Living the Dream

Let's face it, I just love fandom.

bookdrunkinlove:

like-red-on-a-rose:

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Boxeset by The Book Designers

So pretty

Gimme gimme gimme

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zandracourt:

sithhappen:

Luke Skywalker + doing background faces (A New Hope)

OK, I have to say these gifs show why I’ve never hated on Luke for being whiney in A New Hope. He was a teenager whose greatest worry was overly protective parents! And he acted like the naive kid he was. He wore his emotions openly because he hadn’t learned to mask his feelings, reactions, opinions the way adults learn to. Or in the case of Leia, the way kids who grow up in war learn to. Mark Hamill played Luke’s sheltered immaturity perfectly and when you see the tightly controlled Jedi he becomes in RotJ, you have not just seen him grow up; you have seen him become battlescarred.

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throughthexhole:

deadlinejon:

stunningpicture:

This is what happens to a basketball court when the pipes burst

this is the greatest basketball challenge of all time

Space Jam 2 is looking great

throughthexhole:

deadlinejon:

stunningpicture:

This is what happens to a basketball court when the pipes burst

this is the greatest basketball challenge of all time

Space Jam 2 is looking great

(via thechosenone305)

NaNo Prep: Giving Your Hero a Reason to Heal

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NaNo Prep season is here! Whether you’re already planning your novel, searching for inspiration, or planning not to plan your novel, we’ll be providing insights, tips, and writer fuel to help you hit the ground running in November. Today, author Alan Sitomer shares…

Every year, I try to do at least two things with my students at least once. First, I make a point of addressing them as “philosophers” – a bit cheesy, but hopefully it encourages active learning.

Secondly, I say something like this: “I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘everyone is entitled to their opinion.’ Perhaps you’ve even said it yourself, maybe to head off an argument or bring one to a close. Well, as soon as you walk into this room, it’s no longer true. You are not entitled to your opinion. You are only entitled to what you can argue for.”

A bit harsh? Perhaps, but philosophy teachers owe it to our students to teach them how to construct and defend an argument – and to recognize when a belief has become indefensible.

The problem with “I’m entitled to my opinion” is that, all too often, it’s used to shelter beliefs that should have been abandoned. It becomes shorthand for “I can say or think whatever I like” – and by extension, continuing to argue is somehow disrespectful. And this attitude feeds, I suggest, into the false equivalence between experts and non-experts that is an increasingly pernicious feature of our public discourse.

whedonesque:

superclones:

Agents of SHIELD commentary: Rafe Judkins, Lauren LeFranc, Ming-Na Wen and J. August Richards on “T.R.A.C.K.S.”.

"The Swim."

*After Old Oak Doors*

Cecil:

You forcefully took over my town, resulting in a war between us and people DYING, along with my boyfriend being STUCK IN ANOTHER DIMENSION

Strex:

Uh, would you like an extra hour in the ballpit

vr-trakowski:

cincoflex:

pleatedjeans:

via

Tony, in a can!

Iron Can!  

vr-trakowski:

cincoflex:

pleatedjeans:

via

Tony, in a can!

Iron Can!  

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“I want to write a novel about silence. The things people don’t say.”

—   Virginia Woolf (via theglasschild)

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jedavu:

Amusing Street Artwork Of An ‘X-Ray Machine’ Made From A Disused Utility Box

Created by French street artist Charles Leval