My gran’s getting us to watch a video of a church service from 30 years ago in the church I was christened in
It’s so weird. I haven’t been to a service in a loooong time but it just sounds so antiquated and at odds with everything else in our society.
I mean personally, I would do something to implement the lessons you’re talking about into a presentation, or an activity, SOMETHING to make it relevant. Tie it into actual LIFE somehow. Our churches don’t do that, they just recite. The reverand reads verses and parishioners read verses and they sing and everything is reading verbatim. ‘S more like brainwashing, especially when they know it by heart.
Wow, the live action version of 101 Dalmatons is really terrible.
Awful script, Roger has the wrong job, body type and nationality, and Americans just assume that every country in the world has the same selection of wildlife they do because they’re idiots
just set it in new york if you can’t be bothered holy shit
- admiralty: you need to present evidence to convince us not to exile tali
- shepard: my evidence is fuck you
- admiralty: tali'zorah we declare you not guilty
"Someday we’ll remember this and laugh. And laugh. And laugh. Ohh boy." — GLaDOS, Portal
"Oh how we laughed and laughed. Except I wasn’t laughing." — GLaDOS, Portal 2
I like the duplicity in how GLaDOS treats you, in the first game she taunts, puts up a front and is probably mechanically incapable of laughing.
In the second game she drops that and doesn’t toy around. She’s blunt and hostile and tries to be rude to you, I mean, even though that callback is literally true she is just so passive aggressive its like ‘I don’t even care about how I pretended to be nice to you to make you guilty, I just hate you so suck it fatty’
Imagine if time travel was invented and commercialised but the only thing regular people can afford to do with it is to go back to a moment where you wish you’d said something else, and give the best pre-thought-out retort instead
Anonymous asked: What books do you like/recommend because I'm looking for more books to read.
AAA YEEAAAH I GET TO GIVE BOOK RECS
I could probably make better suggestions if I knew your tastes, because I don’t want you to get bored, but based on what I like, there’s two things I will recommend to absolutely everyone.
Northern Lights / The Golden Compass / His Dark Materials Trilogy
The book as I know it is Northern Lights, but the US title is The Golden Compass. I’d put it on about the same reading level as , say, Harry Potter, since it’s kind of both children’s and young adult level reading, it covers some very mature themes, and it has a bunch of fun magical lore to it. Although it is fairly highbrow in tone.
It’s about a little girl who goes on an adventure, basically a rescue mission, to save dozens of kidnapped children in an icy wasteland. And in her world, everyone has a spirit animal. Part of your soul exists outside yourself and takes the form of an animal and can talk to you or for you. This basic idea is the basis for every plot and side-plot, it’s rooted really well (unlike say, Harry Potter which threw in patronuses a lot cause they were popular. This is THE definitive soul animal book).
It means a lot to me not just because I latched onto it as a teenager and it helped me figure myself out, it also subverts or refutes a lot of mentalities that I dislike. Like, you know the sullen, listless reluctant hero? None of that. Lyra is gung-ho about everything. Prophecy plot? There is a prophecy, but it retaliates against the idea that the protagonist playing into something unawares is a good thing. Lyra finds out what her ‘destiny’ is supposed to be and it’s her free will that binds everything together. She emphasises unrestrained curiosity about the world and using it to root out evil and ignorance, which I think is one of the most important things ever.
You should really give it a try and if you like it, go through the whole trilogy. It’s my favourite series in the world and probably always will be. Especially great is the passage to the world of the dead section in book 3. It has fantastic morals which really helped me get to grips with things as a kid. Like, don’t let other people define you. Don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with how you look. Don’t feel like you’re wrong for who you love. Adults are untrustworthy and don’t let them make you do things you’re uncomfortable with. Don’t let institutions preach their idea of truth if it’s harmful. Remember how much wonder there is in the world and that you’re connected to all of it.
This is one of the most important books ever. It’s proper challenging though. It tells six stories, each in two parts in a kind of sandwich reading order. And it’s amazing. The stories are set decades or centuries apart, but they all inter-relate.
It’s literally just a book about the human condition. And how the default setting for the human condition is animalistic, opportunistic oppression. One races dominates another race, the rich undermine the poor, the powerful foster ignorance, the young kick aside the old, and so on, through the entirety of human existence. Doesn’t sound very fun? IT IS. SERIOUSLY. The way it’s written pulls out such humour, drama and fills it with action, all while being completely meta about itself and lampshading the fact that it’s exciting and fun. This book is so meta that even I haven’t fully explored the depth of it yet.
You know what’s fun. A group of elderly men and women plotting a slapstick escape from a draconian old folk’s home. What’s exciting - an intrepid reporter risking her life to expose corruption covering up structural weakness in a nuclear power plant. There’s a love-struck artist wandering Europe and romancing everyone he can and having torrid affairs. There’s the wonderment of a cyberpunk future with, of course, the standard terrible dystopian regime. It’s not exaggerating to say that it covers every genre. There’s something for everyone. It’s so broad and expansive and includes the past, present and future, every theme of our narrative entertainment, and binds it all together thematically and makes every main character an inspiring hero, fighting the injustice we create for ourselves. It’s about the importance of taking action against oppression, because otherwise it’ll become the norm.
And the actual words themselves, they’re just so delightful. It either makes me laugh or swoon in awe because it’s so poetic or well phrased. I would have a love affair with this book. I would elope with it.
But like I said, it is also challenging. So try it if you can, but if not, you can watch the movie instead. :D
I feel like I should round it out with a third one, so I’m just gonna put I, Robot. The book. Because I’ve never read anything quite so eye-opening to me. It’s a short story collection and they’re all adorable.
Some of the items descriptions on FR are just fantastic
probably one of the worst things about tumblr is the way people make blogs to showcase the ‘stupidity’ of people calling themselves feminist who don’t hold particularly feminist ideals and thus somehow disproving feminism
I don’t know which one I like better HE’S SUCH A DORK
(ignore the colours I can’t change them in preview)
All of my characters can wear top hats now and they’re gonna
someone buy me gw2 gems I have stupid crap my stupid characters need to wear
actually I could buy the top hat