

leonard h(ell is where i work) mccoy

leonard h(ere’s to the best damn years of my life) mccoy

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Jul 23
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Jul 22
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Economy in Star Trek


This is for geeksaurusrex, who asked about economy in Star Trek. Since I wrote an chapter on it in my dissertation, I figured I might as well just post it.  

Firstly, though , I need preface this post by saying that the purpose of my research was to discern the differences between moving (Enterprise) and stationary (Deep Space Nine) space when it comes to politics.

Other notes:

IPE stands for International Political Economy.

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Jul 22
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Jul 22
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otp:[insults each other]
me:be still my beating heart
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Jul 22
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jim kirk is the kind of person who is held prisoner in a room with a heavy ass typewriter


a sharp, knife-like letter opener


a heavy metal whatever this thing is


a big ol’ trash can which would be excellent for smashy smash


and instead of using any of these things he’s like, my weapon of choice?

is a fucking blanket




creativity, thy middle name is tiberius

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Jul 22
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get READY for neopets dot com to…………….INVADE tumblr 


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Jul 22
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The more you are positive and say “I want to have a good life,” the more you build that reality for yourself; by creating the life that you want. It is not always the case that things will fall into your lap or that life will be great, but it is all about perspective and having a positive outlook. If something goes wrong, you say, “That happened for a reason, what can I learn from that and how can I grow?”

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