Searching for Utopia

In search of a good place and no place.

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samsupernal:

NO BUT IMAGINE ALL THE STORIES DEATH COULD TELL 

IMAGINE SOMEONE MEETING DEATH AT LAST AND JUST BEING QUIET AND SAYING “BEFORE I GO, CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?” 

AND DEATH IS ALL ANNOYED BECAUSE HE’S INFINITY AND DARKNESS AND FULL OF SORROWS AND HE’S EXPECTING THE REGULAR “WHAT COMES AFTER” BUT THE QUESTION STUNS HIM

"WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER?" 

Wasn’t there a show like that called “Dead Like Me.”

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wunderscheisse:

In recent years, biologists have recognized that birds engage in play. Juvenile Common Ravens are among the most playful of bird species. They have been observed to slide down snowbanks, apparently purely for fun. They even engage in games with other species, such as playing catch-me-if-you-can with wolves, otters and dogs.[77] Common Ravens are known for spectacular aerobatic displays, such as flying in loops or interlocking talons with each other in flight.[78][79]

They are also one of only a few wild animals who make their own toys. They have been observed breaking off twigs to play with socially.[80]

this is so precious omg

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Anonymous asked: I feel like Liz's bloated wording is a deliberate attempt to mislead readers to believe in her legitimacy. I mean, that validity prism definition sounds like something you'd memorize in a culture studies class. It seems like an attempt to position herself as the authority and distract from the fact that she has no training and none of it is anything more than her unprofessional opinion, no more important than her readers' ("that sounds fancy, she must know what she's talking about!") Thoughts?

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shakesvillekoolaid:

I think you’re right. 

Her jargon makes me really uneasy as well. I can’t fully articulate why right now.

dingdingdingding! You have it! It’s all literary sleight-of-hand, if you throw everything in your thesaurus at your readers they will take you for a very Wise and Learnèd Person™ without questioning what actual expertise you might possess in this area. It’s intellectually dishonest in that it is a lie of omission; she speaks so authoritatively on matters that it seems like she must know something, even when speaking over people who have had direct experience in whatever subject she’s pontificating on.

It’s also often used as a way to speak down to her audience, coupling really fancy language and slurs is her favorite way of eviscerating those who displease her. It’s yet another weight she can hold above their heads, another stone in the severe power imbalance present in that blog.

That, yes; I also think that making up words serves as a ‘special’ language that the in-crowd understands, which strikes me as very culty, like they have their own language and definitions of things.

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Tomorrow is lent. I am giving up tumblr. So from tomorrow until Easter, you won’t see me. To my new followers, sorry. I can’t wait to get to know you more.

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darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.
that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.
I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!
Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.

cognitivedissonance:

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.

that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.

I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!

Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.

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